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William S. Berk


Practice Areas: Property Insurance, First- and Third-Party Insurance Defense, First- and Third-Party Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad-Faith Litigation, Insurance Fraud; General Liability, Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fire Insurance, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Property Insurance Coverage
Admitted: 1982, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Law School: University of Miami, J.D.
Member: Dade County, Federal and American (Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Past Chairman, Grievance Committee; Past Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee); Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; Dade County Defense Bar Association; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Biography: Executive Editor, International Law Journal, University of Miami, 1982. Assistant State Attorney (Felony Division Chief), Dade County, Florida, 1982–1986. Certified Instructor, Florida Department of Financial Services. President, Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, 2002. Florida Windstorm Insurance Network 2007 Program Chair; VP, Florida Windstorm Insurance Network, 2010–; Finalist, LexisNexis Insurance Law Center Insurer Attorney of the Year; Council on Litigation Management.
Born: Miami Beach, Florida
Cases: QBE Insurance Corporation v. Chalfonte Condominium Apartment Ass’n., Inc., 2012 Fla. LEXIS 1063 (Fla. 2012); State Farm v. Gonzalez, 828 So. 2d 1021 (Fla. 2002); Banco Ficohsa v. Aseguradora, S.A. 2006 Fla. App. LEXIS 11925 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 2006); 224 W. Flagler Holdings, Inc. v. Terra Nova Ins. Co., 17 Fl. Law Weekly Fed. D444 (S.D. Fl. 2004); Saenz v. State Farm, 861 So. 2d 64 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 2003); Solar Time Ltd. v. XL Specialty Ins. Co., 142 Fed. Appx. 430 (11th Cir. 2005); Am. Reliance Ins. Co. v. Kiet, 703 So. 2d 1190 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1997); State Farm v. Middleton, 648 So. 2d 1200 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1995); Lopez v. Southern Coatings, 580 So. 2d 864 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1991); Quadomain Condominium Ass’n., Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34972 (S.D. Fl. 2007); Tower 1515 Condominium Apts. Ass’n., Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73401 (S.D. Fl. 2006); Hess v. Fidelity Nat’l Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist LEXIS 10578 (N.D. Fl. 2007); Osting-Schwinn v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, 613 F. 3rd 1079 (11th Cir. 2010); Royal Marco Point 1 Condo Ass’n. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60940 (M.D. Fl. 2007); Dorset House Condo. Ass’n. v. QBE Insurance Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62298 (S.D. Fl. 2007); Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. El-Ad Villagio Condo. Ass’n., 2008 Fla. App. LEXIS 714 (4 DCA 2008); Bonafonte v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65794 (S.D. FL. 2008); Buckley Towers Condo. Ass’n. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 613 F. 3rd 1079 (11th Cir. 200); Mayfair House Condo. Ass’n. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. 66456 (S.D. FL. 2008); Vantage View, Inc. v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20938 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 3, 2009); Shaker Vill. Condo. Ass’n v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16483 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 18, 2009); Nirvana Condo. Ass’n v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100771 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 10, 2008); Isola Condo. Ass’n v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101165 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 24, 2008); QBE Ins. Corp. v. Dome Condo. Ass’n, 577 F. Supp. 2d 1256 (S.D. Fla. 2008); Page v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34310 (S.D. Fla. April 15, 2009).