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Melissa M. Sims


Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage Litigation, First-Party Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith
Admitted: 1992: Louisiana
1996: Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Law School: St. Thomas University – Miami, FL, J.D.
Member: Windstorm Insurance Network, Member, Board of Directors 2014; Windstorm Insurance Network 2014 Program Chair; Dade County, Federal and American (Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Biography: Member.
Member, Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention,
Born: Sulphur, Louisiana
Cases: Solar Time Ltd. v. XL Specialty Ins. Co., 142 Fed. Appx. 430 (11th Cir. 2005); Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London v. Osting-Schwinn, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21844 (M.D. FL. 2006); Royal Marco Point 1 Condo Assn. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (M.D. Fl. 2007); Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London v. Osting-Schwinn, 545 F. Supp. 2d 1261 (M.D. FL. 2008); Buckley Towers Condo. Assn. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. 56195 (S.D. FL. 2008); Nirvana Condo. Assn. v. QBE Ins. Corp. 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100771 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 10, 2008); Underwriters at Lloyd’s London v. Osting-Schwinn, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86786 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 30, 2008); Isola Condo. Assn. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101165 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 24, 2008); Oriole Gardens Condo Ass’n v. Aspen Specialty Ins. Co., 875 F. Supp. 2d 1379 (S.D. FL. 2012).