Janine N. Kucaba grew up in Miami and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003. She received her B.S. degree with honors in psychology in 1995, and both her M.S. degree in Business Management and her J.D. degree in 2002, all from the University of Florida. Ms. Kucaba received her LL.M. degree in Estate Planning from the University of Miami in 2011.

Ms. Kucaba is fluent in Spanish.  Between 2011 and joining the firm in 2017, she was the managing partner of her own law firm, Kucaba Law, P.A., and served as corporate personal representative and trustee for a major trust company. Prior to obtaining her LL.M. degree, Ms. Kucaba was a commercial litigation attorney with several Miami law firms.

Education:

L.L.M., Estate Planning, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 2011

J.D., Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2002

M.S., Business Management, Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida, 2002

B.S., Psychology, University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida, 1995

Honors: with honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:

-Florida Bar, 2003

-U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2003

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

            -Florida Bar

-Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

-Member: Tax Law Section

-Board of Directors, Switchboard of Miami, 2008-2009

-Women’s Leadership Council, Switchboard of Miami, 2012-2014

-Advisory Council Member, National Parkinson’s Foundation, 2015-Present

-Vice President of Membership, (2015-2017); Secretary (2017-Present), Miami Alumnae Chapter, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

- Board of Directors University of Florida Law School Alumni Council, 2016-Present

-Member, Colombian American Bar Association, 2003-Present

Languages:

Fluent in Spanish