Insurance Litigation

Colodny Fass has represented property and casualty insurers and related entities on a wide range of Florida insurance defense matters for decades.

Our Litigation Division was most recently acknowledged by the Daily Business Review, which named Colodny Fass the “Litigation Department of the Year” for South Florida in the Insurance Category. In its judging, the Daily Business Review noted that, when faced with protracted, complicated or daunting threats to its clients, our attorneys exercised creativity and gritty lawyering to prevail in significant cases.

Colodny Fass conducts insurance defense litigation throughout the State of Florida in all federal and state trial and appellate courts, with particular focus on cases within the jurisdiction of the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal—the South Florida courts that consistently handle a high volume of insurance claims cases.

We have successfully handled appellate work in all Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys are admitted to practice before all Florida state and federal courts.

Our Litigation Division deals with coverage and claims matters on a daily basis. We are at the forefront of issues most affecting the insurance industry, such as assignment of benefits, fraudulent claims and claims of purported “bad faith.”

Colodny Fass also has represented property and casualty insurers in complex, high-risk matters such as class actions, sinkhole litigation, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims, and other fact-intensive, multi-party, multi-district lawsuits requiring superior organizational skills and complex trial experience.

We have significant skill in handling first-party property claims, third-party liability claims, declaratory judgment actions, coverage determinations, civil remedy notices and administrative matters before state agencies. Our Firm is often called upon to provide amice curiae briefs in emerging insurance matters that are of particular importance to the industry.

We are frequently asked to interpret policy provisions and have assisted clients in modifying policy language and underwriting guidelines when necessary.

Colodny Fass lawyers regularly take Examinations Under Oath and work closely with insurers’ Special Investigative Unit departments. Fraudulent insurance claims are our specialty and we endeavor to find cost-effective solutions in fighting them.

Our judicious application of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods has resulted in the settlement of many cases long before they reach a full trial. Our approach to the defense of property and casualty cases is to provide a comprehensive, up-front review and defense strategy geared towards an economic and cost effective resolution.

Pursuant to a risk-based cost analysis, this means that a good number of cases are recommended for early settlements before significant defense costs are incurred.