Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

As a Senior Associate at Butler, Laura A. Turbe-Capaz has been with our firm’s Tampa office since 2007. She practices primarily in the areas of third-party liability, coverage defense, and extra-contractual claims.

Laura received her Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2004. While attending law school, Laura earned the Elizabeth M. Leeman Award for best student work in the Stetson Law Review. She served as an Articles and Symposia Editor for the Stetson Law Review and authored Florida's Inconsistent Use of the Best Interests of the Child Standard, 33 Stetson L. Rev. 369. In addition, Laura served as a federal judicial intern to the Honorable Mark Pizzo of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Laura served as a judicial staff attorney for the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, Florida, which allowed her the opportunity to gain appellate experience as well as significant knowledge regarding the inner workings of the judiciary.


  • Florida


  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • The Florida Bar
May 23, 2013 PUBLICATIONIs The Bad Faith Claim A Part Of The Package?

In an effort to create yet another way to present a claim for bad faith against an insurance company, plaintiff attorneys have been submitting ‘‘package deal'' demands on behalf of multiple claimants who have all incurred damages as a result of the same occurrence.

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December 23, 2010 PUBLICATIONDoes Policy Reformation Create A Retroactive Bad-Faith Claim?

[Editor's Note: Laura A. Turbe-Capaz is a senior associate in the Tampa office of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, which also has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Mobile, Tallahassee, and Miami. She is an experienced trial attorney in the firm's Extra-Contractual, Third-Party Coverage, and Liability Departments. Copyright#2011 by Laura A. Turbe-Capaz. Responses are welcome.] 

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • General Liability - Coverage
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Coverage - Personal Injury
  • Coverage - Property
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Bad Faith
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Coverage - First Party Property