Nicole Vinson, Esq.

877 449 4700

Nicole Vinson

Contact

TAMPA, FLORIDA
777 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 950
Tampa, FL 33602

Office: 813-229-1000
Email: nvinson@MerlinLawGroup.com


Licensed in:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina


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Attorney

Nicole Vinson, Esq.

As a 6th generation attorney, Nicole Vinson prides herself on always taking the extra time to really focus on the details of her clients and their claims, in order to provide a strategic and detail-oriented approach to expedite the claim and litigation.

Ms. Vinson handles claims caused by windstorm, hurricane, hail, sinkhole, fire, smoke, water damage and flood, freeze damage, collapse, theft, and vandalism. Ms. Vinson has also helped policyholders recover benefits for life insurance claims, business income losses, extra expense coverage claims, and matters of unfair claims handling bad faith.

Ms. Vinson is extremely proud of each person and business that she has represented, and feels a great sense of gratitude for the ability to assist her clients in getting a just result.

“I know many of my clients would have eventually thrown in the towel if they had to face the carriers alone. This is an area of the law where you know you are truly helping someone receive something that was promised to them under an agreement. While the work we do is based on a contract, the material that is at stake is very important.”

Ms. Vinson frequently meets with representatives and political leaders about property insurance rates, laws and proposed changes. She has testified to the legislature on topics related to property insurance, and protection of policyholder rights. Ms. Vinson has also received an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell displaying how respected she is by her peers.

Nicole C. Vinson was selected as a Member of the Insurance Consumer Advocate’s Homeowner’s Policy & Claims Bill of Rights Working Group in Tallahassee. During the live televised meetings, Ms. Vinson was able to voice the concerns of Florida’s policyholders based on her experience and extensive knowledge of the nightmare claim situations that plague policyholders during both the insurance buying process and claims handling process endured during a loss.

Since June 2010, Ms. Vinson has posted a Saturday blog on the Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog on breaking news and fresh insurance and adjusting topics.

 

Blogs on point:

Florida’s Homeowners’ Policy & Claims Bill of Rights Working Group Meets Tomorrow

Reporting Live from Tallahassee’s Policyholder’s Working Group

Consumer Advocate Meetings Continue with the Mission to Help Floridians with Insurance Problems

Update on Florida’s Homeowners Property Insurance Bill of Rights

Florida Coastal School of Law
Jacksonville, Florida

Juris Doctor

Albion College, Ford Institute
Albion, Michigan

Graduate of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Hot Topics in First Party Property Claims
With Jason Cieri, Esq., National Presentation with Lawline in New York, New York, June 2016

Current Issues Facing Georgia Policyholders
With Ashley Harris, Esq., GAPIA Spring Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016

The Anatomy of an Insurance Policy
With David Shaw, Esq., and Kathleen Spinella, Windstorm Insurance Network, Orlando, Florida, January 2016

My First Opening Statement
Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2015

Florida Insurance Case Law Update
Windstorm Insurance Network, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2015

Demonstration of Cross Examination
Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute Presentation with Robert F. Spopher, Orlando, Florida, August 2014

Property Insurance Coverage Case Law and Statutory Law Update
2014 Florida Justice Association Convention Presentation with Gary Farmer, Esq., West Palm Beach, Florida, June 2014

Basic Risk Management for Homeowners Associations: Practical Suggestions for Insuring Risks, Preparing for Disaster and Then Recovery
Tampa, Florida, October 2013

Legislative Update
Miami, Florida, May 2013

All about Sinkholes…What, Why, How and When?
Lakeland, Florida, January, 2012

Ethics and Legislative Requirements for Florida Public Adjusters
Tampa, Florida, October 2011

2011 Florida Case Law Update
Co-Author with Javier Delgado, Esq., FAPIA Summer Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, July 2011

Florida Property Insurance Law Update
Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, January 2011

American Association of Justice

Florida Justice Association Board of Directors

Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus Member

Florida Justice Association Membership Committee

Florida Justice Association Soaring E.A.G.L.E.

Florida Bar Association

Hillsborough Bar Association

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Associate Member

Windstorm Insurance Network

North Carolina Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association