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Of Counsel at Butler, Sean P. Ravenel practices in Large Loss Subrogation and Self-Insured Recovery. He brings his knowledge and experience to many types of cases, including material failures, hurricane losses, heavy equipment claims, trucking, product liability, and construction defect. He is adept at handling complex multi-party subrogation matters.

Sean’s prior work experience includes service in the United States Marine Corps and working with the U.S. Department of State. Sean also served as an intern at the Florida Supreme Court while attending law school.

Sean practices primarily in Florida. However, beyond the state of Florida, Sean also handles losses and claims across the country, including in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, and other parts of the Southeast.

Sean regularly gives presentations on subrogation and recovery topics, such as investigation techniques and litigation strategies. He speaks to various industry professionals, sharing his valuable knowledge and insights gained from working extensively in this practice.

He is also the author of several articles published by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, The Federal Lawyer, and the Florida Bar News. His pieces address a diverse range of topics from professionalism in legal education to changes to the laws impacting recovery in various jurisdictions.


  • Florida


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell


  • University of Laverne
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Florida Bar Association (FBA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • The Order of Barristers (OOB)


  • Florida Courts (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)
  • Florida State Courts



Join Partner Sean Ravenel and co-presenter Justin Grammer as they present for the 2021 NASP Annual Conference. This presentation will take place on November 8, 2021. This session will educate participants on the origins and causes of roof collapses and how to spot, and preserve, subrogation opportunities. The session will detail how roof collapses are investigated, including examples of how techn...

Roof Collapse Investigations and Causes

Sean Ravenel, Of Counsel, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP and Justin Grammer, P.E., District Manager presented the one-hour continuing education webinar, "Roof Collapse - Investigation and Causes" on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 11 am ET/ 8 am PT.    Roof Collapse – Investigation and Causes is a one-hour course designed to educate participants on the origins and causes of roof collapses. The...

Roof Collapse – Investigation and Causes

Partner Sean Ravenel and co-presenter Justin Grammer (Rimkus) presented "Roof Collapse - Investigation and Causes" for the Atlanta Claims Adjuster's Association Meeting on March 18, 2021. This one-hour course educated participants on the origins and causes of roof collapses, the use of modern investigation techniques, and how to spot subrogation opportunities. The course detailed how roof collapse...

Windstorm Insurance Conference – How To Maximize Claim Recovery For Insureds And Carriers

Sean Ravenel from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of "How to Maximize Claim Recovery for Insureds and Carriers". Subrogation claims are a fast-growing trend in claim recovery. This presentation focused on how both the insurer and the insured can maximize their recovery in the situation where a third party may be responsible ...

Florida Again Rejects The Sutton Rule

 This article was originally published in NASP's Subrogator Spring/Summer 2010 publication. © 2010.  Reprinted by permission. State Specific | Florida In Florida, like nearly all jurisdictions, an insurer may not pursue subrogation against its own insured. But when a tenant causes damage to its landlord's property, is the tenant treated as a presumptive "co-insured" under the landlord's prop...

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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...

The Contagion Of Example: Attacking The Root Of The Problem In Lawyer Professionalism

This article was originally published in “The Federal Lawyer,” Nov/Dec 2002, Volume 49, Number Ten, Page 31. © Copyright 2002 by the Federal Bar Association. All rights reserved. Republished by Butler with permission from the Federal Bar Association.   Now is the time to stop talking and start acting! In the legal professionalism debate, many scholars hope, through their own unique contrib...

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