Since 2002, Kristin ("Kristi") Demers-Crowell has served as a plaintiff's attorney for policyholders and has handled hundreds of property insurance cases, including losses from hurricanes, sinkholes, fires, collapse, water intrusion, theft, vandalism and other causes. Ms. Demers-Crowell focuses her practice on Commercial and Residential Property Insurance Claims, Business Interruption, Bad Faith Litigation and Insurance Agent Negligence. She has dedicated her career to helping homeowners and businesses recover from catastrophes and forcing insurance companies to keep their promises. From condominiums, to homes, to restaurants and other businesses, Kristi has dealt with losses from the start of the claims process, through appraisal and trial. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ms. Demers-Crowell grew up in the legal community there. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a major in English Literature. Ms. Demers-Crowell earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served on the Law Review and was a national competitor on the law school's top ranked Trial Team. Ms. Demers-Crowell's many accomplishments include: Phi Delta Phi; Stetson Trial Team, Competitor and Coach; Stetson Law Review; Recipient: Ralph Harris Ferrell Competition Award, 1997; Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award, 1997; William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, 1997; Law Clerk, Hon. Thomas B. McCoun III, U.S. Magistrate Judge, 2000-2001. An accomplished author and teacher, Ms. Demers-Crowell is often called upon to lecture on commercial and residential property insurance claims issues. She actively participates in the Windstorm Insurance Network and the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. Ms. Demers-Crowell's literary and teaching accomplishments include the following: Contributing Author, Thompson Reuters/West Treatise, "CAT Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters"; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Recovering Attorney's Fees for the Policyholder," FAPIA Spring Conference, May 2012; "Targeting Change: The 2012 Legislature in Review and Case Law Update- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Florida Career Development Seminar, April 2012; "Effective Techniques In Preparing Windstorm Claims for Trial," Windstorm Insurance Conference, January 26,2011; "Florida Sinkhole Claims: Whac-A-Mole or Legitimate," Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Winter Conference, January 11, 2011; "Property Insurance Coverage and Claims", The People's Law School, sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College, February 18, 2010; "Speed Adjusting: A Fast and Furious Look at the Concerns and Considerations of Insurance Claims and How They Can Affect Public Adjusting," FAPIA Summer Conference 2009; "It's How You Play the Game," 2008 NAPIA/MAPIA Insurance Seminar, October 2008; "Insurance Claim Dos and Don'ts," FAPIA Summer Meeting, June 20, 2008; "Flood Zones, Sinkholes & Hurricanes! Casualty Loss Coverage," Clearwater Bar Association / Pinellas Realtors Organization, February 13, 2007; "Preserving the Property Insurance Claim: Experts, Estimates, and Evidence," National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., Annual Convention, October 18, 2007; "Weathering the Storm: Preparing for the Future," Community Associations Institute (CAI), Association of Professional Community Managers Regional Conference, Florida Region, November 10, 2006; "Florida Sinkhole Litigation," Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc., 2006; "Weathering the Storm: A Property Manager's Guide to Natural Disasters and Insurance Claims," Rampart Properties (Private Presentation), July 27, 2006.