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Pete L. DeMahy, Esq.

Has tried over 200 jury trials and has an active practice in the areas of legal and accounting malpractice as well as errors and omissions litigation and insurance coverage disputes. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has represented the Florida Association of Insurance Agents and the Professional Insurance Agents of Florida. He has been an adjunct professor of law at St. Thomas University Law School, University of Miami, and Florida International University where he has taught courses on products liability and ethics. Mr. DeMahy is a frequent speaker on issues of interest to the insurance industry, having lectured at the Assurex International and FAIA conventions. Mr. DeMahy is a member of the Defense Research Institute and Drug Law Institute, as well as the various Bar Associations. Mr. DeMahy was graduated from Florida International University and the Nova Law Center in 1977. Mr. DeMahy just ended a two year term on the Florida Supreme Court Bar Admissions Committee. Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Complex and Catastrophic Injury Litigation; Products Liability; Labor and Employment Law; Directors and Officers Liability; Insurance Coverage Disputes; Commercial Litigation; Property and Casualty Defense; Negligence; Premises Liability; Errors and Omissions Litigation; Professional Malpractice Admitted: 1977, Florida and U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar Law School: Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1977 College: Florida International University, B.A., 1974 Member: Dade County and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; Cuban American Bar Association; Florida Trial Lawyers Association; Dade County Trial Lawyers Association; Food and Drug Law Institute; Defense Research Institute Biography: Member, Florida Supreme Court Civil Jury Instructions Committee, 2010. Member, FIU Law School Dean's Advisory Council, 2008. Member, Florida Supreme Court Bar Admissions Committee, 2005. Adjunct Professor, St. Thomas University Law School, 1989; Lecturer: Errors & Omissions: Assurex International, 1988; EBS Users Group, 1988; Florida Association of Insurance Agents Convention, 1988; Professional Insurance Agents of Florida, Inc., 1988; Independent Insurance Agents, Inc., 1987. Member, Board of Editors, Nova University Law Review, 1976-1977. Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2013. Bilingual: Spanish