During her studies at the Stetson University College of Law, Katelyn received numerous awards. At the Willem C. Vis Moot, she helped write the Best Claimant’s Memorandum and received honorable mention for her team’s Respondent Memorandum. She also received the Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award as a distinguished student in the subject of elder law just prior to graduating in 2012.
She holds a license to practice law in Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District and Middle District of Florida.
•Bay Area Legal Services Pro Bono Award
•Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award
•Phi Delta Phi legal honor society
July 17, 2017 BLOG POST The Innocent Co-Insured: Underestimating Definite and Indefinite Articles
Four little words-a, an, any, and the-can mean a world of a difference with respect to coverage for an innocent co-insured. A federal judge (applying Florida law) recently ruled that “that the phrase ‘any insured’ unambiguously expresses a contractual intent to create joint obligations.” Stettin v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg, PA, 2017 WL 2858768 (11th Cir., July 5, 2017) (emphasis added). The Settin Court solidified a prior U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida case, which held that an intentional loss provision precluded coverage for even innocent co-insureds when the intentional loss provision contained language prohibiting coverage for intentional acts by any insured.
July 07, 2016 BLOG POST A Look at an Insured’s Post-Loss Duty to Cooperate: Exactly How Much Cooperation is Necessary?
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that an insurer is entitled to summary judgment when its insured fails to abide with the policy’s cooperation clause, a condition precedent to filing suit.
December 10, 2015 BLOG POST Courts are for Coverage; Appraisals are for Amount
This case provides valuable guidance regarding an insurer’s ultimate claim decision. Even if an insurer denies a portion of the claim for lack of coverage, it can still compel appraisal or be forced into appraisal by the insured. Notwithstanding appraisal, an insurer may still find itself in court over a coverage issue regarding an appraiser’s ultimate decision as to the amount and causes of loss.
April 06, 2016 SPOTLIGHT Katelyn Desrosiers, Jacob Hanson & Dining with Dignity
The last time I volunteering, I was talking to a woman who was there with her toddler. I asked her if she came to the Cafe often. She responded that she does not come very often, but when money gets tight at the end of the month, she visits the Cafe to provide a meal for her and her son.
March 08, 2019 NEWS International Women’s Day - 2019
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve gathered several of our female attorneys to discuss various important female figures in US history.
July 09, 2018 NEWS Katelyn Ferry named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2018
The Florida Legal Elite is an annual recognition issued by the Florida Trend. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys with whom they hold the highest regards. The entire list represents only 1.2 percent of active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida!
Katelyn was named as one of the Legal Elite Up & Comers for Florida Trend Magazine this year! Way to go Katelyn!
March 08, 2018 NEWS International Women’s Day
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
January 10, 2018 NEWS OUR NEWEST SENIOR ASSOCIATE!
Join us in celebrating our newest Senior Associate! Congratulations to Katelyn Ferry in Tampa!
June 12, 2017 NEWS Katelyn Mae Ferry, Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation
Congratulations to Attorney Katelyn Mae Ferry for being appointed as the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation (HCBF). She will sit on the board of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) YLD as the direct communication line to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation.
June 02, 2015 NEWS Butler Attorneys Complete Bar Leadership Institute
Congratulations to Jacob Hanson and Katelyn Desrosiers for completing the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI).
•2014-2015 HCBA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CLASS GRADUATE
•2014-2016 HCBA Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair
•2015-2016 HCBA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CO-CHAIR
•2015-2017 The Florida Bar Lapel Pin Recipient for Pro-Bono Service
•2017-2018 HCBA YLD Liaison to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation
•Executive Director of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Pro-Bono Committee
•Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
•The Florida Bar