With over 32 years of diverse experience across multiple practice areas, Jeffrey (Jeff) Rubinton brings more than just a wealth of legal expertise to his clients. He brings a laser focus, and a proven track record of success delivering winning solutions to a myriad of complex legal challenges.
Jeff began his career as a staff attorney for Legal Aid Service of Broward County, where he quickly gained a reputation as a tenacious, passionate legal advocate for his handling of numerous high-profile cases, in which landlords were forced to provide adequate public housing to tenants. His efforts and determination did not go unnoticed and resulted in an appointment with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, where he served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for five years. During his tenure with the Attorney General’s Office, Jeff acquired significant trial experience as lead counsel on multiple note-worthy cases including – Department of Legal Affairs v. Father & Son Moving & Storage, Inc. and Department of Natural Resources et al. v Kawama Club Condominium Association. He also served as a passionate advocate for the environment and was a member and committee chair for the South Florida Chapter of the League of Environmental Enforcement and Prosecution, as well as a member of both – the Law Enforcement Coastal Protection Statutory Review Committee, and the National Association of Attorneys General Environmental Task Force.
This extensive litigation experience would serve him well after leaving the Attorney General’s office and going into private practice. He gained additional experience working as an Associate for two different law firms before accepting the role of partner with the law firm Luks, Koleos & Santaniello, PA. Jeff ultimately launched his own firm – Rubinton & Associates, and transitioned the firm to his current practice, Rubinton Simms, PA, with partner and experienced litigator – Leslie Simms.
Currently, Rubinton Simms defends insurance carriers, government entities and public and private universities facing first party and commercial property claims, class action lawsuits, and complex, high exposure third party liability and employment law cases. Jeff successfully leverages his lengthy history in state-wide insurance defense litigation, with his extensive expertise handling coverage issues related to wind, fire, mold, water losses, all types of coverage disputes and pre-suit investigations. His broad experience also extends to both property and liability fraud cases, including cases where regulatory boards took legal action against expert witnesses. As a result of his diverse background and broad range of experience, he has been called upon by numerous carriers to train and consult with internal counsel and legal staff.
A seasoned and successful litigation professional, Jeff Rubinton approaches every case with the fundamental understanding that effective results require responsiveness, passion, and forward-thinking solutions. His ability to deliver those results has been repeatedly proven and are what sets Rubinton and Simms apart from the competition.
- Third Party Liability
- High Exposure Auto
- Bad Faith
- Commercial & Residential Property Claims
- Class Actions
- First-Party Claims
- Construction Law
- Environmental Law
- Employment Law
- Public and Private Universities
Admissions to Practice
- Florida Bar Association
- US. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida