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Hinshaw Adds Trio to National Insurance Practice in Miami Office

Bringing Extensive Experience in Insurance Litigation, Bad Faith and Coverage Claims

July 14, 2020

The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced it has bolstered its global Insurance Services practice with the addition of Holly S. Harvey, Jorge A. Maza, and Spencer R. Booth in the Miami office. Formerly with Clyde & Co., Harvey and Maza are joining as partners while Booth joins as an associate. The trio brings significant experience representing insurance companies in bad faith and coverage claims disputes, and significant litigation matters.

With more than 25 years of experience, Harvey has served as coverage counsel for insurers in hundreds of high-risk claims related to construction defect cases, catastrophic losses on land, air, and sea, mass disasters, environmental issues, and class actions.

Harvey, Maza, and Booth are joining Hinshaw's leading national insurance practice at a time when insurers are contending with a slew of business interruption coverage claims related to the spread of COVID-19.

"The insurance industry is facing an extremely critical period, with significant threats to solvency throughout 2020 and in the years to come," said Ronald Kammer, Hinshaw partner and co-chair of the firm's global insurance services practice. "Insurers need skilled and knowledgeable insurance coverage counsel as COVID-19 and post-pandemic claims continue to be filed. This team brings substantial experience with a wide range of litigation and coverage matters that will bolster our capabilities and give us additional resources to serve our clients."

According to Harvey, Hinshaw's leading insurance practice and deep bench, along with the firm's nationwide footprint, will allow her group to better serve existing clients and continue to grow their practices. 

Holly S. Harvey

A seasoned litigator, Harvey represents insurers in coverage disputes and bad faith claims in state and federal appellate courts on a wide array of matters in various industry sectors, including construction, engineering, maritime and aviation. She speaks frequently at insurance and industry sector events on coverage and defect issues and has served as an expert witness. In addition, she is active in various legal and insurance industry groups, including the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, the American Bar Association Litigation and Tort Trial and Insurance Section, the International Aviation Women's Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Florida Bar Association. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.P.S. from Barry University.

Jorge A. Maza

Maza has significant litigation experience and represents insurance companies in third- and first-party insurance coverage disputes. He advises companies on a wide array of commercial, corporate and property related claims, and has represented clients on litigation in Florida state trial and appellate courts, as well as federal courts of appeal. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

Spencer R. Booth

Booth advises clients on insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, including first- and third-party claims related to commercial general liability and property matters. While earning his law degree, he served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and as an intern for the Honorable Jacqueline Hogan Scola and the Honorable Rodolfo Ruiz, both in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. He received a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A., cum laude, from Florida International University.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide and in London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.