Jack Sobel


B.S., Yale University, 1972
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1977: President Student Bar Association; Honor Council

Bar Admissions & Affiliations

Jack Sobel is not barred in the State Bar of Georgia but handles cases for Kibbey Wagner in Florida
The Florida Bar, 1977
Board certified as a civil trial specialist by the Florida Bar since 1996
Student Bar Association President at the University of Miami School of Law
Intern law clerk for Judge C. Clyde Atkins of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Past chairman of a 19th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee.
Past president of the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA).


Jack Sobel has been a full-time trial and appellate attorney since 1977. He has been board certified as a civil specialist by the Florida Bar since 1996.

He has tried more than 100 civil cases to verdicts in suits involving personal injury, wrongful death and other practice areas.

He has briefed and argued dozens of reported appellate cases, including:

  • Fieldhouse v. Public Health Trust, 374 So.2d 476 (Fla. 1979)
  • Sun Tech v. Fortune Personnel Agency, 412 So.2d 962 (Fla. 4th DCA 1982)
  • Stahl v. Metropolitan Dade County, 438 So.2d 14 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
  • Higdon v. Metropolitan Dade County, 446 So.2d 203 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984)
  • Georgia American Insurance Co. v. Rios, 491 So.2d 1290 (Fla. 2d DCA 1986)
  • Reynolds v. Dade County School Board, 621 So.2d 748 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993)
  • New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Oliver, 730 So.2d 700 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Jones v. Williams Pawn and Gun, 800 So.2d 267 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)

He is a member of several local, state, and national trial lawyer organizations, including the bi-partisan American Board of Trial Advocates. He established the MCBA’s annual golf tournament to benefit the association’s scholarship fund for outstanding local high school seniors. Attorney Sobel has mentored many young lawyers regarding civil litigation and trial practice. 

Attorney Jack Sobel is the author of:

  • The Judge’s Lawyer (2020) (a fictional account of a young lawyer’s legal experiences in post-Mariel Miami)

  • The Flower Man’s Daughter (2010) (a fictional account of a rookie CIA officer’s experiences in Chile during the military coup that overthrew socialist President Salvador Allende).

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Assault
  • Animal Attacks
  • Dram Shop (liquor) Liability
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligent Security
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Defective Products


  • University of Miami School of Law

    • President Student Bar Association, Honor Council

  • Yale University, Bachelor of Science, Engineering and Applied Science, 1972

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney Of Counsel – Kibbey Wagner PLLC