Gail Diamond Baker joined Colodny Fass in 2022 as a partner in the litigation practice group. She is an experienced litigator representing homeowner and general liability insurers in all aspects of insurance defense litigation throughout Florida. Her area of concentration focuses on homeowner first and third-party insurance defense. Ms. Baker has extensive experience handling complex general liability and homeowners’ coverage analysis.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Baker was a partner at a boutique litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. She managed the Special Investigative Unit for a large South Florida insurer, where she handled all aspects of insurance fraud investigations, evaluations, and referrals of suspected insurance fraud. In that role, Ms. Baker presented SIU training to the fraud unit, and prepared the annual fraud plan and statistical reporting to the Florida Division of Investigative and Forensic Services.
Ms. Baker also worked for a national workers’ compensation law firm where she was the Director of the Medicare Set Aside Department. Her work involved preparing and submitting Medicare Set Aside Allocations to Medicare for approval of workers’ compensation settlements and resolution of conditional payments by Medicare. She was a national speaker presenting on Medicare Set Aside and Secondary Payer issues including the Florida Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and ABA Conference, as well as continuing education seminars to numerous insurers.
Ms. Baker is certified by the Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services as a continuing education instructor and has presented seminars in the areas of first party property insurance defense, insurance fraud, and recent law changes.
Her goal is to provide superior legal representation to her clients. Ms. Baker believes the current practice of law requires a level of expertise best attained by concentration within a single area of law.
She graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science and received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 1986. While in law school she earned the book award in trial advocacy.