Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Shaheen Nouri is an Associate located in our Tampa office, where he practices in First-Party Property and Extra-Contractual Claims. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of South Florida and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law. Upon graduation, Shaheen was awarded the Walter Mann Award for Outstanding Leadership, Phi Delta Phi Honors, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, and the Reiter Scholarship for Excellence in Advocacy.

During law school, Shaheen served as editor of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy & the Law, a teaching assistant for Federal Civil Pre-Trial Practice, and earned the Book Awards for the highest grades in Florida Real Estate Law and Federal Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Additionally, Shaheen interned for Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, as well as the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Prior to joining the firm, Shaheen worked for the Office of the Attorney General’s Appellate Division, where he gained valuable experience in appellate practice before District Courts of Appeal.


  • Florida


  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Political Science
  • Stetson University College of Law


  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Court Decisions

COURT DECISIONEncouraging Proposals for Settlement in Florida: Old Dominion Ins. Co. v. Tipton

The topic of proposals for settlement in Florida is a dynamic one. Florida courts continue to shape and refine the landscape of proposals and offers in civil litigation. On April 26, 2019, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal issued an opinion regarding the effects of a litigation stay on the validity of a proposal.

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Blog Posts


Recently, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held that for purposes of determining the timeliness of a proposal for settlement, the complaint is considered served on the insurer when process is served upon the statutory agent, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, and not when process is forwarded by the Chief Financial Officer to the insurer.  Markovits v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 235 So. 3d 1018 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018) rehr’g denied (Feb. 5, 2018).

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