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A Partner at Butler, Christopher M. Ramey practices in our Arson and Fraud, Coverage Defense, and Extra-Contractual Claims departments.  His cases cover issues including complex first-party property coverage, bad faith, and insurance fraud relating to commercial and residential properties.  Chris is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. 

Chris’ practice mainly focuses upon property losses related to windstorm, fire, sinkhole, theft, and other catastrophic perils.  He is experienced in defending extra-contractual claims including first-party bad faith actions.  Chris frequently litigates complex first-party property coverage and extra-contractual matters and has experience doing so in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana courts. 

Chris is admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.  He has extensive experience in multi-week trials in Florida state court, Florida federal court, and Louisiana and appellate experience in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. 

Chris joined the firm shortly after earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law in 2007.  While in law school, Chris served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard B. Orfinger at the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, Florida and also attended the University of Oxford in Summer 2006.  Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Florida in 2004. 

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Courts

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

Experiences

American Home Assurance Co. v. Sebo, 141 So.3d 195 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013)

Media

Rising Star Christopher Ramey

Congratulations to Partner Christopher Ramey for being a Rising Star in the 2021 Super Lawyers list! Super Lawyers is a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.They have also designated our Rising Stars for those attorneys who are 40 years and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Star selections are ...

Damage By Multiple Perils

Partner Christopher Ramey and Brandon L. Sipple of Chubb presented "Damage by Multiple Perils" for the PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo in Indiana, IN on April 1 and 3, 2019. This presentation: Identified common losses involving multiple causes of loss and their associated exclusions Examined coverage nuances, including the efficient proximate cause and concurrent cause...

Plrb Claims Conference- Damage By Multiple Perils

Check out Chris Ramey and Chubb's Coverage Director, Brandon Sipple, at the PLRB Claims Conference that addressed the "Damage by Multiple Perils" in a presentation. They went over:  Identify multiple causes of loss and associated exclusions  Examine coverage nuances including the efficient proximate cause and concurrent cause doctrines where applicable  Evaluate potential changes in p...

Tampa 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. The Firm's Community Service Com...

Plrb Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

Chris Ramey spoke at the 2016 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo on April 17 - 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Chris' topic was “Adjusting Catastrophic Time Element Losses.”...

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Plrb Claims Conference

Christopher Ramey presented a workshop at the PLRB 2015 Claims Conference entitled, "Adjusting Catastrophic Time Element Losses."   ...

Square Pegs In Round Holes: When The Adjustment Process Meets The Evidence Code

If given the chance, most property adjusters would skip the aspect of their job involving litigation. Avoiding lawyers, depositions, and, of course, trials would alleviate much stress. Unfortunately, dealing with lawyers and litigation is an unavoidable job hazard for most adjusters. Insurance Bad Faith...

Arbitrary And Capricious

This is one of a series of articles originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 22, #24, page 39 (April 23, 2009). © 2009 [Editor's Note: Christopher M. Ramey is an associate with the law firm of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP. His practice centers around the litigation of first-party property coverage and bad faith issues. This commentary, other than the quot...

Ripe For Campbell Review: A Florida Uninsured Motorist Claimant’s Statutory Right To Recover Excess Verdict Damages In A Bad Faith Action

This is one of a series of articles under the by line “Butler on Bad Faith” originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 21, #18, page 29 (January 22, 2008). [Editor's Note: J. Pablo Caceres is a partner with the law firm of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, with offices in Charlotte, Miami, Mobile, Tallahassee, and Tampa. He litigates a broad range of first a...

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