Tanaz Salehi Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Tanaz Salehi

Partner, Miami /

Tanaz Salehi is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office focusing her practice on Property and Casualty claims, including First Party Insurance Defense, Employment Law, Construction Defect Litigation and complex General Liability matters involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

Tanaz has spent her entire career litigating in the defense realm, focusing on insurance defense, general liability, federal and state employment law, fraud litigation, corporate civil matters, and first party claims throughout South Florida. Tanaz has extensive experience litigating property insurance claims, representing property insurance companies on cases ranging from sinkholes, hurricanes, fire and water damage, bad faith defense, fraud, vandalism and burglary.

Tanaz also has extensive experience in the realm of personal injury defense, including representing small and large corporate entities against claims involving negligent security, wrongful death, slip, trip, and fall liability, Dram Shop Act liability, and automobile injury liability. She has obtained large money judgments against Plaintiffs via Motions for Fraud upon the Court and Orders granting dispositive motions through motions for summary judgment and motions under Florida Statute Section 57.105.

Tanaz’s experience litigating federal and state employment and housing discrimination cases has led to numerous victories, including successful motions for summary judgment in federal and state court, as well as voluntary dismissals with prejudice. Her experience includes defense of corporate entities in cases involving wrongful retaliation, employee theft, discrimination, financial irregularities, ethical violations, harassment, whistle blower claims, wage and hour disputes, director/shareholder disputes, and pension dispute cases involving public/state entities.

An avid volunteer, Tanaz works with Women’s Emergency Network, ASPCA, and proudly serves as pro bono legal counsel and fundraising chair for Americans for Immigrant Justice. Tanaz has also served as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, teaching classes on Communications and Public Speaking. She is fluent in Farsi and proficient in Turkish.

Tanaz is also a Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician, accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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  • Successfully defended the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund for the Firefighters and Police Officer in the City of Tampa in a breach of contract matter. Plaintiff claimed millions of dollars in damages stemming from the administration of City Pension Fund. The lawsuit was eventually settled, after litigation, for a nominal amount.
  • Successfully prevailed on a Motion for  Summary Judgement in Federal Court on behalf of Condominium Association. The Association was facing claims of wrongful termination of employment, defamation, violation of Fair Housing Act, and six-figure damages for breach of contract.
  • Successfully defended a Condominium Association in Federal Court against alleged violations of Florida Civil Rights Act stemming from claims that Plaintiff was treated differently than other potential property purchasers due to nationality.
  • Successfully obtained a Summary Judgment, as well as monetary sanctions, on behalf of an apartment complex, in a Negligent Security action for wrongful death damages, where a resident was shot inside his own apartment.
  • Achieved a nominal settlement in a Premises Liability action where the Plaintiff claimed a head injury at a hotel resort and demanded millions of dollars in damages.
  • Obtained a Motion for Summary Judgment in a property damage case involving misrepresentations on application of insurance.
  • Obtained a large monetary judgment against a Defendant for a fraudulent insurance scheme, after suing the Insured for misrepresentations made on the recorded statement, application misrepresentation, and intentionally defrauding the insurance carrier.
  • Fraud Updates & Defense Strategies, December 2016
  • Law and Ethics Update, August 2016
  • Adjuster EthicsJune 2016
  • The Big Fake: Fraud: The Real Stories, The Types, The Players, Handling Tips, & Litigation Strategies, April 2016
  • Hijacked Claims or Distorted Interpretations, 17th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference, February 2016
  • Fraud Updates & Defense Strategies for Property Claims, December 2015
  • Assignment of Benefits, The Trends, The Law, & Tips on Handling Claims, FPIC Summit, December 2015
  • Medical Marijuana: Who’s Liable & Are You Ready, 2015 RIMS Conference, July 2015
  • Claims from the Grave and Beyond: Insurable Interests of the Deceased, the Living, and their Assignees, July 2015
  • Slips, Trips & Falls: Legal Updates and Defense Strategies, June 2015
  • Automobile Claims: Florida’s Auto Insurance, May 2015
  • Slips, Trips, Collateral Source Rule, and Weather Related Tort Claims, April 2015
  • Senate Bill 1306: Outline, Issues, and Ramifications, March 2015
  • Assignment of Benefits: The Trends, The Law, and Tips on Handling Claims, January 2015
  • Claims from the Grave and Beyond: Insurable Interests of the Deceased, the Living, and their Assignees, 16th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference, January 2015
  • Legal Update & Defense Strategies for Auto Claims and How to Avoid Bad Faith, August 2014
  • Florida Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know, June 2014
  • Fraud Updates & Defense Strategies for Property Claims, June 2014
  • Board of Directors, Iranian American Foundation (IAF)
  • Lecturer and Adjunct Professor, State University of New York
  • Member, Pro bono legal counsel and Fundraising Chair, Americans for Immigrant Justice
  • Member, Women’s Emergency Network
  • Member, ASPCA
  • Member, FemEx Miami
  • Volunteer, Blitz Build with Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer, Farm Share
  • Latin Builders Association (LBA)
  • Iranian Cultural Society (ICS), South Florida Chapter
  • Culture in the City
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • South Florida Claims Association (SFCA)
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA)
  • Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician – Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida
  • California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2001