A Partner at Butler, David B. Krouk is the practice group leader for the firm’s Extra-Contractual claims department.  He practices in our Casualty Defense Litigation, Coverage Defense, and Extra-Contractual claims departments. David joined the firm in 2001.  His practice focuses on representing insurance carriers in the defense of extra-contractual litigation, coverage disputes and the management of difficult pre-suit claim handling scenarios.  The focus of his practice is on extra-contractual issues arising from automobile liability claims, including insurer bad faith and uninsured motorist bad faith claims.  He also frequently litigates issues pertaining to federal court removal and jurisdictional battles over the venue for litigation of coverage and bad faith claims.

In addition, David advises clients concerning extra-contractual exposure pre-suit.  He often assists the carrier in handling difficult matters such as multiple claimant exposures, complex time demands, and excess exposure claims.

David is a frequent lecturer at insurance industry events on issues pertaining to bad faith and insurance coverage. He has also published numerous articles, including “Breaking Down Privileges: Discovery of the Claim File In Florida Bad-Faith.”

David earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992. While at the University of Florida law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Team. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Emory University in 1989.  He is admitted to the Florida bar, all Federal courts in Florida, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

To Reach David:
P: 813.594.5165

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