Jennifer Velazco is a Partner at Butler. Based out of the Tampa office, her primary practice area is Coverage Defense. Jennifer handles mostly First-Party Property Insurance Coverage defense cases, Third-Party liability, and related Extra-Contractual matters.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Florida Statute University in 2001, Jennifer worked for the Guardian Ad Litem program as a case coordinator serving and protecting the best interest of children in the foster care system. She then studied at Stetson University, where she graduated with her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson College of Law in 2005. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University School of Business that same year. While in law school, Jennifer served as the Vice-President of the Student Bar Association, co-founded Stetson’s Leadership Development Committee, and served as a judicial intern for Judge William Fuente of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich for the U.S. District for the Middle District of Florida.
After being admitted to the bar, Jennifer practiced at an insurance defense litigation firm in Tallahassee Florida where she represented several insurance carriers in first-party property disputes. Jennifer subsequently moved to Tampa and joined a highly regarded insurance defense firm as a Partner, where she continued to represent various insurance carriers in first-party-property litigation matters as well as related coverage matters.
Throughout her professional career, Jennifer has lectured throughout the State of Florida on property insurance coverage issues, including Florida first-party property insurance laws, fraud, and the adjustment of various types of claims involving fires, sinkholes, hurricanes, and floods. She has also provided in-house training to clients across the county on first-party property matters.
Jennifer is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.