ELLIOT B. KULA

Principal Partner
305-354-3858 Ext. 302
Elliot@kulalegal.com
 

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Kula & Associates, P.A.
January 2011 – Present
Principal Partner

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

 
 

EDUCATION

J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 
St. Paul, MN 1993.    

B.A., English, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 1989

 

BAR
ADMISSIONS

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

 

AWARDS +
RECOGNITION

Board certified in appellate law 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

PROFESSIONAL +
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar,
2009 - Present
        Chair of General Practice
        Subcommittee, 2012 – 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

Appellate Courts Committee, Past Chair and
Vice Chair

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

Miami Dade Justice Association

Board of Directors, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, 2005 - 2008

Attorney At Law Magazine, Advisory Board Member