Cary D. Steklof

Associate

Location: Miami, FL

Phone: 305-577-3996 Fax: 305-577-3558 Email: csteklof@vpl-law.com
Cary D. Steklof

Cary D. Steklof represents individual, corporate, and municipal policyholders in all types of first- and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. With experience in the areas of Insurance Litigation, Insurer Bad Faith, and Unfair Insurance Practices, Mr. Steklof’s practice concentrates on the representation of Bankruptcy Trustees, Receivers, Assignees, and corporate entities in disputes with Director and Officer, Error and Omission, and Commercial General Liability insurers. He has also authored various articles and seminar presentations on topics ranging from executive, professional, and commercial general liability policies to institutional bad faith.

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mr. Steklof graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Northwestern University in 2007 and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. During law school he was an editor for the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, which also published his article on medical tourism. Mr. Steklof has served as a judicial intern to Federal Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum in the Southern District of Florida and as a legal intern in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Ft. Lauderdale. He has also volunteered his time at Broward County’s Teen Court and the Center on Wrongful Convictions in Chicago.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2015

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. cum laude – May, 2010
    • Law Review: Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Editor, 2008 – 2010
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A. cum laude – June, 2007

Awards and Recognition

  • Most Effective Lawyers in Bankruptcy, Daily Business Review – Finalist, 2014

Recent Presentations and Writings

  • ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Amelia Island, Florida
    • Cracking the D&O Code: The Keys to Insurance Recovery and Injunctive Orders in Bankruptcy Court – Speaker, July 2016
  • National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Teleconference
    • Errors and Omissions Insurance: Triggers, Exceptions, and Exclusions – Speaker, April 2016
  • New Appleman on Insurance Law
    • Confronting Post-Claim Underwriting: An Approach for Policyholders – Article Co-author, 2015
  • ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California
    • Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers of Distressed Companies – Speaker, April 2015
  • American Conference Institute, National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, Orlando, Florida
    • Deciphering the Insurance Carrier’s Thought Process: To What Extent Does the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Immunity Shield from Disclosure Otherwise Discoverable Evidence in Bad Faith Litigation? – Article Co-author, December 2011
  • ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona
    • Proving Institutional Bad Faith – Article Co-author, March 2011
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