ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHIES

RICK DALAN
Of Counsel


Rick Dalan was born December 7, 1954, in East St. Louis, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida with high honors in 1976. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1981.

Mr. Dalan is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bars, as well as licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Dalan is a Certified State Circuit Court and Federal District Court mediator and also serves as an arbitrator in a variety of types of civil litigation. He is board certified as a civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar and AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Dalan is a member of the American Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, and St. Petersburg Bar Associations. He represents clients in toxic tort, lead paint, asbestos, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and insurance coverage litigation, as well as construction litigation. Mr. Dalan also represents clients in automobile liability, uninsured motorist claims, premise liability suits, discrimination claims and products liability claims. Additionally, he provides defense of white collar criminal cases. Online calendaring of mediations available at www.dalanmediations.com


 
JEFFERY M. KATZ
Partner


Mr. Katz was born June 19, 1966, in West Islip, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the University of Florida in 1988, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson College of Law in 1991. Mr. Katz has an advanced law degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation from Emory College of Law in 1992.

Mr. Katz practices in Florida State courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Katz is a member of The Florida Bar, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, and the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Mr. Katz is experienced in commercial and personal lines insurance defense. He represents clients in personal injury protection, products liability, toxic tort, lead paint, asbestos, premises liability, and subrogation litigation. He also practices in the areas of construction litigation, automobile liability and uninsured motorist claims.




  MICHAEL D. SIEGEL
Partner


Michael Siegel was born August 8, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida in 1981. He graduated with honors from Stetson Law School in 1984.

Mr. Siegel is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the American Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association. Mr. Siegel is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Siegel represents automobile dealers in litigation of all types including consumer cases and employment discrimination. He has been practicing in the insurance defense field since 1988. He has defended lawsuits involving bodily injury claims, coverage issues, premises liability, automobile negligence, products liability and lawsuits filed under consumer protection laws.




 
HALEY R. MAPLE
Partner


Haley Maple was born August 20, 1977, in Canton, Ohio. She received her Bachelor Degree from The University of Akron in 2000 with honors and her Juris Doctorate Degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 2003 with honors.

Ms. Maple is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

Ms. Maple is experienced with professional liability, construction defect and insurance coverage claims.






 
JOEL P. WILLIAMS
Associate


Joel Williams was born May 20, 1986, in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science, Political Science Degree from Florida State University in 2008 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida State University College of Law, in 2011 with honors.

Mr. Williams is a member of the Florida Bar, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Mr. Williams is experienced with labor and employment, professional liability, construction defect and insurance coverage claims.






 
BRITTANY L. KAUFMANN
Associate


Brittany Kaufmann was born March 4, 1990, in Palos Park, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Criminology Degree from University of Florida in 2012 and her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law, in 2015.

Brittany Kaufmann is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Pinellas County Chapter

Ms. Kaufmann is experienced in personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, adoption, professional liability, construction defect and insurance coverage claims.

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