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Nicole M. Fluet

Nicole M. Fluet

Director

400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33602

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Office: 813-977-1200
Fax: 813-977-1288
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Nicole Fluet believes that a deep understanding of her clients’ business and their goals, as well as the goals and objectives of each individual she represents, should drive litigation strategy. Whether the best strategy results in an early settlement, summary judgment, or a jury trial, Nicole has the litigation chops to successfully pursue her clients objectives in every matter.

A native of the Tampa Bay area, Nicole focuses on insurance defense, first-party property, insurance coverage, construction defects, intellectual property, and workers compensation. She regularly represents insurance companies as well as the construction companies they insure. Nicole has published articles on sinkhole litigation and occurrence trigger theories in Trial Advocacy Quarterly, and is an active member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and serves on its board.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on a complex coverage dispute related to first-party insurance policies.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a scope and price hurricane dispute.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a construction defect/personal injury matter on behalf of a subcontractor.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company enforcing a coverage limitation under the policy, which was upheld on appeal.

OVERVIEW

Nicole Fluet believes that a deep understanding of her clients’ business and their goals, as well as the goals and objectives of each individual she represents, should drive litigation strategy. Whether the best strategy results in an early settlement, summary judgment, or a jury trial, Nicole has the litigation chops to successfully pursue her clients objectives in every matter.

A native of the Tampa Bay area, Nicole focuses on insurance defense, first-party property, insurance coverage, construction defects, intellectual property, and workers compensation. She regularly represents insurance companies as well as the construction companies they insure. Nicole has published articles on sinkhole litigation and occurrence trigger theories in Trial Advocacy Quarterly, and is an active member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and serves on its board.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on a complex coverage dispute related to first-party insurance policies.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a scope and price hurricane dispute.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a construction defect/personal injury matter on behalf of a subcontractor.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company enforcing a coverage limitation under the policy, which was upheld on appeal.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2011
    • Journal of Technology Law and Policy, Editor-in-Chief
    • Admissions Student Recruitment Team, Internal Relations Chair
  • B.A., Sociology, Rollins College, 2007

Admissions

  • Florida State Courts, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • The Florida Bar