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Overview

For nearly 30 years, Joseph R. Miele, Jr. has dedicated his practice to the representation of insurers in a variety of complex insurance coverage and claim handling disputes under a multitude of different insurance programs. He has particular expertise in Construction Defect, First Party, Director & Officer claims against condominium and home-owners’ associations, Environmental Contamination and, Toxic-Torts. Mr. Miele has handled hundreds of coverage and claim handling matters individually and as regional counsel in State and Federal Courts at the trial court level and on appeal. He has litigated or provided coverage evaluations in many States throughout the Country. Mr. Miele frequently lectures and counsels insurers and third-party administrators on insurance coverage law and proper claim handling practices.

Mr. Miele has vast experience in coverage matters arising from large and catastrophic damage claims from such things as construction defect, hurricanes/storm events; environmental pollution, toxic torts and infectious disease.

Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Miele practiced in his home state and in New York for 10 years prior to admission to the Florida Bar in 2000. He began his career as a Home Office Supervisor with a division of AIG overseeing complex claims nationwide for certain AIG member insurance companies. While there, Mr. Miele gained considerable knowledge of the insurance industry and experience in the claim handling and resolution process which has proven invaluable throughout his professional career.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

 

Education

  • New York Law School – J.D.
  • Seton Hall University – B.S. in Business Administration
  • Regular speaker at the annual CLM Construction Defect Conference.
  • Regular speaker at the annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference.
  • Regular speaker at the Seminar Group’s annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Conference.
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