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Rory Eric Jurman provides strategic and cost-effective counsel to Fortune 500 companies, insurers, and self-insureds. Committed to meeting his client's needs and contributing to their success, Rory prioritizes long-term client relationships. One client lauds:

"Rory is a great attorney who is an excellent communicator and skilled negotiator. He thinks strategically about how to resolve cases."

His diverse litigation practice—which spans more than two decades—includes insurance coverage, bad faith, professional malpractice, products liability, and commercial matters.

According to Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Rory is:

"…a highly respected insurance market practitioner, noted for his experience handling a wide range of contentious coverage and bad faith disputes."

Rory provides coverage advice concerning virtually every type of general, excess, and professional liability insurance policy, including employment practices liability; directors and officers liability; and malpractice/errors or omissions policies. He handles the investigation and evaluation of multi-faceted and high-exposure claims such as class actions and complex coverage issues. Rory has litigated numerous trials through appeal, which includes multi-party cases, and major declaratory judgment, liability, and rescission actions. In addition to his legal work in the insurance industry, Rory has defended medical professionals and life science companies. He has also handled a broad range of professional negligence, life and disability Insurance, commercial litigation, and products liability matters.

Before joining Hinshaw, Rory practiced for nearly 20 years at a Florida-based firm. During his tenure, he led his litigation team in the Ft. Lauderdale office and was a shareholder in the firm. Rory also practiced in New York and Connecticut, and was counsel to a leading, multinational insurer.

In addition to his involvement in other activities and associations during law school, Rory was a member of the Albany Law Review.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Legal Malpractice Summit Committee, Chairperson, 2016 – 2017
  • The Council on Litigation Management (CLM)
    • Faculty at Annual Claims College, 2014 – Present
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Commercial Litigation Committee
      • Cybersecurity Specialized Litigation Group, Co-Vice Chair, 2015
    • Construction Law Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • The Florida Bar
  • Loss Executives Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • New York Bar Association
    • Insurance Section
    • Torts Section

Honors & Awards

  • Holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability
  • Winner, Insurance Litigation Department of the Year - Midsize Firms, Daily Business Review Professional Excellence Awards, 2019
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Insurance – Florida (Band 2), 2018 – 2019
  • Honoree, Most Effective Lawyers: Insurance, Daily Business Review's 14th Annual Most Effective Lawyers
  • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2015 – 2016

Presentations

  • Moderator, Broward County Bar Association 2016 Legal Malpractice Summit, October 2016
  • "Strategic Considerations and Practical Solutions for Managing Employment-Related & Professional Liability Claims," ALFA International's Insurance Law, Labor & Employment, and Professional Liability Practice Groups Seminar, June 2016
  • "Walking the Line without Stepping Off," Allied World Insurance Company Continuing Education Program, June 2016
  • "Medical Malpractice, System Failures and Legal Resolution," Sloan Program in Health Administration, Sloan Colloquium Program, Cornell University, March 2016

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Florida Supreme Court Aims To Expand Bad Faith Standards," Law360 Expert Analysis, October 22, 2018
  • Co-Author, "Fla. Insurers Should Beware Expanded Bad Faith Standards," Law360 Expert Analysis, September 26, 2018
  • Co-Author, "How Fla. Insurers Can Deal With Bad Faith Claims: Part 1 and Part 2," Law360 Expert Analysis, April 7, 2017
  • Co-Author, "When and Where Punitive Damages Are Insurable: Part 1 and Part 2," Law360 Expert Analysis, February 14, 2017
  • Co-Author, "How Concurrent Cause Doctrine Shapes Florida Insurance," Law360 Expert Analysis, January 31, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Judicial Treatment of Interrelated Acts: Part 1 and Part 2," Law360 Expert Analysis, December 5, 2016
  • Co-Author, "Will the 'Pollution Exclusion" Ever Die? Part 1 and Part 2," Law360, November 18, 2016
  • Co-Author, "Defending 'Wasting Limits' In Insurance Policies," Law360 Expert Analysis, May 12, 2016

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Community/Civic Activities

  • Cornell Human Ecology Dean's Advisory Board Member
  • Cornell University Guest Lecturer

C.L.M.P., Litigation Management Institute at Columbia University Law School, 2011

J.D., Albany Law School, 1994

B.S., Cornell University, 1991