Dustin Blumenthal

Dustin C. Blumenthal

Dustin is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office with a primary practice in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. In addition, his practice includes appellate law and civil litigation defense with a focus on professional liability and liquor liability claims.

Dustin’s insurance coverage experience includes providing advice and analysis with respect to various policy forms including commercial general liability (CGL), commercial auto liability, directors and officers D&O), truckers, environmental cleanup, professional liability as well as equine mortality policies. Dustin has also defended bad faith actions seeking damages arising out of catastrophic automobile accidents and sexual abuse claims.

Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo, Dustin was an associate with New York and Miami litigation firms practicing insurance coverage and civil litigation defense. In addition, Dustin previously worked for AIG in their environmental specialty claims department overseeing high profile environmental remediation claims as well as managing toxic tort and construction defect litigations.

Dustin graduated Quinnipiac University School of Law with honors, and was one of the first students to obtain a specialty certificate in Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. While in law school, he was awarded a Yale Sappern Memorial Fellowship allowing him to assist pro se litigants in matrimonial and domestic abuse proceedings. Dustin also served as a summer law clerk with the Hon. Harold Adler in the New York Supreme Court, Bronx County Criminal Court Division as well as the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

Dustin has been named a Rising Star in 2016 by Florida Super Lawyers, a designation given to no more than 2.5 percent of the eligible attorneys in Florida.

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, JD, 2005; cum laude
  • University at Albany, BA, 2002; psychology

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court: Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • South Florida Claims Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance - Regional Co-Chair

Representative Reported Cases

  • Evanston Ins. Co. v. Haven South Beach, LLC, -- F.Supp.3d -- , 2015 WL 9459979 (S.D. Fla., Dec. 28, 2015)

  • Maryland Casualty Co. v. Integration Concepts, Inc., F. Supp. 3d 2015 WL 4747539 (S.D. Fla. 2015)

  • Max Specialty Ins. Co. v. A Clear Title and Escrow Exchange, LLC, 2013 WL 2682716 (M.D. Fla. 2013)