KURZNER PC

 

 

Trusted advisors.

 

Our Philosophy

The trusted advisor is the one you can count on in a crisis to see not only the entire scope of the problem, but to walk with you, side-by-side, through the solution to achieve a successful result.

Our Mission

Our clients receive exceptional legal services, strategy, and advice that they can trust to help them solve their problems.  And, just as important, Kurzner PC’s competitive rates reflect the understanding and commitment necessary to help its clients achieve success without challenging their budgets.

TRUSTED ADVISORS

Kurzner PC was founded by Christopher L. Kurzner in May 2007.  A former partner in the law firm of Godwin Pappas Ronquillo, LLP, as well as a former associate of such prestigious law firms as Haynes & Boone and Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Kurzner founded Kurzner PC upon the principle of the “trusted advisor.”  The trusted advisor is the one you can count on in a crisis to see not only the entire scope of the problem, but to walk with you, side-by-side, through the solution to achieve a successful result.  Kurzner PC is the trusted advisor.  Our clients receive exceptional legal services, strategy, and advice that they can trust to help them solve their problems.  And, just as important, Kurzner PC’s competitive rates reflect the understanding and commitment necessary to help its clients achieve success without challenging their budgets.

ATTORNEYS

Chris Kurzner

Shareholder

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Litigation
Insurance
Food and Beverage
Mass Tort Litigation
Transportation
Retail
Labor and Employment
ERISA
Real Estate
Construction
Worker’s Compensation
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Appellate

BIOGRAPHY

Chris Kurzner has successfully counseled clients through difficult situations for over twenty years.  His practice primarily involves litigation and dispute resolution at the trial and appellate levels in contract and other commercial matters, insurance, transportation, personal injury and property damage, employment discrimination, construction, antitrust, mass tort, product liability, and professional services.

Chris clerked for Judge Peter T. Fay of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990 and a B.B.A from Baylor University in 1987.

EDUCATION

AV rated Martindale-Hubbell
Former law clerk to Judge Peter T. Fay, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990)
Baylor University (B.B.A., 1987)
University of Virginia (1983-1985)

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Commercial Litigation

Representation of companies and individuals on a wide variety of commercial disputes in various industries

Insurance

Preparation of insurance coverage options

Prosecution and defense of declaratory judgment actions to determine coverage

Defense of insurers in claims for bad faith and federal and state statutory trucking liability endorsements

Food and Beverage

Defense of restaurant chain for alleged hepatitis outbreak

Defense of a wide range of premises liability, personal injury and property damage claims for various restaurants, as well as commercial disputes

Antitrust

Defense of automobile manufacturer and financing company in antitrust action brought regarding extended warranties

Mass Tort Litigation

Defense of electronics manufacturer for alleged chemical pollution

Defense of property owners, managers and construction contractors for black mold claims

Transportation

Representation of overnight shipping company in commercial disputes and defense of cargo claims

Defense of overnight shipping company in employment discrimination claims

Defense of insurers in trucking insurance disputes

Retail

Commercial litigation matters, including defense of premises liability and personal injury claims

Labor/Employment

Defense of employers in discrimination and retaliatory discharge claims

Representation of various employers and carriers in Worker’s Compensation proceedings before TWCC and in court

Representation of pension and welfare benefit plans, plan sponsors, and plan administrators in various ERISA actions

Real Estate

Defense of property owner/manager for alleged negligent maintenance of apartment complex

Representation of landlords and tenants on commercial lease disputes

Defense of property developer in disputes regarding access and easements

Construction

Representation of builders, developers, and owners on a wide variety of construction disputes, such as action by university to recover for defective design and construction of football field

Professional Services

Defense of engineering firm for alleged negligent survey

Testimony as expert on reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees and expenses

Manufacturing

Defense of various manufacturers in personal injury and other commercial litigation matters

Appellate

Extensive experience in state and federal appellate practice and general legal research

Numerous appeals in state and federal appellate courts of all levels on all types of matters, including election law and constitutional law

Successful petition to the Florida Supreme Court for approval of constitutional amendment proposition

HONORS AND AWARDS

Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines, 2004 and 2005
Barrister, St. Thomas University American Inn of Court

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

State Courts of Florida
State Courts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Mold Update, June 24, 2003, Fort Worth Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter,
Tips For Defending High Gross-Out Factor Cases, Texas Lawyer, February 24, 2003 (co-author)

MEMBER

State Bar of Texas
The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Chairman, 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

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