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.Methe & Rockenbach, P.A.
THE PARTNERS | KARA BERARD ROCKENBACH

Bar Admission:

  • The Florida Bar, 1995
  • United States District Court
    Middle District of Florida, 2005
    Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals
    for the Eleventh Circuit, 1998

Education:

  • Stetson University College of Law,
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    Juris Doctor Degree, 1994
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
    Honors Program
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1991
  • American University, Washington, D.C.
    Washington Semester Program, 1990

Legal Focus andConcentration:

Appellate practice, insurance coverage law, declaratory relief actions, defense of third party tort claims and first party insurance actions.

Internships:

  • The White House, Washington, D.C.
    Council on Environmental Quality
    Staff Assistant/ Intern, 1991
  • The White House, Washington, D.C.
    Office of National Service
    Intern, 1990
  • The Honorable Julianne Piggotte,
    7th Judicial Circuit
    Intern, Honors Program, Stetson University

Legal Experience:

  • Partner
    Methe & Rockenbach, P.A.
    West Palm Beach, FL
    2009 to Present
  • Associate/Partner
    Gaunt, Pratt, Radford, Methe & Rockenbach, P.A.
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    March 1996 to 2009
  • Judicial Staff Attorney
    Chief Judge Bobby W. Gunther
    Fourth District Court of Appeal
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    1994 to 1996
Professional Affiliations and Distinctions:
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    Appellate Practice Committee, Chair 2006-2008
    Professionalism Committee, Chair 2009-2010
    Judicial Relations Committee
  • The Florida Bar
    Appellate Practice Section
    Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee,
    Committee Member 2006-2009
    Vice-Chair 2009-2010

    Chair 2010-2011
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    Member 1996-Present
  • Governor Crist’s Points of Light Award
    Judge 2007-2008
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Fourth District Court of Appeal
    Commissioner Appointed by former Gov. Bush, 2005-2010
    Vice-Chair 2007-2008
    Chair 2008-2009
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court LIV
    Member 2004-2006
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
 
 
     
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