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Hobie Hind is a master at multitasking efficiently. A Partner in the Dallas office, he practices in Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery department where he is the Practice Group Leader for the Firm. Hobie handles claims ranging from smaller equipment losses to large-scale industrial events. With over 22 years of experience litigating larger commercial market/quota share subrogation matters, resolving product liability and material failure claims, and navigating complex wildfire cases while partnering with other Subrogation law firms, Hobie is a trusted leader in the Subrogation industry. Hobie’s aim is not only to be a great partner within Butler, but also a contributor to the collective efforts of those in the Subrogation field whose goal is to make the industry stronger.

It’s no surprise that Hobie became an attorney; it’s in his blood. Having a District Attorney as a father, Hobie recalls fond memories of spending time in the court room watching his dad work. From an extremely young age, Hobie saw and understood the process of law from start to finish, and spent countless hours in the courtroom watching his dad try cases. With a lifetime of first-hand experience, Hobie’s ability to synthesize information quickly while providing the most economically efficient advice is of utmost value to his clients. Hobie attributes this ability to his studies and achievement of his Economics degree.

Admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia, Texas, and Florida, Hobie has handled cases throughout the United States, recently moving with his family to Texas, where much of Butler’s Subrogation work now arises. He is the Firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Practice Area leader and speaks regularly at many subrogation industry events. Hobie is also an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and served as the chair for the 2010 NASP Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas, as well as on the NASP Board of Directors from 2012-2015.

Hobie gladly supports the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation which spreads autism awareness and initiatives around the community (and for everyone who knows Hobie, there must be a golf connection!) He also participates in Firm-wide events such as the Happy Hope Foundation, where he assembled goody bags filled with fun activities and necessities for children who have extended hospital stays.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Texas

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Georgia State College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)

Courts

  • Florida Courts (State and Federal)
  • Georgia Courts (State and Federal)
  • Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • Texas Courts (State and Federal)

Experiences

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Hobie has handled every type of subrogation case that would ever cross a subrogation professional’s desk. From smaller 5 and 6 figure homeowner fire losses to massive 9 figure warehouse losses and every point in between, that is the focus of Hobie’s practice. Recently, more of his practice has been spent on “market share” commercial losses (of every type, including dry and wet system accidental activations, metal halide light fires, industrial explosions, wildfires and similar claims). Much of the work Hobie intakes from clients is “program subrogation work” where he will assist the adjusters for a company to manage their subro inventory with spreadsheets and instant analysis with the independent adjuster assigned to that claim to manage the costs on each file, and especially to insure expenses are not wasted on subro referrals with no potential for recovery.

Media

Everything I Needed To Become An Effective Subrogation Lawyer I Learned Playing Golf

Partner Hobie Hind presented "Everything I Needed to Become an Effective Subrogation Lawyer I Learned Playing Golf" at the NASP 2019 Subrogation Litigation: Skills & Management Conference. This conference was held in Rancho Mirage, CA at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa on March 28—29...

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Preparing a Subrogation Claims Rep for Deposition

Hobart Hind hosted a NASP webinar, "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Preparing a Subrogation Claims Rep for Deposition." Hobart discussed all steps that a subrogation or claims representative can take to make his or her deposition easier during the pendency of the claim. He also discussed "best practices" for the deposition itself and how to make the deposition a selling point fo...

Nasp 2017 Conference – Hiding In Plain Sight: Finding Recoveries In Claims Where It Might Not Be So Obvious

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Justin Debenedectis , presented in Austin, TX at the NASP 2017 Conference on the topic of "Hiding in Plain Sight:  Finding Recoveries in Claims Where It Might Not Be So Obvious". Many claims in the Subro Universe are obvious.  This presentation did not address those situations.  Instead, this presentation talked about some n...

NASP Webinar – The Amazon Conundrum: Developing Litigation Strategies against an Online Company That is Trying Very Hard to not be Responsible for the $150,000,000,000 Worth of Products it Distributes Every Year

Hobie Hind will be hosting a NASP Webinar on Thursday, October 26th at 1:00 PM EST. The topic is "The Amazon Conundrum: Developing Litigation Strategies against an Online Company That is Trying Very Hard to not be Responsible for the $150,000,000,000 Worth of Products it Distributes Every Year".  As society shifts away from the “brick and mortar” retail experience to e-commerce, there has b...

Nasp 2017 Subrogation Litigation: Skills And Management Conference – Concrete Solutions To Construction Defect Ethical Dilemmas

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Phil Carroll presented in Scottsdale, AZ at NASP 2017 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference on the topic of "Concrete Solutions to Construction Defect Ethical Dilemmas"....

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18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference – Effective Managment Of Complex Catastrophe Claims

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Bruce Barnes, Philip Ambrose, and Amy Boggss, presented in Orlando, FL at the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of "Effective Managment of Complex Catastrophe Claims" on January 29, 2017. ...

