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Angela M. Swenka

Angela M. Swenka

Local Office Managing Partner

FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3013 | F: 954.689.3001

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Angela’s insurance coverage practice includes the litigation of a broad range of issues under commercial general liability, homeowners and property policies, professional liability and automobile liability. Her law practice includes advising clients on good faith claims-handling practices while also handling their claims for bad faith, unfair insurance practices and extra-contractual liability counseling. This includes advising on commercial general liability (CGL), property policies, executive and non-medical professional liability, auto liability and homeowners’ policies.

Angela has extensive experience handling civil trial cases, class actions and appeals for a wide variety of clients, including claims involving construction defect, premises and employment matters.

Practices

Representative Matters

  • Pro-Tech Caulking and Waterproofing, Inc. v. TIG Insurance Company, No. 21-80185 (S.D. Fla. 2022)
  • Stevenson v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co., et al. 6:17-cv-417-Orl-40 DCI (Fla. 2018)
  • Sawgrass Ford v. Vargas, 214 So. 3d 691 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
  • Ventnor “B” Condo. Ass’n, v. Grossman, 225 So. 3d 830 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
  • Victorville West Ltd. P’ship v. Inverrary Ass’n, Inc., 226 So. 3d 888 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
  • Millard Mall Serv. v. Bolda, 155 So. 3d 1272 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
  • Gilson v. Owners Org. of Century Village East, Inc., 145 So. 3d 108 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • Harris v. Bristol Lakes Homeowners Ass’n, Inc., 120 So. 3d 568 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer client regarding its duty to defend and indemnify its insured in the underlying construction defect action.
  • Obtained favorable outcome for client on appeal regarding their duty to defend and indemnify its insured in a series of personal injury lawsuits involving a boating accident.
  • Defended auto dealership in a labor & employment class action arbitration dispute to conclusion involving a minimum wage/overtime dispute.
  • Handled a breach of fiduciary duty appeal on behalf of large condominium association regarding lower court’s judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) that set aside jury verdict of $5M against the condominium association.