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Jeffrey M. Wank

Chair, First Party Property

Jeffrey M. Wank Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Overview

Jeffrey Wank is a Partner focusing his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation, including coverage and bad faith litigation.  Jeffrey also handles the defense of a wide array of Third Party Insurance Defense claims.

Jeffrey assists insurers in all aspects of coverage disputes, including responses to civil remedy notices of insurer violations, pre-suit investigations and coverage evaluations, declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation. He defends property insurers throughout Florida in first-party coverage matters, where many of the claims involve sinkhole, windstorm, fire, mold, theft and water losses.

In addition, Jeffrey serves as coverage and bad faith counsel in third party actions, including monitoring the defense of litigation. As part of this role, he is often asked to draft detailed coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, declinations and prosecute declaratory relief actions.

Jeffrey also has experience in handling complex civil and commercial matters, including the defense of personal injury, premises liability, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, homeowner and condominium association claims, and construction defect cases.

Jeffrey has been named a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014. In 2011, he was elected to the Broward Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors, where he served as Secretary on the organization’s Executive Board and moved up to President in June 2015. Jeffrey was also named the Chair on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Service of Broward County & Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida for the 2019 term and previously served as the Vice Chair for the 2018 term.

Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.

  • Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2009
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2006


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Accolades, Associations & News

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
    • Insurance Section, Executive Committee, 2021
    • Young Lawyers Section, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Service of Broward County & Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
  • Board of Directors, Federal Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR)
  • Board of Directors, B’nai Brith Justice Unit
  • Broward County Advocacy Awards & Reception Committee, Florida’s Children First
  • American Heart Association Broward County Young Professionals “PULSE” Division
  • Board of Directors, Secretary, Florida’s Children First
  • Past Chair, Horizons Leadership Program, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, 2021
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, “Up and Comer,” 2020, 2022
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars,” Insurance Coverage, 2015 – 2022
  • South Florida Business and Wealth, “Up & Comer,” Finalist, 2020
  • Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Paul May Professionalism Award, 2018
  • South Florida Business & Wealth, “Up & Comer,” 2018
  • Daily Business Review, “On the Rise,” Honoree, 2018
  • Speaker, “How to Build Your Practice,” Broward County Bar Association, September 2022
  • Speaker, “Florida Case Law Update,” Windstorm Insurance Network Webinar Series, July 2022
  • Speaker, “Windstorm Insurance Network-Case Law Webinar Series,” July 2022
  • Speaker, “Case Law Update and Impact on Loss Investigations,” March 2022
  • Speaker, “Case Law Update and Impact on Loss Investigations,” February 2022
  • Speaker, “Appraisal and ADR Options Under New First-party Reforms,” January 2022
  • Speaker, “Bad Faith Pitfalls and Handling EUP/SIU Pre-Suit Investigation,” February 2022
  • Speaker, “Legislation on AOBs: House Bills 7065 & 337 and EUOs,” February 2022
  • Speaker, Handling Late Reported Hurricane Claims Webinar, January 2021
  • Speaker, Handling Late Reported Hurricane Claims and Avoiding Bad Faith Claims Webinar, December 2020
  • Panelist, How is the Market Falling Short in the Handling of CAT Claims and How Do We Improve?, CLM Southeast Conference, October 2019
  • Speaker, Overview of New Legislation on AOBS House Bill 7065, June 19
  • Panelist, Mentoring Session, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Speaker, What Does the Jury Think?, May 2018
  • Speaker, The Option to Repair, February 2017
  • Panelist, The Option to Repair, Windstorm Insurance Conference, January 2017
  • Speaker, Claims Handling, Practice Tips, and Law Update, December 2016
  • Speaker, Law and Ethics Update, August 2016
  • Moderator, Win the War When You’ve Lost the Battle, May 2016
  • Speaker, I Thought My Argument/Deposition Was Great; What Did the Judge Think? – A Perspective from the Bench, Broward County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Boot Camp Series #2, March 2015
  • Speaker, “What’s in it for me?”, Broward County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s CLE Luncheon, September 2019

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