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Six Associates Join PDT

Tue Sep 19, 2023 Newsletter

Paskert Divers Thompson is pleased to announce a significant expansion of our legal team over the past several months. Our firm is committed to delivering exceptional legal services, and this growth reflects our dedication to providing the highest level of expertise and support to our clients.

Six PDT Attorneys Selected to the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Thu Jul 27, 2023 News

The Firm is pleased to announce that Jeff Paskert, Brett Divers, and Ty Thompson have been recognized as Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation in the 2023 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Rob Graham and Nathan Diehl were also recognized as Rising Stars in the areas of Civil Litigation – Defense, and Business/Corporate, respectively.  Max McKinley, who recently joined the Firm as an Associate, was also recognized as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation for his work at his prior firm. The Super Lawyers selection process involves peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluation, with only 2.5% of attorneys selected to the Rising Stars list, and 5% selected to the Super Lawyers list.

Recent Florida Legislative Changes Impact Sureties' Exposure to Attorneys' Fees and Bad Faith Claims

Fri Apr 7, 2023 Legal Alerts

A few days ago, Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 837 into law enacting sweeping tort reforms.  This marks the second large scale reform to Florida law governing insurers and sureties in the last six months.  In December 2022, Florida eliminated the one-way attorneys’ fees provision for property insurance claims.  House Bill 837 goes further and eliminates one-way attorneys’ fees against insurers entirely. It also makes changes to statutes of limitations, comparative fault, and bad faith.  The bill does, however, expressly preserve claimants’ rights to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees for successful claims against construction payment and performance bond sureties.