Jean Niven, Esq.

Jean Niven, Esq.: Attorney with Merlin Law Group, P.A.
  • Attorney at Merlin Law Group, P.A.
  • 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 950, Tampa, FL 33602-5747
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Jean Frances Niven is an Attorney with the law firm of Merlin Law Group, P.A. She received her J.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Jean has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 1983 and the Florida Bar since 1984. She belongs to a variety of professional associations, including the Florida Bar (Member Trial Lawyers Section and Appellate Practice Section); American Association of Justice; Correspondent of The National Association of Forensic Engineers (NAFE); and Windstorm Insurance Network. Jean is a Florida Qualified Arbitrator and has served as an Appraiser in property loss claims. She has participated in International litigation in Europe and Africa and is a nationally recognized lecturer in the area of toxic mold. Her areas of practice include Insurance Coverage, First and Third Party; Insurance Bad Faith; Property Loss Claims; and Insurance Coverage Issues.
Member, Moot Court.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance
  • Fire Loss
  • First Party Insurance
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Property Damage
  • Property Insurance
  • Property Loss
  • Unfair Insurance Practices

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813-229-1000  Phone
813-229-3692  Fax
University Attended:
Rosemont College, A.B., Philosophy, 1970
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Moot Court Board, 1983; Bryn Mawr Graduate School, Ph.D., Philosophy; New School for Social Research, Ph.D., Philosophy
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern District of Texas; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1988, U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, and Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1985, Texas; 1984, Florida; 1983, New York; 2000, U.S Supreme Court
Hillsborough County Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Member, Aviation Committee); American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers); Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, FAPIA (Associate Member); Windstorm Insurance Network.
Birth Information:
Jersey City, New Jersey, March 8, 1948

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