Palm Beach County Ethics

Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics

Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics

Kristin A. Vara-Garcia - Chair Michael S. Kridel - Vice Chair
Rodney G. Romano Peter L. Cruise Michael H. Kugler

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March 7, 2024 COE Agenda and Attachments

Next Meeting: Commission on Ethics Monthly Meeting - Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. - Robert Weisman Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 - 6th floor BCC Chambers

Agenda and Attachments 

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Michael H. Kugler, Esquire - Appointed by the Hispanic Bar Association of Palm Beach County, in conjunction with the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association

Michael H. Kugler is a personal injury attorney with Goldlaw, who has dedicated his career to obtaining justice through our court system on behalf of all categories of victims. He approaches his cases with tenacity, compassion, and respect. He has the ability to relate with all victims in a unique and honest way that they know he is fighting for them.  Mr. Kugler litigates cases on behalf of individuals and families who have been wronged by the negligence of others.  He handles also personal injury matters including automobile and trucking crashes, premises liability, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and product liability.

Mr. Kugler began his legal career at the Office of the State Attorney in Palm Beach County. With over 100 jury trials, Mr. Kugler prosecuted every crime from DUI to Capital Sexual Battery to the Death Penalty. As a vital member of the Special Victims Unit, Mr. Kugler prosecuted the most violent predators in our community and gave a voice to child victims of sexual abuse. Mr. Kugler is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for Palm Beach County, which created and runs the county's first dedicated sexual assault examination site. The examination site coordinates the medical, law enforcement, forensic, and legal response to sexual violence in the community. Mr. Kugler gained national media attention with his prosecution of a former WPTV Weatherman who sexually preyed on young and vulnerable teenagers.

Originally from California, Mr. Kugler came to South Florida on an academic scholarship to the University of Miami where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration. Before attending law school at Nova Southeastern University, Mr. Kugler was a licensed stock broker working for a boutique broker dealer in Boca Raton. While at Nova Southeastern University Law School, Mr. Kugler was a member of multiple mock trial teams, and the Vice President of the school's trial organization.
Mike Kugler, Esq.