Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation
 

CONSTRUCTION

Our construction lawyers are prepared to handle any aspect of litigation, from initial contract and bid proposals, to material failures and construction defects. 

BRYANT BLEVINS, MIAMI

 

SUBROGATION

One of our great strengths is large loss subrogation and recovery.  We have access to prime experts in many fields, and we, ourselves, put tremendous time and effort into understanding the scientific and engineering side of every case.

HOBIE HIND, DALLAS
MARY JO KUUSELA, TAMPA

 

APPELLATE

As we litigate a case in the trial court, we are always mindful of the outlook on appeal. We can handle all matters in the higher courts, state and federal, including the United States Supreme Court.

MIHAELA CABULEA, TAMPA
ANTHONY J. RUSSO, TAMPA

 

CYBER LOSSES

Claims for data system breaches are complex, but they require quick action.  Our cyber loss team is ready to counsel insurers and insureds on how to respond.  We also defend, from third party claims, companies that have been victimized by cyber attacks. 

JOHN GARAFFA, TAMPA

 

CASUALTY DEFENSE

Liability exposure is as broad as human endeavor.  Our casualty defense practice encompasses that vast field.  We'll promptly evaluate the case and plan the best course, be it settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial.  Then we’ll execute.

CORY PERSON, TAMPA

 

EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL

We have the experience and resources to defend high exposure, “bet-the-company” suits.  These include actions for first and third party “bad-faith,” and all manner of damages in excess of insurance policy limits.  In such matters, we believe ourselves to be preeminent.

KATHY J. MAUS, TALLAHASSEE

 

FIRST-PARTY COVERAGE

 As the law and the insurance industry have evolved, we’ve stayed at the forefront, generating new strategies to protect our clients’ interests, and adding new talent to execute those strategies. 

WILLIAM (BILL) R. LEWIS, TAMPA
K. CLARK SCHIRLE, CHICAGO

 

THIRD-PARTY COVERAGE

Opinion letters to insurers,  and declaratory actions, all require close analysis of complex issues such as choice of law. The effect of self-insured retention on duties of insurer and insured, public policy considerations, and so on. 

KIMBERLY N. RAMEY, TAMPA

 

ARSON & FRAUD

We've built a national reputation as a bulwark against insurance fraud.  We've done this by winning trials.  We've done this by drafting legislation and policy language.  Furthermore we've done this as leaders of organizations that educate the insurance industry about the means to thwart the billion dollar economic drain that is arson and insurance fraud.

CURT L. ALLEN, TAMPA

 

PRODUCT LIABILITY

We assess and help mitigate the costs and risks of product liability claims.  Indeed, we manage all manner of product problems at the regulatory level and in litigation.  Our expertise puts us at the forefront as speakers and planners of national programs on product liability. 

RYAN M. GARRETT, TALLAHASSEE

Butler News
Upcoming Events
October 09, 2018 NEWS
Butler Awarded the 2018 TVC Chairman's Award
Read More »
October 08, 2018 NEWS
Kathy Maus Appointed Vice Chair of the Insurance law Committee
Read More »
September 17, 2018 NEWS
Matthew Lavisky Elected to the Board of Directors for the FDLA
Read More »
View All »