For some time those that follow this blog have noticed my references to Ted Corless or his web page at Ted Corless was the founding parter of Corless Associates in 2002, one of the largest and most well respected insurance law firms that specialized in sinkhole claims. Corless Associates defended insurance companies such as State Farm, Nationwide, Argus, St. Johns, Florida Family, Mercury and more. Ted has handled literally thousands of sinkhole lawsuits over the past 14 years and you would have a hard time finding an attorney that has taken more sinkhole cases to trial. He has weeded through the requirements of becoming a board certified civil trial attorney and is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, where he attended law school, as well as Kansas and all the courts of Florida. Ted has been called one of the leading insurance litigation attorneys in Florida by even his opponents and he is ranked “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell system for being recognized by his peers as having the highest level of excellence and professionalism.

Ted carries a broad range of litigation experience including first-chair jury trial experience in matters relating to commercial litigation, environmental law, construction law, bodily injury, advertising injury, products liability, and insurance coverage litigation. He has lectured in development and cross-examination of expert witnesses in a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and medical-related matters.

Details are still ongoing but this merger has been something both firms eyed for a while and we are happy and proud to finally publicly announce that it will be moving forward. We think this new team will be a formidable one that can provide broader services to its clients and even better equip us to take on the insurance companies. The insurance companies have really been hunkering down for a battle the past year so we felt it was time to assemble an army too. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

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