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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Fred Karlinsky

Appointed by Governor

Proposals Introduced

  • P 0072 FINANCE AND TAXATION, Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees
    Last Action: 12/19/2017 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • P 0084 FINANCE AND TAXATION, technical revisions; Article VII
    Last Action: 2/8/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0026 EXECUTIVE, Cabinet; Office of Domestic Security and Counter-Terrorism; county sheriffs
    Last Action: 2/2/2018 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • P 0096 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims; additional rights of victims
    Last Action: 1/21/2018 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Biographical Information

Occupation: Attorney; Shareholder, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group
City: Weston (Broward County)

Commissioner Fred Karlinsky is a nationally recognized authority on insurance regulatory and compliance issues and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group.

Commissioner Karlinsky is experienced in transactional law, executive and legislative governmental affairs, administrative law and corporate representation. Recognized as one of the top insurance lawyers by Chambers and Partners, Commissioner Karlinsky represents insurers, reinsurers, producers and other insurance interests throughout the United States and internationally in a wide variety of business, operational, regulatory, transactional and governmental matters.

In addition to his role with Greenberg Traurig, Commissioner Karlinsky has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law since 2008, where he teaches a course on Insurance Law and Risk Management. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Commissioner Karlinsky was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2011 and served as the vice chairman and chairman. He currently serves as Governor Scott’s appointee on the Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission.

Commissioner Karlinsky served as the 2017 Co-Chair to the 17th Annual Florida Celebration of Reading event. Funds raised from the annual Florida Celebration of Reading help support programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. He is also a Board Member of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center.

Commissioner Karlinsky received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. Commissioner Karlinsky is married to Autumn Karlinsky and they are the proud parents of two children.