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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

100 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Established: 2002

Practice Areas

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Aviation and Complex Litigation
  • Behavioral Health Risk and Liability
  • Birth & Catastrophic Injury Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • COVID-19/Coronavirus
  • Electronic Medical Record and Audit Trail Litigation
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • General Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Hospitality and Liquor Liability
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Insurance Services
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Long-Term Care Liability
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Medicare Set-Aside
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation
  • Premises and Retail Liability
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate E&O Liability
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Securities and Investments Professional Liability
  • Social Services & Human Services Liability
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is a leading civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured entities, and professionals in a wide range of professional liability, casualty, health law, employment, and workers' compensation matters. With more than 470 attorneys in some 30 distinct practice groups, located in 20 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist their clients in both avoiding damaging litigation as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them.

The Fort Lauderdale office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is a short distance from state and federal courthouses and ideally positioned to service clients throughout southeastern Florida. As a regional office of Marshall Dennehey, the Fort Lauderdale office is backed by the resources of a 450-plus lawyer firm. It stands ready to assist every client -- be they individuals, small businesses, large corporations or insurance carriers -- by providing high-quality, result-oriented legal representation that is both innovative and cost-effective.

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Additional Locations

  • Westport, Connecticut
  • 191 Post Road West
  • Westport, Connecticut 06880
    • Telephone: 203-221-2785
    • Fax: 203-221-2665
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nemours Building
  • 1007 North Orange Street, Suite 600
  • Wilmington, Delaware 19801
    • Telephone: 302-552-4300
    • Fax: 302-552-4340
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • 200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1400
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32202
    • Telephone: 904-358-4200
    • Fax: 904-355-0019
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Landmark Center One
  • 315 East Robinson Street, Suite 550
  • Orlando, Florida 32801-1948
    • Telephone: 407-420-4380
    • Fax: 407-839-3008
  • Tampa, Florida
  • 201 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1100
  • Tampa, Florida 33602
    • Telephone: 813-898-1800
    • Fax: 813-221-5026
  • Mount Laurel, New Jersey
  • 15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
  • P.O. Box 5429 (08054)
  • Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
    • Telephone: 856-414-6000
    • Fax: 856-414-6077
  • Roseland, New Jersey
  • 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302
  • Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    • Telephone: 973-618-4100
    • Fax: 973-618-0685
  • Melville, New York
  • 105 Maxess Road, Suite 303
  • Melville, New York 11747
    • Telephone: 631-232-6130
    • Fax: 631-232-6184
  • New York, New York
  • Wall Street Plaza
  • 88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
  • New York, New York 10005-1801
    • Telephone: 212-376-6400
    • Fax: 212-376-6490
  • Westchester, New York
  • 287 Bowman Avenue, Suite 404
  • Purchase, New York 10577
    • Telephone: 914-977-7300
    • Fax: 914-977-7301
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 312 Elm Street, Suite 1850
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    • Telephone: 513-372-6800
    • Fax: 513-372-6801
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • 127 Public Square, Suite 3510
  • Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1291
    • Telephone: 216-912-3800
    • Fax: 216-344-9006
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 4905 West Tilghman Street, Suite 300
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    • Telephone: 484-895-2300
    • Fax: 484-895-2303
  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • 10 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-4318
    • Telephone: 267-880-2020
    • Fax: 215-348-5439
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 717 State Street, Suite 701
  • Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
    • Telephone: 814-480-7800
    • Fax: 814-455-3603
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201
  • Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
    • Telephone: 717-651-3500
    • Fax: 717-651-9630
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The Union Trust Building
  • 501 Grant Street, Suite 700
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    • Telephone: 412-803-1140
    • Fax: 412-803-1188
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 50 Glenmaura National Boulevard
  • Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507
    • Telephone: 570-496-4600
    • Fax: 570-496-0567

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Personnel Information

Managing Shareholder


Craig S. Hudson

Regional Managing Attorney, Florida Offices; Assistant Director, Professional Liability Practice Group, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyers in Professional Liability Defense, 2016-2017, 2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Understanding the Sub-Prime Credit and Housing Crises," MG, 2008; "Sub-Prime Market Collapse and Its Impact on Claims Against Professionals Involved in Real Estate Transactions," Gen Star, 2008; "Defending Construction Defect Litigation Claims in Florida," Liberty International, 2007; "Claims Against the Board of Directors of Condominium and Homeowner Associations," USLI, 2006

