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Samantha P. Wuschke is an Associate at Butler’s Tallahassee office, practicing in third-party coverage, first-party property coverage, extra-contractual claims, and liability. With a background in complex litigation, commercial disputes, appeals, and a range of insurance matters, she brings a wealth of experience to her practice.

Samantha is a Fellow for the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar and actively engages in pro bono appellate representation through the Defending Best Interest Program. Additionally, she is a Private Barrister Member of the American Inns of Court for the First District Court of Appeals and regularly attends its meetings.


  • Florida


  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor
  • Florida State University
    Bachelor of Science
    Bachelor of Arts


Scheduling, Compliance, and Liaison Tasks under the Professional Services Exclusion

Although a construction manager’s scheduling and liaison responsibilities do not require specialized training, such tasks may be sufficiently related to the actor’s other roles to be excluded from coverage under a liability policy’s Professional Services exclusion, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held. In Colony Insurance Company v. Coastal Construction Management, LLC, et ...

Federal Court Applying Alabama Law Finds That Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Failure-to-disclose Action

The duties to defend and indemnify arise out of an insurer’s contract with its insured. It is a commonly accepted principle under Alabama law that an insurer's duties to defend and indemnify are separate and distinct. Indeed, a finding by a court that an insurer is obligated to defend its insured against the allegations in an underlying complaint does not mean that it must also indemnify its ins...

Insurers May be on-the-hook for Pre-Suit Attorney’s Fees, but Can Avoid Them by Considering Pre-Suit Settlement

  Tendering policy limits to an insured in response to a Notice of Intent to Litigate, under section 627.70152, Florida Statutes (2021), precludes insureds from recovering pre-suit attorney’s fees from their property insurers in a subsequently filed litigation for the same claim. The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that plaintiffs are not entitled to attorney’s fees if a...

Welcome Wednesday July 2023

We want to extend a warm welcome to our newest attorneys Ray Ayres, Amy Fuertes, Jamal McBroom, Samantha Wuschke, and Ashley Powell. Click their bios above to learn more about them....

Samantha Wuschke