Overview

Kayla Pragid is a West Palm Beach litigation attorney who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including business disputes, the investigation and litigation of sophisticated fraud schemes, corporate theft, and healthcare and Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)-related litigation. Ms. Pragid represents her clients in nationwide matters through all levels of the litigation process in state and federal courts. She has significant experience successfully litigating cases to settlement, summary judgment and verdict.

Ms. Pragid prides herself on her commitment to pro bono legal work for those who are so often underserved by the community. In this regard, she frequently represents pro bono clients in domestic violence and stalking cases.

While in law school, Ms. Pragid was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable A. Jay Cristol of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida.

Experience

  • Advised a national restaurant brand in negotiating new terms for the limited liability agreements controlling the various companies to avoid protracted litigation between the partners

  • Secured a multimillion-dollar settlement in a federal case for a client who was defrauded in an elaborate and deceptive insurance fraud scheme

  • Represented a property and casualty insurance company in a favorable settlement against a group of medical providers who were uniformly treating auto-accident patients and improperly overbilling the patients for their treatment to maximize their profits by exhausting the patients' personal injury protection insurance

  • Represented a health insurance company in a multimillion-dollar settlement involving allegations of fraudulent billing that allowed the insurance company to avoid paying for overpriced services being provided to its insureds in the operating room

  • Represented an international products manufacturer in a matter relating to the enforceability of a Coblentz agreement and successfully obtained a summary judgment in federal court

  • Represented an international products manufacturer in matters involving product liability, warranties, breach of contract and construction defects; the case was successfully settled

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Boston University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Memberships
  • Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member
  • Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2020
  • Dean's List, University of Miami School of Law
  • CALI Excellence Award, Property and Health & Elder Law Clinic
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement, University of Miami School of Law
  • Duberstein Moot Court Competition, Octofinalist 2011, 2012
  • Khan, Cristol, Paskay Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
  • Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist and Best Brief
  • 1L Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist

Publications

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