Arno Kutner was born in Miami and grew up in what is now the Little Havana neighborhood, where he attended Shenandoah Elementary and Middle school and Miami Senior High. Mr. Kutner went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Miami. Instead of entering the family coffee business, he enrolled at and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. There he became a member of the Iron Arrow, the university's most prestigious honor society. After graduation, Mr. Kutner went to work with one of the Southeast's most well-respected civil insurance defense firms, which ultimately evolved into Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss. After spending 20 successful years defending insurance companies and transportation interests, Mr. Kutner shifted to plaintiff's work in the early 1980s, and soon found greater satisfaction representing individuals and families rather than corporations and insurance companies.
Some of the most eminent trial lawyers call on Mr. Kutner for help in trying their cases. They rely on him for his knowledge of the law, courtroom skills, and his reputation for integrity and fairness in working with all parties in a case with discretion and courtesy. He has been involved in most of the firm's successful cases over the years, both in trial and settlement. Mr. Kutner is also a certified mediator in the State of Florida. Mr. Kutner has been the recipient of many legal honors and recognitions. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to only 500 lawyers in the country. He has been listed consistently in the publication Best Lawyers in America since 1993, in the Florida Legal Guide as one of the top lawyers in South Florida, and in Florida Trend as one of the top lawyers.
He is married to Lucy and he has three children and two grandchildren.
Current Employment Position: Retired Partner
Areas Of Practice: Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Wrongful Death Defective Products Litigation
Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions: Florida , 1962 Education: University of Miami , J.D., 1962, B.B.A., 1959
Professional Associations and Memberships: The Florida Bar Member, Grievance Committee, 1978-1981; Chairman, 1981 Eleventh Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission Member, 1980-1984 Chairman, 1981-1983 Dade County Trial Lawyers Association Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers The Association of Trial Lawyers of America International Academy of Trial Lawyers American Board of Trial Advocates American Bar Foundation
Fellow Named in: Best Lawyers in America , 1993-2004, South Florida Legal Guide (all editions) Named among Florida's top lawyers, Florida Trend, July 2004
Martindale-Hubbell rating : AV