Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Scott J. Frank is a Partner in the Tampa office of Butler. He focuses on the recovery and defense of arson, fraud, Chinese drywall, and coverage claims. Scott’s practice is centered on litigation, specifically in the state and federal courts. He handles a variety of issues, such as construction actions, product liability losses, and business disputes. Scott also works in our class action department and has experience in both subrogation claims and defense. 

Scott is a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial attorney and earned his law degree from the University of Miami in 1988. He worked diligently gaining 6 years of experience before ultimately joining Butler in 1994. Scott’s work takes him throughout the state of Florida, as well as many neighboring locations, including Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky, and the Caribbean. 

Admissions

  • Florida

Recognitions

  • Board certified in Civil Trial Practice, 2012

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Miami

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar

Courts

  • All State Courts of Florida
March 19, 2003 PUBLICATION"Advice of Counsel" – Defense or Defeat

The involvement of legal counsel to provide advice concerning the settlement of property and liability claims has become increasingly commonplace. This is primarily due to the general proliferation of litigation and specifically "bad-faith" claims. As the involvement of legal counsel becomes more prevalent, so does the "defense" of "advice of counsel." This commentary will address this so-called "defense" in the context of "bad-faith" cases.

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Events

October 28, 2010 EVENTChinese Drywall Litigation Conference
Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference
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June 23, 2010 EVENTChinese Drywall Seminar
Chinese Drywall Seminar
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Appellate
  • Arson and Fraud
  • Automobile Claims
  • Bad Faith
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Bodily Injury - Coverage
  • Business Interruption - Coverage
  • Business Owner's - Coverage
  • CGL
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Class Action
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Lease Construction and Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Liens
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Coverage - First Party Property
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Inland Marine
  • Coverage - Property
  • Explosions
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • Fire (Suspected or Potential Fraud)
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • First Party Coverage Issues
  • Fraud
  • Homeowner's - Coverage
  • Homeowner's - Insurance
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Inland Marine - Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Medical Devices - Manufacturer Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Real Estate Transactional
  • Structural Collapse
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss
  • Theft
  • Trucking
  • Unfair Debt Collection Act