Michael A. Packer Named Managing Attorney of Marshall Dennehey's Fort Lauderdale Office
Marshall Dennehey has promoted Michael A. Packer to the position of Managing Attorney of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.
“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.