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Events | I’ve Heard It Both Ways: A Debate Regarding What Subrogation Practices Really Are “Best” Practices

Nov 04, 2020 | By Jessica Skarin

Join Partner Jessica Skarin and co-presenters Vivian Conley, Dustin Looser, and Annette Tarquinio as they present for the 2020 CLM…

Events | Evaluating and Negotiating Complex Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

Oct 28, 2020 | By David Krouk

Join Partner David Krouk as he presents “Evaluating and Negotiating Complex Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death Claims” for the PLRB…

Events | From Cunningham to Coblentz – the Pros and Cons of Consent Judgments

Oct 27, 2020 | By David Krouk

Join Partner David Krouk as he presents “From Cunningham to Coblentz – the Pros and Cons of Consent Judgments” for…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associate

Oct 16, 2020 | By Nicolas Pazos

Please join us in congratulating Nicolas Pazos for becoming our latest Senior Associate! Nicolas practices in our First-Party Property Coverage…

News | Welcome Wednesday – Vanessa Francois

Oct 07, 2020 | By Vanessa Francois

We extend a warm welcome to Vanessa Francois, the newest member to join our Butler family! Click her picture to…

Events, Webinars | Federal Court Jurisdiction: Removal Complexities and Common Pitfalls to Avoid in the Process

Oct 07, 2020 | By Troy Seibert, Maxwell Stape

Join Partner Troy Seibert and attorney Maxwell Stape as they present a webinar titled “Federal Court Jurisdiction: Removal Complexities and…

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News | STEP Award – Tamarra Maurasse

Oct 02, 2020

The firm is pleased to announce that Tamarra Maurasse, one of our Firm Trainers, is the next recipient of the…

News | Welcome Wednesday – September 23

Sep 23, 2020 | By Jonathan Kernizan, Christina Henry

We extend a warm welcome to Christina Henry and Jonathan Kernizan, the newest members to join our Butler family! Click…

eALERTS, News | MWE Investments Recalls Westinghouse Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 18, 2020

This recall involves Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generators and Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Portable Generators with manufacture dates…

Events | From AOBs to Bad Faith – Past and Potential Legislation

Oct 06, 2020 | By Matthew Lavisky

Join Partner Matthew Lavisky and co-presenter Michael Beltran (Ansa Assuncao LLP) as they present “From AOBs to Bad Faith: Past…

Events, Webinars | Butler Presents COVID-19 Insurance Litigation Update / Forensic Investigation of Subrogation Claims During COVID-19

Oct 01, 2020 | By Aaron Jacobs, K. Clark Schirle

Join us as we feature 2 amazing CE Webinars back to back on October 1, 2020. I want to register…

Events, Webinars | Appellate Writs, Motion Practice and Sanctions Issues Under Florida and Texas Law

Sep 16, 2020 | By Carol Rooney

Board Certified Appellate Attorney, Carol Rooney, presents her second appellate webinar for 2020 – Appellate Writs, Motion Practice and Sanctions Issues…

eALERTS, News | Royal Gourmet Recalls Deluxe Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Wayfair.com

Sep 11, 2020

This recall involves Royal Gourmet Patio 2-Burner deluxe gas grills. It has a porcelain cast iron firebox that houses two…

News | Welcome Wednesday – September 9

Sep 09, 2020 | By Jenaleigh Castano

We extend a warm welcome to Jenaleigh Castano, the newest member to join our Butler family! Click her picture to…

News | Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch

Aug 28, 2020 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., Kristina Cucinotta, Lauren Lief Feldman, Thomas Hodges, Erin Isdell, D. Grayson Kelly, Nicia Mejia, Eric Noble, Thais Passerieu, Samantha Satish, Michael Schaub, Jessica Stillwell, Chad Sweeting, James Walsh, Michael Wolfer

Please join us in congratulating our attorneys for their inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch….

News | Recognizing the Best Lawyers in America

Aug 27, 2020 | By Kathy Maus, W. Douglas Berry, William (Bill) Lewis, John Weihmuller

Please join us in congratulating our Partners for being recognized on “The Best Lawyers in America” list for 2021. Recognition…

News | Welcome Wednesday – August 26

Aug 26, 2020 | By Weston Mumme, Brigette Perl

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click their pictures to read more…

eALERTS, News | Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Aug 20, 2020

This recall involves Pier 1 Imports’ three-wick Halloween candles in the scents ‘Scary Black Cherry’ and ‘Death by Chocolate.’ The…

News | Welcome to the Firm!

Aug 19, 2020 | By Kristen Schalter, Mindi Friedman, Adam Masef

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click the pictures to read more…

Events | INSURANCE POLICY CONDITIONS: Tools for Solid Claim Investigation

Aug 13, 2020 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Timothy Engelbrecht presented for the Southern Loss Association’s CE Seminar on August 13, 2020. This presentation discussed using insurance…

eALERTS, News | Intertex Recalls Blowers Due To Fire Hazard

Aug 13, 2020

This recall involves several models of centrifugal and axial blowers sold under the B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire brands. …

Events | Abrahama Shakfeh – Panelist For Florida Bar Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Aug 08, 2020 | By Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh will be presenting as a panelist for the 13th Circuit Virtual Town Hall hosted by the Florida…

News | Denise Anderson – Construction Community Advisory Board Nomination

Jul 27, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for her recent nomination to the Construction Advisory Board of the CLM. As…

News | John Garaffa Appointed To Property Insurance Law General Committee

Jul 16, 2020 | By John Garaffa

Congratulations to Partner John Garaffa for his appointment as Chair for the Property Insurance Law General Committee. This appointment will…

News | JULY – Congratulations to Our Newest Senior Associates!

Jul 15, 2020 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., Yonit Rosengarten, Scott Hefner, Jessica Stillwell, Samantha Satish

Please join us in congratulating our newest Senior Associates in our firm. We thank them for their service and commitment…

News | Butler Presents The June 2020 Step Award To The It Department

Jul 01, 2020

Butler periodically awards individuals with the STEP award – recognizing those who exemplify Service, Teamwork, Excellence and the firm’s Principles….

Events | Silent Cyber Exposure

Jun 30, 2020 | By John Garaffa

Join Partner John Garaffa and co-presenters Alexander Goecke (Envista Forensics), Jeff Pope (Starr Indemnity & Liability Company), Jorge Santeiro (FCCI…

News | Rising Star Michael Mclaughlin

Jun 11, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Congratulations to Michael McLaughlin for being a Rising Star in the 2020 Super Lawyers list! Super Lawyers is a rating…

News | Starr Brookins Appointed As Member Of Human Relations Board

Jun 08, 2020

Join us in congratulating Starr Brookins for being recently appointed by the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners to serve as…

News | Carol Rooney For The ABA Council Of Appellate Lawyers

Jun 02, 2020 | By Carol Rooney

Please join us in congratulating Partner Carol Rooney for being chosen by the American Bar Association as the Florida State…

News | Michael Mclaughlin: 40 Under 40!

Jun 02, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Join us in congratulating Michael McLaughlin for being listed as a “40 Under 40” winner for Arcadia University! Click here to…

News | Hurricane Season 2020 Begins!

Jun 01, 2020

Monday, June 1st marks the start of the 2020 Hurricane season and will last until November 30th. While forecasts call…

News | Tim Engelbrecht Featured On Ap Article For Spacex Launch

Jun 01, 2020 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Timothy Engelbrecht visited the launch site of the historic SpaceX mission where he was interviewed by the Associated Press…

News | Butler Awarded “Top Workplaces” Award By Tampa Bay Times For The 5th Year

May 05, 2020

Our employees are the strength of our business, and we are proud to be a “Top Workplace” Winner for the…

News | Butler Proud To Sponsor 2020 Sla Golf And Tennis Outing

Apr 23, 2020

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Southern Loss Association (SLA) Golf and Tennis Outing on April 23,…

News | Step Award Winner – Jennifer Huber

Mar 16, 2020

The firm is pleased to announce Jennifer Huber is the most recent recipient of the STEP Award, demonstrating Service, Teamwork,…

News | James Shaw, Jr. Elected to ACLU Chair

Mar 13, 2020 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. has been elected as Chair for the ACLU of Florida State’s Legal Panel. Please join us…

Events | William Collum 2020 FACAP Double Feature

Mar 04, 2020 | By William Collum

Senior Associate William Collum presented two classes at the 2020 FACAP Annual Arson Seminar on March 4, 2020, in Ocala,…

Events | The Do’s and Don’ts of Subrogation for Adjusters and Fire Investigators

Mar 04, 2020 | By Mary Jo Kuusela

Join Partner Mary Jo Kuusela as she presents “The Do’s and Don’ts of Subrogation for Adjusters and Fire Investigators” at…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims 2020

Feb 27, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner Denise Anderson as she and co-presenters Cynthia Romesburg (The Main Street America Group) and Robert Zaralban (SEA, Ltd.) present “13…

Events | Tales From A Building Products Trials And Challenging Expert Witnesses

Feb 20, 2020 | By Michael Montgomery

Join Partner Michael Montgomery and co-presenters Valerie Garcia (Hall & Evans, LLC) and Charles Ledbetter (American Family Insurance Co.) as…

News | Thais Passerieu Member Of Editorial Board For Hnba

Feb 05, 2020 | By Thais Passerieu

Congratulations to Thais Passerieu for being selected as part of the editorial board for Noticias, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA)…

News | Michael Wolfer – Winner Of The Inaugural Impact Award

Feb 03, 2020 | By Michael Wolfer

The production and distribution of scholarly content for the legal and insurance industry has been a critical component of Butler’s…

News | Maryanne Milligan Wins Paul Butler Award

Jan 31, 2020 | By Maryanne Milligan

Several times during the year, the firm recognizes individual employees with the STEP Award, presented to those who exemplify Service,…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates

Jan 28, 2020 | By Lauren Lief Feldman, Joshua Golembe

Please join us in congratulating Josh Golembe and Lauren Feldman for achieving the Senior Associate designation in our firm. We…

Events | Commercial Policies And Claims: Complexities And Nuances

Jan 27, 2020 | By William Collum

Presenter: William Collum Co-Presenters: Mike Giasi (Giasi Law, P.A.), Chris Glenn (Beazley USA, Managing General Agent for syndicate out of Lloyd’s, London),…

Events | The Property Insurance Adjuster’s Workflow And Processes

Jan 27, 2020 | By John Garaffa

We are excited to be a part of the Windstorm Insurance Network 2020 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The annual Windstorm Insurance…

Events | Roof Evaluations And Concerns Following A Loss

Jan 27, 2020 | By Thomas Keller

This topic provided updated information on the repairability of roofs following a storm. We discussed construction issues, proper evaluation of…

Events | The Drone Will See You Now: Law Enforcement From Above And Litigation From Below

Jan 24, 2020 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. and co-hosts Dr. S.V. Dedmon, Dr. Ryan Wallace, and Anthony Galante of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presented…

News | Butler Helps First-Responders And Community Heroes

Jan 21, 2020 | By Suzanne DeCopain, Nicia Mejia

Butler attorneys Suzanne DeCopain, Shaheen Nouri and Nicia Mijia helped out our community by providing legal service to firefighters, law…

Events | HCBA 2020 Diversity Luncheon

Jan 08, 2020 | By Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh works to help showcase the culture and diversity of the Tampa Bay area in his position as co-chair…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Partners of 2020!

Jan 01, 2020 | By Jason Lowe, T. Nicholas Goanos, Michael McLaughlin

As we move into the new year, please join us in congratulating our firm’s newest Partners!

News | Michael Mclaughlin: 40 under 40!

Jan 01, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Join us in congratulating Michael McLaughlin for being listed as a “40 Under 40” winner for Arcadia University! Arcadia University’s…

News | Step Award Winner – Terisha Marksman Bailey

Dec 30, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Terisha Marksman Bailey is the latest recipient of the STEP Award, demonstrating Service,…

News | Butler Sponsors 4th Annual Construction Defect Execusummit

Dec 10, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the 4th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit on December 10-11, 2019. This event…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims

Dec 10, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson and co-presenters Marta Brown (BMC), Susan Domanski (Construction Disputes Consultants, LLC) and La Tonya Darby (RCM&D) presented “13 Reasons…

News | Jessica Skarin Appointed Lead Chair for Subrogation Committee

Dec 06, 2019 | By Jessica Skarin

Join us in congratulating Jessica Skarin for being appointed as Lead Chair of the Subrogation Committee for the CLM.  The CLM,…

News | Butler Sponsors DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

Dec 05, 2019 | By Hudson Jones, Matthew Lavisky, Kathy Maus, Kimberly Ramey

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium on…

Events | George Mcmullin Presented At The 2019 Fire Symposium

Dec 04, 2019 | By George McMullin

Partner George McMullin presented at the 2019 Fire Symposium hosted by Firensics, Inc. This event took place on December 4, 2019 in…

News | Denise Anderson – Co-chair of Execusummit Conference

Dec 03, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for being named Co-Chair for the 2019 Execusummit Construction Defect Conference. Denise will…

News | Butler Supports Families Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Nov 26, 2019

This November the Butler offices raised funds for The American Red Cross disaster relief for the Bahamas. Following its aftermath,…

News | October – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Nov 13, 2019 | By Nicia Mejia, Marivel Montes, Miranda Ramedia

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click the pictures below to read…

News | Happy Veterans Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019

Today we honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the United States military.  

News | Butler Step Award Winner – Maryanne Milligan

Nov 08, 2019 | By Maryanne Milligan

Butler is pleased to announce that Maryanne Milligan is the latest recipient of the STEP Award. Maryanne is the Office Manager of…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Reception

Nov 06, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Reception on November 6, 2019, in Washington, DC. To see…

Events | Conducting A Subrogation Investigation In A Connected World

Oct 28, 2019 | By George McMullin

Partner George McMullin and co-host Edward G. Roberts (of Firensics, Inc.) presented “Conducting a Subrogation Investigation in a Connected World” at the NASP…

News | Lee Craig Honored with DRI Award

Oct 22, 2019 | By Lee Craig

Partner Lee Craig was selected as the recipient for the 2019 Tom Segalla Excellence in Education Award presented by the Defense Research…

News | Partner Matt Lavisky Awarded the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award

Oct 21, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Partner Matt Lavisky and Toni Frain of Liberty Mutual have been awarded the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award at the 2019…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 SLA Golf and Tennis Outing

Oct 17, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Southern Loss Association (SLA) Golf and Tennis Outing on October 17, 2019, in…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 DRI Annual Meeting

Oct 16, 2019 | By Denise Anderson, John Garaffa, Kathy Maus

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Annual Meeting on October 16, 2019, in…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 Sla Fcci Joe Keene Classic Golf Event

Oct 07, 2019 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., William Linero Jr., Nicolas Pazos

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the FCCI Insurance Group 2019 Joe Keene Classic Golf Event on October 7, 2019,…

Events | It’s Not If, It’s When: Subrogating Catastrophic Industrial Accidents –Practical Strategies For Maximizing Recoveries!

