Practice Areas: Property Insurance, First- and Third-Party Insurance Defense, First- and Third-Party Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad-Faith Litigation, Insurance Fraud; General Liability, Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fire Insurance, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Property Insurance Coverage
Admitted: 1982, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Law School: University of Miami, J.D.
Member: Dade County, Federal and American (Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Past Chairman, Grievance Committee; Past Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee); Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; Dade County Defense Bar Association; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Biography: Executive Editor, International Law Journal, University of Miami, 1982. Assistant State Attorney (Felony Division Chief), Dade County, Florida, 1982-1986. Certified Instructor, Florida Department of Financial Services. President, Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, 2002. Florida Windstorm Insurance Network, President, 2013; 2007 Program Chair; Finalist, LexisNexis Insurance Law Center Insurer Attorney of the Year; Council on Litigation Management.
Representative Cases: QBE Insurance Corporation v. Chalfonte Condominium Apartment Ass'n., Inc., 2012 Fla. LEXIS 1063 (Fla. 2012); State Farm v. Gonzalez, 828 So. 2d 1021 (Fla. 2002); Banco Ficohsa v. Aseguradora, S.A. 2006 Fla. App. LEXIS 11925 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 2006); 224 W. Flagler Holdings, Inc. v. Terra Nova Ins. Co., 17 Fl. Law Weekly Fed. D444 (S.D. Fl. 2004); Saenz v. State Farm, 861 So. 2d 64 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 2003); Solar Time Ltd. v. XL Specialty Ins. Co., 142 Fed. Appx. 430 (11th Cir. 2005); Am. Reliance Ins. Co. v. Kiet, 703 So. 2d 1190 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1997); State Farm v. Middleton, 648 So. 2d 1200 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1995); Lopez v. Southern Coatings, 580 So. 2d 864 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1991); Quadomain Condominium Ass'n., Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34972 (S.D. Fl. 2007); Tower 1515 Condominium Apts. Ass'n., Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73401 (S.D. Fl. 2006); Hess v. Fidelity Nat'l Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist LEXIS 10578 (N.D. Fl. 2007); Osting-Schwinn v. Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, 613 F. 3rd 1079 (11th Cir. 2010); Royal Marco Point 1 Condo Ass'n. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60940 (M.D. Fl. 2007); Dorset House Condo. Ass'n. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62298 (S.D. Fl. 2007); Underwriters at Lloyd's v. El-Ad Villagio Condo. Ass'n., 2008 Fla. App. LEXIS 714 (4 DCA 2008); Bonafonte v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65794 (S.D. FL. 2008); Buckley Towers Condo. Ass'n. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 613 F. 3rd 1079 (11th Cir. 200); Mayfair House Condo. Ass'n. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. 66456 (S.D. FL. 2008); Vantage View, Inc. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20938 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 3, 2009); Shaker Vill. Condo. Ass'n v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16483 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 18, 2009); Nirvana Condo. Ass'n v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100771 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 10, 2008); Isola Condo. Ass'n v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101165 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 24, 2008); QBE Ins. Corp. v. Dome Condo. Ass'n, 577 F. Supp. 2d 1256 (S.D. Fla. 2008); Page v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34310 (S.D. Fla. April 15, 2009).