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Overview

Craig is a first-generation lawyer and lifelong Florida resident who has passionately represented his clients for the last 27 years.  His love of the law was forged, in part, during his law school days when he worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  After graduation, he returned home to Tampa and began his legal career prosecuting cases on behalf of the Florida Department of Revenue against non-custodial parents who failed to pay their court-ordered child support.  Next, he worked as an assistant public defender, and then he worked in the private sector.  During this time, his childhood home was damaged, and the insurance company delayed payment and did everything it could to make the claims process more difficult.  Craig realized then that he wanted to devote the rest of his career to representing policyholders whose insurance companies were not treating them fairly and honestly. 

Craig was then recruited by one of the largest property insurance law firms in the country.  Over the course of the next 12 years, he routinely litigated cases that ranged from homeowners claims up to, and including, 8-figure commercial and condominium association property damage claims.  While there he became the first attorney in the 30+ year history of the firm to be named head of litigation nationwide.  He spent several years crisscrossing the United States representing policyholders in a wide variety of claims such as commercial and residential fire claims in California; commercial hailstorm claims across the Midwest; condominium association, commercial, and residential hurricane claim(s) in New Jersey and New York following Superstorm Sandy; commercial and condominium association hurricane claim(s) in Texas; and countless condominium association, commercial, and residential hurricane claims in Florida.  Craig finished his tenure there as managing attorney where his duties included managing over 60 attorneys in 12 offices across the country, including Puerto Rico, while still overseeing all complex litigation at the firm.

Craig has been lead trial counsel in over 100 jury trials to verdict throughout the course of his career.  He has lectured on property insurance law for over a decade at professional association conferences and seminars across the country.  Over the years, he has spent a considerable amount of time in Tallahassee fighting against any proposed insurance legislation that could negatively affect property owners in Florida.  He served as general counsel for the largest public adjuster’s association in the United States, the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (“FAPIA”), for two years.  After that, he served for one year as its legislative consultant.  Craig was the national co-chair of the American Association of Justice’s Bad Faith Litigation Group for three consecutive years where he networked with other policyholder attorneys across the country gathering information and strategizing on how to combat the unfair claims handling practices of insurance companies. He has also served as a board member for the Federal Association for Insurance Reform.

Craig and his wife, Kelly, were married shortly after law school and have two children.  They are the owners of Kubiak Law Group, PLLC, a boutique law firm representing policyholders whose insurance companies have wrongfully delayed, denied, or underpaid their property damage claims. Along with all the other members of the firm, Craig and Kelly dedicate each day to zealously advocating for their clients in order to obtain the fair and just results they deserve.  In his spare time, Craig loves to travel abroad and go fishing.  

Education

  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1990
  • J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 1995

Memberships & Admission

  • Florida
  • Texas
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Unites States District Court of New Jersey

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, 2014 FPCC, Period of Restoration
  • Presenter, 2013 FAPIA, Pre-Litigation Practical Tips for Public Adjusters
  • Presenter, 2012 NAPIA, Making the Experts Opinion Count
  • Panel Member, 2018 PPAANJ, Increased Building and Repair Costs
  • Panel Member, 2009 FPCC, Rules and Time Limits, Electronic Discovery and Expert Witnesses
  • Presenter, 2011 FPCC. Insurance Fraud
    Panel Member, 2019 PPAANJ, Fresh Look at Claim Preparation
  • Presenter, 2013 PPAANJ, Post-Superstorm Sandy NJ Seminar
  • Presenter, 2013, Post-Superstorm Sandy NY Seminar
  • Moderator, 2017 AAJ Bad Faith Litigation Group/Insurance Section conference
  • Multiple Windstorm Insurance Network conferences
  • and many more

Professional Associations (Past and Present)

  • Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters 
  • National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Professional Public Adjusters Association of New Jersey
  • American Association of Justice
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Florida Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • New York Bar

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