Insurance Coverage Attorneys Serving Florida and Louisiana
More than 100 years of experience handling coverage disputes
At Garrison, Yount, Forte, Mulcahy & Lehner, LLC, our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing insurance companies, corporations and policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Our firm has performed coverage evaluations in a variety of cases, including cases involving claims of:
Our attorneys have successfully litigated and appealed coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Florida, and we stand ready to assist you today.
Unparalleled experience in sinkhole litigation defense
Our Florida partners have extensive experience in the highly-specialized area of sinkhole litigation defense. The frequency of lawsuits regarding sinkhole coverage has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly with the current economic and housing crisis. As a result, many Florida defense firms have begun practicing in this area of insurance defense as another way to increase case loads and revenue. By contrast, our Florida partners have been defending sinkhole coverage cases for over ten years and have an invaluable depth of knowledge regarding the legislative history and evolution of Fla. Stat. 627.707 and related statutes, as well as the science of sinkhole investigation and detection, that is unmatched by any other law firm in the Tampa area.
Additionally, Florida partner, J. Suzanne Lehner, Esq., while in-house counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company (1999–2004), assisted in drafting policy endorsements to address sinkhole claims and attended DFS hearings on statutory amendments to address the increasing number of sinkhole claims and lawsuits in Florida. Currently, our Florida insurance litigation team defends sinkhole coverage cases for several major insurers in the State of Florida and, in each case, we immediately provide a thorough, up-front analysis of the issues in the case and work with our clients to develop innovative defense strategies for each case. Having a firm grasp of the history of sinkhole litigation in Florida, through actual defense experience, allows our Florida Partners the ability to provide knowledgeable insight into the application of the 2011 Amendments to Florida Sinkhole related statutes, as we have litigated through the amendments of those same statutes in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Let our experienced team put their knowledge and skill to work for you or your business.
Trusted litigators serving Florida and Louisiana
Given the complex and sometimes ill-defined nature of claims made during the early stages of litigation, it is not always clear whether claims are covered by certain insurance policies. We provide guidance to clients on whether their claims give rise to a duty of defense and/or indemnity under Louisiana and Florida law. We also work closely with clients to address their concerns during this time and are honest about their chances of success.
Our firm has the knowledge, capability, and resources to handle even the most complex insurance cases. We represent high-profile insurance carriers throughout Louisiana and Florida. No matter what issues you are confronted with, you can rest assured that our attorneys can secure you the best possible results.