Brenton N. Ver Ploeg

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Brenton Ver Ploeg, born in Cody, Wyoming, received his B.S. from Northwestern University in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1973, where he was a Note and Comment editor on the Hastings Law Journal. He is admitted to the Bars of Florida, California and the District of Columbia and to practice in Florida's Middle and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Courts, and the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He was with Shutts & Bowen for more than twenty years and is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive commercial and insurance litigation experience, including the representation of more than twenty disability insurers in both individual and group cases. A well-known lecturer and author on insurance bad faith claims handling, unfair insurance practices, and extra contractual damages, he concentrates on complex civil matters, emphasizing representation of policyholders in all varieties of insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, including ERISA and appellate practice. He also serves as corporate counsel to two not-for-profit organizations dedicated to educating the public about science and the scientific method.

(Also at Orlando Office)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Disability Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-577-3996  Phone
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.S., 1969
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1974, Florida; 1973, California; 1982, District of Columbia
Dade County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; The Florida Bar; The District of Columbia Bar; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam, 1968-1969
Birth Information:
Cody, Wyoming, September 25, 1945

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    Miami, FL
    Miami Tower , 100 Southeast Second Street, 30th Floor
    Miami, FL 33131-2158

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