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Matthew J. Lavisky , Tampa, FL Attorney attorney in the Tampa workplace. He focuses the bulk of his exercise on the protection of awful faith and different more-contractual matters, first-birthday celebration assets claims, and insurance insurance disputes. Matt represents insurers in nation and federal trial and appellate courts at some stage in Florida. Matt has carried out enormous achievement for Butler’s customers, which includes:</p><p>•Summary judgment in a “<em>Powell</em>” bad religion case, affirmed on appeal by using the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals;<br>•Dismissal with prejudice in a property owner’s horrific religion case wherein the plaintiff alleged the insurer become required to pay attorney’s costs in reaction to a Civil Remedy… <a class="read-more read-more-content" href="#"></a> </div> <div class="show-more-x" style="display: none;"> <p>Matthew J. Lavisky is a Partner lawyer in the Tampa office. He focuses the majority of his exercise at the defense of terrible faith and other more-contractual topics, first-birthday party belongings claims, and insurance insurance disputes. Matt represents insurers in nation and federal trial and appellate courts at some stage in Florida. Matt has performed huge success for Butler’s clients, together with:</p><p>•Summary judgment in a “<em>Powell</em>” terrible faith case, affirmed on enchantment with the aid of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals;<br>•Dismissal with prejudice in a owner of a house’s bad religion case where the plaintiff alleged the insurer became required to pay lawyer’s prices in response to a Civil Remedy Notice;<br>•Dismissal with prejudice in a homeowner’s terrible religion case after a complete day evidentiary listening to, affirmed on enchantment by the Second District Court of Appeal;<br>•Jury verdict for the insurer in a 3rd-birthday party awful religion case, affirmed on attraction via the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals keeping an insurer has no obligation to enter into a <em>Cunningham </em>settlement;<br>•Dismissal with prejudice in a Medicare Secondary Payer Act magnificence motion;<br>•Partial precis judgment in desire of insurer on problem of legal responsibility in lawsuit via insurer in search of defense and indemnity from tenant of named insured;<br>•Dismissal with prejudice of 0.33-party terrible faith declare based totally on loss of insurance;<br>•Summary judgment in uninsured motorist awful faith case regarding declare for legal professional’s charges for paintings finished for the duration of the uninsured motorist action.</p><p>Matt is active in protection companies. He serves at the board of directors for the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and changed into venerated with the President’s Award in 2019 and the James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2013. Matt became the chair of the primary annual Florida Insurance Network Symposium backed by way of FDLA. He additionally served for 6 years as chair of the editorial board for the <em>Trial Advocate Quarterly</em>, FDLA’s criminal journal. Matt has provided at FDLA conferences and webinars. He also is involved inside the Defense Research Institute. In 2019, Matt received the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award for a book he co-authored with Toni Frain. He presently serves because the chair of the Transportation Substantive Law Group, has posted in <em>For the Defense</em>, and offered on the Insurance Coverage Practice Symposium.</p><p>Matt is an AV peer-rated legal professional by means of . He is also a graduate of the 2014 International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford University. In his spare time, Matt enjoys education T-ball for the Palma Ceia Little League.</p><p><strong>Recognitions</strong></p><p>•Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2013 James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award<br>•Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2015 Trial Advocate Quarterly Award</p><p><strong>Media</strong></p><p><strong>Webinars</strong></p><p>September 25, 2018 WEBINARS Challenges and Strategies Defending Florida Property Insurance Claims - 2018 WEBINAR</p><p>Partner legal professional Matthew Lavisky held a discussion on Florida assets insurance trends and recent case law for the FDLA.