Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

A Partner at Butler, David J. Maldoff practices in our Coverage Defense department, where he applies his extensive First-Party coverage experience. David has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2004 and is based in our Tampa office.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, and the Northern District of Florida.

David received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1999, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003.

David primarily focuses on the defense of First-Party Property coverage claims and lawsuits brought by homeowners, condominium associations, and businesses, many of which involve multi-million dollar exposure.  He is equipped to handle all types of property claims, with a focus on claims involving  collapse, sinkholes, windstorm and the presence of Chinese drywall.

David has shared his knowledge of Chinese drywall coverage issues at seminars conducted by the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) and Harris Martin Publishing.  He has also presented at PLRB regarding post-loss duties and has given in-house presentations to carriers and third party administrators on a broad range of topics.  David takes great pride in being organized, working efficiently and responding to clients in a timely manner.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)

Community

June 14, 2018 COMMUNITYCTRL Your Future

For the third year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop with a full Microsoft Office Suite installed to assist them in their studies in the fall.

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November 21, 2017 COMMUNITYButler Builds a Future for Families with Habitat for Humanity

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig employees volunteered their time to build homes, furniture, and shelves for Habitat for Humanity, an organization that has helped place over 800,000 people in homes throughout the nation.

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November 20, 2017 COMMUNITYButler Donates $5,000 for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig’s donation was used to fly supplies to Puerto Rico to aid the victims of the devastating Category 5 hurricane.

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June 22, 2017 COMMUNITYCTRL Your Future

For the second year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop with a full Microsoft Office Suite installed to assist them in their studies in the fall at their four-year college.

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June 20, 2016 COMMUNITYTampa Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Suha Zeineladbin receives Step-Up award in Tampa.

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June 13, 2016 COMMUNITYChicago Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Aide Briseno receives Step-Up award in Chicago.

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June 06, 2016 COMMUNITYMiami Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Rebecca Gomez awarded Step-Up award in Miami.

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May 25, 2016 COMMUNITYPhiladelphia Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Penn Treaty High School senior receives Step-Up Award.

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May 16, 2016 COMMUNITYCharlotte Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

West Charlotte High School senior receives Step-Up Award.

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May 06, 2016 COMMUNITYButler's First "Step-Up" Award Furthers Commitment to Service

The Firm's Community Service Committee enacts new award recognizing deserving high school seniors.

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Events

March 17, 2013 EVENTPLRB Claims Conference

Insured's Duties in the Event of Loss or Damage

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October 20, 2011 EVENTChinese Drywall Litigation Conference 2011

HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference

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News

June 20, 2016 NEWSTampa Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the Hillsborough Education Foundation's 2016 "Take Stock in Children" Scholar Celebration. She received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will be attending the University of South Florida in the fall.

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Sinkholes
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Coverage - Business Owner's
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Property
  • Fire (Suspected or Potential Fraud)
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Structural Collapse
  • Theft