R. Hugh Lumpkin

R. Hugh Lumpkin

Managing Shareholder
Miami, Florida

R. Hugh Lumpkin, born in San Tomé, Venezuela, received his B.A. from Duke University in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1980. He is admitted to the Florida Bar; U.S. District Courts, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Lumpkin joined the firm in February 1999. He has written extensively on insurance issues and has appeared as a frequent lecturer for the American Bar Association, and other organizations that provide educational and business opportunities to professionals. His practice consists of representing policyholders in evaluating, settling and litigating insurance claims filed in state or federal court, trial of coverage and extra-contractual claims, as well as appellate practice.

  • BestLawyers | Lawyer of year 2013 - Insurane Law - R. Hugh Lumpkin - Miami
  • R. HUGH LUMPKIN | Listed in Best Lawyers | 2015

Areas of Practice

  • Bad Faith
  • Extra-Contractual Claims
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Dean's List - 2/6 Semesters
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • A.B. - 1977
    • Honors: Dean's List - 2/8 Semesters

Recent Presentations and Writings

  • March 2015 – "We Need a Hard Eight: Florida's Growing Exception to the Eight Corners Ruler," The Florida Bar Journal, Vol 89, No. 3
  • June 26, 2014 – Oswald Companies Risk Management Seminar Additional Insured and Extra-Contractual Liability in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6-7, 2014 – ACCEC, Coverage Disputes: The Next Generation (Mary Carter Agreements) in Chicago, Illinois
  • February 28, 2014 – DCBA Panel Discussion – "What Insurance Adjusters want Attorneys, Judges and Mediators to Know" in Coral Gables, Florida
  • November 21, 2013 – ACI Bad Faith Litigation "View from the Policyholders' Bar: Tailoring Your Bad Faith Strategies to the Latest Wave of Claims being Asserted" in Miami, Florida
  • October 25, 2013 – Construction Product Litigation Conference (Discussion of Latest Cases Pertaining to Insurance Coverage for Allegations of Defective Products and Construction) "What’s Covered and What’s Not" in Miami Beach, Florida

Representative Clients

  • Pepper's Steel & Alloys Inc.
  • Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.
  • Fesenius, A.G.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – Present
  • Insurance Lawyer of the Year, Miami, Florida, 2013
  • Fellow American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Insurance Coverage, Member
  • Florida State Bar, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Rosenberg, Reisman & Glass, Associate, 1981 - 1983
  • Keith, Mack, Lewis, Cohen & Lumpkin, Partner, 1983 - 1999


  • Spanish


  • Theta Chi