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Undeniable Trial Experience 

Matthew Struble is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and also Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar. There are over 109,000 lawyers in the State of Florida and only 7 lawyers hold these multiple Board Certifications. Struble, P.A. is available to represent policyholders at trials for property damage claims and claimants in business disputes and injury claims throughout the State of Florida.  This includes entering a case as Co-counsel for Plaintiffs.

If you are a property owner interviewing law firms for your property damage claim, you should ask how many times the firm has taken such claims to trial.  If the law firm has not tried many such cases, the insurance company will be aware of this and is unlikely to take such a law firm seriously.  In our experience, insurance companies often will not reasonably resolve the claim until trial is imminent.  When we obtain very favorable settlements early, it is typically because the insurance company is already aware that our law firm will take the case to trial if needed.  Further, when you win at trial, you receive the amount the jury awards you, plus interest, without STRUBLE, P.A. deducting attorney’s fees or costs form the recovery.  You may also be able to bring a second lawsuit for bad faith damages that can exceed the initial claim amount. This requires a law firm with trial experience.  Examples of STRUBLE, P.A.’s trial experience is below. 

You should also ask the law firm you are interviewing to confirm it will be the firm handling the case at trial.  Many other law firms do not have the requisite experience or work ethic, bring on another law firm when trial approaches.  This could require you to pay for another attorney or have your recovery reduced by fees or costs incurred by another law firm.  If you retain STRUBLE, P.A., you can be confident that our firm will handle your trial with no need to bring on another attorney.  Matthew Struble is Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar and has handled 40 trials. 

If you are an attorney or claims professional interviewing law firms to assist a client with a property damage claim, you should likewise ask the firm how many trials the firm has handled.  Trial experience may be required to force the insurer to pay the claim, and such experience is often required for the insurer to pay the full value of the claim.  Examples of STRUBLE, P.A.’s trial experience is below. 

Struble, P.A. has handled approximately 40 jury trials.

EXAMPLES OF OUR RECENT TRIAL RESULTS

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM

October 18, 2022

REF (24892)

STRUBLE, P.A. prevailed at trial on a water damage claim. The insurer denied the claim and asserted multiple defenses and purported misrepresentations. The insurer made no pre-trial offers and then agreed to pay the claim in full during trial.

TRIAL WIN ON HURRICANE CLAIM

October 13, 2022

REF (241146)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict for the full amount of a homeowner's $132,000 estimate. The insured claimed the damage was excluded and below the deductible.

TRIAL WIN ON COLLAPSE CLAIM IN MARTIN COUNTY

April 27, 2022

REF (8888)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict finding that a ceiling that collapse at an insured’s business was caused by covered hidden decay.  The jury also awarded the insured damages.

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM IN BROWARD COUNTY

January 27, 2022

REF (8648)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict finding that the insured complied with policy conditions and the water damage was covered. The jury also awarded the entire amount requested.

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

January 20, 2022

REF (8628)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict finding that water damage from a plumbing system was covered. The jury also awarded the insured damages. 

TRIAL WIN ON PLUMBING LEAK CLAIM IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

January 12, 2022

REF (8890)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict finding that water damage from a plumbing leak was covered. The jury also awarded the insured damages. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM IN PASCO COUNTY

November 4, 2021

REF (8273)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a jury verdict finding that wind was the cause of the claimed interior damages and covered under the policy.

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

2021

REF (8371)

STRUBLE, P.A. prevailed on the second day of trial when the insurer agreed to pay the water damage claim it previously denied.

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

2021

REF (8563)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for his claim for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

December 5, 2019

REF (8531)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for her claim for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.  The insurer denied the claim by asserting that the damages were below the policy deductible. 

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

November 4, 2019

REF (8159)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner stemming from her water damage claim. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

September 11, 2019

REF (8432)

After three days of trial, STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a settlement in favor of homeowners on their claim for wind damage. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM IN BROWARD COUNTY

2019

REF (8912)

STRUBLE, P.A. prevailed at the first day of trial, when the insurer agreed to pay the claim it previously denied.

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM VOLUSIA COUNTY

February 17, 2019

REF (8561)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for his claim for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM BREVARD COUNTY

2019

REF (8836)

STRUBLE, P.A. commenced a jury trial for a business owners’ claim for damage caused by Hurricane Irma.  As the trial commenced, the insurer agreed to pay the claim.

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM BROWARD COUNTY

December 14, 2018

REF (8309)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for his claim for damage caused by a windstorm. 

TRIAL WIN ON WIND CLAIM BREVARD COUNTY

November 9, 2018

REF (8414)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for his claim for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

TRIAL WIN IN BREVARD COUNTY

August 18, 2017

REF (842)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a claim who submitted an injury claim.