Oct 04, 2019 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Partner Dean Rauchwerger and co-speakers Karolina Collier (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance), Marc Madonia (Starr Companies), Russell Ogle (Exponent) and Amy O’Rorke…

Events | A Sprinkler Activation – Four Viewpoints From Four Perspectives

Oct 03, 2019 | By Jessica Skarin

Partner Jessica Skarin and co-presenters Melissa Brumback (Ragsdale Liggett PLLC), Elizabeth Keller (Engineering Systems Inc.) and Debbie Riley (AXIS Insurance) presented…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor HCBA’s 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference & Judicial Reception

Oct 03, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s (HCBA) 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference &…

News | Matthew Lavisky – Winner of the 2019 FDLA President’s Award

Sep 30, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Join us in congratulating Partner Matthew Lavisky for winning the FDLA’s 2019 President’s Award. This award is presented annually by…

News | Denise Anderson – Winner of the Attorney of the Year Award

Sep 30, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Denise Anderson for being selected as the recipient of the Vela Insurance Service’s Attorney of the…

News | Mihaela Cabulea – 2019 Trial Advocate Award

Sep 27, 2019 | By Mihaela Cabulea

Join us in extending congratulations to Mihaela Cabulea for being awarded the FDLA’s 2019 Trial Advocate Award. This award recognizes…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor IADC Regional Meeting

Sep 27, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Regional Meeting on September 27, 2019, in…

News | Thais Passerieu Selected for Leadership Academy of the Latina Commission of the HNBA

Sep 26, 2019 | By Thais Passerieu

Join us in congratulating Thais Passerieu for being selected for the Leadership Academy of the Latina Commission of the Hispanic National…

News, Videos | 2019 Happy Hope Box Event

Sep 25, 2019 | By Brittney Bagiardi, Richard Gable Jr., David Maldoff, George McMullin, Peter Vogt, Eric Zivitz

Butler is proud to work with the Message of Hope Foundation to help children who are enduring ongoing treatments across…

News | Tampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Starr Brookins

Sep 19, 2019

Congratulations to Starr Brookins for being selected as an Honoree for the Tampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Show! Starr was…

News | Congratulations to James Shaw, Jr.!

Sep 18, 2019 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Join us in congratulating James Shaw, Jr. for being elected to the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties…

News | August – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Sep 18, 2019 | By Sarah McDonald

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social

Sep 09, 2019 | By Suzanne DeCopain, John Garaffa, Thomas Keller, William Linero Jr., Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Butler is proud to sponsor the 2019 HCBA Diversity Committee’s annual networking event. Partners William Linero, Jr., Thomas Keller and John…

Events | Tackling Florida Roof Claims

Aug 16, 2019 | By Troy Seibert

Partner Troy Seibert and co-presenters Lincoln LeVarge (Tower Hill Insurance Group) and Robert M. Zaralban P.E. (S-E-A, Ltd.) presented “Tackling…

Events | 558 – Kiss, Marry, Or Kill?

Aug 16, 2019 | By Fay Ryan

Partner Fay Ryan and co-presenters Thomas A. Koval (FCCI Insurance Company), Richard Meyerson (S-E-A, Ltd.), Michael E. Milne (Milne Law…

News | Rich Gable: Vice Chair for FDCC Property Insurance Section

Aug 08, 2019 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Join us in congratulating Partner Rich Gable for being appointed Vice-Chair of the Property Insurance Section of the Federation of…

Events | Water Woes, Plumbing Pipes And Sewer Back Ups

Aug 08, 2019 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Timothy Engelbrecht presented “Water Woes, Plumbing Pipes and Sewer Back Ups” for the 2019 Annual SLA Property Seminar. This conference…

News | Butler Step Award Winner – Brooke Broderick

Aug 06, 2019

Butler is pleased to announce that the latest winner of the STEP award is Brooke Broderick. The STEP award recognizes…

News | Abraham Shakfeh: Co-chair for HCBA Diversity Committee

Aug 02, 2019 | By Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh works to help showcase the culture and diversity of the Tampa Bay area in his position as co-chair…

News | James Shaw, Jr. Named “Member of the Month” by the Phi Delta Phi

Aug 01, 2019 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Michael Shaw, Jr. was recently named as the “Member of the Month” for Phi Delta Phi’s Barrister Brief, a monthly…

Events | A Holmesian Approach To Fire Investigations

Aug 01, 2019 | By William Collum

William Collum presented “A Holmesian Approach to Fire Investigations” for the FACAP 2019 General Meeting in Tampa, Florida on August 1, 2019. This interactive…

Events | Defending The Property Bad Faith Case: The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

Aug 01, 2019 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Partner Rich Gable presented “Defending the Property Bad Faith Case: The Best Defense is a Good Offense” at the Federation of Defense…

News | July – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jul 31, 2019 | By Carlos Fabano, Maria Mousseau, Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh, Kendra Shaw

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

Events | Data Center Fires – Working Through The Cloud Of Potential Liabilities In A Subrogation Recovery Pursuit

Jul 23, 2019 | By Geoffrey Waguespack

Geoffrey Waguespack presented the webinar “Data Center Fires – Working Through the Cloud of Potential Liabilities in a Subrogation Recovery…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates!

Jul 11, 2019 | By D. Grayson Kelly, Michael Wolfer

Please join us in congratulating Michael Wolfer and Gray Kelly for achieving the Senior Associate designation in our firm. We…

News | June – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jun 26, 2019 | By Kristin Wood Elza, Vincent Fernandez, Elliott Fraser, Khrystyne Smith

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | Partner William Linero Accepted Into IADC

Jun 17, 2019 | By William Linero Jr.

Join us in congratulating Partner William Linero for being accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). This is a prestigious…

News | Mihaela Cabulea Appointed to Appellate Court Rules Committee

Jun 07, 2019 | By Mihaela Cabulea

We are pleased to announce that Mihaela Cabulea has been appointed by the President of The Florida Bar to the Appellate Court Rules Committee,…

Events | First-Party Property: Bad Faith Allegations In Catastrophic Claims

Jun 07, 2019 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

J. Pablo Cáceres presented “First-Party Property: Bad Faith Allegations in Catastrophic Claims” at the DRI Insurance Bad-Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability…

Events | Harvey V. Geico Gen. Ins. Co. – Where Do We Go From Here?

Jun 06, 2019 | By David Krouk, Anthony Russo, Matthew Lavisky

Anthony Russo, David Krouk, Matthew Lavisky and Mihaela Cabulea presented “Harvey v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. – How bad is it, and where do we…

Events | Identifying Subrogation And Preventing Spoliation

Jun 06, 2019 | By Matthew Peaire

Partner Matthew Peaire and co-presenter Tim York (NEFCO Fire Investigations) presented “Identifying Subrogation and Preventing Spoliation” for the FIFEC 2019 Conference. This…

News | Katelyn Ferry Appointed Parliamentarian for Hcba

Jun 04, 2019

Join us in congratulating Katelyn Ferry for being appointed Parliamentarian for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. The Hillsborough County Bar…

News | Super Lawyers 2019

Jun 03, 2019 | By Joshua Golembe, James Hickman, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2019 Super Lawyer’s List is here and we’re excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars at Butler!…

News | Hurricane Season 2019 Begins!

Jun 01, 2019

Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2019 Hurricane season and will last until November 30th. While forecasts call…

News | Matthew Lavisky Named Event Chair for Fins

May 31, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Partner Matt Lavisky has been named Event Chair for the FDLA’s first annual Florida Insurance Network Symposium (FINS). Congratulations, Matt!…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Laura Hudson

May 31, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Laura Hudson is the latest recipient of the STEP award, recognizing firm employees for…

News | May – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

May 24, 2019 | By Dericka Burke, Yoniece Dixon, Joycelyne Moimeme, Stephen Udagawa

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

Events | Legal Update On Property Coverage

May 21, 2019 | By Christopher Bedor

Christopher Bedor presented “Legal Update on Property Coverage” for the Philadelphia Loss Conference on May 21, 2019. The presentation included…

Events | Attacking A Claim: Plotting A Successful Resolution – A Panel Discussion

May 15, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Partner Denise Anderson presented “Attacking a Claim: Plotting a Successful Resolution – A Panel Discussion” with co-presenters Susan L. Domanski,…

Events | Water Woes: Hurricanes, Plumbing, Mold, Codes And More

May 15, 2019 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Timothy Engelbrecht with co-presenters Daniel Pittman of McLarens, and Tracey Dodd and William Bracken of J.S. Held LLC presented…

Events | Erosion Of The Direct Physical Loss Requirement

May 10, 2019 | By John Garaffa

Partner John Garaffa and co-presenter Tred Eyerly presented the topic “Erosion of the Direct Physical Loss Requirement” for the ABA…

Events | The Use Of Drones And Other Remote Technologies In Property Insurance Claim Adjustment

May 09, 2019 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw and co-speaker Derek Chaiken presented “The Use of Drones and Other Remote Technologies in Property Insurance Claim…

News | Suzanne Decopain Awarded the Geba Young Lawyers Award

Apr 23, 2019 | By Suzanne DeCopain

HELPING THE COMMUNITY Congratulations to Suzanne DeCopain for her upstanding work in the community, earning her the GEBA Young Lawyers Award….

News | Remembering Robert Vaughn, Butler Partner

Apr 17, 2019

Tampa, Florida – Robert E. “Bob” Vaughn passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was 61 years old.  Bob…

News | Butler Awarded “Top Workplaces” Award by Tampa Bay Times

Apr 11, 2019

Our employees are the strength of our business, and we are proud to be a “Top Workplace” Winner for the…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Moira Melvin

Apr 08, 2019

Butler recognizes outstanding employees who exemplify the firm’s goals of Service, Teamwork and Principles with the STEP Award. The firm…

Events | Plrb 2019 – Resolving Difficult Claims: Strategies For Property Adjusters

Apr 02, 2019 | By Jonathan Barger

Partner Jonathan Barger, Nanci L. Smilie of Erie Insurance Group and Judy Sporlein of Liberty Mutual Insurance presented “Resolving Difficult…

Events | Reservation Of Rights & Declination Letters

Apr 02, 2019 | By David Krouk

Partner David Krouk and David Jarrett of Western Reserve Group presented “Reservation of Rights & Declination Letters” at the PLRB…

Events | Damage By Multiple Perils

Apr 01, 2019 | By Christopher Ramey

Partner Christopher Ramey and Brandon L. Sipple of Chubb presented “Damage by Multiple Perils” for the PLRB Claims Conference &…

Events | Non-Binding Arbitration Strategies

Apr 01, 2019 | By Thomas Keller

Partner Thomas Keller presented “Non-Binding Arbitration Strategies” at the PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo in Indianapolis, IN on…

News | William Collum Nominated to Facap’s Board of Directors

Mar 29, 2019 | By William Collum

Join us in congratulating William Collum for being appointed to the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP) Board of Directors. Founded…

Events | Everything I Needed To Become An Effective Subrogation Lawyer I Learned Playing Golf

Mar 28, 2019 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Partner Hobie Hind presented “Everything I Needed to Become an Effective Subrogation Lawyer I Learned Playing Golf” at the NASP…

News | Ryan Hilton for Jd Supra’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

Mar 27, 2019 | By Ryan Hilton

Join us in congratulating Partner Ryan Hilton for his recognition as a Top Author in his subject area of Airlines and…

Events | Metrics, Analytics And Ai, Oh My!

Mar 14, 2019 | By Scott Katz

Partner Scott Katz presented “Metrics, Analytics and AI, Oh My!” in a panel for the 2019 CLM Annual Conference in…

Events | All About Appellate – Interlocutory Appeals, Cross-Appeals And Appellate Stays

Mar 13, 2019 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney presented her first appellate webinar for 2019 – Interlocutory Appeals, Cross-Appeals and Appellate Stays—on March 13, 2019 at…

News | Carol Rooney – Chair of Fdla’s Women in the Law Committee

Mar 11, 2019 | By Carol Rooney

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association announced Carol Rooney as the committee chair for the…

News | International Women’s Day – 2019

Mar 08, 2019 | By Janice Buchman, Sarah Burke, Suzanne DeCopain, Kathy Maus, Amanda Mezer, Jamie Combee Novaes, Kimberly Ramey, Jessica Skarin

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Butler’s female attorneys came together to discuss important female figures in US history. Watch…

News | Starr Brookins as Diversity Committee’s Vice Chair for Fdla

Mar 05, 2019

Starr Brookins was named the Vice-Chair of the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Diversity Committee for 2019. Congratulations, Starr!

News | February – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Feb 26, 2019 | By Eric Noble, James Walsh

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | Butler Awarded the Golden Barrel Award

Feb 15, 2019

Butler was awarded the 2018 Golden Barrel Award by the Metropolitan Ministries for our dedication to service and helping our…

News | Rick Parker Awarded “Extraordinary Legal Customer Service Award”

Feb 06, 2019 | By Julius “Rick” Parker III

It’s not every day that a client presents an attorney with an award for their services! Attorney Rick Parker of…

News | Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jan 31, 2019 | By Christopher Ballard, Amanda Mezer

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

Events | I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet: Handling Claims Involving Geotechnical Issues And Earth Movement

Jan 30, 2019 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle presented “I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet: Handling Claims Involving Geotechnical Issues and Earth Movement” at…

Events | When Wind Winds Up Damaging Your Windows

Jan 29, 2019 | By David Maldoff

David Maldoff presented “When Wind Winds Up Damaging Your Windows” for the 2019 Windstorm Insurance Conference in Orlando, FL on January…

Events | Can The Roof Be Repaired?

Jan 29, 2019 | By Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller presented “Can the Roof be Repaired?” at the 2019 Windstorm Insurance Conference in Orlando, FL on January 29,…

Events | Commercial Policies And Claims: Insight And Lessons From Hurricane Irma

Jan 29, 2019 | By William Collum

William Collum and co-panelist Andrea Matott presented “Commercial Policies and Claims: Insight and Lessons from Hurricane Irma” at the 2019…

News | Paul B. Butler Award Selected

Jan 23, 2019 | By Angela Dunn

Butler is pleased to announce that Angela Dunn is the recipient of the Paul B. Butler award. This award is given to…

Events | Advice For Dealing With Public Adjusters

Jan 15, 2019 | By Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin presented on the topic “Advice for Dealing with Public Adjusters” at the Philadelphia Loss Conference on January 15,…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Partners!

Jan 02, 2019 | By Tracy Jurgus, Jessica Skarin, Jonathan Barger, Hudson Jones, Brian Hohman

As we move into the new year, please join us in congratulating our firm’s newest Partners!

Events | Carol Rooney 2019 Appellate Webinar Series

Jan 01, 2019 | By Carol Rooney

Please join Carol for the third year of her Appellate Webinar Series for lively discussion, practical and useful topics. Save…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Kim Bruce and Pattie Taylor

Dec 20, 2018

Butler recognizes outstanding employees who exemplify the firm’s goals of Service, Teamwork and Principles with the STEP Award. The firm received…

News | Troy Vuurens Announced as Senior Associate

Dec 19, 2018

Join us in congratulating Troy Vuurens on being named Senior Associate with the firm!

