Jared M. Krukar

Jared is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.  His practice is centered on appeals and civil litigation support. He began his legal career with several years in the Florida Second District Court of Appeal—first as a Central Staff Attorney and later as a Senior Staff Attorney to the Honorable Darryl C. Casanueva. Jared left the court to practice with the appellate group of a national insurance defense firm.  He ultimately joined DPW Legal in early 2017.  He has more than ten years of appellate-focused experience and heads DPW Legal’s Appellate Practice Division.

Jared has successfully represented businesses and individuals in cases in the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Florida, all five of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, and several Florida Circuit Courts’ appellate divisions. He has provided civil litigation assistance in both state and federal courts, including complex and dispositive motion practice and appellate trial support. Jared’s extensive experience encompasses matters involving intellectual property, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, insurance coverage, arson, and insurance bad faith, among others. Professionally, Jared is in leadership positions in the appellate practice sections of both local and state bar organizations, and he is a prolific author and speaker on various topics of appellate practice.

Jared obtained his undergraduate degree in International Economics from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Stetson University. While at Stetson, Jared was also a Teaching Fellow, a Professor’s Assistant in Research and Writing and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a Research Assistant in Antitrust Law.


  • Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar


  • Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Stetson University, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in International Economics

Professional Leadership and Involvement

The Florida Bar, Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

  • Appointed Member, June 2018 to present

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section

  • Executive Council Member, June 2016 to present
  • Outreach Committee Chair, 2017 to present
  • Telephonic CLE Chair, June 2016 to June 2017
  • Section Liaison to Hillsborough County Bar Association, January 2017 to present
  • Section Liaison to Second DCA and Second DCA Historical Society, January 2015 to present
  • Member, CLE Committee, January 2015 to June 2017

The Hillsborough County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section

  • Section Chair June 2014 to 2017
  • Past Professionalism Chair

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • “Breakfast with the Second DCA—When a Court Loves a Motion” – CLE Presenter | HCBA Appellate Practice Section, February 2018
  • “Practicing Before the Second District: Suiteworks” – Event Chair & CLE Presenter | Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Tampa, December 2017
  • “The Hidden Essentials of Appellate Practice: #ModernAppellateEthics” – CLE Presenter | Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Tampa, March 2017
  • The Hidden Essentials of Appellate Practice: “#ModernAppellateEthics” | CLE, February 2017
  • “Preserving Error for Appeal in Florida State Courts” | CLE, October 2016
  • HCBA 2016 Bench/Bar Conference: “A View Towards the Bench—Appellate” | CLE, October 2016
  • “Jury Selection” | CLE, May 2016
  • “Don’t Win the Battle and Lose the War—An Appellate Tutorial on Preservation of Error” | Webinar, December 2015
  • HCBA 2015 Bench/Bar Conference: “A View Towards the Bench—Appellate” | CLE, October 2015
  • “The Role of the Staff Attorney at the Second District” | CLE, March 2014
  • “E-Filing and Technology in the Second District” | CLE, May 2012

Select Appellate Opinions

  • Hegel v. First Liberty Ins. Corp., 778 F.3d 1214 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Rodrigo v. State Farm Florida Ins. Co., 144 So. 3d 690 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
  • Landmark Am. Ins. Co. v. Pin-Pon Corp., 155 So. 3d 432 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
  • Shelton v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 578 F. App’x 841 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Atfeh v. Gichimu, 136 So. 3d 1274 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)
  • Oretsky v. Infinity Ins. Co., 524 Fed. Appx. 517 (11th Cir. 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
Vote Jared Krukar for HCBA Board of Directors

Jared M. Krukar

Mail: P.O. Box 48323
Tampa, FL 33646
Office: 2244 Green Hedges Way, Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Main Phone: 813-778-5161

Direct Phone: 813-575-9826

Email:  jared@ip-appeals.com




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