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A Partner at Butler, David J. Maldoff practices in our Coverage Defense department, where he applies his extensive First-Party coverage experience. David has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2004 and is based in our Tampa office.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, and the Northern District of Florida.

David received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1999, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003.

David primarily focuses on the defense of First-Party Property coverage claims and lawsuits brought by homeowners, condominium associations, and businesses, many of which involve multi-million dollar exposure.  He is equipped to handle all types of property claims, with a focus on claims involving  collapse, sinkholes, windstorm and the presence of Chinese drywall.

David has shared his knowledge of Chinese drywall coverage issues at seminars conducted by the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) and Harris Martin Publishing.  He has also presented at PLRB regarding post-loss duties and has given in-house presentations to carriers and third party administrators on a broad range of topics.  David takes great pride in being organized, working efficiently and responding to clients in a timely manner.

David believes in the importance of giving back. He believes in the impact it has on both the community and volunteers. As Butler’s Community Service Committee Chair, David helps bring purpose to the firm through meaningful service projects, and promotes strong team work through shared efforts.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

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

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)

Media

2020 Seniors Awarded Laptops From Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig

For the fifth year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has celebrated the achievements of high school seniors across the country through our CTRL Your Future Laptop Contest. This year’s laptop contest however, has been especially meaningful in the need and impact it has had on the recipients. In a year that is typically marked by milestones, like prom, graduation and college acceptance letter...

2019 Happy Hope Box Event

Butler is proud to work with the Message of Hope Foundation to help children who are enduring ongoing treatments across the U.S. Watch the video below to learn more: [embed]https://youtu.be/11a80ud-TvU[/embed] The members of the Community Service Committee wishes to thank all of the attorneys and staff members who volunteered their time in this year’s Butler wide service project, The Happy Ho...

Butler Awards 8 laptops for the 2019 CTRL Your Future Contest

For the fourth year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop wi...

When Wind Winds Up Damaging Your Windows

David Maldoff presented "When Wind Winds Up Damaging Your Windows" for the 2019 Windstorm Insurance Conference in Orlando, FL on January 29, 2019. This presentation explored what is required for a full and complete investigation as to wind damage to windows....

CTRL Your Future 2018 Laptop

For the third year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop wit...

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Butler Builds a Future for Families with Habitat for Humanity

On Saturday, November 18th, the sun was just rising over Tampa Bay when the Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig team pulled up to West Warren Street in Tampa. They huddled into the driveway eager to hear the tasks they would complete on their community service day with Habitat for Humanity. Their mission was to help put the finishing touches on a house that would soon belong to a single mother with 5 chi...

Butler Donates $5,000 for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig was honored to receive this generous thank you from the Rays Baseball Foundation for our $5,000 donation towards Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Butler’s donation was used to fly supplies to Puerto Rico to aid the victims of the devastating Category 5 hurricane. ...

CTRL Your Future

For the second year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop wi...

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...

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...

Chicago Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Chicago winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Kimberly Ross presented the award to Aide Briseno, a senior at Lake View High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to commun...

Miami Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Miami winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Eric Zivitz presented the award to Rebecca Gomez, a senior at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will attend the University of Florida in the fall. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize d...

Philadelphia Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Philadelphia winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Rich Gable and Maryanne Milligan presented the award to Jillian Leca, a senior at Penn Treaty High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibite...

Charlotte Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Charlotte winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Peter Vogt presented the award to Jordan Polk, a senior at West Charlotte High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will attend Winston Salem State University in the Fall of 2016. The Firm's Community Service Committee, under the leadership of David Maldoff, enacted t...

Butler’s First “Step-Up” Award Furthers Commitment to Service

Service to the community at large remains one of Butler's most valued commitments. Recently, the fantastic work by the Firm's Community Service Committee, under the leadership of David Maldoff, has selected a winner of the first "Butler Step-Up Award". This award will be given to selected high school seniors in each city where the Firm has an office. Deserving students who have exhibited a comm...

Plrb Claims Conference

David Maldoff spoke at PLRB's 2013 Claims Conference in Boston on March 17, 2013.  David's topic was, "Insured's Duties in the Event of Loss or Damage."...

Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference 2011

David spoke at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference. Steve spoke at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference. The topic was, "Status of Insurance Coverage Cases - Pollution Exclusion and Manifestation of Damages."...

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