Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith 101

Featuring guest presenters Stephen A. Marino, Jr., and Diana Widjaya of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, our May 17 CLE Webinar is co-sponsored by their law firm, as well as the University of Florida Levin School of Law Institute for Dispute Resolution. Moderator Michelle Jernigan, a shareholder and mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will join Mr. Marino and Ms. Widjaya in presenting "Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith 101."

The Webinar will include all the basics of life, automobile and homeowners insurance that litigators ought to know. Plus the program ventures into commercial general liability and business interruption insurance.

The content is designed for trial lawyers who represent clients in insurance disputes and for all attorneys who want to know more about coverage and bad faith.

How to Register

Title: Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith 101
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: Noon-1 p.m. EDT

After registering at, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Our Moderator

Michelle Jernigan , a shareholder with UWWM, has been a trail-blazer among the state's mediators since she launched her ADR practice in the 1980s. Michelle has mediated thousands of cases and has served as an arbitrator in a variety of disputes.

She has a wealth of experience mediating a variety of insurance disputes, including property damage, ERISA, bad faith and healthcare.  Ms Jernigan is a frequent lecturer on the topics of arbitration, mediation, negotiation and the art and science of decision-making.

Our Presenters

Stephen Marino, a partner with Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, is a former architect who brings technical and applied science knowledge to his litigation practice, which focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He is the past president of the Miami-Dade Justice Association, a board member of the Florida Justice Association, an appointed governor of the American Association for Justice and the Chairman of the Board of the Overtown Youth Center. Mr. Marino is a frequent statewide and national speaker.

Diana H. Widjaya , an associate with Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  Before joining Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, Ms. Widjaya worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where she was a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation group.  She has substantial litigation experience in both state and federal courts and has worked on a broad range of commercial disputes. Ms. Widjaya graduated in the top 1 percent of her class at the Boston University School of Law.  She is an active member of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Orange County Bar Association.

CLE Credits

Attending our complimentary Webinar will entitle you to 1.0 hours of General CLE credit through The Florida Bar.

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