Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Jared M. Krukar is an Associate at the office in Tampa, and his litigation practice is centered on appellate law. Jared focuses on primarily on insurance coverage issues, including motor vehicle, property, and premises liability. 

Jared earned his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2006, the same year he earned his Masters of Business administration from Stetson University. He went on from there to become a central staff attorney with the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. Jared then became a judicial staff attorney for Judge Casanueva. He also served as the court's Law Student Program Coordinator, managing the internship program there and acting as the court's liaison to law schools before joining Butler in 2012.

Jared is a recognized leader in several areas of the law. He participates in the legal community as Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and is a past liaison to the Thirteenth Circuit Court Professionalism Committee. Jared is also often asked to present. Some of his presentations include The Role of the Staff Attorney at the Second District and eFiling and Technology in the Second District Court of Appeal.


  • Florida


  • University of Florida
  • Stetson University
    Masters of Business administration
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate


  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association


  • All State Courts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
November 01, 2014 PUBLICATIONStopping the Clock: Getting an Extension for Your Brief

Traditionally, parties seek briefing extensions in Florida state courts by motion  pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.300. However, four of the five District Courts of Appeal have recently adopted an alternative procedure — extension by "notice" — that supplants the motion process in certain circumstances.

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May 01, 2014 PUBLICATIONA Moving Target: How to Seek Fees in Your Original Proceedings

Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(b) establishes the procedure for seeking attorneys' fees on appeal. Many practitioners have long assumed that the rule similarly applies to original proceedings, there being no other rule clearly providing an alternative procedure. However, two recent opinions establish that rule 9.400(b) does not apply to original proceedings.

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November 01, 2013 PUBLICATIONPleading Requirements For Fees In Original Proceedings

Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(b) governs the procedure for seeking attorneys' fees on appeal. It requires the party seeking fees to file a motion no later than the time for filing a reply brief. There is no rule that expressly states a different procedure for original proceedings, such as petitions for writ of certiorari.

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May 29, 2013 PUBLICATIONCertiorari Redefined: Would the "Functional Restatement" Function?

Some pretrial rulings can impose unbearable pressures on a litigant, change the course of a case, and cause lasting harm.  Sometimes, your client just cannot wait until the end of a case to appeal. Imagine that the trial court has just issued a non-final order adverse to your client that you think will likely be reversed on appeal.

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February 01, 2013 PUBLICATIONJames Birkhold, the Second District's Clerk

In addition to establishing the district courts of appeal, Article V, Section 4 of the Florida Constitution establishes the constitutional office of the Clerk of Court. The Florida Constitution states only that the clerk shall "hold office during the pleasure of the court and perform such duties as the court directs." Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.210 lists the district court clerks' duties: to maintain records of proceedings, to collect filing fees, to issue mandates and furnish copies of orders and opinions to attorneys of record, and to maintain and transmit documents and records on appeal as is necessary. 

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Appellate
  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Automobile Claims
  • Automobile Negligence
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury - Coverage
  • Business Interruption - Coverage
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Personal Injury
  • Coverage - Property
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • First Party Coverage Issues
  • General Liability - Coverage
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Negligent Security - Violent Crimes
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Personal Injury - Coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • PIP
  • Sinkholes - Construction Defect Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • UM
  • UIM
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims