Chambers Ranks Colodny Fass Among Florida’s Foremost Insurance Firms, Insurance Lawyers
Jul 16, 2015
Colodny Fass was ranked among the top four Florida insurance law firms for 2015 by Chambers & Partners, a publication known as one of the world’s most pre-eminent and respected law firm assessment services.
Chambers also individually ranked Colodny Fass Founder and Managing Partner Mike Colodny, and Tallahassee Shareholders Katie Webb and Wes Strickland among the top lawyers in their respective areas of practice.
“The success we’ve achieved for our clients has been the basis of our continued growth,” Mr. Colodny explained. “It’s been substantial enough to warrant the recent addition of more powerhouse attorneys to our ranks such as Wes Strickland, whose name is virtually synonymous with insurance regulation.”
Chambers ranks firms and lawyers on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. Its researchers described Colodny Fass as “A highly reputable transactional, regulatory and governmental advisory practice,” and “Possesses strong relationships with regulators and a fine lobbying ability, and does sophisticated appellate work for insurers and reinsurers.”
According to Chambers’ survey, Colodny Fass clients lauded the Firm as ” . . . brilliant across all facets of insurance and reinsurance work. They are head and shoulders above anyone else in the industry.”
Top-ranked Mike Colodny a veteran regulatory, governmental and transactional attorney for both insurers and Fortune 1000 companies, was praised as being at the “pinnacle of the profession” with “excellent contacts with state regulators.”
Katherine Webb, who leads the Firm’s Lobbying and Governmental Affairs practice in Tallahassee, was described as a “fine regulatory and transactional practitioner who is ‘a powerful force on behalf of the entire industry.'” One interviewee described her as being “in touch with the key players in the legislature” and noted that she “gets her clients involved at the right time on the issues.”
Wes Strickland, who heads Colodny Fass’ insurance regulatory practice, is also based in Tallahassee. Chambers noted one client who applauded the breadth of his work, saying: “He has an unmatched ability to know the ins and outs of insurance transactions and understands their corporate tax and regulatory implications, while also being a litigation beast.”
Colodny Fass counts among its many clients the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Guy Carpenter, Risk Management Solutions and Federated National Insurance. The Firm also handles insurance defense and appellate work, employment law and complex commercial litigation.
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