News | Rick Mulder Named Chief Operating Officer

Dec 19, 2018 | By Rick Mulder

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”…

Events | 3rd Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies Execusummit

Dec 04, 2018 | By Denise Anderson

Partner Denise Anderson was named co-chair for the 3rd Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit in Uncasville, CT…

Events | The Use And Abuse Of Experts

Nov 29, 2018 | By Kathy Maus

Partner Kathy Maus presented on the topic “The Use and Abuse of Experts” at the DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice…

Events | Claims Handling Landmines In Complex Auto Liability Claims

Nov 27, 2018 | By David Krouk

Partner David Kouk presented at the PLRB Large Loss Conference on the topic “Claims Handling Landmines in Complex Auto Liability…

Events | Liar, Liar, House On Fire: Investigation Of A Suspected Arson Claim

Nov 27, 2018 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger co-presented on the topic “Liar, Liar, House on Fire: Investigation of a Suspected Arson Claim” for the PLRB Large Loss Conference…

Events | Follow The Facts And The Fire Code: A Case Study In Obtaining A Jury Verdict When The Fire’s Ignition Source Is Undetermined

Nov 13, 2018 | By Zachary Jett

Zachary Jett co-presented with Fire Protection Engineer Dan Arnold on the topic of NFPA codes and construction contract clauses to assist in…

News | Veterans Day 2018

Nov 12, 2018

We are proud to honor those brave men and women who have served our country in the United States military….

Events | Paying It Forward In The Subrogation Context: A Discussion Of How Safety, Diversity, And Professionalism Impact Your Business And Your Recoveries

Nov 09, 2018 | By Jessica Skarin

Jessica Skarin will be presenting at the CLM Southeast Conference on the topic “Paying it Forward in the Subrogation Context”…

Events | Xactly How Can “Xactimate” And Other Cost Estimating Tools Assist Property Adjusters And Subrogation Professionals In The Preparation Of Damages?

Nov 08, 2018 | By Aaron Jacobs

Aaron Jacobs presented at the CLM Southeast Conference on the topic “Xactly How Can “Xactimate” and Other Cost Estimating Tools…

Events | Working With Public Adjusters And Difficult Insureds

Oct 30, 2018 | By Michael McLaughlin

Join Michael McLaughlin as he presents on the topic “Working with Public Adjusters and Difficult Insureds” at the PLRB Eastern…

Events | Attorney Jason Lowe Presented At The Plrb Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference

Oct 30, 2018 | By Jason Lowe

Attorney Jason Lowe presented with co-presenters Wayne Sowers AIC, CPCU, Senior Executive General Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey; and Eric Ficken of Matson,…

Events | Plrb Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference – Ethics And Good Faith Claims Handling

Oct 30, 2018

Partner Lewis Collins presented at the PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic “Ethics and Good Faith Claims Handling” on…

Events | Clark Schirle Spoke At An Event In Paris On October 25, 2018 On Personal Jurisdiction By American Courts Over Foreign Entities

Oct 25, 2018 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle, a partner in our Chicago office, spoke at an event on October 25, 2018 in Paris at the…

News | Jonathan Barger Featured in Plrb Online Training Module

Oct 23, 2018 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger, along with co-presenter Nanci Smilie of Erie Insurance, recorded a presentation on “Adjusting in Good Faith: Property Claim…

News | Doug Berry Awarded the Meritorious Service Award at the Dri Annual Meeting

Oct 22, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig is proud to announce that Partner Doug Berry earned the Meritorious Service Award at the Defense…

News | Partner James Shaw, Jr. Featured on Fox 13 News

Oct 17, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. provided comments for a Fox 13 news report on the growing privacy concerns about increased traffic…

News | Partner James Shaw, Jr. was Live During the Midpoint Radio Show

Oct 11, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

On October 11th, 2018, Partner James Shaw, Jr. was LIVE on air during the MidPoint show on radio station 88.5…

Events | Subrogating Industrial Accidents: Practical Strategies & Creating The Compelling Story

Oct 10, 2018 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger presented a panel program amongst industry professionals on “Subrogating Industrial Accidents: Practical Strategies & Creating the Compelling…

News | Butler Awarded the 2018 Tvc Chairman’s Award

Oct 09, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry, John Garaffa

Butler has been awarded the 2018 TVC Chairman’s Award in recognition for our service provided to veterans and their families….

News | Kathy Maus Appointed Vice Chair of the Insurance Law Committee

Oct 08, 2018 | By Kathy Maus

Congratulation to Partner Kathy Maus for being appointed as Vice-Chair of the Insurance Law Committee on behalf of the DRI….

Events | Resolving Difficult Claims: Strategies For Property Adjusters

Sep 27, 2018 | By Jonathan Barger

Join Jonathan Barger presented “Resolving Difficult Claims: Strategies for Property Adjusters” along with co-panelists Judy Spoerlein and Nancy Smilie at…

Events | Clm & Business Insurance Conference – Extrapolation: You’re Asking Me To Assume

Sep 26, 2018 | By Denise Anderson

Partner Denise Anderson, along with co-presenters: Carolyn Crawford, Thomas Brown, Robert Zaralban, and Chad Dunigan, presented “Extrapolation: You’re Asking Me…

News | Matthew Lavisky Elected to the Board Of Directors for the Fdla

Sep 17, 2018 | By Matthew Lavisky

Congratulations to Partner Matthew Lavisky for being elected to the Board of Directors for the FDLA! The Florida Defense Lawyers…

Events | Diversity And Inclusion In The Courtroom And Beyond

Sep 14, 2018 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney moderated “Diversity and Inclusion in the Courtroom and Beyond”.  The panelists are Heather Brock, Kadisha Phelps, Jennifer Shoaf…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Angel Freeman

Sep 13, 2018

Butler is pleased to announce that Angel Freeman is the latest recipient of the STEP Award. Angel is a Legal Assistant working…

Events | Plrb Central Regional Adjusters Conference – Ethics And Good Faith Claims Handling

Sep 12, 2018

Partner Lewis Collins presented at the PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic “Ethics and Good Faith Claims Handling”…

Events | Prlb Central Regional Adjusters Conference – Strategies For Working With Public Adjusters And Difficult Insureds

Sep 12, 2018 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Tim Engelbrecht is presenting at the PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic “Strategies for Working with Public…

Events | Attorney Jason Lowe Will Be Presenting At The Plrb Central Regional Adjusters Conference

Sep 12, 2018 | By Jason Lowe

Attorney Jason Lowe will be presenting with co-presenters Wayne Sowers AIC, CPCU, Senior Executive General Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey; and Eric Ficken…

News | Congratulations to Kathy Maus for Recognition in the Best Lawyers in America 25th Edition

Aug 17, 2018 | By Kathy Maus

Partner Kathy Maus has been recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This publication is based…

Events | Nbi’s Advanced Insurance Bad Faith Seminar

Aug 15, 2018 | By Matthew Lavisky

Join Partner Matthew Lavisky as he presents Strategic Discovery in Bad Faith Lawsuits on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the…

News | Congratulations to Lewis Collins for 2019 Lawyer of the Year Award

Aug 15, 2018

Congratulations to Partner Lewis Collins on being one of the recipients of the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award for his…

Events | Lessons Learned From Recent Disasters

Aug 14, 2018 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Timothy Engelbrecht, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP,  Amy J. Macdonald, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, and Ying Tse, Executive General…

Events | Southern Loss Association’s Annual Property Seminar

Aug 09, 2018 | By John Garaffa

Join Partner John Garaffa as he presents “Adjuster Ethics”  on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Southern Loss Association’s 26th Annual…

News | Katelyn Ferry Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2018

Jul 09, 2018

The Florida Legal Elite is an annual recognition issued by the Florida Trend. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys with…

News | Happy Independence Day 2018

Jul 02, 2018

Happy Fourth of July everyone! #usa #4thofJuly? #ButlerLegal  

News | Cory Person Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in Insurance for 2018

Jun 28, 2018

The Florida Legal Elite is an annual recognition issued by the Florida Trend. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys with…

News | Happy Subrogation Professionals’ Day 2018!

Jun 27, 2018

Join us in celebrating Subrogation Professionals’ Day! To view, Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery Team click here.  

Events | Prlb Western Regional Adjusters Conference – Strategies For Working With Public Adjusters And Difficult Insureds

Jun 26, 2018 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Tim Engelbrecht is presenting at the PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic “Strategies for Working with Public Adjusters and…

Events | Attorney Jason Lowe Will Be Presenting At The Plrb Western Regional Adjusters Conference

Jun 26, 2018 | By Jason Lowe

Attorney Jason Lowe will be presenting with co-presenters Wayne Sowers AIC, CPCU, Senior Executive General Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey, and Eric…

Events | Prlb Western Regional Adjusters Conference – Ethics And Good Faith Claims Handling

Jun 26, 2018

Partner Lewis Collins is presenting at the PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic “Ethics and Good Faith Claims Handling” on…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Angela Dunn

Jun 14, 2018

Butler is pleased to announce that Angela Dunn is the recipient of the STEP award. This award recognizes employees who…

Events | Fdla Claims Conference – Uninsured Motorist Bad Faith Claims: Before, During And After Fridman V. Safeco

Jun 08, 2018 | By David Krouk

Partner David Krouk is presenting at the FDLA Liability Claims Conference on the topic “Uninsured Motorist Bad Faith Claims: Before, During and…

Events | Managing Partner Scott Katz Is The Facilitator For The Lea Spring & Education Conference

Jun 07, 2018 | By Scott Katz

Managing Partner, Scott Katz will be facilitating a discussion on “Data Analytics: Drilling Down on the Trends that Matter for…

Events | Fifec Annual Conference – “Law And Ethics Update 5-620” And “Fraud And Misrepresentation”

Jun 06, 2018 | By Tracy Jurgus

Alan Nisberg, Tracy Jurgus, and Mohammad Mubarak from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig will be presenting at the FIFEC Annual Conference…

News | Congratulations to Wiley Hodges and Stefan Alvarez for Graduating from the Tampa Connection Program

Jun 04, 2018 | By Thomas Hodges

The program highlights Tampa Connection’s mission: to prepare our class members to become active volunteers and leaders in the Tampa…

News | Super Lawyers 2018

May 31, 2018 | By Joshua Golembe, Scott Hefner, James Hickman, Kathy Maus, Michael McLaughlin, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2018 Super Lawyer’s List is here, and we’re excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars…

Events | Butler Attorney, Nick Goanos Will Be Presenting At The Iat Insurance Conference

May 22, 2018 | By T. Nicholas Goanos

Attorney Nick Goanos will be presenting at the IAT Insurance Conference for CLM on the topic “Assessing and Addressing Insurance Fraud…

Events | Butler Partner Lewis Collins Will Be Presenting At The Accec Annual Meeting

May 16, 2018

Butler Partner Lewis Collins and co-presenters Douglas Richmond with AON Risk Solutions, Christine Haskett with Covington & Burling, and Doug…

News | Dean Rauchwerger Featured in Clm Magazine

May 09, 2018 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Claims Litigation Management featured some key points from Partner Dean Rauchwerger’s and co-speakers Kathleen LaVallie and Karl Aittaniemi’s presentation, “Fire…

Events | | Identifying And Avoiding Typical Bad Faith Traps And Set Ups In Claim Handling

May 03, 2018 | By David Krouk

Partner David Krouk will present “Identifying and Avoiding Typical Bad Faith Traps and Set Ups in Claim Handling” at the…

Events | Butler Partner Carol Rooney Will Be Presenting At The Floridas Paralegal Association

May 01, 2018 | By Carol Rooney

Partner Carol Rooney, Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, will speak to Florida Paralegal Association members on Florida Appellate Law…

Events | Experimental Aviation: Industry, Claims, Litigation, And Releases

May 01, 2018

Join Butler Associate, Laura Heft, as she presents, “Experimental Aviation: Industry, Claims, Litigation, and Releases” at the 2018 AIA Conference in Austin…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference- Damage By Multiple Perils

Apr 17, 2018 | By Christopher Ramey

Check out Chris Ramey and Chubb’s Coverage Director, Brandon Sipple, at the PLRB Claims Conference that addressed the “Damage by…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference- Multiple Claimant Cases: Minimizing Exposure

Apr 16, 2018 | By Kimberly Ramey

Butler Partner Kimberly Ramey and Crawford & Company’s Patricia Farve presented on “Multiple Claimant Cases: Minimizing Exposure” at the PLRB…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference- Uninsured Motorist Claims: Complex Issues

Apr 16, 2018 | By David Krouk

 David Krouk’s presented on “Uninsured Motorist Claims: Complex Issues” at the PLRB Claims Conference in Orlando on April 16th and…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference- Resolving Difficult Claims: Strategies For Property Adjusters

Apr 15, 2018 | By Jonathan Barger

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig Attorney, Jonathan Barger, along with co-presenter Nanci Smilie of Erie Insurance Group presented at the PLRB…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference- Appraisal Clauses: A State-By-State Analysis

Apr 15, 2018 | By Thomas Keller

Join Butler Partner, Thomas Keller, and co-presenter Andrew Deckert of American Strategic Insurance as they presented “Appraisal Clauses: A State-by-State Analysis” at…

News | Butler was Named One of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2018 by the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 09, 2018

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2018 by the Tampa Bay Times for the third year in…

News | Butler Featured in the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 06, 2018

Butler was featured in a Tampa Bay Times article regarding Fun Facts in the workplace. Did you know that Butler…

News | Butler Step Award- Brittney Bagiardi

Mar 30, 2018 | By Brittney Bagiardi

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service, Teamwork, Excellence, and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

Events | Subrogation Litigation: Skills & Management Conference

Mar 23, 2018

Join Butler Partner, Hobart Hind, as he presented “Litigation Coalitions – Common Alliances and Strange Bedfellows” at the Subrogation Litigation: Skills…

News | Laura Heft: Western Loss Association Committee Member

Mar 16, 2018

Congratulations to Laura Heft, who was appointed as a committee member for the Western Loss Association.

Events | Clm 2018 Annual Conference – Subrogating Catastrophic Industrial Accidents: Finding The Holes In The “Swiss Cheese”

Mar 15, 2018 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Houston, TX at the CLM 2018 Annual Conference on the topic of…

News | Sarah Burke Appointed to the Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s Affiliate Board

Mar 12, 2018 | By Sarah Burke

Congratulations to Sarah Burke for being appointed to the Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s Affiliate Board.