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Broward County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Career Spotlight: Leading the Success of Others," South Florida Sun Sentinel, August 12, 2018
  • "Communication With Clients Key to Avoiding Professional Liability Claims," InsuranceJournal.com, April 17, 2017
  • "How Insurance Agents Can Mitigate Malpractice Risk: Do the Right Thing," Property Casualty 360, January 27, 2016
  • "To Reduce Malpractice Risk, Improve Client Communications," Daily Business Review, January 7, 2015
  • "Did the Florida Supreme Court Greatly Expand Tort Law At a Cost to Florida's Contract Law?," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013
  • "Fear The Next Hurricane More Than Florida Supreme Court's Ruling on Tiara," Claims Journal, June 2013
  • "Jury Verdict Value of Emotional Damages Caused by Age Discrimination," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
  • "Third Circuit Confirms That All Claims Concerning Medical Devices, Other Than Breach of Express Warranty Claims, Are Barred,: Defense Digest, January, 1996
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1982
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1985
Honors:
Moot Court Board

Born: 1960

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Special Counsel


Kimberly Kanoff Berman

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
Admitted
  • Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2019
Additional Biographical Details:

Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (Board of Trustees, 2017-Present); Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society (2007-Present; Past President, 2015-2016); Adjunct Faculty: Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law (2014-2015); Ave Maria School of Law (2009-2013); Adjunct Faculty/Mock Trial Team Coach, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL (2008-2011); AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Hidden Essentials of Appellate Law," Co-Chair, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, West Palm Beach, FL, February 2019; "Understanding Hearsay and Keeping Evidence Out (Pre and Post Trial)," The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2017

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar (Appellate Practice Section, Executive Council 2016-Present)
  • Broward County and Dade County Bar Associations
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (2009-2013)
  • Rosemary Barkett American Appellate Inn of Court
Publications:
  • Author: “Justice Alan Lawson’s Commitment to Service Runs Deep,” Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Historical Review Magazine, Fall/Winter 2019
  • “Justice R. Fred Lewis Returns to Miami for a Celebration of His Legal and Judicial Career,” Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Historical Review Magazine, Summer/Fall 2019
  • "Drafting Jury Instructions That Win Appeals," Certworthy, the newsletter of the DRI's Appellate Advocacy Committee, Vol. 19, Issue 1, June 29, 2018
  • "A Cure for 'Acute Motion Sickness': A Practitioner's Guide to Motion Practice in Florida's Appellate Courts," FIU Law Review, Vol. 12, Number 2, Spring 2017
  • "Is That Claim Covered?," Claims Magazine, January 2017
  • "How to Confuse Your Read Effectively," For the Defense, DRI:The Voice of the Defense Bar, December 2012
  • "Common Mistakes Students Make at Oral Argument," The Gavel, Ave Maria School of Law Moot Court Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Fall 2011
  • "The Butler Tetralogy: The Tipsy Coachman Doctrine Revisited," 85 Fla. B.J. 7, July/August 2011
  • "Upstairs at the Third DCA: The Specific Duties of an Appellate Law Clerk, Part II," The Bulletin, Dade County Bar Assocation, June 2011
  • "Upstairs at the Third DCA: The General Duties of an Appellate Law Clerk, Part I," The Bulletin, Dade County Bar Association, January 2011
  • "A Day in the Life of a Third DCA Law Clerk: The Arms of An Appellate Judge," The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Fall 2010
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (with high honors), 2002
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2005

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Resident Shareholders


Ryan D. Burns

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
Admitted
  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2008
Additional Biographical Details:

Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "When Lithium Batteries Fail and What to do About It," Panel, 2019 CLM Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2019; "ETHICS: The Tripartite Relationship and Bad Faith Claims," Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018; "Discussions of Recent Florida Case Law Developments Regarding EUO Methodology and Limitations," FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee, Orlando, FL, June 2012; "Florida Premises Liability Law and the Affect of Medicare Liens on Settlements," Client Seminar, October 2011

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Commentary: Navigating Florida's Comparative Fault Statute," Insurance Journal, April 20, 2016
  • "Board of Contributors: Florida Supreme Court Sets Settlement Ground Rules," Daily Business Review, April 23, 2015
  • "GEICO Case Opens Door to Depose Plaintiff's Physician," Daily Business Review, April 1, 2013
Certifications:
  • Certified Instructor in Adjuster Law and Policy by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Licensing
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2003
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D. (cum laude), 2006
Honors:
Moot Court Finalist; Moot Court External Team; Trial Competition Team

Patrick M. DeLong

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
Admitted
  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2010
Additional Biographical Details:

Classes/Seminars Taught: "Preserving Evidence and Avoiding Spoliation in Florida, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense," Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Memberships:
  • ACA International (The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals)
  • NCBA (The National Creditors Bar Association)
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1993

