Mark A. Boyle, Program Co-Chair, is the managing shareholder of Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. His current areas of practice include 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 and risk management counseling, claims presentation 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.
Bruce G. Alexander is a partner at Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell. His practice is exclusively dedicated to the handling of Alternative Dispute Resolution construction-related claims, in the areas of construction contracts, construction insurance coverage, lien law, delay damages, and construction litigation.
Rebecca C. Appelbaum is Special Counsel with Adams & Reese LLP. She primarily practices in the area of third-party liability coverage. She routinely addresses coverage issues found in construction defect, personal and advertising injury, professional liability and bodily injury matters.
Jeremy T. Banning, CRIS, is an account executive at Insurance Office of America, Inc. He has 12 years’ experience with the National Accounts Division. He currently is responsible for OCIP and CCIP program development and implementation for IOA’s Construction Division.
Valerie R. Edwards is a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. She practices complex civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and real estate law. She has represented numerous developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in litigation in a variety of matters.
Robert V. Fitzsimmons is a partner at Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell. He is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex civil litigation. His principal practice involves the defense of general contractors, builders and developers in construction defect litigation throughout Florida.
Christine A. Gudaitis is a shareholder in the law firm of Ver Ploeg & Marino PA, with offices in Miami and Orlando. She concentrates her practice in the area of complex insurance coverage litigation, representing corporate policyholders in state and federal courts in Florida and nationwide.
Adam P. Handfinger is co-managing partner at Peckar & Abramson PC. He represents construction professionals in issues relating to construction defects, contract negotiation, project management, payment, bond claims, and the project closeout process, as well as the litigation of disputes.
Holly S. Harvey is a partner at Clyde & Co. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith. She has more than 23 years of practice serving as coverage counsel in hundreds of high-risk claims, including construction defect cases, catastrophic losses and mass disasters.
Pedro E. Hernandez is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. He focuses in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, coverage litigation and entertainment law. In addition, he represents insurers in commercial class actions in multidistrict litigation courts throughout the country.
Ronald L. Kammer is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. He has been involved in many significant decisions in Florida State and Federal courts, including bad faith cases and coverage for construction defect. He regularly provides advice to insurance carriers and policyholders on issues involving policy interpretation, claims handling practice and procedures, and the drafting of insurance policy provisions.
Bruce C. King is a shareholder with Carlton Fields. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and appeals and specializes in construction and surety cases. He has extensive experience representing owners, contractors, design professionals, insurers and sureties on complex construction projects.
Joseph R. Miele, Jr. is a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP. For over 25 years he has represented insurers in coverage and claim handling disputes with particular expertise in construction defect, first-party losses, employment and environmental/toxic tort policy disputes.
Scott P. Pence is a shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields and a member of the Construction Practice Group and the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. He represents developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in the preparation, negotiation, modification and administration of contracts and forms related to construction and development transactions.
Landon R. Smith, CRIS, is a broker for the Construction Practice Group of Insurance Office of America, Inc. He develops risk management protocols for CIP clients. He is also a part of the administration division, supporting their clients’ controlled insurance programs.
Justin M. Thomas is a principal with Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage disputes, insurance claim presentation, bad faith matters, commercial and business litigation, and real estate matters.
Matthew B. Weaver is a partner at Reed Smith LLP. He is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on insurance coverage, unfair insurance practices, and insurer bad faith. He has represented corporate, municipal, and individual policyholders in insurance disputes of all types.