Elliot practices exclusively as an appellate attorney. He has experience representing clients in both state and federal courts, in a variety of substantive areas of the law. Elliot also provides litigation support during every phase of the litigation in order to optimize the client’s position and create efficient and effective strategies for trial counsel. Elliot has argued in every District Court of Appeal in Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Previously, Elliot was a shareholder with the Greenberg Traurig law firm, where he served as the Administrative Head of the Appellate Practice Group. In 2011, Elliot established his own appellate boutique. Elliot graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1989 with a BA in English, and earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in 1993. Following his schooling, Kula moved to Miami and became a member of The Florida Bar in 1994.
Kula & Associates, P.A.
January 2011 – Present
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
September 1999 – January 2011
Partner and Administrative Department
Head of Appellate Practice
Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, P.A.
July 1996 – August 1999
Associate; Principal Appellate Counsel
Attorney General's Office, State of Florida
August 1993 – June 1996
Assistant Attorney General, Appeals Division
J.D., Hamline University School of Law,
St. Paul, MN 1993.
B.A., English, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 1989
The Florida Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar, 2010
U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in America
(for Kula & Samson, LLP)
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2012
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2012
Selected, Super Lawyers magazine, 2008-2012
Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5*
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies
Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar,
2016 - Present
Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of the Florida Bar
Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court
Dade County Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association Appellate Courts Committee, Past Chair and Vice Chair
Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association
Fla. Statewide Nominating Commission for judges of
Compensation Claims, 2007 – 2011, 2005 – 2008
Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
Palm Beach County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Board of Directors, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, 2005 - 2008
Attorney At Law Magazine, Advisory Board Member