Maura F.  Krause

Maura F. Krause

Partner

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Maura Krause is a proven trial lawyer and litigator with an extensive record of successfully defending clients in state and federal courts across Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. She focuses her practice on personal injury and general liability defense, business and commercial litigation, and defending construction defect claims. Her clients enjoy an extraordinary advantage from what she gained in her previous legal careers: As a state prosecutor and an assistant district attorney in Atlanta, Maura acquired exceptional trial experience prosecuting high-profile criminal cases, and her tenure as in-house counsel at a growing financial services company instilled a deep appreciation for efficiency and compliance with insurance and regulatory guidelines.

Maura’s defense experience spans all areas of general liability litigation. She handles premises liability claims for a wide range of commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential apartment holdings, as well as cases involving property management and security, construction, product liability, and employers’ liability. She also defends companies of all sizes in contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, and other business tort claims.

She has abundant experience serving clients in the transportation industry, including the defense of high-exposure catastrophic personal injury, cargo damage/shortage, and product liability claims. Her transportation work also encompasses employment, premises liability, contract dispute, insurance coverage, subrogation, and regulatory matters.

In the construction arena, Maura has built a strong practice advocating for owners, contractors, design professionals, sureties, subcontractors, and other entities in litigation and arbitration. She regularly handles claims related to a broad array of project types, including mixed-use high-rises, airports, roads and bridges, commercial and municipal buildings, schools, and condominiums. Maura has particularly deep experience assisting construction clients working on "green" projects. She earned certification as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification ensures that professionals have the knowledge they need to take a project through LEED certification and are well versed in the many aspects of green building. Maura has published and presented on subjects related to green construction, design, and development.

Training and Certification
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), U.S. Green Building Council
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Professional Women in Construction
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Education
  • Emory University, J.D., 1996
  • Valparaiso University, M.A., 1992
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1991

 

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