Kara Rockenbach Link
Stetson University, College of Law, J.D.
Stetson University, Honors Program, B.A. in Political Science
American University, Washington Semester Program, Honors Scholarship Recipient
The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Experience and Recognition:
Kara Rockenbach Link, a founding partner of Link & Rockenbach, focuses her statewide practice on appellate law pertaining to contracts, torts, and commercial matters. Her extensive experience in appellate practice started with a judicial clerkship at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. For over twenty years, Kara has successfully co-counseled statewide with thousands 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 an appeal. In providing expert appellate representation, Kara has represented both individuals and businesses in matters varying from complex commercial cases, probate and guardianship, medical malpractice, torts, and contract disputes. Kara has handled nearly 500 appeals in all of Florida’s five district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Top Rated Appellate Lawyer 2015-present, U.S. News –Best Lawyers – Appellate Practice, 2021-present, and AV Preeminent Judicial Edition rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2006-present. Kara Link was awarded the 2019 Palm Beach County Bar Association Sid Stubbs’ Professionalism Award.
Appointments and Service:
The Florida Bar: Appellate Practice Section; Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Vice-Chair 2009-2010, Chair 2010-2011; Standing Committee on Professionalism 2013-2019, Vice Chair 2016-2017, Chair 2017-2018; Member, Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida, 2022; Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2019-2022 (Chair 2022); Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission: Commissioner Appointed by Governor Scott 2014-2018, Commissioner Appointed by Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Crist, 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, Treasurer 2022; Palm Beach County Bar Association: Professionalism Committee, Appellate Practice Committee; Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member 1996-present; Governor Crist’s Points of Light Awards, Judge 2007-2008; Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court LIV, Member 2004-2006.