Matthew J. Lavisky joined Butler in 2009, bringing with him a strong background that enables him to handle cases that deal with Coverage Defense and Extra-Contractual matters. Matt graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree, and then later earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Barry University. While at Barry University, he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and the president of his university's Federalist Society chapter-a major influential legal organization.
In 2013, Matt earned the James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA). He continues to work as the chairman of the editorial board for the FDLA's primary publication, Trial Advocate Quarterly. He is also an AV peer-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
Matt tackles cases that involve such things as bad faith, civil remedy notices, property insurance coverage, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and uninsured motorists.
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2013 James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2015 Trial Advocate Quarterly Award
March 13, 2015 PUBLICATION Liability and Damages: Understanding Property Insurance Bad Faith Litigation in Florida
Florida recognizes two general categories of insurance bad faith: first-party and third-party. A cause of action for third-party bad faith exists at common law, but also may be brought under the Florida bad faith statute. The essence of a cause of action for third-party bad faith is that the insurer breached its duty to its insured by failing to properly or promptly defend claim, which resulted in the insured being exposed to a judgment in excess of the coverage limits.
August 24, 2017 BLOG POST Why Butler?
Why Butler? Find out more from Partner Matthew Lavisky.
December 08, 2017 EVENT 2017 DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium - Hot Topics in Problem Jurisdictions
Matthew Lavisky from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Dan D. Kohane will be presenting in New York, NY at the 2017 DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium on the topic of Hot Topics in Problem Jurisdictions .
August 29, 2013 NEWS Florida Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year award
The firm is pleased to announce that Matt Lavisky has been awarded the Florida Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year award. This year, Matt also served as chair of the editorial board for the FDLA Journal. Please join us in congratulating this well-deserved achievement.