News | James Shaw, Jr. Awarded the American Civil Liberties Union’s Greater Tampa Chapter First Amendment Award

Mar 09, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. was awarded the American Civil Liberties Union’s Greater Tampa Chapter First Amendment Award. James has a…

Events | It’s About More Than The Cake

Mar 08, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

James Shaw from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig and Chairman of the Legal Panel for the Greater Tampa Chapter of the…

Events | 40th Annual Arson Seminar – In The Heat Of The Battle

Mar 01, 2018

Mohammad Mubarak from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig will be presenting in Ocala, FL at the 40th Annual Arson Seminar on the topic of “In…

Events | 2018 Rca Meeting – Introduction To Subrogation And Efficiently Handling A Subrogation Claim

Mar 01, 2018 | By Zachary Jett

Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Raleigh, NC at the 2018 RCA Meeting on the topic of “Introduction…

News | The Veterans Consortium Recognizes a “Vip” – Volunteer Inspiring Pro Bono Douglas Berry

Feb 27, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry

This article is originally a publication of The Veterans Consortium. Legal opinions may vary when based on subtle factual differences. All rights…

News | Charles Reynolds Appointed as a Member of the Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

Feb 15, 2018

The Florida Bar Board of Governors has appointed Partner Charles “Chas” Reynolds as a member of the Supreme Court’s Judicial…

News | 2018 Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Networking Social

Feb 13, 2018 | By John Garaffa, Thomas Keller

Every year, we are excited to sponsor the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Networking Social. This HCBA Tampa Bay…

Events | Namic Claims Conference – Aerial Imagery – Advantages And Liabilities: A Discussion Panel

Feb 07, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

James Shaw from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the 2018 NAMIC Claims Conference on the topic…

News | The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Judy Fan

Jan 24, 2018

The Paul B. Butler Award recognizes an employee each year who exemplifies the firm’s commitment to Service, Teamwork, Excellence and…

News | Rick Parker Quoted in South Florida’s Newspaper, The Sun-sentinel

Jan 17, 2018 | By Julius “Rick” Parker III

Partner Rick Parker was recently quoted in an article written by one of South Florida’s top sources for breaking news,…

Events | Windstorm Insurance Conference – Filling Up On Florida Property Case Law

Jan 17, 2018 | By Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of…

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

Jan 17, 2018 | By Sean Ravenel

Sean Ravenel from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of…

Events | Windstorm Insurance Conference – Commercial Claim Boot Camp: A Guide To Handling Commercial Windstorm Claims

Jan 17, 2018 | By William Collum

William Collum from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of…

Events | Philadelphia Loss Conference’s Member Meeting – Shelter From The Storm: An Overview Of Additional Living Expense Coverage And Particular Issues Arising With Hurricanes

Jan 16, 2018

Michael McLaughlin from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Conshohocken, PA at the Philadelphia Loss Conference’s Member Meeting on the…

News | Our Newest Senior Associate!

Jan 10, 2018

Join us in celebrating our newest Senior Associate! Congratulations to Katelyn Ferry in Tampa!

News | Our Newest Partners

Jan 02, 2018 | By Sarah Burke, Aaron Jacobs, Jason Seitz

Join us in celebrating our newest Partners! Congratulations to Sarah Burke, Aaron Jacobs and Jason Seitz!

News | The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition

Dec 13, 2017 | By W. Douglas Berry, John Weihmuller

The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition is finally here! The Best Lawyers list is compiled by peer-review surveys that leading…

Events | 2017 Dri Insurance Coverage And Practice Symposium – Hot Topics In Problem Jurisdictions

Dec 08, 2017 | By Matthew Lavisky

Matthew Lavisky from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Dan D. Kohane presented in New York, NY at the 2017…

News | Congratulations Amanda Griffin! 2017-18 Bar Leadership Institute Class

Dec 05, 2017

Congratulations to Amanda Griffin for being selected for the Hillsborough County Bar Association 2017—18 Bar Leadership Institute class! Amanda was…

Events | 2nd Annual Construction Defect, Claims Litigation Strategies Execusummit – Construction Risk Transfer

Dec 05, 2017 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig was a moderator for a presentation in Uncasville, CT at the 2nd Annual Construction…

News | Happy Holidays 2017

Dec 01, 2017

With a cheerful spirit, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig sends season’s greetings and good wishes to you and your family. May…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Anna Zagoriy

Nov 28, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

Events | Plrb Large Loss Conference – A Loss Trifecta – Bytes, Bankruptcy & Business Interruption

Nov 15, 2017 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Ft. Worth, Texas at the PLRB Large Loss Conference on the topic…

Events | Plrb Large Loss Conference – Anatomy Of A Catastrophic Burn Case: How To Resolve

Nov 15, 2017

Lewis Collins from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Ft. Worth, Texas at the PLRB Large Loss Conference on the topic…

Events | Harrismartin’s Hurricanes Irma & Maria Conference – Flood, Wind, And Concurrent Causation

Nov 14, 2017

J. Pablo Cáceres from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Miami Beach, FL at the HarrisMartin’s Hurricanes Irma & Maria Conference…

News | Scott Frank’s Article – Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly

Nov 13, 2017 | By Scott Frank

Partner Scott Frank’s article from the Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly, “Guideline to Voir Dire Issues and Challenges…

Events | 5th Annual Bad Faith Claims & Litigation Strategies Execusummit – Who Is Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?

Nov 08, 2017 | By David Krouk, Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus and David Krouk from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Beth Zaro Green presented in Uncasville, CT at…

Events | Nasp 2017 Conference – Hiding In Plain Sight: Finding Recoveries In Claims Where It Might Not Be So Obvious

Nov 05, 2017 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Justin Debenedectis , presented in Austin, TX at the NASP…

Events | 2017 Clm Southeast Conference – Hot Off The Press: A Look At The 2017 Nfpa 921

Nov 03, 2017 | By Jessica Skarin

Jessica Skarin from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Atlanta, Georgia at the 2017 CLM Southeast Conference on the topic of…

Events | 2017 Clm Southeast Conference – Removing Trial Blinders: Mediating On The Eve Of Trial

Nov 03, 2017

Michael Montgomery from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Atlanta, Georgia at the 2017 CLM Southeast Conference on the topic of…

News | Denise Anderson: Co-chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference Execusummit

Nov 02, 2017 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson was selected to be the Co-Chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference for ExecuSummit. This conference is held…

Events | 2017 Dri Northeast Regional Claims Conference – Bad Faith: Defusing The Fuse

Nov 02, 2017 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Peter Kochenburger, presented in Hartford, CT at the 2017 DRI Northeast…

Events | Medical Claim Defense Network’s Board(Mcdn) Conference – Under Review: Pre-Suit Discovery (State Farm V. Shands)

Oct 26, 2017

Alan Nisberg from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the Medical Claim Defense Network’s Board (MCDN) Conference…

Events | Live Burn – Top 5 Subrogation Issues

Oct 26, 2017 | By Zachary Jett

Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Cary, NC at the Live Burn Event on the topic of “Top…

Events | Western Loss Association Annual Meeting – Property Claim Ethics

Oct 19, 2017 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Delavan, WI at the Western Loss Association Annual Meeting on the topic…

Events | Facap / Iasiu Joint Conference – Fire In The Courtroom: Lessons Learned In The Heat Of Battle

Oct 19, 2017 | By Matthew Peaire

Gerald Albrecht, Matthew Peaire and Mohammad Mubarak from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the FACAP IASIU Joint…

News | Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 11, 2017

Join us in celebrating Cyber Security Awareness Month! To view, Butler’s Cyber Loss Attorneys click here.  

Events | 2017 Clm & Business Insurance Construction Conference – Challenging Experts In Building Product Cases: Clearing The Smoke And Smashing The Mirrors

Oct 10, 2017

Michael Montgomery from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Valerie Garcia, Aaron Lorentz, Theresa Touchton and Lee Wright presented in…

Events | Fall Claims Educational Seminar – Third-Party Liability Coverage In Florida

Oct 10, 2017 | By Yonit Rosengarten, Fay Ryan

Fay Ryan and Yonit Rosengarten from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Sarasota, FL at the FCCI Fall Claims Educational…

Events | 2017 Clm & Business Insurance Construction Conference – There’s Nothing Wrong With The Construction, But It’s Still Your Fault!

Oct 10, 2017 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Michele Blais, Chad Dunigan, and David Smith presented in San…

News | Proud to Sponsor the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Oct 04, 2017

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig sponsored The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards banquet. For years Butler has…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Sep 29, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

Events | Plrb Central Regional Adjusters Conference – Assignment Of Benefits Strategies

Sep 06, 2017 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Tim Engelbrecht from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in New Orleans, LA at the Central PLRB 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference on…

News | Our Newest Senior Associates!

Aug 30, 2017 | By Geoffrey Waguespack

Join us in celebrating our newest Senior Associates! Congratulations to Morgan Vasigh in Tampa, Martá Brown in Charlotte, and Geoffrey…

News | Happy National Aviation Day!

Aug 18, 2017

Join us in celebrating National Aviation Day! To view Butler’s Aviation Attorneys click here.  

Events | North Carolina Association Of Defense Attorneys’ Seminar – Top 5 Questions To Have Answered Before Filing A Federal Msj

Aug 18, 2017 | By T. Nicholas Goanos

Nicholas Goanos from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Greensboro, NC at the NCADA Seminar on the topic of “Top…

Events | Sla 25th Annual Property Seminar – Top 10 Issues In Coverage & Subrogation

Aug 10, 2017 | By T. Nicholas Goanos, Zachary Jett

Nicholas Goanos and Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Alpharetta, GA at the Southern Loss Association’s 25th Annual Property…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Jul 17, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

News | The 2017 Super Lawyers List is Here!

Jun 29, 2017 | By Richard Gable Jr., Joshua Golembe, James Hickman, Kathy Maus, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2017 Super Lawyers List is here! Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer…

News | Happy National Subrogation Day!

Jun 28, 2017

Join us in celebrating National Subrogation Day! To view, Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery Team click here.  

Events | Western Plrb 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference – Assignment Of Benefits Strategies

Jun 14, 2017 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Tim Engelbrecht from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Riverside, CA at the Western PLRB 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference on the…

News | Katelyn Mae Ferry, Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation

Jun 12, 2017

Congratulations to Attorney Katelyn Mae Ferry for being appointed as the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison to the Hillsborough County…

News | Cory Person Elected to Serve as a Director of the Hillsborough County Bar Association!

Jun 08, 2017

Congratulations to Partner Cory Person! He was elected to serve as a Director of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)…

Events | Fifec Annual Conference – Law And Ethics Update 5-260 And Fraud And Misrepresentation

Jun 07, 2017 | By Tracy Jurgus, Michael Montgomery

Alan Nisberg, Michael Montgomery and Tracy Jurgus from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, FL at the FIFEC Annual…

Events | Florida Liability Claims Conference 2017

Jun 07, 2017 | By Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Orlando, Florida at the Florida Liability Claims Conference on the topic of “Insurers,…

Events | Lea’s 86th Spring & Education Conference

Jun 07, 2017 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters John O’Leary and Thomas Tesoriero presented in Newport, RI at LEA’s 86th Spring…

Events | Insurance Bad Faith And Extracontractual Liability – Caught In A Trap: Identifying And Defeating Bad Faith Threats In First-Party Matters

Jun 02, 2017 | By Lee Craig

Lee Craig from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Anne Kevlin  presented in Boston, MA at the Insurance Bad Faith…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

May 05, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

News | John Garaffai is Now the Committee Chair for the Tips Property Insurance Law Committee

May 04, 2017 | By John Garaffa

Partner John Garaffa was selected to become the Committee Chair for the TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee for the years…

Events | Nasp 2017 Subrogation Litigation: Skills And Management Conference – Concrete Solutions To Construction Defect Ethical Dilemmas

Apr 28, 2017 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Phil Carroll presented in Scottsdale, AZ at NASP 2017 Subrogation Litigation: Skills…

News | Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 by the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 12, 2017

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 by the Tampa Bay Times. Our employees were…

Events | Aba Spring Meeting – Whose Money Is It? Recognizing Insurable Interests, Lienholders, And Others

Apr 07, 2017 | By John Garaffa

John Garaffa from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Rabih Hamadi presented in Orlando, FL at the ABA Spring Meeting on the…

News | Jonathan Barger was Recognized at the 2017 Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 31, 2017 | By Jonathan Barger

At the 2017 PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Expo in Boston, Senior Associate Jonathan Barger was bestowed the Outstanding Presentations…

Events | Clm 2017 Annual Conference – What About An Expert, Can Afford One, Can We Afford Not To Have One?

Mar 31, 2017 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Diana Gersberger, David Levy, Phillip Wilbourn, and Ralph Woodard, presented in…

Events | Clm 2017 Annual Conference – Why Small Fires Become Big Fires? Effective Strategies For Developing Fire Spread Recoveries

Mar 30, 2017 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger spoke at the CLM 2017 Annual Conference on, “Why Small Fires Become Big Fires? Effective Strategies for…

Events | Marijuana In The Mainstream — Implications For Claims And Litigation

Mar 30, 2017 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Valerie Garcia, Christopher Hass, and Misty Valentine, presented in Nashville, TN…

Events | Clm 2017 Annual Conference-1

Mar 30, 2017 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Robert Biagi, Donald Liskov, and Tracy Yaun, presented in Nashville, TN…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference – Property Claim Ethics: Adjusting In Good Faith

Mar 28, 2017 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Nanci L. Smilie, presented in Boston, MA at the PLRB Claims…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference – Multiple Claimant Cases: Minimizing Exposure

Mar 27, 2017 | By Kimberly Ramey

Kimberly Ramey from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Jamie Flowers, presented in Boston, MA at the PLRB Claims Conference on…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference – Appraisal Clauses: A State-By-State Analysis

Mar 27, 2017 | By Thomas Keller

Thomas A. Keller from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Andrew Deckert, presented in Boston, MA at the PLRB Claims…

Events | 6th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance Execusummit – After The Breach: Response And Subrogation Strategy

Mar 21, 2017 | By John Garaffa

John V. Garaffa from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with Mathew Scott and Hillard M. Sterling, were panelists in Uncasville,…

Events | Critical Analysis Of Examinations Of B. Li

Mar 16, 2017 | By Scott Frank

Scott Frank from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented at the DRI’s 2017 Trial Tactics Seminar on the topic of “Critical Analysis of…

News | Diane Barnes-reynolds is a Member of the Plrb Claims Conference Committee

Mar 10, 2017

Diane Barnes-Reynolds is a member of the PLRB Claims Conference Committee which hosts the event in Boston, Massachusetts on March…

Events | Free Dri Appellate Webcast Hosted At The Butler Tampa Office

Mar 09, 2017 | By Carol Rooney, Anthony Russo

Butler’s Appellate Group hosted  DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Committee’s first Free National Webcast and Networking Event which was held at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T….

Events | Zap Consulting’s 3rd Annual Claim Conference – Homeowner’s Claims: Identifying Subrogation Potential And Addressing Coverage Issues

Mar 09, 2017 | By T. Nicholas Goanos, Zachary Jett

Nicholas Goanos and Zachary Jett from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented in Charlotte, NC at ZAP Consulting’s 3rd Annual Claim…

Events | 39th Annual Facap Training Conference – Strategies For Ensuring Efficient & Effective Examinations Under Oath In Fire Claims

Mar 08, 2017 | By William Collum

William presented  “Strategies for Ensuring Efficient and Effective Examinations Under Oath in Fire Claims”. This presentation focused on the “superbowl” of the…

Events | 2017 Clm National Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference – Hotel, Restaurant Nightclub Fires: Strategic Practical Liability Insights From Historic Catastrophes!

Feb 22, 2017 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger led a panel program on, “Hotel, Restaurant Nightclub Fires: Strategic Practical Liability Insights From Historic Catastrophes!”  The…

News | Michael Montgomery is Now President of Clm’s Alabama Chapter

Feb 21, 2017 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery is now the President of the Claims and Litigation Management’s (CLM) Alabama Chapter. Congratulations, Michael!

