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Christopher Cabrera

Associate


Miami Office

ccabrera@balljanik.com
T: 786.770.8656
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Overview

Florida-born Christopher Cabrera brings a unique blend of legal and construction expertise to Ball Janik’s Construction Defect Practice Group. As the first American born in his Cuban family, who became deeply involved in the construction industry upon immigrating to the United States, Christopher grew up immersed in the construction industry, developing a lifelong passion for it from an early age. 

This passion led him to pursue a career in engineering and law; he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University and his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University College of Law, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his cohort. As an engineer and Florida-certified general contractor, Christopher leverages his in-depth knowledge for success in construction law and defect litigation. His hands-on experience in the industry enables him to provide clients with invaluable insights and effective solutions, ensuring they receive the best possible representation in construction defect cases. 

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Christopher worked for a real estate law firm and a construction firm. A strong communicator both in English and Spanish, he thrives on tackling unique challenges and works closely with his clients to develop strategic plans. 

A member of the Florida Bar, Christopher is part of the Florida Bar Construction Law Institute and of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction.  

When away from the office, Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and fishing.

Education: 

  • J.D., 2023, St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law 
  • B.S., 2018, Florida International University

Admissions

  • Florida

    Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims. Mr. Corcoran was selected to the Florida Rising Stars list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

    Before joining Ball Janik LLP, Mr. Corcoran served as coverage counsel for several national insurers, in which he gained invaluable experience in understanding how insurance companies defend themselves in legal battles with claimants and policyholders. His experience includes litigating disputes arising under commercial, homeowners, automobile and general liability policies.

    Mr. Corcoran has been involved with coverage issues ranging from improperly installed roofs, fire sprinkler systems, curtain wall systems, and post-tension cables to large multi-district litigation involving Chinese drywall and FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailers. Mr. Corcoran is well-versed in primary and excess insurance policies, policy interpretations, as well as insurance policies covering subcontractors and additional insureds. He has numerous published opinions in the areas of tort and insurance law, including Claudio v. Regaldo, 116 So.3d 451 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Corcoran was a partner in the second oldest law firm in Florida, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP. On a personal note, Mr. Corcoran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs.