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Jeffrey Liggio

Managing Partner
Toll Free: 877-604-3100
Phone: 561-616-3333
Email: jliggio@liggiolaw.com
Barristers Building
1615 Forum Place, Suite 3B
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Areas of Practice:

  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • HMO / Managed Care Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Biography

Jeffrey M. Liggio is a partner at the law firm of Liggio Benrubi, P.A., located in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has the legal experience and dedication needed to effectively represent you in your insurance dispute. Mr. Liggio graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1982 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Prior to law school, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. He is a decorated retired U.S. Air Force Major who served our country as an active Naval Aviator and an Air Force Reserve Command Pilot for over 20 years. Mr. Liggio is an experienced trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida, and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he is a part of a select group of attorneys who have been declared Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers by the Florida Bar. Mr. Liggio also holds a similar distinction with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a proud member and past president of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is a former governor of the American Association of Justice. Furthermore, he is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyer Association.

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1982
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
    Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee “B”, 15th Judicial Circuit, 1992 – 1993
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
    Member, Legislative Committee
    Member, Budget Preparation Committee
    Insurance Strike Force, 1992 – 1995
    Executive Committee, 1992
    Member, Board of Directors, 1990 – Present
    Chairperson and Previous Chair, Budget Review Committee, 1990 – 1991
    President, 1998 – 1999
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Sustaining Member, “M” Club Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Trial Lawyer Association

Certification/Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1992
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Certification, 2000
    NBLSC Member Website Medallion

Published Works

  • “Choice of Law Florida and Elsewhere: Confusion at the Threshold”, Insurance Counsel Journal, January, 1982
  • “Preparing the HMO case”, Trial Magazine, May, 1997
  • “Price of Peace of Mind, Recovery of Mental Distress Damages and Bad Faith Claims in Florida” (Co-Author), Florida Bar Journal, November, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Batchelor v. Geico Cas. Co., No. 611CV1071ORL37GJK, 2015 WL 6468124 (M.D. Fla. 2015)
  • Martorella v. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co., 931 F. Supp. 2d 1218 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Homeward Residential, Inc. v. Rico, 110 So. 3d 470 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co. v. Higgins, 58 So. 3d 280 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Esposito v. True Color Enterprises Const., Inc., 45 So. 3d 554 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Williams v. Heritage Operating L.P., 23 So.3d 806 (Fla.2nd DCA 2009)
  • Grosso v. Fidelity Nat. Title Ins. Co., 983 So.2d (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 2008
  • Williams v. Heritage Operating, L.P., 2007 WL 2729652 (M.D. Fla., 2007)
  • Ordones v. American Interstate Ins. Co., 950 So.2d 427 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Dadeland Depot, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co., 945 So.2d 1216 (Fla. 2006)
  • Foundation Health v. Westside EKG Associates, 944 So.2d 188 (Fla. 2006)
  • Friedman v. New York Life Ins. Co., 410 F.3d 1350 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Freedom Life Ins. Co. of America v. Wallant, 891 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
    • Wexler v. Lepore

    , 385 F.3d 1336 (11th Cir. 2004)

  • Lutz v. Protective Life Ins. Co., 951 So. 2d 884 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Bankers Ins. Co. v. Rojas, 855 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Banker Ins. Co. v. General No-Fault Ins. Inc., 814 So.2d (Fla.4th DCA 2002)
  • American Medical Sec. v. Addison, 802 So.2d (Fla.4the DCA
  • Guarente-Desantolo v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 744 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Cummins v. Allstate Indem. Co., 732 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Springer v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., 695 So.2d 944 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • American Chambers Life Ins. Co. v. Hall, 695 So.2d 1264 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Eldridge v. Multi-Resources, Inc., 695 So.2d 1320 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Riggs v. Smith, 953 F.Supp. 389 (S.D.Fla. 1997)
  • Union Bankers Ins. Co. v. Hatin, 677 So.2d 374 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1966)
  • Lumbermens Mut. Cas. Co. v. Percefull, 653 So.2d 389 (Fla. 1995)
  • Old Holdings, Ltd. V. Taplin, Howard, Shaw & Miller, P.A., 584 So.2d 1128 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Allstate Ins. Co., Inc. v. Walker, 583 So.2d 356 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Roger Dean Chevrolet, Inc. v. Lashley, 580 So.2d 171 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Pierre-Louis v. Colonial Ins. Co. of California, 566 So.2d 320 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1990)
  • Millman v. Howard Johnson’s Co., 533 So.2d 901 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1988)
  • Antley v. Blue Cross, 515 So.2d 1314 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1987)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Discovery: Litigation From Signing The Case Through Trial, Helmet, 1992
  • Legislative Update Seminar, Helmet, 1992
  • Attorney’s Fees In Insurance Cases Life, Health & Disability Claims, Insurance Litigation Case Law Review, 1993
  • Trends In The 1900’s, Collateral Source Issues, Insurance Litigation Case Law Review, 1993
  • How To Know When Insurance Adjusters Are Doing It Wrong, ERISA III, 1994
  • PIP and No-Fault Insurance Concerns and Problems, 1995
  • The Nine Commandments Of Handling & Litigating Direct Insurance Cases, 1995
  • Life, Health & Disability Claims, 1995
  • Domestic Violence Insurance Issues in Florida, 1995
  • Obtaining Impeachment Data On The Defense Medical Examiner, 1995
  • HMO Liability, 1995
  • Keeping Them Honest: Deceptive And Unfair Trade Practices Claims, ERISA IV, 1996
  • HMO Liability, ERISA IV, 1996
  • Insurance Fraud, ERISA IV, 1996
  • Discovery: Litigation From Signing The Case Through Trial, 1997
  • ERISA V, You Need To Know More Than Ever, 1997
  • ERISA VI, You Need To Know More Than Ever, 1997
  • Statutory Bad Faith, 1997
  • PIP Bad Faith Case, Legislative Overview and Q & A (Tampa and Miami), 1998
  • Statutory Bad Faith, 1999
  • Effective Mediation & Settlement Strategies, 2000
  • Basic, But Not Forgotten Insurance Issues, 2000
  • Preparing and Presenting the Effective Opening Statement, 2000
  • First Party Bad Faith and Insurance Based Class Actions, 2001
  • First Party Bad Faith Claims, 2001
  • Insurance Coverage, Liggio’s Rules for Trial Persuasion, 2002
  • Class Actions Against Insurance Companies, 2003
  • Bad Faith In Medical Malpractices Cases, 2003
  • Beyond Bad Faith, 2003
  • Combating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Insurance Contracts, 2003
  • Voting System Problems Life, Health and Disability Claims, 2004
  • Trial Persuasions, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Air Force Commendation Medal, 1992
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Eagle Talon Award, 1990
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Silver Edge Award, 1991
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers ABCD Award, 1991
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Presidents Award, 1991 – Present
  • Florida Justice Association Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008