Florida:
St. Petersburg

Tel

727.898.8100

Email

mkiernan@tlsslaw.com

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Distinctions

Organizations

  • Super Lawyers®, 2006-2016
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyers Section; appointed to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2003, 2009);
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, (FDCC)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Published Papers and Presentations

  • “Creative Bad Faith Set Ups: Preventive Strategies and Techniques with Regard to Open Limits, Policy Limit Demands, and Time Limit Demand Letters.”, ACI Insurance Coverage & Extra-Contractual Disputes Conference, December 2016
  • “State of the Market for High-Profile Bad Faith Cases and High-Dollar Verdicts Across the Country: Hotbed States Including Missouri, Washington, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia; Key Filing Trends and Rulings; Unfair Trade Practices, Fair Conduct and RICO Developments; and Latest Nuances in Statutory and Punitive Damages.”, ACI Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability Conference, June 2016.
  • “Riders on the Storm: The Increasing Role of Public Adjusters in Extreme Weather Events”; Co-Author/Presenter; FDCC Winter Meeting 2016
  • “Thank God it Wasn’t My Case! Top Ten Craziest Coverage Decisions”-Co-Author/Presenter, FDCC Winter Meeting 2014
  • “Appraisal in 2014: It Isn’t What it Used to Be, Or Is It?-WIND Conference 2014
  • “What’s In A Name (d) Storm: What Sandy Has Taught Us About Flood, Storm Surge and FEMA” Co-Author; FDCC Annual Meeting 2013; FDCC Quarterly 2014
  • “In the Belly of the Beast: Selecting and Convincing the Jury in the Nightmare Bad Faith Case”; Co-Author/Presenter; FDCC Annual Meeting July 2012
  • “Juror Misconduct in the Age of Social Networking”, Co-Author/Presenter; FDCC Annual Meeting 2011; FDCC Quarterly 2012
  • “Condo Madness: The Condominium Claim Vortex: The Joys and The Angst”; Co-Author/Presenter; FDCC Annual Meeting July 2009
  • “Does the Policy Still Matter: Enforcing Contractual Provisions After Katrina”; Co-Author/Presenter; FDCC Annual Meeting July 2006
  • “Liability Coverage in Lease/Rental Car Situations, Who Provides coverage?” Vol. 5, No.3, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, July, 1986
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