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Sydney Broom is an attorney in Butler’s Tampa Office assisting with subrogation recovery.

She was born in Gainesville, Florida, but raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson Law, Sydney clerked for all three years, gaining experience in subrogation recovery, first-party property coverage claims, and general civil litigation.


  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


New York Court Emphasizes the Importance of Notice in Subrogation

An insurer generally acquires its insured’s rights against tortfeasors through subrogation. But what happens if the insured enters into a settlement and releases the responsible third party? Does the release extinguish the insurer’s subrogation claims? Like most answers to legal questions, it depends. Whether an insured’s release of a third party is binding against a subrogating insurer var...

When the “Made Whole” Doctrine Isn’t a Defense to Subrogation

In some jurisdictions, the “made-whole” doctrine requires insured parties to be made whole before an insurance carrier may recover from a third-party as a subrogee. Every so often, a tortfeasor will argue this doctrine as a defense to a subrogation claim. When this happens, subrogation attorneys are left to argue that the “made-whole” doctrine relates to claims between the insured and its ...

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