Sean-Kelly  Xenakis

Equity Partner


Sean-Kelly Xenakis has experience in complex Federal and State Court litigation in several areas of the law including professional liability, products liability, construction, medical malpractice, intellectual property, wrongful death and catastrophic injury negligence claims, premises and automotive/trucking liability, insurance coverage, as well as, client matters requiring crisis management. Sean has devoted his career to trial work on behalf of individuals and national corporate clients.

Sean’s competitive nature lends itself to the world of trial work and litigation. His love for the law and trial work is fueled by his enjoyment of story telling in a manner that allows a jury to relate to his client’s experiences. Additionally, his love for investigation lends itself to analyzing all aspects of his cases in an effort to find the evidence he needs to fully and properly represent his clients.

Practice Areas


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL (J.D., 1999)
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (B.S., Psychology, Criminology)
    President's List; Dean's List; Psi Chi National Honor Society


  • State of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality, Retail, and Premises Liability Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Pre-Suit Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Workers' Compensation Practice Group, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine (2009)
  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2012)

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Superlawyers 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "The Good Faith, The Bad Faith and How to Avoid the Ugly in Claims Handling," AAA, 2022
  • "The More the Merrier: Risk Transfer," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Managing the Catastrophic Claim," GEICO, 2018
  • "Bad Faith Hot Topics and Social Media," Mercury, 2017
  • "Trucking Case Law and Regulations Update and/or Motor Carrier, Trucking and Cargo Law Developments," FIGA, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update," USAA, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update," MAPFRE, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation and Low Limit Solutions," Assurance America, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update," FCCI, 2014
  • "Hot Topics in Products Liability," Travelers, 2013
  • "Bad Faith - Top Ten Pitfalls to Avoid in Florida" & "Percutaneous Disc.," Travelers, 2012
  • "Trends in Microsurgery: If It Walks Like A Duck, Quacks Like a Duck, and Look Like a Duck...It's Still a Duck!" Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Insurance Coverage Basics," American Strategic, 2011
  • "Examinations Under Oath & Counter Claims Regarding Fraud," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2011
  • "Percutaneous Disc Strategies," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2009
  • "Legal Issues of Spoliation of Evidence," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008

Published Works


Past Employment Positions

  • Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, Assistant State Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (2000 - 2004)
  • St. Petersburg Civitan Club (2000 - 2004)
  • Exchange Club of Northeast St. Petersburg (2000 - 2004)
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (2001)
    Ambassador Committee
  • St. Pete Proud, Board of Director (1999 - 2000)
  • Overview
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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.


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