Kenneth Puig is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1990. Mr. Puig earned his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994. After completing law school, Mr. Puig became an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, Florida from 1995-1999, where he prosecuted various misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony crimes, and tried more than 45 jury trials. During his final years at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Puig also served as lead trial attorney in the Felony Division A. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Puig joined the law firm of Gunn, Ogden & Sullivan, P.A., and practiced in the areas of general liability and disability insurance defense.
His areas of practice include professional liability defense, including the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals, the defense of law firms, real estate professionals, and other professionals, nursing home defense, and complex commercial disputes, general liability defense, including premises liability and auto negligence defense, products liability defense, construction defect litigation, and property liability litigation, and first and third party property litigation. Since 2001, Mr. Puig has focused his practice on the defense of hospitals, nurses, physicians, nursing homes, other long-term care facilities, and professional and general liability defense before becoming a founding shareholder of McCumber, Daniels in 2003. Mr. Puig is licensed to practice law in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Mr. Puig has obtained numerous summary judgments and dismissals on behalf of his clients, as well as successfully arguing before the Second District Court of Appeals. Mr. Puig is an active member of the Claims XChange and has been a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), where he has served as a Co-Chair on its Professional Liability Committee. Mr. Puig has also served as a presenter at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance annual and professional liability mini conferences. Mr. Puig joined Shendell & Pollock’s legal team in January of 2022.