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Law Office: Timothy R. Engelbrecht

Timothy R. Engelbrecht is a Partner legal professional at Butler’s Tampa workplace. He has been with the firm given that 2008. Timothy defends insurance businesses against first-celebration property breach of settlement complaints and declaratory judgment movements for coverage coverage. These court cases frequently contain claims of water, fire, storm, or sinkhole harm at residential or industrial residences.

Many proceedings that Timothy handles contain assignments of benefits (“AOBs”). Timothy has written articles on AOBs for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the Southern Loss Association, Inc. (SLA). Timothy has spoken on the topic of AOBs at meetings held via the Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB)…

Timothy R. Engelbrecht is a Partner legal professional at Butler’s Tampa office. He has been with the company given that 2008. Timothy defends insurance agencies against first-birthday party property breach of contract court cases and declaratory judgment movements for coverage insurance. These lawsuits frequently involve claims of water, fire, storm, or sinkhole damage at residential or commercial homes.

Many complaints that Timothy handles contain assignments of benefits (“AOBs”). Timothy has written articles on AOBs for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the Southern Loss Association, Inc. (SLA). Timothy has spoken on the subject of AOBs at meetings held by using the Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) and the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND). Timothy counsels customers on the quality practices for dealing with AOB claims and defending AOB court cases.

Timothy earned a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During regulation school, Timothy attended the University of Notre Dame’s Summer Law Programme in London in which he studied carriage of goods by using sea and the regulation of the European Union. Timothy become a member of moot court and an editor on regulation assessment. During his very last yr in law faculty, Timothy turned into a judicial extern to The Honorable Ann D. Bernard Law Montgomery, U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota. Timothy turned into a body of workers attorney (judicial clerk) in Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit earlier than becoming a member of Butler.

Recognitions

•Four CALI Awards for achieving the highest grade in Property, Torts, Insurance Law, and National Security Law

Publications

February 04, 2019 PUBLICATION The Challenges of Adjusting Long-Term Water Losses

Partner attorney Timothy Engelbrecht, Esq. became featured within the modern day edition of the Southern Loss Association newsletter! His article The Challenges of Adjusting Long-Term Water Losses discusses vital exclusions in residential and business property coverage rules.

June 13, 2018 PUBLICATION Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida - Part II

This article is a continuation of the Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida article that appeared within the Southern Loss Association Newsletter in February 2018. That article mentioned the history and heritage of Florida Statute 624.a hundred and fifty five, that's typically referred to as Florida’s horrific-faith statute. The statute provides the one of a kind treatment for people who accept as true with they were damaged with the aid of awful-religion declare handling practices within the first-party coverage context in Florida.

February 05, 2018 PUBLICATION Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida

Like many states, Florida regulation lets in a person underneath a primary-birthday celebration coverage settlement to sue an insurer if the person has been broken with the aid of positive actions frequently called awful-faith claim managing practices. The cause of this newsletter is to provide an explanation for how Florida addresses awful-faith declare dealing with practices. This article can even provide examples of the way claims specialists can make sure they're constantly handling claims in top faith.

November 23, 2016 PUBLICATION Awash in AOBs

Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s japanese coast in early October inflicting vast harm to both residential and commercial assets. While Hurricane Matthew is gone, Florida insurers are now bracing for every other kind of storm, namely a flood of assigned coverage claims inside the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction. Over the beyond few years, assigned coverage claims - regularly noted assignments of advantages or AOBs - were specifically challenging for first-party property insurers in Florida. AOBs improve specific problems, inclusive of fraud issues.

October 18, 2016 PUBLICATION Follow Up on Assignment of Benefits Litigation in Florida

In the summer of 2016, SLA posted an editorial titled Assignment of Benefit Litigation in Florida. The article became an advent to the topic of assignments of advantages ( AOB ) in Florida and how they are being utilized in coverage claims and litigation. Many readers asked for a comply with up article that might offer a few extra data and analysis on sure AOB topics. This article will spotlight 4 of those subjects and supply the reader a few additional statistics and analysis on each of them.

June 24, 2016 PUBLICATION Assignment of Benefits Litigation in Florida

Over the beyond 5 years, first-birthday celebration assets insurers in Florida had been experiencing a wave of claims and court cases through contractors who achieve insurance rights from insureds thru document referred to as an challenge of benefits ( AOB ). This article is meant to introduce the reader to this topic and give an explanation for a number of the challenges going through insurers in managing AOBs in Florida. The reader is welcome to touch the writer to examine greater.

September 27, 2012 PUBLICATION The Troubles Of Trafalgar: Bad Faith In the Absence Of Breach Of Contract

How can a primary-party insurer be legally responsible for insurance ‘‘bad religion’’ if it has already been observed not to be answerable for breach of the insurance agreement? According to as a minimum one Florida appellate court docket, via paying an Appraisal Award timely.

Media

Blog Posts

February 23, 2018 BLOG POST Florida Court Rules Against Insurer on Seepage/Leakage Exclusion

Florida first-party property insurers have visible a dramatic upward push within the wide variety of mentioned water loss claims during the last five years. Many coverage guidelines include an exclusion for losses “due to regular or repeated seepage or leakage of water over a duration of 14 or more days.” Today, one Florida appellate court docket ruled that “an insurance policy excluding losses resulting from regular or repeated leakage or seepage over a period of fourteen days or greater does now not unambiguously exclude losses because of leakage or seepage over a duration of 13 days or much less.”

