Jason S. Mazer

Jason S. Mazer

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Location:
Miami, Florida
Phone:
305-577-4849
Fax:
305-577-3558
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JASON S. MAZER concentrates his trial and appellate practice in the areas of Insurance Coverage Litigation, Insurer Bad-Faith, Unfair Insurance Practices, and Employment Law. Mr. Mazer represents individual, corporate, and municipal policyholders and claimants in all types of first- and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, and has tried insurance coverage and bad faith cases to policyholder verdicts. Mr. Mazer's practice also includes the representation of Bankruptcy Trustees, Receivers, and court-approved fiduciaries in complex business litigation involving Director and Officer, Error and Omission, and Commercial General Liability insurers. Mr. Mazer routinely represents health care providers and hospitals in reimbursement disputes with commercial payors. He has written extensively, and frequently lectures in these areas.

A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Mazer is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He has received a 5.0 AV-Preeminent performance rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013. Mr. Mazer has also been annually recognized as a Florida Superlawyer and is a Florida Top Lawyer.

Born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and raised in New York, Mr. Mazer graduated from Tufts University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, from Washington University School of Law in 1998. Mr. Mazer served as a volunteer in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, prosecuting pattern or practice employment discrimination cases. After leaving the Department of Justice, Mr. Mazer joined the Miami office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, representing management in labor and employment disputes. Mr. Mazer joined Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in 1999, and became a shareholder in 2004.

Mr. Mazer resides in Pinecrest, Florida, with his wife and two sons.

JASON S. MAZER | Listed in Best Lawyers | 2015TOP LAWYERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA 2014 | As published in south florida legal guide

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Unfair Insurance Practices
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Managed Care Litigation
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - May, 1998
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Religion

Published Works

  • Strategy Needed to Deal with Chinese DryWall Claims, Florida Real Estate Journal, June 1 - 15, 2010
  • Insurance Strategy Can Aid Victims, Minimize Financial Pain, Daily Business Review, May 24, 2010
  • Pilot Life Pushed ERISA's Preemption Pendulum To The Top Of This Arc, But Didn't Suspend The Law Of Gravity, The Florida Bar Journal, January, 2004
  • No Gunboats and No Diplomacy-Resolving Disputes over Life and Health Insurance Sold in Unregulated Markets, The Florida Lawyer, April, 2001
  • Proving Institutional Bad Faith, 2011
  • Paying the Piper: The Availability of Punitive Damages in Cases of Insurer Bad Faith, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers -- Florida Rising Star, 2008 - 2012
  • Top Up & Comer, South Florida Legal Guide
  • South Florida Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2008 - 2013
  • Best Lawyer in America, 2013 - Present
  • 5.0 AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2013 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Co-Chair of Bad Faith Sub-Committee of ICLC, 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Former Web Site Managing Editor
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Former Co-Chair, Life, Health & Disability Sub-Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Associate
  • Employment Discrimination Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Volunteer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Educate Tomorrow