Fort Lauderdale, Fla. –Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin named Michael A. Packer Managing Attorney of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Marshall Dennehey is one of the country’s leading civil defense litigation law firms, with more than 500 attorneys in 20 offices in six states – including four Florida locations.
“Michael is a talented attorney and leader, who has made significant contributions to our firm’s Insurance Services practice and as an accomplished litigator,” said Marshall Dennehey President and CEO, G. Mark Thompson.
The firm’s Fort Lauderdale office had previously been led by Craig S. Hudson, who was recently promoted to Assistant Director of the firm’s Professional Liability Department.
Mr. Packer joined Marshall Dennehey in 2007 and currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Insurance Services Practice Group. He defends property insurers throughout Florida in first party coverage matters and provides coverage analysis and opinions of third party claims. He also defends insurance companies in bad faith lawsuits. Additionally, he has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution, having represented clients in thousands of mediations, neutral evaluations and arbitration proceedings.
For more than a decade, Mr. Packer and his team have defended thousands of windstorm related lawsuits, as well as other residential and commercial first party property lawsuits throughout the entire state of Florida. He represents nearly a dozen statewide insurance carriers in first party property damage lawsuits, including four out of the five largest carriers in Florida.
His extensive experience has positioned him as a thought leader in the insurance industry, where he frequently presents at regional and national conferences. He has also authored numerous articles for industry publications addressing Florida-specific claim handling issues and insurance company rights and obligations in defending first and third party coverage actions. An AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, he has been consistently recognized on the South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers” list.
Mr. Packer is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is a leading civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured businesses and professionals in a wide range of casualty, health care, professional liability, employment law and workers’ compensation matters. With more than 500 attorneys in 20 offices throughout PA, NJ, DE, OH, NY & FL, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist clients in both avoiding litigation, as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them. For more information, please visit www.marshalldennehey.com.