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 experience with first-party coverage. David is a member of the Florida Bar and is based in our Tampa office.

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. He is 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 primarily focuses on the defense of first-party property coverage matters. These often involve claims and lawsuits by homeowners, condominium associations, and businesses for property damage and business interruption losses caused by windstorm, sinkholes, fire, theft, 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.


  • Florida


  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • The Florida Bar


  • Florida Courts (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)


March 17, 2013 EVENTPLRB 2013 Claims Conference
PLRB 2013 Claims Conference
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October 20, 2011 EVENTChinese Drywall Litigation Conference 2011
Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference 2011
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Key Points
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Business Interruption - Coverage
  • Business Owner's - Coverage
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Property
  • Fire (Suspected or Potential Fraud)
  • First Party Coverage Issues
  • Homeowner's - Coverage
  • Homeowner's - Insurance
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Sinkholes - Construction Defect Litigation
  • Structural Collapse
  • Theft