Michael S. Walsh

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Michael Walsh is an experienced Insurance Defense attorney who is skilled and proficient at aggressively and tactically defending matters. He specializes in various matters including Personal Injury Protection, Automobile, Workers Compensation and Special Investigation/Fraud matters and has developed a reputation for helping Insurers defend high exposure fraud cases. Mr. Walsh also handles various large medical/CPT billing fraud and staged accident projects for insurance companies in PIP matters in which the goal is to recoup large amounts of monies paid on fraudulent claims.

Michael is certified through the State of Florida as an CEU instructor and performs seminars on various Insurance Defense matters including: Fraud/Special Investigation; Counter Claims against fraudulent medical facilities; proposals for settlement; bad faith; workers compensation and Personal Injury Protection.

Michael was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, however, he has resided in Miami for over 20 years. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1997.

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Credentials

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Massachusetts, MA (B.A., 1992)

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1997

Certifications/Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Worker's Compensation Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Coconut Grove Jaycees, Member

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
Presentations

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • “Daubert v. Frye Debate”, FIFEC, June 2016
  • “War! What is it good for?(other than attorney’s fees)”, Kubicki Draper First Party Property Seminar, May 2016
  • “5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update”, Gainsco Insurance, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Deposition - Understanding Scope of 1.310(B)(6)", FIFEC, June 2015
  • “5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", Farmers Insurance, 2015
  • “Defense of Material Misrepresentation Claims", IASIU-South Florida Chapter Meeting, 2015
  • "Ethics, Property Damage, PIP Update & Alcohol/Cell Phone Dangers", MetLife Insurance, 2015
  • "Ethics, Property Damage, PIP Update & Alcohol/Cell Phone Dangers", Assurance America, 2015
  • "Navigating the New PIP Statute & SIU Strategy", Assurance, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics and Fraudulent Claims", Imperial Fire & Casualty, 2014
  • "Fraud Mock Trial", FIFEC Annual Conference, 2014
  • "Hot Topics Regarding PIP and the 2013 Statute", Farmers Insurance, 2014
  • "Update on 2013 PIP Statute, Ethics for the Claims Professional and Set Offs", Amerisure, 2014
  • "Independent Medical Examinations", Gainsco Insurance, October 2013
  • “Admissible Evidence in SIU Civil Trials" Kubicki Draper PIP/SIU Conference, September 2013
  • “How the New 2013 PIP Statute Will Affect Claims Handling and BI Claims", Assurance Seminar, January 2013
  • “Effect of the New 2013 PIP Statute on Fraud/SIU", United Automobile Seminar, Nov. 2012
  • “Workers' Compensation Fraud and Defense Strategies", FIFEC, June 2012
  • “Significant Changes in 2013 PIP Statute - Changes in Claims Handling and Expected Litigation Issues", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, April 2012
  • “SIU: Tips and Tactics for Discovering and Preserving Evidence of Fraudulent Claims & No EUO? No Problem. Florida PIP Investigation and Defense After Custer Medical” Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, April 2012
  • “Hot Topics in Personal Injury Protection - Infinity Seminar, February 2012
  • “Medical Coding and Personal Injury Protection" North American Risk Services Seminar, November 2011
  • “PIP Update” Seminar presented to Mercury Insurance, October 2011
  • “Fraud/Counter Claims” Seminar presented to North American Risk Services, October 2011
  • “Examinations Under Oath & Counter Claims Regarding Fraud” FIFEC Annual Conference, June 2011
  • “Red Flags for Staged Accidents and Effective Investigations" 21st Century Insurance Seminar, April 2011
  • “ISA, Fraud Counter Claims & Release, Florida Statute(6)(b) Defense, Medicare Super-Liens, Set Asides and Notice Provisions, Negotiating Small Limits Claims and Bad Faith” to Nationwide, June 2011
  • “EUO’s and Fraud/Counter Claims” Seminar Presented to 21st Century, April 2011
  • “Emerging Issues and Case Law Update in Florida PIP”, Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, Orlando, FL, 2010
  • “Automobile/PIP" presentation, Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008
  • "Automobile/PIP" presentation, Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2009
  • "Statutory Changes in PIP," CE Seminar presented to Florida Farm Bureau in 2008
  • "Bad Faith and PIP," CE Seminar presented to Mendota Insurance Company in 2008
  • "Hot Topics in PIP," CE Seminar presented to Mendota Insurance Company in 2008
  • "Bad Faith Insurance Claims Handling," CE Seminar presented to Direct General Insurance in 2009 
Authorships

Published Works

  • Important Changes to Florida’s PIP Law. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Fall, 2012
  • “Florida Personal Injury Protection: Hot Topics, Strategies and the Defense Perspective.” Trial Advocate Q., Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring, 2007
  • Overview
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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships

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Miami

Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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