</p><p>April 24, 2018 WEBINARS Defending first-Party Property Bad Faith Lawsuits</p><p>Lawsuits for First-Party Property terrible faith offered specific demanding situations to Florida insurers. In Part Two of this webinar series, common troubles insurers face when defending those proceedings were mentioned. We explored allegations normally made by way of insureds and their legal professionals to support awful religion lawsuits, the damages recoverable by means of a a success plaintiff, discovery, and strategies for defending towards those complaints.</p><p>March 07, 2018 WEBINARS First-Party Property Bad Faith in Florida</p><p>Matthew Lavisky hosted a Webinar on the subject First-Party Property Bad Faith in Florida .</p><p><strong>Podcasts</strong></p><p>April 24, 2018 PODCASTS Defending first-Party Property Bad Faith Lawsuits</p><p>Lawsuits for First-Party Property awful faith supplied particular challenges to Florida insurers. In Part Two of this webinar series, commonplace problems insurers face when defending these complaints have been mentioned. We explored allegations typically made by way of insureds and their lawyers to assist horrific faith lawsuits, the damages recoverable with the aid of a a hit plaintiff, discovery, and techniques for protecting in opposition to those lawsuits.</p><p><strong>Blog Posts</strong></p><p>January 25, 2019 BLOG POST Introducing the New Florida Supreme Court (from an Insurance Perspective)</p><p>Ron DeSantis, the newly sworn Governor of the State of Florida, changed into given a completely unique opportunity to remake the Florida Supreme Court within his first days of workplace. Three of the seven justices of the Florida Supreme Court had been pressured to step down inside the first days of January 2019 due to obligatory retirement. Those justices were Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince, and Fred Lewis.</p><p>August 16, 2018 BLOG POST Not so Fast! The Confession of Judgment Doctrine in Dispute-Over-Amount Cases</p><p>Florida regulation lets in an insured to get better lawyer’s expenses if the insured prevails in a lawsuit against the insurer for coverage advantages. See 627.428, Florida Statutes. The simple textual content of the statute requires a “judgment” towards the insurer. In Wollard v. Lloyd’s & Companies of Lloyd’s, 439 So. 2d 217 (Fla. 1983), however, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insurer’s put up-healthy fee of a declare may be the “useful equal of a confession of judgment or a verdict in desire of the insured”, therefore, triggering the price-shifting statute.</p><p>March 07, 2018 BLOG POST First-Party Property Bad Faith in Florida - Podcast</p><p>Increasingly, belongings insurers in Florida are being sued for horrific religion. What accounts for this growth? Mainly, it's been driven by recent appellate court choices which have eroded and all but eliminated any conditions to awful faith actions. In part one of this two-component webinar collection, we will define the prison environment created via those choices; try and outline “awful religion”; discover the use and abuse of the civil treatment observe of insurer violation, and; speak some matters that can be finished both to avoid a bad faith lawsuit altogether or, at the least, to position the report in the nice posture if a horrific faith lawsuit can’t be avoided.</p><p>December 15, 2017 BLOG POST Duty to Initiate Settlement Negotiations Under Powell now not Triggered Unless Liability is Clear</p><p>In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an important order of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida in a so-referred to as “<em>Powell</em> declare.” <em>Welford v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.</em>, --- Fed. App’x ---, 2017 WL 5899784 (eleventh Cir. November 29, 2017). The District Court order may be found at <em>Welford v. Liberty Ins. Corp.</em>, a hundred ninety F. Supp. 3d 1085 (N.D. Fla. 2016).</p><p>August 24, 2017 BLOG POST Why Butler?</p><p>Why Butler? Find out extra from Partner attorney Matthew Lavisky.</p><p><strong>Events</strong></p><p>June 06, 2019 EVENT Harvey v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. - Where can we go from here?</p><p>This panel of skilled bad religion attorneys will discuss the landscape of 0.33-party horrific religion claims in Florida following the Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Harvey v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co.