Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Tracy A. Jurgus is a Senior Associate at Butler.  She works in our Miami office, focusing her practice on First-Party Property Coverage matters, including Arson and Fraud claims.  Although she focuses primarily on property damage claims, she also handles claims involving bodily injury.

Tracy litigates in both state and federal courts, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for both the Middle and Southern districts of Florida.

Before joining the firm in 2011, Tracy was an Associate Attorney at a downtown Miami law firm where she litigated cases involving automobile negligence and premises liability.  Tracy was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers - Florida Edition magazine, 2010 through 2011. Tracy also served as the Senior Acquisitions Editor for DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar.

After earning her Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2000, she attended the University of Miami School of Law where she completed a Master of Laws in Taxation.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Loyola University Chicago in 1997.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Illinois

Recognitions

  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers - Florida Edition, 2010

Education

  • Loyola University
    Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Miami
    Master of Laws in Taxation

Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP)
  • The Florida Bar

Blog Posts

May 24, 2017 BLOG POSTThe D.C. Court of Appeals Just Scrapped the Drone Registry and May Have Also Turned Homeowners Insurers into Aviation Insurers

Model-aircraft hobbyist John Taylor didn’t want to register his model aircraft with the FAA pursuant to the newly created drone registry. So he took on the FAA, challenging new regulations aimed at unmanned aircraft registration and flight restrictions.

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Events

June 06, 2018 EVENTFiFEC Annual Conference - Law and Ethics Update 5-260 and Fraud and Misrepresentation

Alan Nisberg, Tracy Jurgus, and Mohammad Mubarak from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig will be presenting at the FIFEC Annual Conference on June 6-8, 2018, in Orlando, FL, on the topics of "Law and Ethics Update 5-620” and “Fraud and Misrepresentation." 

This class provides the necessary credit for adjuster licensing through a comprehensive overview of Florida laws, regulations, licensing, and ethics in claims handling, subrogation and liability updates, and an overview of Florida law on bad faith and fraud/ misrepresentations in insurance claims and litigation.

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June 08, 2016 EVENTLaws, Regulation, & Ethics in Claims Handling: Subrogation, Liability & First Party

2016 Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Conference

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News

March 08, 2018 NEWSInternational Women's Day

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."

-Sheryl Sanberg

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Arson
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Coverage - Business Owner's
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Property
  • Fraud
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Insurance Fraud