Michael A. Monteverde

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Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Zinober Diana & Monteverde PA
 | 2400 E. Commercial Blvd, Suite 420
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 877-603-5055
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (60%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael A. Monteverde is a partner with Zinober, Diana & Monteverde, P.A. Law Firm, which has law offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Serving as manager of the firm's Fort Lauderdale location, Mr. Monteverde provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout South Florida who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Complex construction defect issues

    ·       General business and commercial litigation

    ·       First- and third-party insurance disputes

    ·       Insurance coverage matters

    Throughout the course of his legal career, Mr. Monteverde has successfully handled dozens of civil matters in state and federal courts across his region, and he has extensive experience handling appeals. During this time, he has litigated a wide range of insurance-related issues, including bad faith claims, coverage disputes, construction defect claims and third-party injury claims, among others. He has also handled matters that fell under fine art, jeweler's block and marine insurance policies.

    At all turns, Mr. Monteverde maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests while helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Drawing upon his extensive legal experience and vast amount of resources, he has achieved a long record of successful results for his clients, and he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

    A native of New York, Mr. Monteverde graduated from Binghamton University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. He then attended Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. A leader in his legal community, he has published several articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to his practice areas, and he maintains active memberships with various local, state and national legal organizations.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Insurance Coverage
    • 40%Construction Litigation: Business
    Focus Areas

    Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense, Construction Defects


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Michael Monteverde

    Admitted: 2007, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://zinoberdiana.com/michael-monteverde/


    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017 and 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Does Discretion Depend on ‘Magic Words’? Demystifying an ERISA Conundrum”, DRI For the Defense Magazine, December 15, 2014
    • Why It Is Important For Insurers to Avoid “Bad Faith” In U.S. Fine Art and Jewelry Claims, IFASIC (International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference), Athens, Greece, October 19-21, 2016 
    • Overcoming Latest Challenges With Institutional Bad Faith Claims, Including Bad Faith Discovery, American Conference Institute, Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability Conference, New York, NY, June 3, 2016
    • Latest on Discoverability of Privileged Claims Information in a Bad Faith Case and Issues Surrounding Attorney-Client/Work Product Privilege: Scope of Discovery, Including Institutional Bad Faith Discovery, and a Focus on How Far the Privilege Extends, American Conference Institute, Bad Faith Claims and Litigation Conference, Miami, FL, November 19th and 20th 2015


    • Gozzo Development, Inc. v. Esker, 231 So.3d 4 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
    • Underwriters at Interest Under Bailee Insurance Policy No. 09RTAMIA1158 v. Seatruck, Inc., 858 F.Supp.2d 1334 (S.D. Fla. 2012)  
    • Dehres, LLC v. Underwriters at Interest at Lloyds London, 826 F.Supp.2d 1338 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • Gozzo Development, Inc. v. Esker, 199 So.3d 940 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

    Educational Background:

    • Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, 2003
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    2400 E. Commercial Blvd
    Suite 420
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Phone: 877-603-5055

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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