Damages Proof In Subrogation Cases

This article originally appeared in Property Casualty 360. Legal opinions may vary when based on subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. In the past few years, savvy defense lawyers have taken a more inquisitive approach on the valuation of subrogation damages across all lines of insurance. Gone are the days of assuming the damages must be right because no carrier wants to pay more than...

Managing Subrogation In A Brave New Market Share World (Or, How To Avoid The 100 Yard Dash For People With No Sense Of Direction…)

Hobie Hind presented a Continuing Education Credit presentation on May 25, 2016. Hobie’s topic was “Managing Subrogation in a Brave New Market Share World (or, How To Avoid The 100 Yard Dash For People With No Sense of Direction…)”...

Nasp 2016 Subrogation Litigation: Skills And Management Conference

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire presented at the NASP 2016 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference on April 7, 2016. Hobie and Matt's topic was "My Ethics v. Your Ethics: When the Expert & Attorney Obligations Diverge."...

Subrogating Market Share Claims

Hobie Hind (Tampa) and Dean S. Rauchwerger (Chicago) of Butler's subrogation department presented a continuing education seminar on "Subrogating Market Share Claims" on September 17, 2015.  This program was delivered to a global insurer, providing commercial property and casualty insurance.  Hobie and Dean discussed the dynamics and many nuances of effectively developing market share recovery cl...

Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Hobie Hind spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Tuesday, November 11th, he presented, "Ethics and Private Data:  Are You and Your Vendors Doing Enough?"...

Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Hobie Hind spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Monday, November 10th, he presented, "HVAC Systems and Building Losses:  The Trickle Down Theory of Recovery."...

Nasp 2014 Litigation Skills Conference

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire spoke at the NASP 2014 Litigation Skills Conference on April 10 — April 11, 2014. The topic was "Using Exhibits Effectively When Arguing, Mediating and Negotiating."...

“Texas Damages”

In Property Subrogation, one of the most difficult damages situations to deal with is a commercial loss where older equipment is destroyed and that equipment is integral to the operation of a facility.  Oftentimes, the business decision is made to replace used equipment (which may not have a fair market value in the marketplace) with new equipment, to minimize the downtime and the associated busi...

“How To Succeed At Subrogation (…But You Do Have To Try!)”

Success in Subrogation can be measured in many ways, and depends greatly on what type of business is at issue for the underlying recovery claim.  There can be different strategies for each type of subrogation claim (Property is different from Health Care which is different from Workers Comp which is different from Auto) but there are some universals, and we will try to discuss those here. Recogn...

Nasp’s 2013 Annual Conference

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire spoke at the NASP 2013 National Conference on November 3, 2013, in San Diego, CA. The topic was "Subro and Cyber Security."...

Rimkus 10th Annual Seminar

Hobie Hind spoke at Rimkus' 10th Annual Seminar on June 19, 2013 in Tampa, FL.  The presentation was titled, "Proving Products Liability Subrogation Cases: The Bar Has Been Raised."...

Plrb Claims Conference

Hobie spoke at the PLRB 2012 Claims Conference. The topic was, "Property Trends in Subrogation."...

What Nearly Two Decades As A Subrogation Attorney Has Taught Me About Product Safety

This article was originally published in the Subrogator, a publication by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Spring/Summer, 2012. © Copyright 2012 by NASP. All rights reserved. Republished by Butler with permission from NASP. The other day when I was asked to write an article about "product safety" I pondered how to best approach this.  As we all know, what is or is not a ...

Made-Whole Interpretations Leave Insurers Feeling Empty

There is a growing trend among state courts to interpret the made-whole doctrine in ways that have the potential to make it very difficult for insurers to effectively exercise their subrogation rights.  In recent years, state courts’ decisions have increasingly created hurdles for insurers to overcome before they are able to actively pursue recovery for payments made to their insured.  These r...

Hobie Hind Elected to the Nasp Board of Directors

The firm is pleased to announce that as of November 2011 Hobart M. Hind, a partner in the Firm's Subrogation and Recovery Department, will be a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)....

2010 Annual Conference Committee Report

NASP's 12th Annual Conference, being held November 7-10 at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Can you believe it is less than two months away?!?! The Grapevine is a world-class facility located just outside Dallas. Just like in years past, this year's Conference will be a topnotch showcase for some of the best educational presentations the industry has to offer, no ...

Arbitration Of Construction Defect Claims

This article was originally published in NASP's Subrogator Spring/Summer 2010 publication. © 2010.  Reprinted by permission. Arbitration Forums, Inc. and Construction Defects Claim Managers Associations (CDCMA) have begun a new joint project to develop a special arbitration forum related to certain construction defect claims. This joint project is intended to develop awareness that certain ty...

Forcing The Issue: Virginia Courts Begin To Expand Recoveries In Tort Between Parties To A Contract

This article was originally published in the Subrogator, a publication by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Fall 2004, Page 140. © Copyright 2004 by NASP. All rights reserved. Republished by Butler with permission from NASP.   The Traditional Rule When subrogating against an adverse party having a contractual relationship with your insured, it is routine to face the argume...

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