Sean C. Burnotes

Of Counsel


Sean Burnotes has extensive experience in diverse practice areas, including transactional, alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and trials and appeals at the state and federal levels. His specialties include complex, commercial litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, negligence, professional malpractice, intellectual property, corporate governance, risk management policies and procedures, and real estate. Sean has also served as the top legal executive of a small, privately held company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex primarily engaged in the amusement and attractions industry. Additionally, he worked in the federal judiciary as a law clerk to the Hon. Lacey A. Collier, District Judge, the Hon. James M. Hopkins, Magistrate Judge, and the Hon. Ann E. Vitunac, Magistrate Judge. This experience and training allows Sean to provide clients with robust counsel and representation on a variety of matters, ranging from fairly simple to extremely difficult, in any tribunal or proceeding.

Sean graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law, where he served as an Articles and Symposia Editor on the Stetson Law Review. Prior to law school, Sean attended Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, a minor in communications, and was a four-year letterman as a student equipment manager on the football program and member of the 1993 National Championship team.

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  • Stetson University (J.D., 1999)
    cum laude
    Honors: Articles & Symposia Editor, Stetson Law Review, 1998–1999; Honor Roll, Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998, Fall 1998, Spring 1999; Outstanding Editor Award, Stetson Law Review, Fall 1998; Member, Stetson Lawyers Association Advisory Council, 2005–2006
  • Florida State University (B.A., 1995)
    Honors: Deans List, Fall 1994, Summer 1995; Four-Year Varsity Football Letterman, Student Equipment Manager; Member, American Criminal Justice Association; Member, Florida State University National Football Championship team, 1993; Member, Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship team, 1992 and 1993 


  • State of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality, Retail, and Premises Liability Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars (2010)
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  • Credentials



Miami Office

9100 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

1396 NE 20th Avenue, #500
Ocala, FL 34470

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 200 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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