</p><p>August 15, 2018 EVENT NBI’s Advanced Insurance Bad Faith Seminar</p><p> Strategic Discovery in Bad Faith Lawsuits Presented by way of Matthew Lavisky on the National Business Institute</p><p>December 08, 2017 EVENT 2017 DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium - Hot Mostics in Problem Jurisdictions</p><p>Matthew Lavisky from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Dan D. Kohane provided in New York, NY at the 2017 DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium on the subject of Hot Mostics in Problem Jurisdictions .</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>December 05, 2019 NEWS Butler Sponsors DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium</p><p>Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium...</p><p>October 21, 2019 NEWS Partner legal professional Matt Lavisky offered the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award</p><p>Join us in congratulating Partner lawyer Matthew Lavisky for being provided the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award.</p><p>September 30, 2019 NEWS Matthew Lavisky - Winner of the 2019 FDLA President’s Award</p><p>Join us in congratulating Partner attorney Matthew Lavisky for prevailing the FDLA’s 2019 President’s Award.</p><p>May 31, 2019 NEWS Matthew Lavisky Named Event Chair For FINS</p><p>Partner attorney Matt Lavisky has been named Event Chair for FINS.</p><p>September 17, 2018 NEWS Matthew Lavisky Elected to the Board of Directors for the FDLA</p><p>Congratulations to Partner attorney Matthew Lavisky for being elected to the Board of Directors for the FDLA!</p><p>August 29, 2013 NEWS Florida Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year award</p><p>The corporation is pleased to announce that Matt Lavisky has been awarded the Florida Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year award. This year, Matt additionally served as chair of the editorial board for the FDLA Journal. Please join us in congratulating this well-deserved fulfillment.</p> <a class="read-more read-less-content smooth-scrolling" href="#fp-about"></a> </div> <div class="firm-profile-logo-video"> <img data-cfsrc="//www.elawyers.info/assets/images/clear.gif" data-echo="//www.elawyers.info/LBM_Images/Offices/law-firm-butler-weihmuller-katz-craig-photo-1610931.jpg" alt="Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig" title="Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig (Tampa, Florida)" style="display:none;visibility:hidden;"><noscript><img src="//www.elawyers.info/assets/images/clear.gif" data-echo="//www.elawyers.info/LBM_Images/Offices/law-firm-butler-weihmuller-katz-craig-photo-1610931.jpg" alt="Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig" title="Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig (Tampa, Florida)"></noscript> </div> </article> <!-- ads start --> <!-- ads end --> <br><h3>Practise Areas</h3><div class="profile-aops-area see-more-aop-mobile column-aop-3"> <ul> <li><span>Extra-Contractual</span></li> <li><span>First-Party Coverage</span></li> <li><span>Third-Party Coverage</span></li> <li><span>Aviation</span></li> </ul> </div><div class="profile-detail-area"> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>Law Firm Position</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><p>Partner attorney</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>Admission Info</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><p>2007, Florida<br>2009, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida<br>2011, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida<br>2012, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida<br>U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit<br></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>Start at the Faculty of Law</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><span>Barry University School of Law</span><br><p>Class of 2007<br>J.D.<br></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>University Attended</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><p>University of Central Florida<br>Class of 2004<br>B.S.