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Stephen G. Kaufer | Attorney Spotlight | January 2021

January 6, 2021 by on Events and Seminars

Stephen G. Kaufer is a Senior Partner in Walton Lantaff’s West Palm Beach office. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Kaufer had a significant background in insurance defense. This included the position of corporate counsel for a multi-state third-party administrator handling matters regarding state compliance and the establishment of both homogeneous and diverse self-insured funds, as well as drafting contracts between the funds and their members. While Mr. Kaufer’s main area of practice is workers compensation defense, he […]

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BROWARD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
FIRM SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

December 21, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Good morning and happy Monday! Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP is honored to be featured as the Firm Spotlight of the Week by the Broward Bar Association! WLSC has a dedicated history of its lawyers being active in the local legal community, and many of our attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale Office are active members of this organization. We are proud to support the Broward County Bar Association’s endeavors and are thankful for this wonderful recognition. Link below: https://www.browardbar.org/

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WLSC Appellate Win: 1st DCA Reverses JCC Decision to Grant 1st Responder PTSD indemnity benefits

December 16, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Preferred Governmental Claims Solutions v. Andrew Wilkes, 1D20-1615. (PDF Link Here) In a high-stakes case for municipalities in Florida, the 1st DCA reversed the JCC’s award of PTSD indemnity benefits pursuant to the 2018 amendments to Fla. Stat. Sec. 112.1815(5) which provided for indemnity benefits for a “mental/mental” injury sustained by First Responders.  The Court held that the statute contained an unusual statute of repose which required that a claim for benefits under the statute be brought within 52 weeks […]

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Jose Pagan | Attorney Spotlight | December 2020

December 2, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Jose Pagan Jose Pagan joined the firm in 2016. Jose’s legal career spans over 18 years handling both first- party and third-party claims, with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Walton Lantaff, Jose worked as in-house counsel for a Florida-based commercial property and casualty insurer. He also previously worked as an insurance agent, in addition to both an Insurance Specialist and Investigator for the Florida Department of Insurance. At Walton Lantaff, Jose focuses his […]

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Defending Claims Under Florida Statute 624.155: The First Party Bad Faith Law (November 4, 2020 Webinar)

October 22, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Click or Copy/Paste the link below to Register Now https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A4XbwcJ6QuqReGZl_ydojA Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson invites you to attend a free CEU webinar. Targeted audience: Insurance Adjusters Course Objective: This webinar presents an in-depth overview of Florida Bad Faith Law within the first- party insurance context. The presenters will describe the theory and practice of litigating bad faith cases from inception to conclusion, while also providing updates in Florida law governing bad faith actions. Course Relevance: In order for adjusters […]

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Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP would like to take a moment to recognize some of our firm members on some big work anniversaries!

October 15, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Congratulations to one of our stalwart senior partners, Michael Jenks (pictured on left) on your 50th work anniversary!!! Michael is a dedicated senior trial attorney at the firm and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years! We also want to take a moment to congratulate our Family Law attorney Elisa Terraferma (pictured on right) and our Accounts Receivable Manager, Khodu Ragaby (not pictured)on their 15th work anniversaries! Thank you Michael, Elisa and Khodu for your continued commitment […]

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Kevin B. Elmore | Attorney Spotlight | October 2020

October 5, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Kevin B. Elmore Kevin B. Elmore, Esq. is the Firm’s lead litigation counsel for Central and South-West Central Florida. He is based out of Tampa Bay but has litigated matters in all 67 counties. Mr. Elmore and his family have deep connections to the state now spanning five generations. Of all the Firm’s partners, he may be the most obsessed with Florida’s history and its standing as the best State in the Union. He takes great pride in serving as […]

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Walton Lantaff’s Defense Strategy Produces Groundbreaking Caselaw in Favor of Florida Insurers

September 28, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

On September 9, 2020, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal entered a groundbreaking and seminal opinion regarding the ‘No Supplemental Claim Defense’ in Brandon Goldberg v. Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2020 WL 5372305 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020). Ian Ronderos of Walton Lantaff served as the lead partner at the trial level. He argued and obtained final summary judgment on behalf of the insurer. Paulo Lima from the Russo Appellate Firm served as appellate counsel. In Goldberg, the insurer […]

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