Kara Berard Rockenbach
Stetson University, College of Law, J.D., 1994
Stetson University, Honors Program, B.A. in Political Science, 1991
American University, Washington Semester Program, Honors
Scholarship Recipient, 1990
The Florida Bar: Appellate Practice Section; Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Vice-Chair 2009-2010, Chair 2010-2011; Standing Committee on Professionalism 2013-1018, Member current, Vice Chair 2016-2017, Chair 2017-2018; Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Commissioner Appointed by Governor Scott 2014-present, Commissioner Appointed by Governor Bush 2005-2010, Vice-Chair 2007-2008; Chair 2008-2009; Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society, Treasurer 2011- present; The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, Board of Trustees; Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member 1996-present; Governor Crist’s Points of Light Award, Judge 2007-2008; Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court LIV, Member 2004-2006.
Kara Berard Rockenbach, a founding partner of Link & Rockenbach, focuses her statewide practice on appellate law and insurance coverage. Her extensive experience in appellate practice started with a judicial clerkship at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. For the past twenty years, Kara has co-counseled statewide with hundreds of trial counsel preserving and preventing error at the trial level, assisted trial counsel with pretrial motions and charge conferences on jury instructions, and argued post-trial motions in anticipation of a possible appeal. Kara has handled in excess of 300 appeals in all of Florida’s district courts of appeal, as well as the Florida Supreme Court. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Top Rated Appellate Lawyer 2015-present, and AV Preeminent Judicial Edition rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2006-present.