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Jeffrey M. Wank Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Jeffrey M. Wank

Chair of First Party Property Insurance Defense, Fort Lauderdale /

Jeffrey M. Wank is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office where he serves as the Chair for First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation.

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. In this role, he often drafts detailed coverage opinions, reservation-of-rights letters, declinations, and prosecute declaratory relief actions.

Jeffrey 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.

  • 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
  • Florida’s Children First
    • Secretary of Board of Directors
    • Broward County Advocacy Awards & Reception Committee
  • American Heart Association Broward County Young Professionals “PULSE” Division
  • Past Chair, Horizons Leadership Program, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, 2021
  • South Florida Business and Wealth, “Up & Comer,” Finalist, 2020
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, “Up and Comer,” 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
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars,” Insurance Coverage, 2015 – 2020
  • 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

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

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