Events | Iadc Midyear Meeting – What Has Eight Corners And Is Not A Cube? Issues Arising From The Duty To Defend

Feb 21, 2017 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Robin Donoian and Michael A. Hamilton presented in Scottsdale, AZ at…

News | Drone Insurance: Because You will Crash Your Drone

Feb 17, 2017 | By Ryan Hilton, James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Ryan Hilton and James Shaw, Jr., Partners at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, were featured in NerdWallet.com’s latest article written by…

News | Charles Reynolds is Now Vice Chair for the Partnering with Industry Task Force for Dri

Feb 06, 2017

Charles Reynolds is now the Vice-Chair for the Partnering with Industry Task Force for the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a…

News | The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Dini Maharaj and Kelly Miller

Jan 31, 2017

The recipient of The Paul B. Butler Service Award is chosen from among that year’s winners of the STEP award….

Events | 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference – Effective Managment Of Complex Catastrophe Claims

Jan 29, 2017 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Bruce Barnes, Philip Ambrose, and Amy Boggss, presented in Orlando, FL at…

Events | 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference – The Complex World Of Assignment Of Benefits (“Aob”)

Jan 29, 2017 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Timothy Engelbrecht presented at the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference on the topic of “The Complex World of Assignment of Benefits…

Events | 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference – Duties After Loss: Viewpoints From Insured And From Insurer Across Different Loss Scenarios

Jan 29, 2017 | By William Collum

William Collum from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Mike Giasi, Patrick Garrett, and Mike Ferguson, presented in Orlando,…

Events | 87th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference

Jan 26, 2017 | By J. Pablo Cáceres, Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus and Pablo Caceres presented at the 87th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference on January 26, 2017 at the Marriott…

Events | Inaugural Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies Execusummit

Dec 06, 2016 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Katherine A. Jones from Fisher Kanaris, P.C. presented in Uncasville, CT at…

Events | Proving Products Liability Subrogation Cases – The Bar Has Been Raised

Dec 01, 2016 | By George McMullin

A Partner at Butler, George McMullin presented on his topic “Proving Products Liability Subrogation Cases – The Bar Has Been…

Events | Greatest Recent Hits In The World Of Property Coverage

Dec 01, 2016 | By Janice Buchman

Janice Buchman presented at the 2016 CLM New York Conference. Janice’s topic will be “Greatest Recent Hits in the World of…

Events | Aci’s Insurance Coverage & Extra-Contractual Disputes Conference

Nov 30, 2016 | By David Mercer

David Mercer and Lewis Collins presented at the 2016 ACI Insurance Coverage & Extra-Contractual Disputes Conference in Philadelphia on November…

News | Scott Katz was Appointed the Lead Chair for the Claims and Litigation Management’s Subrogation Committee

Nov 29, 2016 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz was appointed the Lead Chair for the Claims and Litigation Management’s Subrogation Committee. The CLM is the largest…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Nov 21, 2016

Christine Turner is the next recipient of the STEP Award for going above-and-beyond. Christine exemplifies Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles with…

Events | Defendants’ Tug Of War In Multi-Party Mediations

Nov 03, 2016 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery presented at the CLM Southwest Conference this November, on the topic of “Defendants’ Tug of War in Multi-Party…

Events | Bad Faith Update: Key Jurisdictions

Nov 02, 2016 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Richard D. Gable presented during day two of the 4th Annual Bad Faith Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit in Connecticut this…

Events | Common Household Failures & Potential Subrogation Opportunites

Oct 28, 2016 | By Zachary Jett

Zachary Jett presented at Zap Consulting’s Annual Claim Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 28th. He covered “Common Household…

Events | Being A Leader: Effective Leadership Skills For Subrogators

Oct 23, 2016 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz spoke at the NASP 2016 Annual Conference this October, on the topic of “Being a Leader: Effective Leadership…

Events | Subrogation Investigation In A Catastrophic Structural Collapse

Oct 23, 2016 | By George McMullin

George McMullin spoke at the NASP 2016 Annual Conference this October, on the topic of “Subrogation Investigation in a Catastrophic Structural Collapse“.

Events | 2016 Nasp Annual Conference | Hotel, Restaurant And Nightclub Fires: Critical Lessons From Historic Catastrophes To The Present!

Oct 23, 2016 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the NASP 2016 Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, on the unique topic of “Hotel, Restaurant and…

Events | Schoolchildren & The Constitution In 2016

Oct 03, 2016 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

As a local volunteer for the American Civil Liberties Union, James Shaw was invited to speak before the Hillsborough County…

News | Carol Rooney Named Co-chair of the Fdla’s Women & Law Committee

Sep 28, 2016 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney has officially been named Co-Chair of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Women and Law Committee. The FDLA was formed…

Events | What Has Eight Corners, But Isn’t A Cube? Issues Arising From The Duty To Defend

Sep 28, 2016 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus spoke at the 2016 Southeast Regional Claims Conference in Atlanta on September 28th, on the topic of “Issues Arising…

News | Scott Frank Achieves Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

Sep 22, 2016

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Scott Frank has achieved a Board Certification in Civil…

Events | Carol Rooney Hosting Appellate Costs Cle Teleconference

Sep 20, 2016 | By Carol Rooney

Litigating a case through trial and appeal can be very expensive for clients. Obtaining an award of appellate costs is…

News | Alan Nisberg Achieves Board Certification in Business Litigation

Sep 19, 2016

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Alan Nisberg has achieved a Board Certification in Business…

Events | Reservation Of Rights Letters For Casualty Claims: Effective Letters And Strategies

Sep 07, 2016 | By Kimberly Ramey

Kimberly Ramey presented at the 2016 PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference on September 7—8, 2016 in St. Louis, MO. Kimberly…

Events | Builders Risk Coverage & Adjustments

Sep 07, 2016 | By Jonathan Barger

Jon Barger spoke at the 2016 Central and Eastern Regional Conferences for PLRB, on the topic of “Builders Risk Coverage &…

Events | Meet Your New Best Friend: Documentation & Communication In A Fire Claim

Aug 25, 2016 | By William Collum

William Collum and Gerald Albrecht spoke at the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP) Training Opportunity Meeting on August 25th….

News | Charles Reynolds Honored for Construction Defect Committee Service

Aug 10, 2016

At the Annual Meeting for the International Association of Defense Council, Charles Reynolds was recognized for his commitment and service…

News | Carol Rooney & Ryan Garrett Win Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Action

Aug 08, 2016 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney and Ryan Garrett’s teamwork and tenacity has proved victorious in their medical malpractice case. Here is more information…

News | Jared Krukar’s New Roles

Jun 24, 2016

The Firm is pleased to announce that Jared Krukar was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Appellate…

Events | Special Delivery: What Type Of “Package” Does The First Party Adjuster Deliver To Your Subrogation Department?

Jun 23, 2016 | By Jessica Skarin

Jessica Skarin was a part of a panel presentation (“Special Delivery: What Type of “Package” Does The First Party Adjuster…

Events | 10 Things About Products Liability Subrogation You Should Know

Jun 21, 2016 | By Peter Vogt

Peter Vogt spoke on June 21st, 2016 in Philadelphia regarding 10 Things About Products Liability Subrogation You Should Know.

Events | Common Legal Issues With Roofing Claims

Jun 21, 2016 | By Richard Gable Jr., Michael McLaughlin

Richard Gable and Michael McLaughlin spoke on the topic of Common Legal Issues with Roofing Claims on June 21st, 2016…

News | Tampa Recipient of Butler “Step-up” Award Selected

Jun 20, 2016 | By Scott Damon, Scott Frank, David Maldoff, Christopher Ramey, Eric Zivitz

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the…

Events | Proving Products Liability Cases: The Bar Has Been Raised

Jun 16, 2016 | By Matthew Peaire, Dean Rauchwerger

Matthew W. Peaire and Dean S. Rauchwerger presented “Proving Products Liability Cases: The Bar has been Raised” on Thursday, June…

Events | Laws, Regulation, & Ethics In Claims Handling: Subrogation, Liability & First Party

Jun 08, 2016 | By Tracy Jurgus, Michael Montgomery

Alan Nisberg, Michael Montgomery, and Tracy Jurgus spoke at the 2016 FIFEC Conference in Orlando on June 8-10th. Topics included Laws, Regulations…

Events | Managing Subrogation In A Brave New Market Share World (Or, How To Avoid The 100 Yard Dash For People With No Sense Of Direction…)

May 25, 2016 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind presented a Continuing Education Credit presentation on May 25, 2016. Hobie’s topic was “Managing Subrogation in a Brave…

Events | Builder’s Risk Claims

May 25, 2016 | By K. Clark Schirle

K. Clark Schirle presented a Continuing Education Credit presentation to Swiss Re on May 25, 2016. Clark’s topic was “Builder’s…

News | Jeff Warkentien & James Anderson Selected as Recipients of the Butler Step Award

May 13, 2016

The May STEP Award goes jointly to James Anderson and Jeff Warkentien. James and Jeff go above-and-beyond in similar accolades….

Events | Florida Valued Policy Law, Co-Insurance & Update On Recent Property Statutes

May 13, 2016 | By Sarah Burke, Tracy Jurgus

Tracy Jurgus and Sarah Burke presented on “Florida Valued Policy Law Co-Insurance and an Update on Recent Property Statutes” on…

Events | Ensuing Loss: Chicken Or The Egg 2.0

May 12, 2016 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

Pablo Cáceres presented “Ensuing Loss: Chicken or the Egg 2.0” to a national client on Thursday, May 12th. The presentation…

Events | Property Insurance Case Law Update

May 06, 2016 | By William (Bill) Lewis

Bill Lewis presented a Continuing Education Credit presentation to AXIS on May 6, 2016. Bill’s topic is “Property Insurance Case…

News | Butler Tampa’s Spring Event at the Top Golf Driving Range was a Hole in One!

May 02, 2016

Butler Tampa’s spring event at the Top Golf driving range was a hole in one!

News | John Garaffa Authors a Chapter in Latest Edition of “the Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages”

May 02, 2016 | By John Garaffa

Now in its fourth edition, The Comprehensive Guide to Economic damages includes a chapter authored by Butler’s own John Garaffa….

News | Butler Participants Shine at Miami Corporate Run

Apr 28, 2016

Butler’s own Paul Clark, Matthew Hiebra, Anthony Castro, Ashley Alvarez, Tracy Jurgus, and Eric Zivitz participated in the 2016 Mercedes…

News | U.S. News & World Report 2016 “Best Law Firm”

Apr 26, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Butler has been recognized as a 2016 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News &…

News | Denise Anderson’s New Role

Apr 25, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association of Defense…

Events | No Time For Recess: Defending Schools And Daycares In Negligence/Premises Liability Actions

Apr 19, 2016 | By William Linero Jr.

William Linero and Cory Person presented to GuideOne’s in-house attorneys on April 19, 2016.  William and Cory’s  topic was “No Time…

Events | 5th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance Execusummit

Apr 19, 2016 | By Matthew Peaire

Matt Peaire spoke at the 5th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance ExecuSummit on April 19—20, 2016 at Uncasville, CT. Matt’s topic…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

Apr 17, 2016 | By Thomas Keller

Tom Keller spoke at the 2016 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo on April 17 – 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX….

Events | Plrb Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

Apr 17, 2016 | By Christopher Ramey

Chris Ramey spoke at the 2016 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo on April 17 – 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX….

Events | Plrb Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

Apr 17, 2016 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the 2016 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo on April 17—20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX….

News | Top Work Places

Apr 11, 2016

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, The Tampa Bay Times published “The Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces” – a list of…

Events | Nasp 2016 Subrogation Litigation: Skills And Management Conference

Apr 07, 2016 | By Hobart Hind Jr., Matthew Peaire

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire presented at the NASP 2016 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference on April 7, 2016….

Events | Annual Conference Of The Claims And Litigation Management Alliance (Clm)

Apr 06, 2016 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), April 6—8, 2016. Clark…

Events | 2016 Annual Conference Of The Claims And Litigation Management Alliance (Clm) | Annual Conference Of The Claims And Litigation Management Alliance (Clm)

Apr 06, 2016 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), April 6—8, 2016….

News | Matthew W. Peaire and Dean S. Rauchwerger Present “Proving Products Liability”.

Apr 04, 2016 | By Matthew Peaire

Matthew W. Peaire (Tampa) and Dean S. Rauchwerger (Chicago) presented on February 10, 2016, a continuing education seminar on “Proving…

News | Jessica Skarin Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Mar 14, 2016 | By Jessica Skarin

Jessica Skarin is the next recipient of the STEP Award for going above-and-beyond. The STEP award goes to Jessica, an…

Events | Fdcc Conference

Feb 28, 2016 | By William (Bill) Lewis

Bill Lewis spoke at the FDCC Conference on February 28 — March 4, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Bill’s topic…

News | Diane Barnes-reynolds’ New Leadership Roles

Feb 17, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Diane Barnes-Reynolds was appointed Co-Chair of the CLM Insurance Fraud Committee Publications/Magazine Sub-Committee. Diane was…

News | Gina Smith’s Leadership Role

Feb 17, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Gina Smith has been elevated to the position of Executive Co-Chair of the Insurance…

News | 2016 Hcba Diversity Event

Feb 15, 2016

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event. The goal of the event was…

News | First Annual, The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Tenille Turner-trigg

Feb 01, 2016

The recipient of The Paul B. Butler Service Award is chosen from among that year’s winners of the STEP award….

Events | 2016 Windstorm Insurance Conference

Feb 01, 2016 | By William (Bill) Lewis

Bill Lewis spoke at the 2016 Windstorm Conference on February 1—4, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Bill’s topic was, “Preexisting Damages…

News | Tracy Barry Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Jan 29, 2016

The employees of BUTLER are critical contributors to the firm’s goal of exceeding client expectations. They are on the front…

Events | Loss Executives Association’s (Lea) 85th Celebration | Market Share Losses: Conflicts And Controversies

Jan 27, 2016 | By Scott Katz, Dean Rauchwerger

Scott Katz and Dean Rauchwerger presented at the Loss Executives Association’s (LEA) 85th Celebration on January 25—27, 2015 in Tampa,…

Events | Philadelphia Loss Conference January 2016 Dinner

Jan 19, 2016 | By Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin spoke at the Philadelphia Loss Conference Dinner on January 19, 2016 in Conshohocken, PA. Michael’s topic was, “Legal Update on…

News | John V. Garaffa Recently Authored “When the Policy Follows the Property: The Challenges Posed by Mortgagee Rights.”

