Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Troy Vuurens is a member of the firm’s Construction and Liability departments, joining the firm as an Associate in 2015. Prior to joining Butler, he first served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He then worked three years as a trial attorney at an insurance defense firm in Tampa. Troy also has experience in foster abuse liability, property subrogation, premises liability, and dram shop/liquor liability. He has tried numerous civil litigation cases to verdict and successfully defended clients in appellate proceedings.

Troy is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2011. Prior to law school, Troy earned his undergraduate degree from Florida Metropolitan University and worked as a litigation paralegal for eight years. He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Additionally, he maintains memberships with the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Orlando Claims Association, and National Association of Defense Lawyers.

Troy’s recent accomplishments include obtaining a written opinion in the matter, John F. McMcMenamin, Jr. v. Western General Warranty Corporation and Lyndon Property Insurance Company, a case he defended at both the trial court and appellate level. The appellate opinion was significant in that it denied a claimant statutory entitlement to Attorney’s Fees and Costs under Florida Statute §627.428.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • Stetson University College of Law
    DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Orlando Claims Association
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
September 14, 2015 PUBLICATIONLottery Tickets and Leaky Windows: Florida Courts Tackle Enforcement of Oral Contracts

Charles E. Reynolds and Troy Vuurens highlight two recent Florida cases involving claims to enforce oral agreements; the first to share lottery winnings and the second to issue a 10 year window warranty. In each case, the court examines the duration of performance in determining whether the oral contract falls within the scope of the Statute of Frauds. 

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Blog Posts

August 21, 2017 BLOG POSTClaim Barred by Florida's Construction Defect Statute of Repose? Maybe Not. Florida Court Says You Should Read The Construction Contract More Closely

Claim professionals are often reminded that even the most meritorious claim is worthless if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations or statute of repose. In the world of construction defect claims, Florida law provides for a 10-year statute of repose. Under § 95.11(3)(c), the action must commence within 10 years after the date of actual possession by the owner, the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the date of abandonment of construction if not completed, or the date of completion or termination of the contract between the professional engineer, registered architect, or licensed contractor and his or her employer, whichever date is latest. 

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November 02, 2015 BLOG POSTWHAT THE SECOND DISTRICT GIVETH, THE SUPREME COURT TAKETH AWAY

On October 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Florida quashed a Second District decision that ruled evidence of Medicare benefits was admissible under an exception to the collateral source rule.

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Premises Liability