Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Jamie Combee Novaes is a Senior Associate at Butler who specializes in Liability, First-Party and Third-Party Coverage, and Extra-Contractual matters. Jamie had a wide array of work experience covering topics from education to insurance prior to Butler. She has continued to apply her legal knowledge, handling numerous cases in all phases of litigation.

Jamie obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, in 2013 from Stetson University College of Law. While in the honors program, she co-founded and served as editor of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law. Jamie also advocated on Stetson’s nationally-ranked trial team and competed for the Moot Court Board, which selected her to serve as associate justice. During her time in school, she achieved numerous awards and accolades; served as a research and teaching assistant for Research & Writing, Evidence, and Trial Advocacy; earned the highest grade designation in Research & Writing and Constitutional Law; and was selected to serve on the Student Leadership Development Committee and Student Bar Association.   

Before bringing her talents to the firm, Jamie interned at a litigation firm in Tampa and at the Chicago Federal Public Defender Program, which earned her the prestigious Judge William J. Campbell Intern-at-Law Award. 


  • Florida


  • Joseph J. Reiter Advocacy Scholarship
  • Judge William J. Campbell Intern-at-Law Award
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award


  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar


  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
December 22, 2014 PUBLICATIONChallenging Consent Judgments As Unreasonable Or Tainted By Bad Faith

Generally, if an insurance company refuses to defend its insured against a claim, the insured may protect himself by entering into a stipulated agreement with the claimant and holding the insurance company responsible for paying the claimant the agreed-to amount.

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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
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Bad Faith
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Indemnity Claims
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Coverage - Personal Injury
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • General Liability - Coverage
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • Police Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Standard Liability
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Third Party Liability
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Uninsured Motorist