Attorneys

Our skilled insurance defense lawyers offer clients the highest level of legal service and consultation. Our extensive history handling insurance defense litigation includes issues of coverage, bad faith, and first and third party casualty losses.

Our attorneys regularly defend clients in complex multi-carrier litigation involving additional insured and insurer obligations. In addition to our experience handling insurance defense litigation, our attorneys routinely resolve insurance disputes through arbitration and mediation.

About the Firm Principals:

Michael Rudd has been practicing law since 1988; 32 years. Michael is AV rated by Martindale Hubble Michael has been proudly defending insurers in his own/current firm for the past 20 years. Michael has been defending first party claims/lawsuits at all phases for the past 27 years. 

Michael has had the privilege of presently representing Citizens Property Insurance Company as well as the following representative clients; Advanced Roofing, Avatar Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Avis/Budget Rent a Car Corporation, Bankers Insurance Group, Broward County Sherriff’s Office, Cambridge Integrated Services, Canal Insurance Company, Cendant Car Rental Group, Chubb Insurance Company, C.N.A. Insurance Group,  Comcast Corporation, Crawford & Company/Broadspire, Crum & Forster, Dart Transit, Discovery RE, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., Esurance, First Community Insurance Company, NARS Insurance Group f/k/a Explorer Insurance Company,  First Group America, State of Florida D.O.T., GAB Robins, Gainsco Insurance Company, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. , Great American Insurance Company, Hess Corporation , International Risk Resources, Kemper Insurance , Liberty Mutual Group, Luxury Motor Transport, Network Adjusters, Pace American, Papa John’s Pizza, Pepsi Americas, Proformance Insurance Company, RCA Insurance Company, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Specialty Risk Management, State Farm Insurance Company Sysco Foods Services, TCS-One, T.G.I. Fridays, Inc. Thrifty Car Rental, Unitrin Direct Auto Insurance , WACO Fire & Casualty Insurance, York Claims Services. 

Michael is AV Rated and the firm is an AM Best Rated firm. Michael has tried over 300 cases to verdict. Michael is a member of A.T.A., DRI, and T.I.D.A and has been an active member of FIFEC.  In addition to the Florida Bar and Federal Trial Bar for the Southern District Court of Appeals, Mr. Rudd is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals in the 11th  Circuit and 9th Circuit. Michael will serve as lead trial counsel and has served as lead trial counsel in over 300 trials that went to verdict.

Peter Diamond has been practicing law since 1999; 20 years. Peter has been proudly defending insurers in his own/current firm for the past 15 years. Peter has been defending first and third party claims/lawsuits at all phases for the past 16 years. 

Peter has had the privilege of representing Citizens Property Insurance Company as well as the following representative clients; Advanced Roofing, ALDI, Inc., Avatar Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Avis/Budget Rent a Car Corporation, Bankers Insurance Group, Cambridge Integrated Services, Broward County Sherriff’s Office, Canal Insurance Company, Cendant Car Rental Group, Chubb Insurance Company, C.N.A. Insurance Group,  Comcast Corporation, Crawford & Company/Broadspire, Crum & Forster, Dart Transit, Discovery RE, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., Esurance, First Community Insurance Company, NARS Insurance Group f/k/a Explorer Insurance Company,  First Group America, State of Florida D.O.T., GAB Robins, Gainsco Insurance Company, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Great American Insurance Company, Hess Corporation , International Risk Resources, Kemper Insurance, Liberty Mutual Group, Luxury Motor Transport, Network Adjusters, Pace American, Papa John’s Pizza, Pepsi Americas, Proformance  Insurance Company, RCA Insurance Company, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Specialty Risk Management, State Farm Insurance Company Sysco Foods Services, TCS-One, T.G.I. Fridays, Inc. Thrifty Car Rental, Unitrin Direct Auto Insurance , WACO Fire & Casualty Insurance, York Claims Services. 

Peter is regularly attends A.T.A., D.R.I, T.I.D.A conferences and FIFEC. In addition to the Florida Bar and Federal Trial Bar for the Southern District Court of Appeals, Peter is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals in the 11th Circuit and 9th Circuit.  Peter graduated the University of Miami School of Law with honors and received his JD in 1999.

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