Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Gerald M. Boza has been with Butler since 2007. As a Partner with the firm, Gerald primarily practices with the firm's Property Coverage department. He works in the firm’s Tampa office.

While attending Stetson University College of Law, Gerald's achievements were numerous, and he has the distinction of being a founding member and president of the Stetson Maritime Law Society. Prior to earning his law degree in 2003, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in 1999.

Jay’s previous work includes the representation of businesses and insurers in defense of premises liability claims. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida.

Jay obtained his captain's license (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) in 2001, and was issued a Merchant Mariner Document of Continuity in 2011.


  • Florida


  • Founding member of the Stetson Maritime Law Society


  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Science
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • The Florida Bar


  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
  • Florida State Courts


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 31, 2016 COMMUNITYTallahassee Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Ruth Castro selected as Tallahassee "Step-Up" award winner.

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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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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
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Sinkholes
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Environmental - Contamination Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Third Party Coverage Issues