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Attorneys by State
- William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr., Esq.
- Ashley N. Harris, Esq.
- Christopher N. Mammel, Esq.
- Corey Harris, Esq.
- Craig Kubiak, Esq.
- David J. Pettinato, Esq.
- Douglas L. Grose, Esq.
- Erin Dunnavant, Esq.
- Francisco O. Garcia, Esq.
- Javier Delgado, Esq.
- Jean Niven, Esq.
- Jeffrey L. Greyber, Esq.
- Kelly Kubiak, Esq.
- Larry Bache, Esq.
- Mary Kestenbaum Fortson, Esq.
- Nicole Vinson, Esq.
- Ruck P. Deminico, Esq.
- Sean Shaw, Esq.
- Shane S. Smith, Esq.
- Shaun J. Marker, Esq.
- Tamara C. Chen-See, Esq.
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 Coastal School of Law
Albion College, Ford Institute
Graduate of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Bachelor of Arts in Communications
How to Survive Your Deposition, Part II
Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, May 2017
Sorry For Party Rockin’, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, Show me the Money! April 6-8, 2017 Panel Presentation with Publication for the ABA
Decoding Hail Damage Denials
Beaver Creek Conference, Colorado March, 2017
Have You Been Interrupted
Panel Discussion at January 2017 WINDSTORM CONFERENCE
2016 Federal Case Law Update For the Sunshine State
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, November 2016
The Anatomy of an Insurance Policy
October 2016, First Party Claims Conference, Rhode Island
How to Survive Your Deposition, Part 1
Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, October 2016
How Your Actions, Communications, and Operations Determine Your Reputation as an Ethical Professional Public Adjuster Keystone, Colorado Seminar, March 2016
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
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