Jeannie A. Hanrahan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
Admitted
  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010
Additional Biographical Details:

The Humane Society of Broward County (PetSet Young Professionals Board of Directors); Mayersohn-Hyman Foundation; South Florida Legal Guide Up & Comers, Condominium Law, 2019

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Broward County Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Good News for HOAs: Courts Clarify Deadline for Governing Document Lawsuits," Daily Business Review, January 13, 2017
  • "Associations Rejoice: Florida Appellate Courts Breathe New Life into Controlling Documents for Community Associations," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2016
  • "Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Pregnant Employees," Daily Business Review, March 19, 2014
  • "Patiently Waiting for the Florida Supreme Court to Decide Whether Pregnant Women Are Protected Under the Florida Civil Rights Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014
  • "At-Will Employees - How Can the Florida Employer Protect Itself From the Time and Expense of Unwarranted Litigation?," Defense Digest, September 2011
  • Regular Contributor: Case Law Alerts, 2014-Present
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2001
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Honors:
Top 20%, St. Thomas University School of Law

Jonathan E. Kanov

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • Real Estate Agents Errors & Omissions
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:

Who's Who In American Law - Top Lawyers; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction: How Actions of Participants Give Rise to Claims," Client Presentation, July 2019; "FDIC Actions Against Appraisers," 2012-2013; "Trends in Florida Real Estate E&O Claims," 2010-2013; "Subprime Lending Crisis and the Growing Litigation Claims Against Real Estate Professionals: Understanding How This Happened and Planning for Actionable Defense Strategies," 2008; "Internet Research for Florida Legal Counsel and Staff," CLE Speaker Series, 2000-2008; "Accounting Malpractice Pre- and Post Sarbanes-Oxley and When It Is Appropriate To Withdraw From A Public Audit," 2005-2006

Memberships:
  • American and Miami-Dade County Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Publications:
  • Regular Contributor: "Case Law Alerts," 2010-2018
  • Author: "Developer Scores Big Victory in Federal Court in Miami Concerning Condo Deposit Recovery Cases," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
  • "Subprime Woes May Lead To More Regulations And Duties Placed On Mortgage Brokers," Florida Professional Liability and Ethics Law Letter, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 2008
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance (Golden Key Honor Society), 1992
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1996
Law Review:
Articles and Comments Editor, Entertainment and Sports Law Review
Honors:
Dean's Honor Academic Scholar, University of Miami School of Law

Harris B. Kirsch

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2006
Publications:
  • Author: "Attorneys Offer Tips to Insurers Who Receive Personal Injury Protection Demand Letters," Florida Record, April 20, 2016
  • "10 Commandments for Insurers Responding to Florida PIP Demand Letters," Claims Journal, February 24, 2016
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2006

Andrew J. Marchese

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Classes/Seminars Taught: "Contemporary Litigation Issues for the Claims Professional," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, September 21, 2015

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Publications:
  • Regular Contributor, Case Law Alerts, 2010-Present
  • Author: "Florida Appeal Court Finds Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claim Permissible in Commercial Setting," PLUS Magazine, October 2006
Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development, The Florida Bar
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1990
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1995
Law Review:
Senior Associate, Thomas Cooley Law Review (1993-1995)

Born: 1966


Alan C. Nash

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Paralegal Program - Professor of Contracts, Legal Research/Writing and Constitutional Law, Brown Mackie College, 2009-2010; AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star-Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2018, Florida Super Lawyer-Civil Litigation Defense, 2019; Lead Counsel Rated for Civil Litigation by Lead Counsel in 2015; "2014 Rising Star" by the Daily Business Review, 2014; Florida Legal Elite, 2010 and 2012; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2006; Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Grievance Committee "H"; Professionalism Panel, 2017); South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2018-2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent Landlords," Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018; "In-House Counsel Roundtable," Moderator, DRI Retail & Hospitality Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2018; Panelist: Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section Boot Camp, June 6, 2017; "Making The Career Decision That Is Best For You," Featured Speaker/Panelist: Atlantic Technical College 2017 College & Career Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 26, 2017; "Defending Negligent Security Claims," RIMKUS' 9th Annual CLE/CE Seminar, October 21, 2016; "Negligent Security Claims: If the Crime is Foreseeable, the Risk is Believable," RIMS - Central Florida Chapter, November 19, 2015; "Using Crime Grids in Negligent Security Claims," Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014; "Diversity for Success Seminar," DRI, Moderator, 2013; "Stand Your Ground Forum," Nova Law School, Moderator, 2012

