Donna DeVaney Stockham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Tampa, FL

Stockham Law Group, P.A.
 | 109 South Edison Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-867-4455
Fax: 813-867-4454
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Donna DeVaney Stockham received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. She belongs to several associations including the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), Windstorm Insurance Network and The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Windstorm Insurance Network. Mrs. DeVaney Stockham represents homeowners, boat owners, business owners, condominium associations, hotels, churches, and monasteries in property damage insurance litigation claims. Mrs. DeVaney Stockham is often asked to speak to organizations and associations about property insurance law.

She is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, was selected for inclusion to the Florida Super Lawyers® list for six consecutive years (2013-2018). Prior to that, she was selected as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star® from 2010-2012. She was also selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite the past three years (2016-2018). She is ranked by her peers as one of Tampa’s Top Lawyers published in The National Law Journal in 2012 and has been recognized by Tampa’s Best Lawyers: The Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in Tampa, 2012 Edition. Her outstanding knowledge and experience awarded her the opportunity to speak at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Property Insurance Law Committee, Spring CLE meeting in Carlsbad, California on the topic of Mediating Property Insurance Cases. In addition to the above achievements and awards, she received a rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 from peers from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. These ratings and recognitions are extremely valuable when evaluating a lawyer. The AV ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar, the judiciary, and attorneys and Mrs. DeVaney Stockham has held this high rating since her 3rd year as a lawyer. The legal abilities that she was rated on are based on performance in five key areas: Legal Knowledge, Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s, Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge, Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue, Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly, Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s).

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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About Donna Stockham

Admitted: 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.stockhamlawgroup.com/donna-devaney-stockham

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay, Insurance Law, Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2013
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2016-2019
  • Walter Mann Award, Stetson University College of Law
  • Marquis' Who's Who in America, Edition Fifty-Seven
  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay, 2010
  • Tampa's Top Lawyers, The National Law Journal, 2012-2013
  • Marquis' Who's Who in America Law, Edition Eleven
  • Victor O. Whele Trial Advocacy Award
  • Marquis' Who's Who in America Law, Edition Thirteen
  • Florida Rising Stars, 2010-2012
  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay, 2012-2013
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Policyholder Advocacy Group, Executive Board Member, 2019
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2000-2005
  • Texas, 2008
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Sections (TIPS)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Windstorm Insurance Network, Board Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), Associate Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Ferguson-White Inn of Court, Pupil, 2000-2005
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers & Solo and Small Firm Sections
  • Florida, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Alpha House of Tampa, Inc., Volunteer Legal Counsel, 2002-2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Rules and Time Limits, Electronic Discovery and Expert Witnesses, Electronic Discovery, Time Limits and Handling of Expert Witnesses, WIND Conference, 2009
  • Consumer and Customer Disputes With Goods or Services Providers, American Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook, 2000
  • Speaker, A comprehensive lecture on handling condominium property damage claims in Florida, Condominium Claims - Know How to Win Before You Begin, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, 2016
  • Speaker, A comprehensive and in-depth seminar on Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Litigation in Florida, The Truth About Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Litigation, Windstorm Insurance Network, 2016
  • Business Income Coverage, FAPIA Summer Conference, 2010
  • Presenter, Seminar for Texas Public Adjusters: The Merlin Guide: How to Ethically and Efficiently Adjust Claims in Texas, 2009
  • Presenter Panelist, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters' Summer Conference, Speed Adjusting: A Fast and Furious Look at the Concerns and Considerations of Insurance Claims and How They Can Affect Public Adjusting, 2009
  • Law and Ordinance Coverage: Policy Provisions, Application, Recent Developments and Issues – Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference, 2011
  • Presenter, WIND 2010 Communications Matter: Effectively Addressing Industry Perceptions, Effective Communication Strategies, 2010
  • Presenter, Ethical Adjusting in a Rapidly Changing Environment, Ethics of Adjusting Insurance Claims, Windstorm Insurance Conference, February 4-7, 2008
  • Speaker, Protecting Your Client's Interests During Settlement, Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, How Do You Cause a Hurricane? Uncovering the Subtle Signs of Fraud During a Windstorm Claim, Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference, 2012
  • Presenter, Exams, Proofs, and Outrageous Demands for Cooperation, Examinations Under Oath, Proofs of Loss and Demands for Cooperation from Insurance Companies, FAPIA Conference, 2009
  • Presenter, Business Interruption, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjuster Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, June 2010
  • Presenter, Effective Communication Strategies, WIND, Words Matter
  • Presenter, Encore, Texas WIND Symposium
  • Speaker, Burden of Proof Issues, American Bar Association/TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee, Spring Meeting, 2013
  • Presenter, Law and Ordinance Coverage, WIND Conference, Houston, Texas, 2011
  • Speaker, Return to Civility: How to Communicate More Effectively in Today's Professional Environment, Windstorm Insurance Network Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Windstorm Insurance Network, January 2015
  • Co-Author, Mediating Property Insurance Cases: An Overview, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), 2014
  • Speaker, The Option to Repair, Windstorm Insurance Network Annual Conference, January 2017
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Mediating Property Insurance Cases, National American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Property Insurance Law Committee, Spring CLE Meeting, Carlsbad, California, 2014
  • The Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in Tampa, Tampa’s Best Lawyers, 2012 Edition

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, Bachelor of Science, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Florida Association Of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Policyholders Advocacy Group (PAG)
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
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Office Location for Donna DeVaney Stockham

109 South Edison Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-867-4455

Fax: 813-867-4454

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Last Updated: 12/19/2019

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