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As a Partner at Butler, John W. Weihmuller practices in our Tampa office. He primarily focuses in the areas of Extra-Contractual and Insurance Coverage. His specialties include bad faith litigation and complex coverage disputes.

Currently, John is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He frequently lectures on the topics of insurance claims handling and coverage litigation, and bad faith. He has also provided information to, and testified before the Florida legislative committees regarding bad faith legislation and reform in Florida, and worked with the American Insurance Association on the issues of bad faith litigation and reform.

John earned his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Valparaiso University. During law school, he served as executive editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review, and was a team and board member of the National Moot Court Team. He joined Butler in 1984, the same year he graduated from law school.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • Valparaiso University
    Bachelor of Science
  • Valparaiso University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)
  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Media

Recognizing the Best Lawyers in America

Please join us in congratulating our Partners for being recognized on "The Best Lawyers in America" list for 2021. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, their publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most ...

Super Lawyers 2019

The 2019 Super Lawyer's List is here and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars at Butler! Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, has selected multiple Butler attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in their area of practice. They have also designated our Rising Stars for those attorney...

Super Lawyers 2018

The 2018 Super Lawyer's List is here, and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars at Butler! Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, has selected multiple Butler attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in their area of practice. They have also designated our Rising Stars for those attorneys...

The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition

The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition is finally here! The Best Lawyers list is compiled by peer-review surveys that leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers. The process of this award is as follows: nomination, peer review, analysis of feedback, eligibility check, and then the release of the Best Lawyers in Florida....

The 2017 Super Lawyers List is Here!

The 2017 Super Lawyers List is here! Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, has selected multiple Butler attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in their area of practice. View our attorneys who are on the 2017 Super Lawyers List: A complete list of our "Super Lawyers" is available here  ...

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Fdcc 2012 Winter Meeting

John spoke at the FDCC 2012 Winter Meeting's Section Program....

Florida Chamber Of Commerce 5th Annual Insurance Summit

John spoke at the Florida Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Insurance Summit in Orlando. The topic was, "Bad Faith: The Trial Bar's Tort Tax on Consumers."...

John Weihmuller Testified Before a Workshop of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida Senate

John Weihmuller testified before the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing considering SB 1592 which would significantly alter third-party common law "bad faith" in Florida. The bill was passed out of committee by a vote of four to three. LINK TO SB 1592 ...

The Current State Of Comparative Bad Faith

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. 16, #24, p. 32 (April 16, 2003). © Copyright Butler 2003.  I. Does the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Go Both Ways? In most every jurisdiction, the basis for a claim of insurer bad faith is the recognition of a duty of good faith and fai...

The Duty Of Good Faith: Continuing Into Litigation

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. 13, #12, p. 17 (October 19, 1999). © Copyright Butler 1999. First-party bad faith cases are typically based on conduct or events (e.g., settlement offers, investigations and evaluations) occurring during the time period after a claim is made bu...

Multiple Claims Exceeding The Policy Limits

This is one of a series of articles under the by line "Butler on Bad Faith" originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Bad Faith, Vol. 13, #8, p. 22 (Aug. 17, 1999). Copyright Butler 1999. When courts and state legislatures expand the duties owed by liability insurers to insureds there is a commensurate expansion of the grounds for extracontractual claims. One area of expansion has been ...

Attacking The Consent Judgment: Corralling The Horse That Gets Out Of The Barn

Defense Research Institute, 1993 (Steve Rawls as an uncredited author with John Weihmuller)  http://www.dri.org...

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