September 12, 2017 BLOG POST Handling Assignment of Benefit ( AOB ) Claims in the Wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

The classic example of an AOB declare is the subsequent: an insured suffers belongings damage and hires a repair contractor to restore that damage. The repair contractor requires the insured to execute a written report, usually entitled “Assignment of Insurance Benefits”, which says some thing to the impact of “for and in attention of the contractor’s settlement to shield the assets from in addition harm and/or make maintenance, the insured assigns his/her/its coverage blessings to the contractor.” The contractor thereafter makes a claim without delay to the insurer the usage of the AOB.

January eleven, 2017 BLOG POST What Is An Offer of Judgment And Can It Really Lower the Cost of or Shorten Litigation?

Insurance coverage litigation today is frequently time eating and costly. Many cases encompass claims for “horrific faith” damages, and a few instances are looking for punitive damages. To aid their allegations, litigants will usually are looking for a huge-array of documents and testimony. Accordingly, litigating such subjects also can grow to be highly-priced.

October 21, 2016 BLOG POST Butler Podcast: Handling Assignment of Benefit ( AOB ) Claims Podcast

Why are AOB claims on the upward thrust in First-Party Property Claims? How do you study an AOB, and what do you look for? What are the terrible religion concerns? Which pitfalls are not unusual in these types of claims? Find out the solutions in our New Butler Podcast!

October 20, 2016 BLOG POST Understanding How Insurance Policy Conditions Apply When There is an Assignment of Benefits

Florida first-birthday party property insurers have visible a dramatic upward thrust in assigned insurance claims. In the standard state of affairs, an insured assigns her rights to acquire coverage proceeds from a loss to a contractor in go back for the contractor’s settlement to prevent additional loss or to make upkeep. Florida regulation has allowed assignments of benefits (“AOBs”) for almost 100 years, so long as the AOB itself satisfies the necessities of a valid contract.

March 23, 2016 BLOG POST Court Addresses AOBs and Appraisal

Butler has been at the forefront of protecting insurers in opposition to the tidal wave of assignment of benefit (“AOB”) litigation that has hit Florida over the last 4 years. Many insurers were invoking appraisal as a way to clear up disputes with assignee claimants to save you court cases.

February 10, 2016 BLOG POST Court Reverses Judgment for Insurer Invalidating AOB

Late remaining week, the Second District Court of Appeal (“2DCA”) issued its opinion reversing a tribulation courtroom’s very last precis judgment in choose of an insurer, which held the contractor’s AOB invalid. The case is Bioscience West, Inc. aao Gattus v. Gulfstream Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. fifty three-2013CA-000847, (Fla. tenth Cir. Ct. July 29, 2014). The appeal wide variety is 2D14-3946.

January 28, 2016 BLOG POST Court Affirms Judgment for Insurer Invalidating AOB

The trial courtroom gave three bases for granting the insurer’s motion for final precis judgment and finding the AOB invalid. Those bases had been (1) that Florida’s Homestead safety renders the AOB invalid as it sought to divest the owners of Homestead-included property; (2) the AOB amounted to an unauthorized public adjusting agreement; and (three) the AOB changed into no longer signed via all the named insureds.

Events

September 12, 2018 EVENT PRLB Central Regional Adjusters Conference - Strategies for Working with Public Adjusters and Difficult Insureds

Partner lawyer Tim Engelbrecht is supplying at the PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference on the subject Strategies for Working with Public Adjusters and Difficult Insureds on June 26, 2018, in Glendale Arizona.

August 14, 2018 EVENT Lessons Learned From Recent Disasters

This presentation will take a look at the instructions discovered from recent disasters (consisting of current US hurricanes) from an adjusting, engineering, and legal perspective.

June 26, 2018 EVENT PRLB Western Regional Adjusters Conference - Strategies for Working with Public Adjusters and Difficult Insureds

Partner legal professional Tim Engelbrecht is presenting on the PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic Strategies for Working with Public Adjusters and Difficult Insureds on June 26, 2018, in Glendale Arizona.

September 06, 2017 EVENT PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference - Assignment of Benefits Strategies

Tim Engelbrecht from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig provided in New Orleans, LA at the Central PLRB 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference on the subject of Assignment of Benefits Strategies .

June 14, 2017 EVENT Western PLRB 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference - Assignment of Benefits Strategies

Tim Engelbrecht from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig supplied in Riverside, CA on the Western PLRB 2017 Regional Adjusters Conference on the topic of Assignment of Benefits Strategies .

January 29, 2017 EVENT 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference - The Complex World of Assignment of Benefits ( AOB )

Timothy Engelbrecht presented at the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference.

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Practise Areas

  • Extra-Contractual
  • First-Party Coverage
Law Firm Position

Partner attorney

Admission Info

Admitted in Florida Courts (Southern District)
Florida Courts (Middle District)
Florida
Minnesota

Start at the Faculty of Law
Hamline University School of Law

Class of 2006
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended

St. Norbert College
Class of 1998
B.A.

Birth Date and City

Born in 1975
Evanston, Ilinois, November 14, 1975

Associations & Memberships

Memberships

•The Florida Bar

Representative Cases
CASE TYPE: Bad Faith
Civil Remedy Notices
Coverage - First Party Property
Coverage - Homeowner's
Extracontractual Claims
Hurricane Losses
Insurance Fraud
Experience: Gavin's Ace Hardware, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 5104476 (M.D. Fla. 2011)
Hunt v. State Farm Fla. Ins. Co., 112 So.3d 547 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2013)
King v. First Liberty Ins. Corp., 2013 WL 561373 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2013)
Pacatte v. State Farm Fla. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 9514860 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2011)

Tampa

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2300
Tampa, FL  33602
U.S.A.
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Tampa

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2300
Tampa, FL  33602
U.S.A.

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