Sharon C. Degnan



Sharon Degnan is a Board Certified Appellate Attorney handling all aspects of a general civil litigation practice, with a concentration in the areas of civil appeals, complex civil litigation support, and insurance coverage disputes. She regularly appears before every appellate court in the State of Florida, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and before numerous Florida trial courts. Sharon litigates, both at the trial and appellate levels, against the top practitioners in the State of Florida and has many published opinions spanning all areas of civil litigation. Additionally, she is often asked to provide insurance coverage analysis to the firm’s clients and litigates insurance policy interpretation issues at both in the trial and appellate courts.

Sharon has earned a reputation as being an outstanding advocate for her clients and is routinely asked, both by the firm’s most experienced trial attorneys as well as lawyers outside of the firm, to provide litigation support in their most complex cases, especially those presenting issues of first impression, in order ensure that the issues are properly preserved for appeal.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1995)
    cum laude
  • William Smith College, Geneva, NY (B.A., Political Science, 1992)
    cum laude


  • State of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Appellate and Coverage Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Pre-Suit Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Certifications / Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Appellate Practice
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Appellate Practice Area (2011 - 2018)
  • Recipient, Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) 2016 Amicus Award
  • Superlawyers 
  • The Florida Bar 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "An Overview of Punitive Damage Claims in Florida," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Preserving the Record on Appeal: Objecting During Litigation," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Attractive Nuisances, Swimming Pool Liability, and Open and Obvious Conditions," James River, 2021
  • "Workers Compensation Immunity in Florida’s Construction Industry," KD Webinar, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," CNA Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "How to Effectively Use Appellate Counsel at all Stages of a Claim," Farmers, 2019
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," CNA, 2019
  • "Medicare Liens and Set Asides," CNA, 2018
  • "Multiple Claimants - Low Limit Solutions," Bristol West, 2018
  • "When Old Claims Rise from the Dead," Frontline, 2018
  • "Post Trial Issues: Post Verdict Motion from an Appellate Perspective," GEICO, 2017
  • "Punitive Damages," CNA, 2017
  • "Case Law Update and Comparative Negligence," Bristol West, 2017
  • "We've Got You Covered! Hot Topics in Florida Insurance Coverage Law," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • " First Party Bad Faith, Ethics for the Insurance Claims Professionals, Insurance Coverage," First Protective, 2012
  • "Claims Handling Mediation Strategy Issues," Front Protective, 2011
  • "Coverage/Setting Aside Defaults," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Auto Causation - Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Analysis," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008

Published Works

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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships



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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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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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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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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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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Our Firm

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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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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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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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