Dec 23, 2015 | By John Garaffa

John V. Garaffa recently authored “When the Policy Follows the Property: The Challenges Posed by Mortgagee Rights” published in the…

News | Celebrating the Holidays

Dec 21, 2015

Whether it was curling, bowling or a night out on the town, Butler employees across the country celebrated the Holiday…

News | Maryfrances Cherry Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Nov 23, 2015 | By Maryfrances Cherry

STEP award winners often can be described as “invaluable.” They are invaluable by being proactively helpful, by doing the usual…

Events | Restaurant Fire Spread & Suppression System Failures

Nov 18, 2015 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger presented this Restaurant Fire Spread & Suppression System Failures Webinar on restaurant and nightclub fires and how failures of fire suppression…

Events | Plrb Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference

Nov 10, 2015 | By Jonathan Barger

Jon Barger spoke at the 2015 Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference on November 10—11, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. John’s topic was,…

Events | Clm Conference – Atlanta

Nov 06, 2015 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at the 2015 CLM Conference on November 6, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. Michael’s topic was, “When Saying You’re…

Events | Florida Advisory Committee On Arson Prevention (Facap) Seminar At The Fire College

Nov 04, 2015 | By William Collum

Jerry Albrecht and William Collum presented at the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP) Seminar November 4 —6, 2015…

News | Gina Smith Earns the Certified Litigation Management Professional (Clmp) Designation

Nov 03, 2015

Gina G. Smith, Partner in Butler’s Tallahassee office, recently completed the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Litigation Management Institute…

Events | Plrb Large Loss Conference

Oct 28, 2015 | By David Krouk

David Krouk will be speaking at the PLRB Large Loss Conference, October 28—30, 2015, in Washington DC.  David’s topic is,…

Events | Plrb Large Loss Conference

Oct 28, 2015 | By L. Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson spoke at the PLRB Large Loss Conference, October 28—30, 2015, in Washington DC.  Andy’s topic was, “Arson Investigation Practice Pointers.”

News | Elizabeth Horton Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Oct 20, 2015

Butler is a collection of people who are hard-working and dedicated. Combine those traits with “creative” and “multi-faceted” and you…

News | Around the Clm: Getting to Know Denise Anderson

Sep 24, 2015 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson a Partner at Butler discusses her and fellow co-chair Jacqueline Stein’s work on CLM Atlanta, which takes place on…

Events | Western Loss Association

Sep 23, 2015 | By Jonathan Barger

Clark Schirle and Jonathan Barger will be speaking at the Western Loss Association 2015 Fall Conference on September 24, 2015…

News | Susan Larock Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Sep 21, 2015

Butler is a collection of people who are hard-working and dedicated. Combine those traits with “creative” and “multi-faceted” and you…

News | Invitation to Serve as Hispanic National Bar Association (Hnba) Deputy Regional President for Region Viii

Sep 18, 2015 | By William Linero Jr.

The firm is pleased to announce that William Linero was appointed to serve as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Deputy…

Events | Subrogating Market Share Claims

Sep 17, 2015 | By Hobart Hind Jr., Dean Rauchwerger

Hobie Hind (Tampa) and Dean S. Rauchwerger (Chicago) of Butler’s subrogation department presented a continuing education seminar on “Subrogating Market…

News | Butler Employees Across the Country Celebrate the End of Summer.

Aug 25, 2015

Bowling in Tallahassee, dancing in Miami, horse shows in Chicago and baseball in Tampa and Charlotte; this is how Butler employees…

News | Tenille Turner-trigg Selected as First Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Aug 20, 2015 | By Tenille Turner-Trigg

Butler’s move from Harbor Island to the Rivergate Tower was an extraordinary event for us. It required work, tolerance, and…

Events | Fire Investigation & Fire Spread Seminar

Aug 12, 2015 | By Matthew Peaire, Dean Rauchwerger

Matthew W. Peaire and Dean S. Rauchwerger presented, on August 12, 2015, a client continuing education seminar on “Effective Fire Investigations and Fire Spread…

News | Lewis Collins Elected President of the Fdcc Foundation

Jul 28, 2015

The firm is pleased to announce that Lewis Collins was elected President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Foundation…

Events | Fdcc Annual Meeting

Jul 26, 2015 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Richard Gable will be participating in a panel discussion at the FDCC Annual Meeting on July 26—31, 2015 in Banff,…

Events | 2015 Clm Southern California Conference | Subrogation – Federal Tort Claims Act: Fundamentals & Practical Strategies For Ftca Recovery Claims Against The United States – The Ultimate Deep Pocket!

Jul 16, 2015 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger presented at the 2015 CLM Southern California Conference on July 16—17, 2015, comprising Product Liability, Subrogation, and…

News | Doug Berry Wins Appeal on Behalf of Veteran

Jul 09, 2015 | By W. Douglas Berry

Doug Berry won an appeal on behalf of a veteran in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. The…

Events | Rimkus 12th Annual Continuing Education Seminar

Jun 24, 2015 | By John Garaffa, Matthew Peaire

John Garaffa and Matt Peaire will be presenting at RIMKUS’ 12th Annual Continuing Education Seminar in Tampa, FL. John and Matt’s…

Events | Dri Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Seminar

Jun 18, 2015 | By Lee Craig

Lee Craig will be speaking at the DRI Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Seminar on June 18, 2015 in Chicago, IL.  Lee’s topic…

Events | Plrb Western Regional Adjusters Conference

Jun 16, 2015 | By Jonathan Barger

Jon Barger spoke at the 2015 Western Regional Adjusters Conference on June 16—17, 2015 in Frisco, TX. John’s topic was,…

News | Butler Employees Enjoy the Stanley Cup Finals

Jun 16, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 on Monday, June 15th to win one of the…

Events | Florida Construction Law Seminar

Jun 11, 2015 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson moderated a panel discussing, “Navigating the Minefields of the Tripartite Relationship” at MC Consultants’ Florida Construction Law Seminar…

News | Congratulations to Carol Rooney on Being Recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.

Jun 10, 2015 | By Carol Rooney

Congratulations to Carol Rooney on being recognized by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice. Carol…

News | Moving Day!

Jun 03, 2015

Butler (formerly Butler Pappas) proudly announces the relocation of our headquarters to the award-winning Rivergate Tower. Butler occupies the 24th,…

News | Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Jun 02, 2015

Butler employees from our Charlotte office and their families took in a game as they celebrated the arrival of the…

News | Butler Attorneys Complete Bar Leadership Institute

Jun 02, 2015

The firm would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Jacob Hanson and Katelyn Desrosiers for completing the Hillsborough County Bar…

Events | Aba Tips Property Insurance Law Committee

May 07, 2015 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Richard Gable spoke at the ABA TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee, Spring CLE on May 7—9, 2015 in San Antonio,…

Events | American Bar Association Spring Meeting

May 07, 2015 | By John Garaffa

John Garaffa spoke on a panel at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Property Insurance Law…

Events | 2015 Bad Faith Litigation Strategies Execusummit – Spring Session

May 05, 2015 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus spoke at the 2015 Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit – Spring Session on May 5—6,  2015 in Ucasville,…

Events | 2015 Bad Faith Litigation Strategies Execusummit – Spring Session

May 05, 2015 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the 2015 Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit – Spring Session on May 5—6,  2015 in Ucasville,…

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to the Wcla Executive Board

Apr 23, 2015 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson was recently appointed to the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) Executive Board. WCLA is a national non-profit public benefit…

Events | 4th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance Execusummit

Apr 21, 2015 | By Matthew Peaire

Matthew Peaire spoke at the 4th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance ExecuSummit. Matt’s presentation was entitled, “Subrogation & Cyber Liability Insurance 2015 Update.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 29, 2015 | By Christopher Ramey

Christopher Ramey presented a workshop at the PLRB 2015 Claims Conference entitled, “Adjusting Catastrophic Time Element Losses.”   

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger spoke at the 2015 PLRB Claims Conference on March 29—April 1, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. Jonathan’s topic was, “The Innocent Co-insured:…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 29, 2015 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the 2015 PLRB Claims Conference on March 29—April 1, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. David’s topic was,…

Events | 2015 Dri Insurance Coverage And Claims Institute

Mar 25, 2015 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

Pablo Caceres spoke at the DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute on March 25, 2015. Pablo’s topic was, “Negotiating Skills for Coverage Attorneys.” 

Events | 2015 Clm Annual Conference | Fire Spread Liability & Challenges: Practical Strategies For Prosecuting & Defending

Mar 25, 2015 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean S. Rauchwerger spoke at the CLM Annual Conference March 25—27, 2015, Palm Desert, CA., on “Fire Spread Liability & Challenges:…

Events | Butler Breakfast & Educational Seminar

Mar 11, 2015 | By William (Bill) Lewis

Bill Lewis spoke with Phil Ambrose from Engle Martin and Paul McCullough from S-E-A, Ltd. at the Lloyd’s Library in London, England on…

News | Butler Employees Participate in the Gasparilla Distance Classic

Feb 23, 2015

The City of Tampa hosted its annual Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 21 & 22, 2015. Proceeds raised from the…

News | Butler Is Pleased to Welcome to the Firm Dean Rauchwerger

Feb 20, 2015

Dean is a partner in our Chicago office where he concentrates his practice in complex litigation, multimillion-dollar recovery, insurance, and…

News | Scott Katz Appointed as Clm’s Subrogation Committee Co-chair

Jan 12, 2015 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz was recently appointed as the Subrogation Committee Co-Chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The Claims and Litigation…

News | Butler Employees Celebrate the Holidays

Dec 22, 2014

Butler employees across the country celebrated the holidays with good food and fun times.

News | Doug Berry Honored at Lloyd’s

Dec 18, 2014 | By W. Douglas Berry

On 18 November 2014, Managing Partner Doug Berry was honored by numerous representatives of the leading Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London,…

Events | Butler Breakfast & Educational Seminar

Nov 18, 2014 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz and Jerry Albrecht spoke at the Lloyd’s Library in London, England on November 18, 2014.  Jerry’s topic was, “Bad Faith: From…

Events | Aci 2014 Bad Faith Claims & Litigation Forum

Nov 18, 2014 | By David Mercer

David Mercer spoke at ACI 2014 Bad Faith Claims and Litigation Forum on November 18, 2014. He moderated for a discussion on “Bad…

News | Butler Celebrates 35 Year Anniversary

Nov 11, 2014

Butler employees gathered across the country to celebrate the firm’s 35th anniversary.  READ THE STORY OF HOW WE STARTED

Events | Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Nov 11, 2014 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Tuesday, November 11th, he presented, “Alternative Methods for Testing Expert Opinions While Still Complying…

Events | Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Nov 11, 2014 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Tuesday, November 11th, he presented, “Ethics and Private Data:  Are You and Your…

Events | Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Nov 10, 2014 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Monday, November 10th, he presented, “HVAC Systems and Building Losses:  The Trickle…

Events | Nasp 2014 Annual Conference

Nov 10, 2014 | By Matthew Peaire

Matt Peaire spoke at the NASP 2014 Annual Conference. On Monday, November 10th, he presented, “Hiring, Training and Motivating a New Generation…

Events | Butler Subrogation & Recovery Webinar

Nov 05, 2014 | By Matthew Peaire, Jessica Skarin

Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery practice group hosteda 60 minute webinar entitled “Is Your Claim Undermined Because Your Target is Underwater? – What…

Events | Bad Faith Litigation Strategies Execusummit

Nov 04, 2014 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit November 4—5, 2014 in Uncasville,CT. His topic was, “Bad Faith…

News | Butler Celebrates Halloween

Oct 31, 2014

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – Shakespeare “Macbeth” The Butler employees across the country showed…

News | Tampa’s Healthiest Company – Harbour Island Athletic Club

Oct 30, 2014

Butler won the HIAC Healthiest Company competition for a second time. Congratulations to Dom LeCao, Janet Hyland, James Anderson, Maria…

News | Alpha House of Tampa Challenge

Oct 30, 2014

On October 25th, the firm competed in this year’s Alpha Challenge at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Alpha Challenge is…

Events | Plrb 2014 Large Loss Conference

Oct 29, 2014 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle spoke at the PLRB 2014 Large Loss Conference on October 29—31, 2014. He presented, “Major Contingent Business Interruption…

Events | Nasp Webinar

Oct 28, 2014 | By Mary Jo Kuusela, George McMullin

Mary Jo Kuusela and George McMullin presented a NASP webinar on October 28, titled, “Ethical Considerations for Subrogation Professionals During the Claims Handling…

News | Remembering Jim Smith, Butler Partner

Sep 30, 2014

Chicago, IL – Butler Partner Jim Smith, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. He was 54 years old. Jim Smith…

News | Seven Partners Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2015

Sep 29, 2014 | By W. Douglas Berry, William (Bill) Lewis, Kathy Maus

Butler is pleased to announce that seven of its Partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, a…

Events | Plrb Regional Adjusters Conference

Sep 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger spoke at the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference on September 16 & 17, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jonathan’s topic was, “New Tool for Fire and Explosions…

Events | Nasp New York Chapter Meeting

Aug 06, 2014 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz spoke at the NASP New York Chapter Meeting on August 6. Scott’s topic was, “Qualifying Fire Experts in Subrogation Cases:  Daubert and…

Events | Clm Construction & Environmental Conference

Jul 31, 2014 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at the CLM Construction & Environmental Conference in Boston, MA. Michael’s topic was, “Top Ten Things that Keep…

News | Cory Person Appointed as Secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Association

Jul 08, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory has been appointed as Secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Please…

Events | 2014 Rimkus Ce Seminar

Jun 26, 2014 | By Fay Ryan

Fay Ryan and Kimberly Gorak spoke at RIMKUS’ 2014 CE Seminar on June 26, 2014. The presentation was titled, “Protecting the Insured from Exposure in…

Events | 2014 Rimkus Ce Seminar

Jun 25, 2014 | By Matthew Peaire

Matthew Peaire spoke at RIMKUS’ 2014 CE Seminar on June 25, 2014. The presentation was titled, “Updates to NFPA 921.”

News | Ezequiel Lugo Obtains Board Certified Status in Appellate Practice

Jun 17, 2014

Congratulations to Ezequiel Lugo on being recognized by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.

Events | Lea 2014 Spring Meeting & Educational Conference

Jun 12, 2014 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle spoke at the LEA’s Spring Meeting & Educational Conference in Boston, MA. Clark’s topic was, “Builder’s Risk Claims.”

News | 2014 Firm Spring Event

Jun 09, 2014

Butler employees enjoyed a day at Lowry Park Zoo. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and fantastic company.

Events | Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Meeting

Jun 05, 2014 | By Lee Craig

Lee Craig spoke at the Canadian Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lee’s topic was, “American Insurance Defense Practice.”

News | Paul Butler Receives the Aba Pilc’s Lifetime Achievement Award

May 07, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that on April 25, 2014, our founding partner, Paul Butler was honored by The…

Events | Tampa Insurance Professionals Business Meeting

Apr 17, 2014 | By William Collum

William Collum spoke at the Tampa Insurance Professionals Business Meeting on April 17, 2014. The topic was, “2014 Florida Insurance Legislation Update.”

Events | Nasp 2014 Litigation Skills Conference

Apr 10, 2014 | By Hobart Hind Jr., Matthew Peaire

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire spoke at the NASP 2014 Litigation Skills Conference on April 10 — April 11, 2014….

Events | 2014 Execusummit

Apr 01, 2014 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz spoke at the 11th  Annual National Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummit. Scott’s topic was, “The Made Whole Rule in Property…

Events | Western Loss Association Spring Seminar | Suing Uncle Sam – The Ultimate Deep Pocket: Federal Tort Claims Act Recovery Claims

Apr 01, 2014 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the 2014 Western Loss Association Spring Seminar. His topic was “Suing Uncle Sam – The Ultimate…

News | Butler is Pleased to Welcome Derek Blakelock to the Firm

Mar 27, 2014

Derek is a partner in our Philadelphia office where his practice will encompass products liability, complex casualty defense, professional liability, and…

News | Pablo Cáceres Featured in Hispanic Executive

Mar 19, 2014 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

The firm is pleased to announce that Pablo Cáceres is featured in the April/May/June 2014 edition of Hispanic Executive.  READ…

Events | 2014 Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 16, 2014 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Rich Gable co-presented with Michael Barrett of Engle Martin at the PLRB Claims Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rich’s topic was, “Dealing with Aggressive Contractors.”