TRIAL WIN ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIM IN BROWARD COUNTY

June 14, 2017

REF (8252)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained a verdict in favor of a homeowner for her claim for water damage. 

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MONROE COUNTY

REF (8931)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $600,000 for property damage damage in Monroe County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BAY COUNTY

REF (81006)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $3,600,000 for property damage in Bay County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BAY COUNTY

REF (81000)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $409,500 for property damage in Bay County

RESULT OBTAINED ON WIND DAMAGE CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

REF (8798)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $3,540,000 for wind damage in Brevard County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

REF (8993)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $2,675,000 for property damage in Brevard County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BREVARD COUNTY

REF (81159)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $1,750,000 for property damage in Brevard County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

REF (81057)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $3,700,000 for property damage in Palm Beach County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

REF (81089)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $1,770,000 for property damage in Palm Beach County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

REF (8943)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $1,575,000 for property damage in Palm Beach County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN FLAGLER COUNTY

REF (8759)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $260,000 for property damage in Flagler County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

REF (8677)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $125,000 for property damage in Indian River County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY

REF (81039)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained$80,000 for property damage in St. Johns County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

REF (8960)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $300,000 for property damage in Seminole County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

REF (8802)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $225,000 for property damage in Volusia County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

REF (8610)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $180,000 for property damage in Volusia County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MONROE COUNTY

REF (81056)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $575,000 for property damage in Monroe County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MONROE COUNTY

REF (81015)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $167,500 for property damage in Monroe County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

REF (8803)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $200,000 for property damage in Miami-Dade County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BAY COUNTY

REF (REF 81011)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $320,000 for property damage in Bay County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BROWARD COUNTY

REF (REF 81243)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $342,500 for property damage in Broward County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN BROWARD COUNTY

REF (REF 8912)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $310,000 for property damage in Broward County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

REF (REF 8586)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $100,000 for property damage in Hillsborough County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN JACKSON COUNTY

REF (REF 81052)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $99,000 for property damage in Jackson County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN LEE COUNTY

REF (REF 81149)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $85,000 for property damage in Lee County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MARION COUNTY

REF (REF 8671)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $65,000 for property damage in Marion County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN MARTIN COUNTY

REF (REF 8267)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $82,000 for property damage in Martin County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN PINELLAS COUNTY

REF (REF 81222)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $55,000 for property damage in Pinellas County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN PINELLAS COUNTY

REF (REF 8256)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $47,500 for property damage in Pinellas County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN POLK COUNTY

REF (REF 8838)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $45,000 for property damage in Polk County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN SARASOTA COUNTY

REF (REF 8647)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $94,500 for property damage in Sarasota County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

REF (REF 8617)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $95,000 for property damage in Seminole County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

REF (REF 8280)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $85,000 for property damage in Seminole County

RESULT OBTAINED ON CLAIM IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

REF (REF 8561)

STRUBLE, P.A. obtained $460,000 for property damage in Volusia County

Undeniable Appellate Experience

Matthew Struble is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and also Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar. There are over 109,000 lawyers in the State of Florida and only 7 lawyers hold these multiple Board Certifications. STRUBLE, P.A. is available to represent policyholders on appeals for property damage claims and claimants in business disputes and injury claims throughout the State of Florida.  This includes entering a case as Co-counsel for Plaintiffs.

If you are interviewing law firms for your property damage claim, you should ask whether the law firm has experience handling appeals.  The ability to handle an appeal is often necessary in insurance claims, including after you prevail. This is because the insurer may appeal the result, especially if the property owner’s counsel does not have the ability to handle the appeal.  If your attorney cannot handle appeals, you may have to pay an appellate attorney or have reductions in your recovery amount to obtain an appellate attorney just to prevent the insurer from overturning the result already obtained.  STRUBLE, P.A. has extensive experience in appeals and will be able to handle any of the insurer’s appeals.  Thus, if you hire STRUBLE, P.A. for your property damage claim, you will not have to be concerned with also hiring another attorney to handle potential appeals.  Matthew Struble is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar and has handled over 40 appeals involving insurance claims.  Some examples are below. 

If you are an attorney seeking trial co-counsel or appellate counsel, you should ask the law firm you are interviewing how many appeals the firm has handled.  Appeals are often lost at the trial level through failures to preserve error, and it is crucial that the trial lawyer have knowledge of appeals.   Additionally, prevailing of appeal requires experience and knowledge of what arguments are most likely to be considered by the appellate court.  Matthew Struble is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar and has handled over 40 appeals involving insurance claims.  He has handled dozens of Oral Argument including Florida’s Third DCA, Fourth DCA, Fifth DCA and the United States Eleventh Circuit. Examples of STRUBLE, P.A.’s appellate experience is below.

