Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Joshua Golembe is an Associate at Butler.  He is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Joshua attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2002.  He attended Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and received a Juris Doctorate in 2006.

Joshua works in our Miami Office where he focuses on complex Civil Litigation in the following areas: bad faith, construction, crane accidents, environmental, excess coverage, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, sexual misconduct, toxic torts and trucking cases.

He is AV-Preeminent rated from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Joshua has also served as the Past-Chairperson for The Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “11-P.”


  • District of Columbia
  • Florida


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Graduate of the 41st Annual Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (I.A.D.C.)


  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
July 07, 2013 PUBLICATIONLow Liability vs. High Demand: Overcoming the Aggressive Plaintiff Attorney's Delusions of Grandeur for Policy Limits" Primerus Corporate Client e-Newsletter,

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January 01, 2010 PUBLICATION"Alien Smuggling: Do Not Be an Alien to the Law!" Florida Defender, Volume 23, No. 3, Fall 2010

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Court Decisions


Lee Memorial Health System v. Progressive Select Ins. Co. arises from an automobile accident when Ruben Gallegos was struck by a car and injured.  Mr. Gallegos received hospital care from the Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS).  LMHS ultimately recorded two liens regarding the services rendered to Mr. Gallegos.  The driver of the car who struck Mr. Gallegos was insured by Progressive and MGA Insurance Company.  Mr. Gallegos ultimately signed and delivered a release to Progressive to settle his claim.

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June 03, 2019 NEWSSuper Lawyers 2019

The 2019 Super Lawyer's List is here, and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars at Butler!

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May 31, 2018 NEWSSuper Lawyers 2018

The 2018 Super Lawyer's List is here, and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

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June 29, 2017 NEWSThe 2017 Super Lawyers List is here!

Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, has selected multiple Butler attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in their area of practice. View our attorneys who are on the 2017 Super Lawyers List:

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • CGL
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Property
  • Premises Liability