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to Wcla Southeast Regional Chair

Mar 10, 2014 | By Denise Anderson

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been selected to be the Regional Chair for the Southeast Coast Region of…

News | 2014 Hcba Diversity Event

Mar 04, 2014

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event at the Chester H. Ferguson Law…

News | The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages, Third Edition

Mar 01, 2014

The 3rd Edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages, edited by Nancy J. Fannon and Jonathan…

Events | Clm’s 2014 Insurance Bad Faith Committee Mini-Conference

Feb 28, 2014 | By Janice Buchman

Janice Buchman spoke at CLM’s 2014 Insurance Bad Faith Committee Mini-Conference on February, 28 2014. The presentation was titled, “Post-Suit…

Events | Clm’s 2014 Insurance Bad Faith Committee Mini-Conference

Feb 28, 2014 | By David Mercer

David Mercer spoke at CLM’s 2014 Insurance Bad Faith Committee Mini-Conference on February, 28 2014. The presentation was titled, “Preparing the Company Witness…

Events | 2015 Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee Conference

Feb 05, 2014 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at the 2015 Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee Conference on February 5—6, 2015 in Orlando, FL. Michael’s…

Events | In-House Client Seminar

Feb 01, 2014 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the In-house client seminar. His topic was “Subrogation: Identification, Preservation, Investigation and Making a Recovery”.

Events | Subrogation: Identification, Preservation, Investigation And Making A Recovery

Feb 01, 2014 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger presented at an in-house client seminar in February 2014.He discussed “Subrogation: Identification, Preservation, Investigation and Making a Recovery.”

News | Butler is Pleased to Welcome to the Firm Kimberly Ross.

Dec 20, 2013

Kimberly is a partner in our Chicago office where she concentrates her practice in the defense of employment-related claims, including…

News | U.S. News & World Report 2014 “Best Law Firm”

Dec 04, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Butler has been recognized as a 2014 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News &…

Events | Aci Bad Faith 2013

Nov 21, 2013

Lewis was the Co-Chair and spoke at ACI’s 26th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation. He presented, “Procedural and Substantive Nuances…

Events | Adta Webinar

Nov 18, 2013 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

Pablo Cáceres presented an ATDA webinar on November 18, titled, “Preparing Insurance Company Executives, Adjusters & In-House Counsel for Deposition.”  

Events | Plrb Large Loss Conference

Nov 18, 2013

Jerry Albrecht spoke at the PLRB Large Loss Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Jerry’s topic was, “Effect of Multiple Windstorm Events on the…

Events | 2013 Facap

Nov 13, 2013

Jerry Albrecht spoke at the 2013 FACAP seminar on November 13, 2013.  Jerry’s presentation was titled “Insurable Interest and Loss Payees: Who…

Events | 2013 Clm Construction/Environmental Adr/Afa Conference

Nov 08, 2013 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at the 2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference on November 8, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. Michael’s topic was, “Unconventional…

Events | 2013 Clm Construction Committee Mini-Conference

Nov 08, 2013 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson spoke at the 2013 CLM Construction Committee Mini-Conference on November 8, 2013. Denise’s session was, “Right To Repair: Use…

Events | 2013 Clm Construction/Environmental Adr/Afa Conference

Nov 08, 2013 | By Denise Anderson, Michael Montgomery

Denise Anderson spoke at the 2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference on November 8, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. Denise’s topic was, “Right to…

Events | 2013 Clm Northern Florida Chapter Educational Event

Nov 06, 2013 | By Fay Ryan

Fay Ryan spoke at the 2013 CLM Northern Florida Chapter Educational Event on November 6, 2013.  Fay’s topic was “Premises Liability.”

Events | Nasp’s 2013 Annual Conference

Nov 03, 2013 | By Scott Katz, Jessica Skarin

Scott Katz and Jessica Skarin spoke at NASP’s 2013 Annual Conference November 3—6, 2013.  The presentation was titled, “The Made…

Events | Nasp’s 2013 Annual Conference

Nov 03, 2013 | By Hobart Hind Jr., Matthew Peaire

Hobie Hind and Matt Peaire spoke at the NASP 2013 National Conference on November 3, 2013, in San Diego, CA. The topic was…

News | Spotlight on Lewis Collins

Nov 01, 2013

New Spotlight on Lewis Collins – Making of a Modern-Day Knight.

Events | Annual Conference Of The National Association Of Subrogation Professionals (Nasp)

Nov 01, 2013 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). His topic was “FTCA…

Events | Plrb Regional Adjusters Conference

Oct 29, 2013

Lewis Collins spoke at the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference in Concord, NC. Lewis’ topic was, “Avoiding Third-Party Bad Faith Set-Ups and Traps.”

Events | Plrb Regional Adjusters Conference

Oct 29, 2013 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference October 29 & 30, 2013 in Concord, NC. David’s topic was, “Expected or…

Events | Plrb Regional Adjusters Conference

Sep 10, 2013 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference September 10 &11, 2013 in DesMoines, Iowa. David’s topic was, “Expected or Intended Conduct:…

Events | Deep Pockets: Prosecuting & Defending Government Liabilities: U.S. & Municipalities

Sep 01, 2013 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger presented at an in-house client seminar in September 2013. He discussed “Deep Pockets: Prosecuting & Defending Government Liabilities: U.S….

Events | In-House Client Seminar

Sep 01, 2013

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the In-house client seminar. His topic was “Deep Pockets: Prosecuting & Defending Government Liabilities: U.S. &…

News | Florida Defense Lawyers Association “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award

Aug 29, 2013 | By Matthew Lavisky

The firm is pleased to announce that Matt Lavisky has been awarded the FloridaDefenseLawyersAssociation “Young Lawyer of the Year” award. This…

Events | Rimkus 10th Annual Seminar

Jun 20, 2013 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at Rimkus‘ 10th Annual Seminar on June 20, 2013 in Tampa, FL. The presentation was titled, “How to Defend Product /Materials Failures that…

Events | Mcc East Region Conference

Jun 19, 2013

Steve Rawls spoke at the MCC East Region Conference June 19, 2013 in Orlando, FL.  The presentation was titled, “East Region Judges Live!…

Events | Rimkus 10th Annual Seminar

Jun 19, 2013 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie Hind spoke at Rimkus‘ 10th Annual Seminar on June 19, 2013 in Tampa, FL.  The presentation was titled, “Proving Products Liability Subrogation Cases:…

News | Gina Smith Elected to the Board of the Florida Chapter of the Nspii

Jun 11, 2013

The firm is pleased to announce that Gina Smith has been elected to the board of the Florida chapter of…

Events | Plrb Western Region Claims Seminar

Jun 11, 2013

Lewis Collins spoke at the PLRB Western Region Claims Seminar June 11 & 12, 2013 in Garden Grove, California. Lewis’ topic was, “Responding to Third…

Events | Plrb Regional Adjusters Conference

Jun 11, 2013 | By David Krouk

David Krouk spoke at the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference June 11 & 12, 2013 in Garden Grove, California. David’s topic was, “Expected or Intended…

Events | Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring Cle Meeting

May 17, 2013 | By John Garaffa

John Garaffa spoke at the American Bar Association’s Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting on May 17, 2013, in Palm Beach…

Events | Nasp Florida Southeast Region Chapter Meeting

May 10, 2013 | By George McMullin

George McMullin spoke at NASP’s Florida Southeast Region Chapter Meeting in Fort Lauderdale on May 10, 2013.  George’s topic was, “Investigating and Litigating…

Events | Aci’s 24th National Advanced Forum On Bad Faith Litigation

Apr 29, 2013

Lewis Collins spoke at ACI’s 24th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation on April 29—30, 2013, in Philadelphia, PA. Lewis’…

News | Bring Your Child to Work Day

Apr 25, 2013

Butler celebrated “Bring Your Child To Work Day” on April 25, 2013. The firm provided lunch and dessert for the…

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to two Chairperson Positions

Apr 22, 2013 | By Denise Anderson

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been appointed the National Membership Vice-Chairperson of the Association of…

Events | Medical Claims Defense Network Seminar

Apr 17, 2013

Alan Nisberg spoke at the Medical Claims Defense Network Seminar on April 17, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. Alan’s topic was “PIP & UM Hospital Bills:  Is…

Events | Clm 2013 Annual Conference

Apr 10, 2013 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson spoke at the CLM 2013 Annual Conference on April 10, 2013. Denise’s session was, “Litigation Management-How To Lose A Client…

Events | Property Subrogation Strategies Execusummit

Apr 09, 2013 | By Peter Vogt

Scott Katz and Peter Vogt spoke at ExecuSummit’s Subrogation Strategy Series April 9—10, 2013. The interactive presentation was titled, “Handling…

Events | Litigation Skills And Management Conference

Mar 22, 2013 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz spoke at the NASP’s Litigation Skills and Management Conference on March 22, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Scott spoke on “Effective Motion…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 17, 2013 | By David Maldoff

David Maldoff spoke at PLRB’s 2013 Claims Conference in Boston on March 17, 2013.  David’s topic was, “Insured’s Duties in the Event of…

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 17, 2013

Diane Barnes-Reynolds spoke at PLRB’s 2013 Claims Conference in Boston on March 17, 2013.  Diane’s topic was, “Actual Cash Value.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 17, 2013 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

Pablo Cáceres spoke at PLRB’s 2013 Claims Conference in Boston on March 17, 2013.  Pablo’s topic was, “Ensuing Loss.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 17, 2013 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger spoke at PLRB’s 2013 Claims Conference in Boston on March 17, 2013.  Jonathan’s topic was, “Art of Persuasion for…

News | Butler Named 2013 Go-to Law Firms for Litigation

Mar 13, 2013

Butler is pleased to announce that the firm was named a “2013 Go-To Law Firm” in a recent survey of…

News | Hcba Diversity Event

Feb 16, 2013

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at…

Events | Nasp Webinar

Feb 12, 2013 | By Matthew Peaire

Matt Peaire took part in a NASP webinar on February 12, 2013. Matt’s session was, “Alternative Dispute Resolution – Litigation is Not…

Events | Gulf Coast Association Of Insurance Professionals

Feb 07, 2013 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery spoke at the Gulf Coast Association of Insurance Professionals (GCAIP) in Pensacola, Florida on February 7, 2013. Michael’s topic was,…

Events | Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference

Jan 29, 2013 | By L. Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson spoke at Windstorm’s Insurance Network Annual Conference in Orlando on January 29—30, 2013.  Andrew’s topic was, “The F…

Events | Clm 2013 Bad Faith/Coverage/Fraud Conference

Jan 25, 2013 | By Janice Buchman

Janice Buchman spoke at CLM’s Bad Faith/Fraud Conference in Orlando on January 25, 2013. Janice’s session was, “Appraisal: Should I Stay or…

Events | Clm 2013 Bad Faith/Coverage/Fraud Conference

Jan 25, 2013

Gina Smith spoke at CLM’s Bad Faith/Fraud Conference in Orlando on January 25, 2013.  Gina’s topic was, “Civil & Criminal Insurance Fraud Investigations: Promoting…

Events | Clm 2013 Bad Faith/Coverage/Fraud Conference

Jan 25, 2013

Lewis Collins spoke at CLM’s Bad Faith/Fraud Conference in Orlando on January 25, 2013. Lewis’ session was, “Excess Verdicts: How To Keep the Liability…

Events | Loss Executive Association’s 82nd Annual Meeting

Jan 24, 2013 | By Thomas Brown

Tom Brown spoke at the Loss Executives Association’s Annual Meeting in Tampa on January 24, 2013.  Tom’s topic was “Hot Topics – Fracking &…

Events | Loss Executive Association’s 82nd Annual Meeting

Jan 24, 2013 | By K. Clark Schirle

Clark Schirle spoke at the Loss Executives Association’s Annual Meeting in Tampa on January 24 and 25, 2013. Clark’s topic…

News | Tom Keller Selected to Serve on Plrb Board

Jan 09, 2013 | By Thomas Keller

The firm is pleased to announce that Tom Keller has been selected to serve on the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) board…

News | Butler Annual Holiday Party

Dec 14, 2012

On December 14, 2012, Butler hosted our annual holiday party. Everyone enjoyed getting together and bowling at Splitsville. Jason Lowe,…

Events | Dri’s Insurance Coverage And Practice Symposium

Dec 07, 2012

Steve was a panelist at DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium. The  topic was “Hot Issues In Professional Liability Coverage – Lessons From the DRI…

Events | Aci 23rd National Advanced Forum On Bad Faith Litigation

Nov 28, 2012 | By David Mercer

David spoke at ACI’s 23rd National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation. He presented, “Recognizing the Red Flags in a Bad Faith Set-Up.”

News | Kathy Maus – Litigation Counsel of America

Nov 20, 2012 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy Maus is now a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America – The Trial…

Events | Facap Annual Seminar

Nov 15, 2012

Jerry spoke at the FACAP Annual Seminar on November 15, 2012. The title of the course was “Claims Handling Decisions & Consequences.”

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2012 Central Regional Adjusters Conference

Nov 13, 2012 | By George McMullin

George spoke at the PLRB/LIRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The topic covered was “Subrogation: Products that Fail Repeatedly.”

Events | 2012 Nasp Annual Conference

Nov 12, 2012 | By Scott Katz

Scott spoke at NASP’s 2012 Annual Conference.  The topic was, “Using Ethics to Maximize Recoveries: Who Thought That Was Possible.”

Events | 2012 Nasp Annual Conference

Nov 11, 2012 | By Mary Jo Kuusela

Mary Jo spoke at NASP’s 2012 Annual Conference.  The topic was, “Subrogation College.”

Events | Clm’s Construction And Environmental Mini-Conference

Nov 09, 2012 | By Denise Anderson

Denise spoke at the CLM Construction and Environmental Mini-Conference. The topic covered was “2012’s Top Ten Cases Impacting Construction and Environmental Claims.”

Events | Clm 2012 Webinar Series

Nov 07, 2012

Lewis Collins took part in the CLM 2012 Webinar Series on November 7, 2012. Lewis’ session was, “Time Sensitive Demands and Other Bad…

News | Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Nov 05, 2012

Butler is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson, Janice Buchman, Lewis Collins, Eric Zivitz, Gina Smith, Doug Berry, Steve Rawls,…

News | Lewis F. Collins and the Accec

Oct 30, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Lewis F. Collins has been selected to be a founding member of the…

Events | Large Loss Conference

Oct 29, 2012

Jerry Albrecht spoke at PLRB’s Large Loss Conference on October 29, 2012. Jerry’s topic was “Effect of Multiple Windstorm Events on the…

Events | Nasp Florida Chapter Meeting

Oct 17, 2012 | By George McMullin

George spoke at the NASP Florida Chapter Meeting on October 17, 2012. The topic covered was “Understanding and Drafting Releases.”

