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 more than 600 appeals in all of Florida’s six district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States 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 was awarded the 2019 Palm Beach County Bar Association Sid Stubbs’ Professionalism Award.
Appointments and Service:
The Florida Bar: Appellate Practice Section Member; Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Vice-Chair 2009-2010, Chair 2010-2011; Standing Committee on Professionalism Member 2013-2020, Vice Chair 2016-2017, Chair 2017-2018; Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida, Member 2020-2022; Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member 2019-2021, Chair 2021; Commission on Professionalism, 2017-2018; 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, Board of Directors, Treasurer 2011-present; The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, Board of Trustees, Treasurer 2022-present; Palm Beach County Bar Association: Professionalism Committee, Chair 2009-2010, Co-Chair 2016-2017; Appellate Practice Committee, Chair 2006-2008; Governor Crist’s Points of Light Awards, Judge 2007-2008; Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court LIV, Member 2004-2006.