Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Shaheen Nouri is an Associate Attorney with our Tampa, Florida office. Shaheen’s practice areas include first-party property and coverage defense, extra-contractual claim defense, and assignment of benefits litigation. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Shaheen has authored several articles on topics within his practice areas, including proposals for settlement, offers of judgment, claim appraisal, and the evolving case law surrounding the same.

Shaheen earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law where he received the Walter Mann Award, Phi Delta Phi Honors, and the Reiter Scholarship for Excellence in Advocacy.

Shaheen also served as a judicial law clerk intern for Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, as well as the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Prior to joining Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Shaheen worked for the Office of the Attorney General.


  • Florida


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Political Science


  • Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida
  • Shriner's & Shriner's Hospitals for Children
  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court


  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Court Decisions

Blog Posts

November 14, 2019 BLOG POST"Slow and Steady" or "Fast and Furious": Repeated Seepage or Leakage Policy Exclusion Prevails

A recent ruling in a U.S. District Court in Missouri may suggest a new path for policy exclusions based on “continuous or repeated seepage or leakage of water.”...

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August 13, 2019 BLOG POSTThe Evolving Limitations on Appraisers in Florida: Analyzing State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Sanders

Appraisers are frequently involved in Florida property claims.  Accordingly, Florida courts continue to refine the roles and limitations with respect to appraisers and the appraisal process as a whole...

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Recently, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held that for purposes of determining the timeliness of a proposal for settlement, the complaint is considered served on the insurer when process is served upon the statutory agent, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, and not when process is forwarded by the Chief Financial Officer to the insurer.  Markovits v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 235 So. 3d 1018 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018) rehr’g denied (Feb. 5, 2018).

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