Jason S. Mazer

Shareholder

Location: Miami, FL

Phone: 305-577-4849 Fax: 305-577-3558 Email: jmazer@vpl-law.com
Jason S. Mazer

JASON S. MAZER concentrates his practice in insurance recovery, extensively representing policyholders and third-party claimants in disputes with insurance carriers. In addition to his trial and appellate practice in the areas of Insurance Coverage Litigation, Insurer Bad Faith, Unfair Insurance Practices, and Employment Law, Mr. Mazer negotiates with insurance carriers to achieve cost-effective resolutions for his clients. He routinely 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 matters involving Director and Officer, Error and Omission, and Commercial General Liability Insurers. Additionally, Mr. Mazer represents health care providers and hospitals in reimbursement disputes with commercial payors. He is a published author on insurance law and unfair insurer practices 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 since 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.

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 for the 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

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Employment Law – Individuals), 2017
  • Corporate America 2016 Legal Elite (Best for Insurance Law – Florida)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Insurance, 2013 to present) (Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law, 2015)
  • Florida Legal Elite (2015)
  • Florida Super Lawyer (2013 to present)
  • Florida Top Lawyer (2013 to present)
  • Florida Super Lawyer “Rising Star” (2008-2012)
  • Best of the Bar (2012 to present)
  • 5.0 AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Educate Tomorrow

Recent Presentations and Writings

  • Confronting Post-Claim Underwriting, New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition, 2015
  • Paying the Piper: The Availability of Punitive Damages in Cases of Insurer Bad Faith, 2013
  • Ensure Business is Properly Covered for Interruption Caused by Storm Damage, 2012
  • Do You Have Business Interruption Coverage for the Time It Takes to Get Up to Code, 2012
  • Proving Institutional Bad Faith, 2011
  • 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
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