News | Iadc Selects Special Projects Vice Chair

Sep 06, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Chas Reynolds has been selected as the IADC Special Projects Vice-Chair. IADC

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2012 Western Regional Adjusters Conference

Sep 05, 2012 | By George McMullin

George spoke at the PLRB/LIRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The topic covered was”Subrogation: Products that Fail Repeatedly.”

Events | Nasp Chapter Meeting

Aug 23, 2012 | By George McMullin

George spoke on a NASP Chapter Meeting on August 23, 2012. The topic was “How Process Improvements Can Increase Subrogation Recoveries.”

Events | Fdcc Annual Meeting

Aug 01, 2012

Lewis spoke at the FDCC Annual meeting in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on August 1, 2012. Lewis spoke on the topic of “Third…

News | Butler Makes Top 100 Best Companies List

Jul 25, 2012

Butler was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The fourth annual statewide Best Companies list appears…

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2012 Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference

Jun 26, 2012 | By George McMullin

George spoke at the PLRB/LIRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The topic covered was “Subrogation: Products that Fail…

Events | 9th Annual Rimkus Ce Seminar

Jun 21, 2012

Alan and Charles spoke at the RIMKUS 8th Annual Continuing Education Seminar. Alan’s topic was, “Misrepresentation and Fraud” on June 20th…

Events | Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Conference

Jun 14, 2012

Gina spoke at this year’s Florida Insurance Fraud Committee Conference in Orlando. The presentation was titled: Legal Update 2012: Decisions and Statutory…

News | Florida Aquarium Firm Event

Jun 02, 2012

Butler employees enjoyed a day at the Florida Aquarium. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and fantastic company.

News | Cory Person Elected President of Geba

Jun 01, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory Person was elected President of the George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) for…

Events | Paf’s 2012 Spring Seminar

Jun 01, 2012 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

James spoke at PAF’s 2012 Spring Seminar.  The topic was, “Civil Liberties and New Technology.”

News | Tampa’s Healthiest Company

May 25, 2012

Butler employees won first place in Tampa’s Healthiest Company Competition at the Harbour Island Athletic Club. Special thanks to the following for participating: Tenille…

News | Kathy Maus Selected to Fawl’s Class of Leaders in the Law

May 01, 2012 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy Maus has been selected into the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)…

Events | Efiling And Technology In The Second District Court Of Appeal

May 01, 2012

Jared Krukar, with the Honorable Stevan T. Northcutt of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal, developed and presented to…

News | Cory Person Wins Geba’s President’s Award for Service

Apr 30, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory Person has won the George Edgecomb Bar Association’s (GEBA) President’s Award for…

News | Bring Your Children to Work

Apr 26, 2012

Butler’s employees participated in Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 26, 2012. 

Events | National Property Subrogation Strategies Execusummit

Apr 17, 2012 | By Scott Katz

Scott presented at the 9th Annual National Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummit. The presentation was, “The Made Whole Rule in Property Subrogation Cases.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Apr 15, 2012 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Hobie spoke at the PLRB 2012 Claims Conference. The topic was, “Property Trends in Subrogation.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Apr 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan spoke at the PLRB 2012 Claims Conference. The topic was, “Art of Persuasion For The Claims Professional.”

Events | Plrb Claims Conference

Apr 15, 2012 | By Matthew Peaire

Matt spoke at the PLRB 2012 Claims Conference. The topic was, “Identifying Subrogation & Recovery Following a Weather Catastrophe.”

Events | 63rd Iaai Annual Training Conference

Apr 12, 2012

Jerry spoke at the 63rd IAAI Annual Training Conference. The topic was, “Examinations Under Oath”

Events | Execusummit

Apr 01, 2012 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the ExecuSummit. His topic was “FTCA Fundamentals & Strategies: What To Do When The King Does…

News | Butler Opens Office in Philadelphia

Mar 26, 2012

Butler is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Philadelphia. The office will be headed by Thomas S. Brown…

Events | Fdcc 2012 Winter Meeting

Mar 03, 2012 | By John Weihmuller

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

Events | Claims & Litigation Management Alliance(Clm) Annual Conference

Mar 01, 2012 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the 2012 Claims &  Litigation Management Alliance(CLM) Annual Conference. His topic was “Strategy—The Big Difference Between…

Events | Litigation Alternatives: Negotiation And Mediation

Mar 01, 2012 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger presented at an in-house client seminar in March 2012.He discussed “Litigation Alternatives: Negotiation and Mediation.”

Events | In-House Client Seminar

Mar 01, 2012 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the In-house client seminar. His topic was “Litigation Alternatives: Negotiation and Mediation”.

Events | Insurance Committee On Arson Control (Icac) 2012

Feb 28, 2012

Jerry spoke at the Insurance Committee on Arson Control (ICAC) 2012. The topic is, “Legal Update.”

Events | Hsa Engineers Event

Feb 23, 2012 | By Curt Allen

Curt spoke in Tampa at an HSA Engineers event. The course was called: The Examination Under Oath and The Right To Take…

Events | Iadc Midyear Meeting

Feb 13, 2012 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus presented at IADC Midyear Meeting. The presentation was on, “What’s Hot in Construction Defect Litigation.”

Events | Windstorm 2012

Jan 30, 2012 | By William (Bill) Lewis

Bill spoke at WINDSTORM 2012. The topic was, “Adjustment Techniques Never Stay the Same: How Recent Statutory and Legal Changes Impact…

Events | Clm Florida Annual Meeting

Jan 26, 2012 | By Denise Anderson, Carol Rooney

Denise Anderson and Carol Rooney presented at CLM’s Florida Annual Meeting. The panel presentation was on, “Managing Costs in Construction Defect Litigation.”

Events | Northwest Loss Association

Jan 01, 2012 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger presented at the Northwest Loss Association January 2012 conference.He discussed “Subrogation: Initial Recognition, Roadblocks and Strategies for Effective…

News | Butler Annual Holiday Party

Dec 14, 2011

On December 14, 2011, Butler hosted our annual holiday party. Everyone enjoyed getting together and bowling at Splitsville. Liz Horton,…

Events | Ceu Institute Presentation

Dec 13, 2011 | By Scott Katz

Scott presented at the CEU Institute. The title was, “Spoliation of Evidence.”

Events | Aci Bad Faith Litigation Conference

Nov 30, 2011

Lewis spoke at the American Conference Institute’s Bad Faith Litigation  Conference. The title was, “Innovative Pre-Trial Strategies for Defending Against Bad…

Events | Florida Chamber Of Commerce 5th Annual Insurance Summit

Nov 17, 2011 | By John Weihmuller

John spoke at the Florida Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Insurance Summit in Orlando. The topic was, “Bad Faith: The Trial…

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2011 Regional Adjusters Conferences

Nov 08, 2011

Steve Rawls topresented the Construction Defect Litigation session at PLRB/LIRB 2011 Regional Adjusters Conference.

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2011 Regional Adjusters Conference

Nov 08, 2011 | By David Krouk

David Krouk presented the Expected or Intended Conduct session at PLRB/LIRB 2011 Regional Adjusters Conference.

Events | Nasp Annual Conference

Nov 06, 2011 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz presented, “The Made Whole Rule in Property Subrogation Cases.”

Events | Nasp Annual Conference

Nov 06, 2011 | By Matthew Peaire

Matt Peaire gave a presentation on how SIU can assist a subrogation investigation.

Events | Facap Seminar

Nov 02, 2011

Gina Smith taught a course entitled “Case Law Updates” at the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention Annual Training Seminar, Florida…

Events | Annual Conference Of The National Association Of Subrogation Professionals (Nasp)

Nov 01, 2011 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). His topic was “Federal…

Events | International Association Of Arson Investigators (“Iaai”), Illinois Chapter

Nov 01, 2011 | By Jonathan Barger

Jon Barger will be speaking at the International Association of Arson Investigators (“IAAI”), Illinois Chapter on November 1—12, 2011  John’s…

Events | Nasp Webinar

Oct 21, 2011 | By George McMullin

George McMullin gave NASP Webinar on  Improving Recoveries by Understanding the Investigation of the Electrically-Caused Fire.

Events | Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference 2011

Oct 20, 2011 | By David Maldoff

David spoke at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference. Steve spoke at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference. The topic was, “Status of Insurance…

News | Hobie Hind Elected to the Nasp Board of Directors

Sep 30, 2011 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

The firm is pleased to announce that as of November 2011 Hobart M. Hind, a partner in the Firm’s Subrogation and…

Events | Plrb/Lirb 2011 Regional Adjusters Conferences

Sep 07, 2011 | By David Krouk

David Krouk and Steve Rawls presented at the PLRB/LIRB 2011 Regional Adjusters Conferences.

Events | Fdcc Leadership Institute

Jul 25, 2011

Lewis Collins Jr. spoke at the FDCC Leadership Institute.  July 25th  Opening Address:  The Case for Leadership.

Events | Tampa Association Of Insurance Professionals

Jul 21, 2011 | By John Garaffa

John Garaffa and Jerry Albrecht presented on the 2011 changes to Florida Statutes.  They spoke to the monthly meeting of the Tampa Association…

News | Kathy Maus is Elected to the Iadc Board of Directors

Jul 15, 2011 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy J. Maus was elected to the Board of Directors of the International…

Events | 2011 Insurance Bad Faith And Extra-Contractual Claims Symposium

Jun 23, 2011 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus was appointed Vice-Chair of the 2011 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Claim Symposium for DRI in Washington, DC.

Events | Rimkus 8th Annual Tampa Continuing Education Seminar

Jun 22, 2011

Chris Nicholas and Gerald Albrecht spoke at the Rimkus 8th Annual Continuing Education Seminar. Gerald presented, The Examination Under Oath and the…

News | General James F. Smith was the Grand Marshal for a Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2011

General James F. Smith (front of parade line in photo), a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, was the Grand…

Events | Nasp Webinar

Apr 19, 2011 | By Scott Katz

AIA Subrogation Waivers: Current Trends & Creative Solutions

Events | 2011 Plrb Claims Conference

Apr 03, 2011 | By Matthew Peaire

Matthew Peaire spoke at 2011 PLRB Claims Conference.

Events | Building A Convincing Property Arbitration Case

Apr 03, 2011 | By Jonathan Barger

Jon Barger will be speaking at the Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB),  on April 3—6, 2011  John’s topic is,…

Events | 2011 Dri Insurance Coverage & Claims Institute

Mar 30, 2011 | By Lee Craig

Lee went to moderate a panel discussion at DRI’s Insurance Coverage & Claims Institute program. Lee’s panel discussion was entitled “Insurance Carriers…

Events | 2011 Dri Insurance Coverage & Claims Institute

Mar 30, 2011 | By Kathy Maus

Kathy Maus spoke at the 2011 Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

Events | Nasp Litigation Skills Conference

Mar 24, 2011 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz addressed methodology for direct and cross examination of expert witnesses at the NASP Litigation Skills Conference.

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

Mar 22, 2011 | By John Weihmuller

John Weihmuller testified before the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing considering SB 1592 which would significantly alter third-party…

Events | Homewise Claims Conference

Mar 03, 2011 | By John Garaffa

John Garaffa spoke at HomeWise Claims Conference about recent Florida cases.

Events | Council On Litigation Management (Clm) Annual Conference

Mar 01, 2011 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger presented at the 2011 Council on Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference. He discussed “Herding Cats: Managing Teams of…

Events | Jumping Over The Evidentiary Hurdles To Victory

Feb 01, 2011

Dean Rauchwerger presented at an in-house seminar in February 2011. He discussed “Jumping Over the Evidentiary Hurdles to Victory!”

Events | In-House Seminar

Feb 01, 2011 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Dean Rauchwerger spoke at the In-house seminar. His topic was “Jumping Over the Evidentiary Hurdles to Victory!”.

Events | Nasp Florida Chapter Webinar

Jan 20, 2011 | By George McMullin

George McMullin presented a webinar on How to Realistically Value and Enforce a Workers’ Compensation Carrier’s Lien Rights Under Florida Law. This…

Events | Fdla Seminar

Jan 13, 2011 | By Eric Zivitz

Eric Zivitz spoke at FDLA Seminar on new trucking regulations.

News | For the Second Year in a Row, Florida Trend Magazine has Named Butler One of Florida’s Top Companies to Work For

Jul 22, 2010 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. One-hundred companies were recognized in…

News | Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Jul 13, 2010

Article: Florida Firm Opens Office with a Desire to Work with Certain Lawyers Originally published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. ©…

News | British Petroleum Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Disaster

May 14, 2010

The blowout of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, set in motion a disaster of epic proportions, including…

News | Lawyers for Civil Justice: Marshalling Legal Expertise to Meet the Challenges of Civil Justice Reform

Nov 01, 2009

Interview with Butler Partner, Lewis F. Collins, Jr. Originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Special Section, Civil Justice Reform….

News | Butler Partner, Charles Reynolds, One of First Florida Attorneys to Obtain Leed Green Associate Certification

Sep 15, 2009

“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the nation’s premier standard for sustainable building practices. Those obtaining LEED certification…

News | Butler Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Florida

Jul 24, 2009 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. One-hundred companies were recognized…

News | Governor Crist Signed Sb 742, A Bill Addressing Sinkhole Issues

Jun 16, 2009

On June 16th, Governor Crist signed SB 742, a bill addressing sinkhole issues. SB 742

News | Governor Crist Signed Hb 853, The Legislative “Fix” to the Essex V. Zota Problem

Jun 11, 2009

On June 11th, Governor Crist signed HB 853, the legislative “fix” to the Essex v. Zota problem. HB853

News | Governor Vetoes Condominium Insurance Bill

Jun 03, 2009 | By W. Douglas Berry, Thomas Keller

Governor Crist vetoes revisions to condominium insurance statute. The recent legislative session passed Senate Bill 714 which sought to clarify…

News | Governor Crist Signed Hb 1495, A Bill Dealing with Miscellaneous Property Insurance Issues

May 27, 2009

On May 27th, Governor Crist signed HB 1495, a bill dealing with miscellaneous property insurance issues. HB 1495

News | Butler Partner, Lewis F. Collins, Jr., Elected President of Lawyers for Civil Justice

May 05, 2009

Lewis F. Collins, Jr., a partner with the Tampa office, was elected President of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) at…

News | Lewis Collins Discusses Civil Justice Issues of Concern to Corporate Community with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine

Nov 01, 2008

Lawyers for Civil Justice President-Elect Lewis Collins discusses civil justice issues of concern to the corporate community with Metropolitan Corporate…

News | Louisiana Supreme Court Cites Butler Attorney John Garaffa As Authority on Gulf Coast Valued Policy Laws.

May 21, 2008 | By John Garaffa

Louisiana Supreme Court cites Butler attorney John Garaffa as an authority on Gulf Coast valued policy laws. THE UNCERTAIN SCOPE…

News | Firm Recognizes Terri Searcy, It Director, for 25 Years of Service

Mar 28, 2008

Terri Searcy, our firm’s IT Director, completed 25 years of service to the firm in late March. Paul Butler presented…