Examples of our appellate experience

Am. Coastal Ins. Co. v. Villas of Suntree Homeowner's Ass'n, Inc., 5D21-1354, 2022 WL 1814253, at *1

June 3, 2022

(Fla. 5th DCA)

obtained affirmance of order requiring insurer to participate in appraisal).

Lemon v. People's Tr. Ins. Co., 5D21-2771, 2022 WL 1814128, at *1

June 3, 2022

(Fla. 5th DCA)

obtained reversal of trial court judgment after trial based on failure to grant the insured’s motion for directed verdict on accord and satisfaction defense.

Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Motie, 335 So. 3d 205

2022

(Fla. 5th DCA)

Florida Peninsula Ins. Co. v. Cook, 324 So. 3d 946

2021

(Fla. 5th DCA)

obtained affirmance of verdict for insured on hurricane claim.

Florida Peninsula Ins. Co. v. Cook, 324 So. 3d 946

2021

(Fla. 5th DCA)

detailed note discussing improper questioning of insured during Examination Under Oath.

Frontline Ins. Unlimited Co. v. Beckman-Atl. Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 318 So. 3d 572

2021

(Fla. 5th DCA)

affirmance of trial court order awarding multiplier.

Zaleski v. State Farm Florida Ins. Co., 315 So. 3d 7

2021

(Fla. 4th DCA)

review denied sub nom. STATE FARM FLORIDA INSURANCE COMPANY Petitioner(s) v. STANLEY ZALESKI, ET AL. Respondent(s), SC21-707, 2021 WL 5292345 (Fla. Nov. 15, 2021)(reversal of trial court on bad faith claim finding cause of action for bad faith and that Civil Remedy Notice was sufficient.

New S. Communications, Inc. v. Houston Cas. Co., 835 Fed. Appx. 405

2020

(11th Cir)

reversal of trial court finding insured had standing and insurer had to be prejudiced by non-compliance with policy conditions.

Sec. First Ins. Co. v. Martin, 299 So. 3d 1066

2020

(Fla. 5th DCA)

obtained affirmance of verdict for insured on hurricane claim.

Sec. First Ins. Co. v. Tarasi, 293 So. 3d 1035

2020

(Fla. 5th DCA)

reh'g denied (Apr. 16, 2020) obtained affirmance of verdict for insured on hurricane claim.

State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Thompson, 291 So. 3d 203

2020

(Fla. 5th DCA)

State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Cadet, 290 So. 3d 1090

2020

(Fla. 5th DCA)

State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Crispin, 290 So. 3d 150

2020

(Fla. 5th DCA)

disinterested appraiser requirement.

Cooper v. Federated Nat'l Ins. Co., 285 So. 3d 1036

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

holding insured entitled to requested jury instruction in bad faith trial.

State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Valenti, 285 So. 3d 958

2019

(Fla. 4th DCA)

finding public adjuster cannot be appraiser when ‘disinterested’ is required by policy.

Quattry v. Covington Specialty Ins. Co., 618CV1112ORL41DCI, 2019 WL 7423544

2019

(M.D. Fla. Nov. 19)

striking insurer’s affidavit.

Quattry v. Covington Specialty Ins. Co., 618CV1112ORL41DCI, 2019 WL 7423548, at *9

Oct. 30, 2019

(M.D. Fla.)

lay witness testimony can prove causation.

Underwriters at Lloyd's, London v. Sorgenfrei, 278 So. 3d 930, 931

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

appraisal appropriate when insurer denied claim as below deductible because claim no wholly denied.

Pascal-Guarino v. First Protective Ins. Co., 277 So. 3d 778

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

dismissal of declaratory judgment action for new complaint asserting breach of contract is without prejudice.

First Protective Ins. Co. v. Colucciello, 276 So. 3d 456

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

appraisal appropriate when insurer partially denies claim because claim no wholly denied.

Kempton v. McComb, 266 So. 3d 272, 273

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

reversing insurer’s claim for attorney’s fees.

Kempton v. McComb, 264 So. 3d 1180

2019

(Fla. 5th DCA)

reinstating jury verdict because insurer did not meet all elements of alcohol defense.

Sec. First Ins. Co. v. Kile, 232 So. 3d 1175

2017

(Fla. 5th DCA)

affirmance of trial court order awarding multiplier.

Roberts v. Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp., 227 So. 3d 764

2017

(Fla. 5th DCA)

insurer confessed error as to trial court order finding insured lacked standing.

Federated Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Koberling, 228 So. 3d 569

2017

(Fla. 4th DCA)

affirming order allowing public adjuster to serve as appraiser.