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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
      J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
    • Vanderbilt University
      B.A. in Modern Interdisciplinary European Studies, 1990
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Patricia McLean practices in the areas of complex insurance coverage, litigation and counseling matters. This includes counseling and advising insurers regarding exposure for insurer “bad faith” in property and liability claims and advising liability insurers regarding resolving multiple claims against insureds arising from casualty losses. She exclusively represents insurers and their agents.
 

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Patricia McLean practices in the areas of complex insurance coverage, litigation and counseling matters. This includes counseling and advising insurers regarding exposure for insurer “bad faith” in property and liability claims and advising liability insurers regarding resolving multiple claims against insureds arising from casualty losses. She exclusively represents insurers and their agents.

Patricia advises insurance clients and represents them in state and federal courts in Florida, including appellate courts, in complex third-party coverage matters arising under commercial general liability, commercial auto, premises liability, environmental, specialty lines and professional liability policies. She provides advice and litigates liability coverage matters for insurers involving issues such as the duty to defend and coverage for work-related injuries, assault and battery, construction defects, defamation and products liability. She also advises liability insurers regarding settlement demands made by claimants and exposure and best practices in multiple-claimant situations where the available insurance coverage is limited.

She also represents and advises property insurers regarding complex first-party coverage and defense matters arising under homeowners, commercial property, commercial auto, builders risk, catastrophe and other property insurance policies, including windstorm and water damage claims and claims involving incendiary fires, fraud, vandalism, theft, business interruption, collapse and appraisal.

Patricia regularly advises and represents surplus lines insurers and their managing agents regarding Florida regulatory and compliance matters and Florida surplus lines insurance issues, including defending surplus lines insurers in class action litigation.

Patricia currently serves as the practice coordinator of the insurance group in the Tampa office.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • Innovak International, Inc. v. The Hanover Insurance Co., 280 F. Supp. 3d 1340 (M.D. Fla. 2017).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. Outrigger Beach Club Condo. Ass’n, Inc., et al., Case No. 6:17-cv-61-Orl-28TBS, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128429 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 5, 2018).
  • Lemy, et al. v. Direct General Finance Co., et al., Case No.: 8:11-cv-2722-T-23AEP; 884 F. Supp. 2d 1236, 885 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (M.D. Fla. 2012), aff’d on appeal at 559 Fed. Appx. 796 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • Laurel v. Cotton States Mut. Ins. Co., Case No. 5:16-cv-284-RH/GRJ, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21557 (N.D. Fla. 2017). 
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. CB Entertainment, et al., Case No. 11-22838-CIV-SEITZ, 2012 WL 2412154 (S.D. Fla. June 26, 2012), aff’d on appeal at 559 Fed. Appx. 796 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • Clena Investments, Inc. v. XL Specialty Insurance Co., Case No. 10-cv-62028-RNS (S.D. Fla.); 2012 WL 1004851 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 26, 2012); 280 F.R.D. 653 (S.D. Fla. 2012).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. GFM Operations, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-20204-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla.); 789 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (S.D. Fla. 2011).

Insights

Publications
  • "Daddy – I Want A New Computer! – The First Party Y2K Egg Has Hatched," Defense Research Institute (November 1999) Co-Author
  • "Fire Insurance Claims: Issues Regarding Intentionally Set Fires," Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (November 1998) Author
Speaking Engagements
  • “Resolving Multiple Claims Arising From A Roller Coaster Accident,” PLRB Large Loss Conference (Jacksonville, FL, November 2019) Speaker
  • "Insurance Coverage Law in Florida," CLE Seminar, National Business Institute (August 2004) Speaker
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2014-2019)

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A. in Modern Interdisciplinary European Studies, 1990

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Innovak International, Inc. v. The Hanover Insurance Co., 280 F. Supp. 3d 1340 (M.D. Fla. 2017).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. Outrigger Beach Club Condo. Ass’n, Inc., et al., Case No. 6:17-cv-61-Orl-28TBS, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128429 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 5, 2018).
  • Lemy, et al. v. Direct General Finance Co., et al., Case No.: 8:11-cv-2722-T-23AEP; 884 F. Supp. 2d 1236, 885 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (M.D. Fla. 2012), aff’d on appeal at 559 Fed. Appx. 796 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • Laurel v. Cotton States Mut. Ins. Co., Case No. 5:16-cv-284-RH/GRJ, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21557 (N.D. Fla. 2017). 
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. CB Entertainment, et al., Case No. 11-22838-CIV-SEITZ, 2012 WL 2412154 (S.D. Fla. June 26, 2012), aff’d on appeal at 559 Fed. Appx. 796 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • Clena Investments, Inc. v. XL Specialty Insurance Co., Case No. 10-cv-62028-RNS (S.D. Fla.); 2012 WL 1004851 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 26, 2012); 280 F.R.D. 653 (S.D. Fla. 2012).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. GFM Operations, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-20204-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla.); 789 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (S.D. Fla. 2011).
Publications
  • "Daddy – I Want A New Computer! – The First Party Y2K Egg Has Hatched," Defense Research Institute (November 1999) Co-Author
  • "Fire Insurance Claims: Issues Regarding Intentionally Set Fires," Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (November 1998) Author
Speaking Engagements
  • “Resolving Multiple Claims Arising From A Roller Coaster Accident,” PLRB Large Loss Conference (Jacksonville, FL, November 2019) Speaker
  • "Insurance Coverage Law in Florida," CLE Seminar, National Business Institute (August 2004) Speaker
News
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2014-2019)