<br></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>Associations & Memberships</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><span class="more-probono"><p><strong>Memberships</strong></p><p>•Christian Legal Society (CLS) <br>•Defense Research Institute (DRI) <br>•Federalist Society <br>•Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) <br>•Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)</p></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class=""> <div class="profile-sub-title-area medium-4 columns"> <strong>Representative Cases</strong> </div> <div class="profile-credentials-content-area action-more-less-content medium-8 columns"> <div class="truncate-text"><span class="more-probono">Experience: Forthuber v. First Liberty Ins. Corp., 2018 WL 4635639 (M.D. Fla. 2018) - order brushing off, with prejudice, lawsuit for first-party terrible religion arising out of a assets insurance declare.<hr> MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 322 F. Supp. 3d 1273 (S.D. Fla. 2018) - order dismissing elegance action criticism with prejudice.<hr> Aviation One of Florida, Inc. v. Airborne Ins. Consultants (PTY), Ltd, 722 Fed. Appx. 870 (11th Cir. 2018) - opinion putting forward order of dismissal under the doctrine of forum non conveniens primarily based on forum-election clause.<hr> Welford v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 713 Fed. Appx. 969 (eleventh Cir. 2017) - summary judgment in 1/3-birthday party Powell bad religion case affirmed on attraction.<hr> Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Wal-Mart Stores E., LP, 269 F. Supp. 3d 1254 (M.D. Fla. 2017) - partial precis judgment in subrogation movement locating tenant of insured breached responsibility to indemnify insured.<hr> MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. First Acceptance Ins. Co., 2016 WL 4523850 (S.D. Fla. 2016) - order disregarding magnificence action complaint for loss of status.<hr> Kropilak v. twenty first Century Ins. Co., 806 F.3d 1062 (11th Cir. 2015) - jury verdict in want of insurer in third-birthday celebration terrible faith case, affirmed on appeal, conserving insurer has no duty to enter right into a Cunningham agreement and no responsibility to its insured to enter into a consent judgment in extra of the bounds of its policy.<hr> Helt v. Liberty Ins. Corp., 153 F.Supp.3d 1388 (M.D. Fla. 2015) - order dismissing, with prejudice, count for third-celebration bad faith.<hr> Altrui v. State Farm Fla. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 11394450 (Fla. sixth Cir. 2014) aff'd 192 So. 3d 477 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2016) - order brushing off, with prejudice, lawsuit for first-birthday party horrific faith in sinkhole declare after evidentiary listening to.<hr> Colella v. State Farm Fla. Ins. Co., 95 So. 3d 891 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012) - opinion reversing order finding insurer had confessed judgment and breached settlement in sinkhole declare wherein insured had no longer furnished competing engineer record before filing lawsuit.<hr> Wild Enters., Inc. v. Assur. Co. of Am., 2011 WL 3802246 (Fla. 4th Cir. 2011) - order granting summary judgment in first-birthday party awful faith movement because insured had not satisfied situation precedent to match.<hr> CASE TYPE: Attorney Fee Disputes<hr> Bad Faith<hr> Civil Remedy Notices<hr> Coverage - Bodily Injury<hr> Coverage - Business Owner's<hr> Coverage - First Party Car<hr> Coverage - First Party Property<hr> Coverage - Homeowner's<hr> Coverage - Personal Injury<hr> Coverage - Property<hr> Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices<hr> Extracontractual Claims<hr> Hurricane Losses<hr> Third Party Coverage Issues<hr> Uninsured Motorist</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="aniimated-thumbnials" class="list-unstyled row clearfix"> <!-- ads 260x280 start --> <!-- ads 260x280 end --> <br></div><div class="loc-section pc-address"> <div> <span class="map_ballon"> <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAwAAAASCAYAAABvqT8MAAAAoklEQVR42qWSQQ2AMAxFkYAEJExCJSBhUiaBI8dJQQJ3TNTBaBN+0pSyQDi8y/77G+sYWms3xvVIAkWZlSahCs1RNYMHOQsMKYDVURc7swmKQBfFZZMWqllI0X1MqQ7m2ALJoxk8W6BOgX4V+MMn8fdL47gXY1UIu2xY7LDZl04vCsn/S0tHXqKfbxT2QN41g9eZSDy5aObZFLLPnx5qVqLsBGvKJJ+FfP2bAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC"> </span> <h4>Tampa</h4> </div> <span> <span>four hundred North Ashley Drive, Suite 2300</span ><br> <span>Tampa</span><span>, FL</span> <span>33602</span> <br><span>U.S.A.</span> </span> </div> Tampa</div></div></div> <div class="col-lg-3 col-md-4 col-sm-6 col-xs-12"> <div class="card"> <div class="body"><center><h2><strong>Matthew J. 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