Mr. John Patrick Joy: Lawyer with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP

Mr. John Patrick Joy

Mr. Joy is a Senior Partner in the Firm and has been with Walton Lantaff since graduating from law school in 1981. He serves as the Firm's ethics partner and his practice is limited to insurance coverage law and appellate law. He serves as coverage counsel for several national insurers providing insurance policy analysis; coverage opinions; advice on the proper handling of coverage disputes; and, representation of clients in insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts. His practice for clients in the area of insurance coverage law extends throughout the state of Florida.
Senior Partner
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability Insurance Coverage
University University of Florida, B.S., with high honors, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Florida and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; 1996, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1999, Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships Dade County Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Member, Appellate Law Section); Dade County Defense Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1989).

Mr. Joy co-authored the 1995 and 1996 editions of Insurance Coverage Law in Florida, published by National Business Institute. He is a member of the Insurance Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and has served as a lecturer at Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education classes on insurance coverage law. Mr. Joy is certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services as a continuing education instructor and presents frequent seminars for the insurance industry in the areas of insurance coverage law and the proper handling of insurance claims. Mr. Joy is the senior appellate attorney at Walton Lantaff. Over the course of his 30 year legal career, he has handled approximately 200 appellate matters. Mr. Joy has handled appellate cases in all Florida state and federal appellate courts, including the First DCA, Second DCA, Third DCA, Fourth DCA and Fifth DCA; the Florida Supreme Court; and, the federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Miami and Atlanta divisions). He has numerous published decisions in state and federal appellate courts in the areas of tort and insurance law. Mr. Joy's most noteworthy appellate victory was the 1993 decision of the Florida Supreme Court in Dosdourian v. Carsten which reversed a multimillion dollar verdict against Mr. Joy's client and declared "Mary Carter" settlement agreements void as against public policy in the state of Florida.


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Mr. John Patrick Joy

9350 South Dixie Highway, 10th Floor
MiamiFL 33156


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