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Maggie E. Potter

Maggie E. Potter

Director

400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33602

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Office: 813-977-1200
Fax: 813-977-1288
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Maggie Potter knows client communication and timely, thorough investigations are key to cost-effective management of claims and a winning litigation strategy. She has a profound understanding of the insurance carrier’s experience, as she worked as a licensed independent insurance adjuster and claims manager while in law school and prior to her admission to the Florida Bar.

Maggie focuses her practice on insurance defense, property insurance, general negligence and premises liability defense, and insurance coverage. She handles first- and third-party claims and coverage matters throughout Florida and manages claims at all stages, from first notice of loss through trial.

A Florida native, Maggie is a licensed instructor with the state of Florida and frequently presents seminars on a variety of topics, including first- and third-party bad faith, insurance coverage, negotiations, and ethics.

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of a condominium association, obtained a complete defense verdict in two separate premises liability cases.
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of an insurance carrier in a pipe-leak case involving policy interpretation.
  • Obtained several favorable settlements on behalf of a carrier in multiple high-exposure bad-faith cases.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for pennies on the dollar in a builder’s risk policy case after completing in-depth discovery and presenting the findings at mediation.
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a condominium association in a trip-and-fall case based on lack of duty.

OVERVIEW

Maggie Potter knows client communication and timely, thorough investigations are key to cost-effective management of claims and a winning litigation strategy. She has a profound understanding of the insurance carrier’s experience, as she worked as a licensed independent insurance adjuster and claims manager while in law school and prior to her admission to the Florida Bar.

Maggie focuses her practice on insurance defense, property insurance, general negligence and premises liability defense, and insurance coverage. She handles first- and third-party claims and coverage matters throughout Florida and manages claims at all stages, from first notice of loss through trial.

A Florida native, Maggie is a licensed instructor with the state of Florida and frequently presents seminars on a variety of topics, including first- and third-party bad faith, insurance coverage, negotiations, and ethics.

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of a condominium association, obtained a complete defense verdict in two separate premises liability cases.
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of an insurance carrier in a pipe-leak case involving policy interpretation.
  • Obtained several favorable settlements on behalf of a carrier in multiple high-exposure bad-faith cases.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for pennies on the dollar in a builder’s risk policy case after completing in-depth discovery and presenting the findings at mediation.
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a condominium association in a trip-and-fall case based on lack of duty.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University, 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, Mass Communications, University of South Florida, 2006
    • Dean’s list honors and Conference-USA academic honors
    • NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country and Track Team

Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Florida Defense Lawyer Association (FDLA)
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • Hillsborough Bar Association
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • Windstorm Insurance Network