Juliana L. Curtis
Juliana L. Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan and relocated to Central Florida in 1989. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, Ms. Curtis worked as a consultant to workers’ compensation insurance carriers seeking recovery from the Special Disability Trust Fund. Ms. Curtis then obtained her law degree from Stetson University College of Law and became licensed to practice law in Florida in 1998. As a law student, Ms. Curtis was a member of the Moot Court Team and won the First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Victor O. Wehle Award for Best Oral Advocate. Ms. Curtis also served as a Guardian Ad Litem and was a founding member of S.C.O.P.E., Stetson Council on Professionalism and Ethics.
Prior to joining VCFJ Law, Ms. Curtis was employed with private insurance defense firms where she defended litigated workers compensation claims and appeals to the First District Court of Appeal. Ms. Curtis was also staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where she continued to represent the interests of insured employers. Ms. Curtis joined VCFJ Law in 2009 as an associate attorney, and became a shareholder in 2022.
While at VCFJ Law, Ms. Curtis has focused her practice on defending employers and insurance carriers in coverage disputes, complex workers’ compensation litigation, First Responder/Presumption cases, Construction Claims, employment disputes, and subrogation/lien recovery.
Ms. Curtis is Florida Bar Board Certified as an expert in Workers’ Compensation Law, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Certification Committee. Ms. Curtis is also a member of the Workers’ Compensation and the Appellate Practice Sections of the Florida Bar, as well as the Tampa Bay Workers’ Compensation Inns of Court. She has litigated before Judges of Compensation Claims throughout Florida, and has handled appeals to the First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.