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar (Student Education/Admissions to The Bar Committee; Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2013-2014)
  • T.J. Reddick Bar Association (Executive Board, 2012-2013)
  • Defense Research Institute (Retail and Hospitality Seminar, Committee, 2016-Present; Diversity for Success Seminar and Expo Chair, 2016-Present; Marketing Chair, 2013-2015; Diversity Committee Chair, Marketing Subcommittee; Liaison, Aviation Law Committee)
  • Florida Association of Police Attorneys, 2010
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member, 2017-2019)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Publications:
  • Author: "Removing That Slip and Fall Case to Federal Court," For The Defense, February 2016
  • "Negligent Tenants Leave Room for Exposed Landlords," Daily Business Review, Personal Injury Special Report, July 27, 2015
  • "You Slip. You Fall. You Lose. Florida's Updated Transient Foreign Substance Statute," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013
  • Co-Author: "Let's Have A Look At The Footage," Law Enforcement Technology, March 2014
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2003
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2007
Honors:
Florida State Mock Trial Team (Coach); Dean's Cabinet; Distinguished Pro Bono Award

Michael A. Packer

Co-Chair, Insurance Services Practice Group

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • Insurance Services
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2007
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; South Florida Legal Guide (Top Lawyers in Insurance Litigation Defense, 2016-2017, 2019; Top Lawyers in Insurance Litigation, 2014; Top Lawyers, 2013); Florida Trend's Legal Elite - Top Up and Comer, 2012; American Conference Institute Bad Faith Litigation Conference, Co-Chair and Lecturer, 2012; American Conference Institute Litigation Conference Lecturer, 2011; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Insurance Coverage and Bad-Faith Insurance Issues Under Florida Law," Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014; "Protecting Your Clients' Interest During Settlement," WIND Conference, 2013

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida WIND (2012-2013)
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "What Florida's 'Omnibus Insurance Bill' Means for the Duty to Defend, Appraisal Process," Insurance Journal, June 17, 2019
  • "Relief in Sight for Florida's Assignment of Benefits Crisis," Daily Business Review, May 7, 2019
  • "Constant or Repeated Seepage Over a Period of 14 Days or More," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2018
  • "Solving One of the Greatest Mysteries of Florida Property Law--Florida's Valued Policy Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2016
  • "Bill Would Change How Mitigation Companies Do Business," Daily Business Review, March 3, 2015
  • "Make Effective Mediation Your New Year's Resolution," Claims Journal, Windstorm Conference Edition, January 2015
  • "Why Insurers Shouldn't Produce Claims Files in Florida," Claims Journal, September 2014
  • Regular Contributor: Case Law Alerts, 2015-Present
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1994
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1997

Born: 1972


Stephen J. Poljak

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • Florida, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2010
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Bad Faith Statute Extended to Insurer's Conduct Before, During, or After Litigation," Defense Digest, Dec. Vol. 5, No. 6, 1999
  • "Failure to Defend May Not Bind Insurer to Pay Claim," Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999
  • "Third Party Permitted to Sue Insured Despite the Absence of an 'Actual Trial'," Defense Digest, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1998
  • "The Rights of Innocent Co-Insureds Under a Joint Policy," Pennsylvania Law Weekly, July 7, 1998
  • "Sustaining Quality of Life for Patients with Terminal Illness," (Dr. Cyril Wecht, Editor), Legal Medicine, 1986
Education:
  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1979
  • Duquesne University, M.A., 1980
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Law Review:
Duquesne University Law Review (1985-1987)

Danielle N. Robinson

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Additional Biographical Details:

Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star-Insurance Coverage and Civil Litigation Defense, 2014-2015; South Florida Legal Guide Up & Comers, Insurance Litigation Defense, 2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Mediation and Pre-Suit Claims Handling - Best Practices," Client Seminar, August 2016; "Insurance Coverage and Bad-Faith Insurance Issues Under Florida Law," Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - "The Best Defense is a Good Offense," Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Memberships:
  • Miami-Dade County and Bankruptcy (Young Lawyers Division) Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Enforceability of Proposals for Settlement in Actions Requesting Declaratory Relief," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2016
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S. (Dean's List), 2002
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2005

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Resident Associates


  • Isabel Andreacchi
  • Kayla L. Barnett
  • Karen G. Brown
  • Marina Cardinez
  • Veronica N. Daniel
  • Nicholas A. Ferreiro
  • Jordan P. Goldman
  • D. Terrance Hill
  • Abigail L. Manopla
  • Shaghayegh Nowroozpour
  • Markenson Pierre
  • Eric L. Reichenberger
  • Jesse T. Schwartz
  • Irene Thaler
  • Joelle J. Vogel

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