Pablo was raised in North Carolina and received his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is admitted to all Florida federal Courts and is a member of the bar in Florida, Virginia, and Texas. Pablo handles insurance matters in both Florida (through his home Tampa office) and Texas (through our Dallas office).
Before joining Butler, Pablo practiced in Virginia and Texas, handling a broad range of civil litigation matters. He is active in the Defense Research Institute and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is fluent in Spanish. When he isn’t litigating, Pablo often gives presentations on insurance-related issues and spends time making authentic Neapolitan pizza in his backyard, wood-fired oven.
•AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
July 14, 2017 PUBLICATION Florida Water Loss Claims: What’s Owed, And When?
Water loss lawsuits have spiked dramatically in Florida during the past few years. Insurers simply cannot resolve the unusually large differences in water damage estimates. Scope of estimated matching work usually explains the disparity. And litigation ensues over this hypothetical question: Can the water-damaged or tear out items be replaced and then matched to undamaged adjoining items; and if not, what is the proper scope of the matching work?
January 22, 2008 PUBLICATION Ripe for Campbell Review: A Florida Uninsured Motorist Claimant’s Statutory Right to Recover Excess Verdict Damages in a Bad Faith Action
In many jurisdictions, jurors can award punitive damages to punish or penalize an insurer for improper claims handling, in addition to any compensatory damages caused by an insurer’s bad faith. Such jury awards of punitive damages now are subject to scrutiny under State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Campbell.1 As a result of Campbell, insurers have one final check against excessive punitive damages awards by juries.
July 21, 1998 PUBLICATION Recovery of Damages for Emotional Distress in Tort, Contract and Statutory Bad Faith Actions
Emotional distress damages may be the most significant aspect of any bad faith action in jurisdictions that allow them. This article outlines the several theories that justify the recovery of such damages. It discusses also the impact of a recent Florida Supreme Court decision which authorized recovery for emotional distress under that state’s bad faith statute.
September 01, 2017 BLOG POST Hurricane Hindsight is 20/20
It took years of depositions and other discovery to realize that that most of my 2004-2005 hurricane condominium association claims were much simpler to defend than I thought. The center of gravity of these claims was the proper calculation of Actual Cash Value (ACV).
October 06, 2016 BLOG POST A Top Ten List for Handling Condominium Association Claims
Condominium association property claims can be contentious and confusing. Large condominium buildings often are the subject of multi-million dollar insurance claims, lawsuits, and appraisals.The “cookie cutter” nature of condominium unit construction dramatically increases damage claims and requires prudent consideration and allocation of resources for proper and expedient claims handling.
June 07, 2019 EVENT First-Party Property: Bad Faith Allegations in Catastrophic Claims
Catastrophic claims present the perfect conditions for imperfect claims handling-real and perceived. Bad faith actions often spring from the many challenges resulting from sudden, severe, and widespread damages. This presentation identifies common problems associated with “CAT” claims and discusses how to avoid or mitigate exposure.
January 26, 2017 EVENT 87th ANNUAL MEETING & EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Kathy Maus and Pablo Caceres presented at the 87th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference on January 26, 2017 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. On the topic of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Faith? Spotting the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing .
May 12, 2016 EVENT Ensuing Loss: Chicken or the Egg 2.0
Pablo Caceres presented comprehensive discussion regarding often misunderstood coverage.
March 25, 2015 EVENT 2015 DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
Negotiating Skills for Coverage Attorneys
November 18, 2013 EVENT ADTA Webinar
Preparing Insurance Company Executives, Adjusters & In-House Counsel for Deposition
March 17, 2013 EVENT PLRB Claims Conference
March 19, 2014 NEWS Pablo Caceres Featured In Hispanic Executive
The firm is pleased to announce that Pablo Caceres is featured in the April/May/June 2014 edition of Hispanic Executive.
•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•State Bar of Texas
•The Florida Bar
•Virginia State Bar Association
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