Mark A. Boyle, Program Co-Chair, is the managing shareholder of Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. He practices in civil litigation, with a concentration in first and third party insurance disputes, including extra-contractual and bad faith matters. He represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance/risk management counseling and litigation.
Wm. Cary Wright, Program Co-Chair, is Chair of Carlton Fields’ Construction Practice Group and has extensive experience representing clients in construction disputes, including construction claims, defective products, water intrusion; construction liens; insurance coverage matters; risk management; bond claims; and other contract disputes.
Amanda K. Anderson joined Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA in 2011. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of business policyholders, typically contractors, relative to various risk transfer issues in the commercial general liability context, insurance claim representation, bad faith and commercial and business litigation and appeals.
Rebecca C. Appelbaum is an attorney at Gartner + Bloom PC. She represents insurers addressing third-party liability coverage issues. Frequently helping clients navigate construction defect, personal & advertising injury cases, she also advocates for them when encountering third-party liability defense, extra-contractual, automobile and appellate matters.
J. Pablo Caceres is a Partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP. He litigates First and Third-Party Coverage matters in state and federal courts. He has handled hundreds of hurricanes and other high-value property claims, totaling well into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and has defended E&O claims against multi-national insurance brokers.
Kelly M. Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney at Ball Janik LLP focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings.
John S. Freud, the president of Mediation Solutions, Inc. is a Diplomate and Executive Board Member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center verified Circuit Civil/County/Appellate mediator, a Circuit Mediation Primary Trainer, and a mediator in all Federal District Courts in Florida.
Reed W. Grimm is a shareholder at Taylor Day Grimm & Boyd and has been Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. He currently focuses his practice on construction law, bad faith and extra-contractual insurance litigation, commercial and business litigation, transportation law, and real property and title insurance litigation.
Christine A. Gudaitis is a shareholder in the law firm of Ver Ploeg & Marino PA. She concentrates on insurance recovery and complex insurance coverage litigation, representing corporate policyholders. She also helps clients assess and manage risk through insurance programs and provides guidance on contracts impacting coverage and liability.
David E. Gurley is the principal shareholder of Gurley & Associates. He has been Florida Board Certified as an expert in Construction Law since 2005. His practice concentrates on matters relating to the construction and design of private and public development projects. He counsels clients in the avoidance and resolution of construction and bond claims.
Jorge A. Maza is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP who represents insurers and their insureds. He has handled hundreds of first party property coverage disputes and currently focuses on third-party insurance issues. He provides coverage advice and drafting coverage opinions for commercial general liability, surety bond, and reinsurance matters.
Joseph R. Miele, Jr. is a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP. For over 25 years he has dedicated his practice to the representation of insurers in a variety of complex insurance matters. He defends insurers in coverage and claim-handling disputes with particular expertise in construction defect, first-party losses, and employment policy disputes.
Scott P. Pence is a shareholder at Carlton Fields and a member of both the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and the Construction Practice Group. He represents developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals.
Gregory D. Podolak is the Managing Partner of Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC Southeast and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has spent his entire career advocating on behalf of corporate policyholders, navigating issues involving all lines of coverage, with a wealth of experience strategizing risk transfer/financing.
Scott D. Rembold is a partner at Rembold Hirschman PL, and is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. His areas of practice include Insurance Defense, Construction, General Civil Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, and First Party Property Defense. He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and named a Florida Super Lawyer.
Michael Jay Rune II, a shareholder with Carlton Fields, has more than 20 years’ experience representing owner/developers, contractors, sureties, subcontractors, and suppliers in nearly all aspects of the construction industry and in large-scale commercial construction projects. He has handled construction, surety, fidelity, and related insurance matters.
Fay E. Ryan, a partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, devotes her practice to third-party coverage and extra-Contractual matters. Her claims deal with construction defect, auto accidents, slip-and-falls, products liability, defamation, and more. She advises clients on good faith claims handling, including settlement in multi-claimant situations.
Melissa M. Sims is a founding member of the law firm of Berk Merchant & Sims PLC. Her areas of practice include Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Commercial Insurance Coverage and Litigation, First and Third Party Insurance Coverage Litigation and Pre-Suit Property Claims Investigation. She has presented on insurance issues for various groups.
Steven W. Teppler is a Member of Mandelbaum Salsburg PC and Chairs the Firm’s Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group. He has been involved in cybersecurity and electronic discovery matters since 2000. Steven’s background is diverse and combines extensive technology and class action litigation and electronic discovery expertise.