Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Alissa A. Kranz is an Associate at Butler in the Tampa office.

Alissa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. While at the University of Alabama, Alissa received numerous awards for her performance in the classroom. Alissa then went on to earn her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated seventh in her law school class. During law school, Alissa was named Order of the Coif and was tapped for Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida. She also held editor positions on the Florida Law Review and received book awards (highest grade in the course) in Civil Procedure, Income Tax, Sales, and Family Law.

After law school, Alissa practiced business litigation at one of the oldest firms in Tampa. Immediately before joining Butler in 2017, Alissa clerked for the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida’s Tampa division. Alissa joined Butler in 2017 and focuses her practice on First-Party Property Coverage.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Alabama
    Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Memberships

  • Junior League of Tampa (JLT)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law's Law Alumni Council

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)

Court Decisions

COURT DECISIONTHE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT STRENGTHENS THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL'S DECISION IN CHEETHAM: KNOW THY POLICY TERMS

Plaintiffs owned a residential rental dwelling and experienced a water loss as a result of an age-related “acute pipe failure” that caused the collapse of one of the dwelling’s sanitary lines that carried wastewater out of the dwelling. Plaintiffs filed a claim with the defendant insurer, who ultimately denied the claim, and then filed suit against the defendant insurer to challenge its denial of coverage.

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Blog Posts

June 20, 2017 BLOG POSTFlorida's Third District Court of Appeals provides a warning: When insureds communicate about their policy needs, agents better listen and communicate back or insurance companies could be left holding the bag in a negligent procurement action.

In Kendall South Medical Center v. Consolidated Insurance Nation, No. 3D16-926, 2017 WL 1908376, *1 (Fla. 3d DCA May 10, 2017), the Third District Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s fourth dismissal of Kendall South Medical Center’s complaint for negligent procurement, holding that there may be liability for negligent procurement where an agent fails to explain to an insured a coinsurance provision that could reduce coverage to less than the amount requested by that insured.

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News

May 31, 2018 NEWSSuper Lawyers 2018

The 2018 Super Lawyer's List is here, and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

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March 08, 2018 NEWSInternational Women's Day

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."

-Sheryl Sanberg

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Anti-Trust
  • Arson
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Property
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Fire (Suspected or Potential Fraud)
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • Multi-District Litigation
  • Police Liability
  • Products Liability