Jonathan Tobin

Jonathan Tobin is a partner with Berk, Merchant & Sims, having joined the firm right out of law school in 2009. He has remained at Berk, Merchant & Sims for his entire legal career, rising from contract attorney to associate attorney to partner. He focuses his practice on first-party and third-party insurance coverage and insurance defense cases. He has extensive experience representing and defending numerous insurance companies in a variety of first- and third-party matters. Jonathan has handled numerous cases in both State and Federal Court. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The College of the Holy Cross in 2005, and his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in 2009.

Position at BMS and practice area(s)


  • First-Party Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Construction Defect

Jurisdiction(s) of admission and total years of practice

  • Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2021

Law School

  • Northeast University

Organizational affiliation

  • Florida Bar
  • Federal Bar Association

Select Cases

  • Torruellas v. Lexington Ins. Co., 221 So. 3d 623 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)
  • SB Holdings I, LLC v. Indian Harbor Ins. Co., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62506 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 22, 2020)

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