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David Avellar Neblett

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Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Miami, FL

Perry & Neblett
2550 S Bayshore Dr, Suite 11
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: 305-422-1674
Fax: 305-856-8409
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2015
Licensed in Florida Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Transportation/Maritime, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Construction Litigation: Business
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Attorney David Avellar Neblett is a founding partner of the Perry & Neblett law firm with offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.   Mr. Neblett founded his firm in 2006 and has more than 19 years of legal experience.  Mr. Neblett is Board-Certified in Admiralty and Maritime law by The Florida Bar and only 7% of attorneys in Florida are Board Certified.   

David spent his time as a young lawyer working for insurance companies and representing their interests in bad faith and coverage disputes. As an attorney who has worked on both sides of insurance matters, he prides himself as a tough Trial attorney that has a practical understanding of the insurance industry and insurance company’s claims practices.

Mr. Neblett has considerable Federal and State Court Trial experience and heads Perry & Neblett’s litigation and Trial practice. David spends a considerable amount of time at Court and has represented clients in well over 1,000 hearings and 1,000 depositions.  He prides himself as one of the few attorneys that actively tries cases. He has tried over 100 jury and bench Trials and evidentiary hearings in both State and Federal Courts.  David “first chairs” the Trials and he and his Trial team recently tried and won ten cases including two Federal Court Jury Trials.

Mr. Neblett works closely with Perry & Neblett’s Appellate practice and with Board Certified Appellate counsel. He has participated in over 100 Appeals and has over twenty written opinions.

Mr. Neblett worked on a case that went to the Supreme Court of the United States and he attended Oral Arguments in Washington, D.C.   This case changed the law in his client’s favor.

David is known as a very tough negotiator who procures very favorable results for his clients. He negotiates very aggressively and has developed a style of being a tough and relentless adversary that will either get the maximum value for a case or try it. Because of his negotiating skills and personal relationships with mediators and decision makers, Mr. Neblett handles most of the firm’s mediations and settlement negotiations.  David has mediated well over 1,000 cases.

Mr. Neblett is a very avid boater and fisherman and he tries to fish as many fishing tournaments as his Trial schedule permits. David is very involved in the community, is the President of his Condominium Association and has been a board a member or officer of the Miami Yacht Club for over ten years. In addition to Mr. Neblett’s community service, he is also a board member of Beyond Our Shores Foundation, as well as a board member of the Dolphinfish Research Program whose mission is to employ citizens to conduct science (fish tagging) and become involved in conservation and the sustainable use of this fishery.

Mr. Neblett is also a scuba diver, 3D chess enthusiast and aquaculturist.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
Focus Areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Appeals, Construction Defects


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2015

Certificates and Credentials

About David Avellar Neblett

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Educational Background

  • University of Miami, 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • David Avellar Neblett is a Florida Bar Board Certified Maritime and Admiralty attorney., 2013
  • Advanced Wind Certified Umpire, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Maritime & Admiralty.  Only 7% of attorneys in Florida are Board Certified. , 2013
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar., 2001

Industry Groups

  • Admiralty Law Committee
  • Marine Council
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Maritime Law Society
  • The Propeller Club
  • Wind
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Office Location for David Avellar Neblett

2550 S Bayshore Dr
Suite 11
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 305-422-1674

Fax: 305-856-8409

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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