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K. Martine Cumbermack

Partner


Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation

Education

  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D., 1996)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 1993)

Biography

K. Martine Cumbermack’s practice focuses primarily in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Cumbermack has significant experience representing insurance companies, self-insureds, third-party administrators and employers in workers’ compensation cases in both Florida and Georgia, including insurers in fee schedule/medical bill disputes.

Ms. Cumbermack regularly writes and presents locally and nationally on a wide variety of workers’ compensation topics, ranging from employer affirmative defenses, light duty return to work issues, post-hire medical questionnaires, the role of aging workers in workers’ compensation and employer compliance with statutory and Board rules. Ms. Cumbermack serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and represents the firm as a member of the Steering Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program. She has also served as co-editor of the firm’s quarterly publication, The First Report, and on the firm’s Technology, Hiring and Community Relations committees.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cumbermack practiced workers’ compensation defense in Florida as in-house counsel for a major national insurance company and outside panel counsel. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the college and law school levels on subjects, including estates and trusts, workers’ compensation and civil procedure. She has also previously served as an assistant public defender and a court-appointed guardian ad litem.

Ms. Cumbermack received her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Florida, where she was a member and vice president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., chairperson of the Black Law Students Association Alumni Committee and a law fellow for the Center for Governmental Responsibility.

She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997 and the State Bar of Georgia in 2006.

Memberships

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Diversity Program Steering Committee
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2006
  • Florida, 1997

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, "Aging Gracefully? The Impact of a Senior Workforce on Workers' Compensation," Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Workers' Compensation Magazine, September 2016
  • Co-author, “Obesity as a “Disease: Potential Legal Effect and Practical Tips for Employers and Litigators,” DRI Newsletter, November 2014
  • Co-author, McRae v. Arby’s: Are We Done Now?” Workers’ Compensation Law Section Newsletter, 2013
  • Co-author, “An Analysis of the Aging Worker and Their Impact in the Workers’ Compensation System,” GDLA Law Journal, June 2009

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Interests/Additional Information

In her spare time, Ms. Cumbermack enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their two sons.


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