Panama City Attorney

Karim Tabbaa
Principal Attorney

Karim Tabbaa is a Panama City attorney serving clients in cases ranging from civil litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury, and car accidents throughout Northwest Florida. Karim provides professional legal counsel to his clients and has experience in a diverse range of practices areas.

Karim was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Emory University in 2010.

Karim is licensed by the Florida Bar to practice law in all state courts in Florida and is admitted to practice in federal courts at the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.

Attorney Karim Tabbaa

Professional Experience

Karim is experienced in a variety of legal matters including civil litigation, personal injury, insurance litigation, property disputes, landlord/tenant, criminal defense, and appellate practice. Karim has seen cases through to verdict in civil and criminal contexts. This exposure gives Karim a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on the law that can lead to a successful and favorable result for his clients.

Karim began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Panama City, Florida, handling thousands of criminal cases over the years on behalf of defendants. He later worked as a civil litigation attorney in the Pensacola office of a large national law firm where he handled premises liability and auto accident claims on behalf of insurance companies. Karim was also employed as a civil litigation attorney at a statewide law firm specializing in prosecuting legal malpractice and insurance defense, where he defended insurance companies and businesses against civil suits.

Professional Legal Representation in Panama City and Northwest Florida

Karim provides competent representation and professional legal counsel to his clients throughout Northwest Florida. Our Panama City attorney commits himself to high ethical standards and takes pride in the personal attention that he gives to each client.  Karim strives to deliver legal services with the utmost professionalism and skill that his clients deserve. 


  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Bay County Bar Association


  • Emory University, B.A., Political Science, 2010
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2016

Panama City Civil Litigation Attorney

Breach of Contract – Contract disputes often arise in the implementation or enforcement of commercial contracts. Our Panama City civil litigation attorney represents clients in interpreting and enforcing professional, business, and service contracts to ensure that the interests of our clients are protected.

Business Litigation – Business partnerships can often lead to disputes that result in a lawsuit. Business disputes can arise for various reasons as partners operate a company and work together. The most frequent reasons partnership disputes arise include from breach of fiduciary duty, authority disputes, violation of non-compete agreements, disclosure of confidential information, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Our business litigation attorney competently represents clients in litigating business partnership disputes to protect business interests.

Mediation and Arbitration – Business litigation often involves alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Arbitration is particularly used in the context of business litigation when parties are bound by a contract provision which selects arbitration as the venue for dispute resolution. Arbitration is a private process outside of the court’s jurisdiction, where disputing parties agree for the dispute to be decided by a neutral arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. Arbitration is different from mediation because in arbitration the neutral arbitrator has the authority to decide the dispute, whereas in mediation, the mediator has no authority to bind the parties or decide the case.

Injunctive Relief – A court injunction, or injunctive relief, is often available in the context of business litigation, for example to protect against infringement of intellectual property or trade secrets. Injunctive relief is the legal term for seeking a court order to stop a party from committing an action, as opposed to an action for damages, which seeks monetary relief.

Real Estate Litigation -Karim Tabbaa handles real estate litigation in Panama City and Northwest Florida, including real estate contract disputes, title disputes, commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes, construction litigation, partition and ejectment actions, and many other real estate litigation matters. Our Panama City law firm handles real estate litigation matters throughout Northwest Florida.

Panama City Personal Injury Attorney

Car Accident Injuries – Our Panama City personal injury attorney provides aggressive representation in cases involving personal injury and car accidents. Our law firm provides clients with professional and personalized attention with personal injury claims. With years of experience representing insurance companies in personal injury litigation, Attorney Karim Tabbaa knows how to maximize these claims so that clients get what they rightfully deserve. Our law firm serves clients throughout Northwest Florida and the Emerald Coast including Panama City, Destin, and the surrounding areas.

Slip and Fall Injuries – We represent injured people against liable parties in premises liability lawsuits. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep their premises safe for guests, visitors, and patrons. When a property owner fails to address preventable hazards and a slip and fall accident occurs, the property owner is liable to the injured party for his failure to keep the premises safe. Injuries from falls can be life-altering and victims of slip and fall accidents deserve compensation to help them get the medical treatment that they need.

Featured Legal Contributor

Karim has been featured as a legal contributor on MoneyGeek, where he has provided advice on obtaining car insurance for young drivers.

Contact Us Today for a Consultation

Call us today at (850) 270-2000 or contact us here to discuss your case.