WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC (WMC), a nationally acclaimed litigation and insurance recovery boutique, today announced the opening of a new office in Fort Lauderdale and the addition of Florida insurance policyholder lawyer Meghan C. Moore.
Moore joins Washington-based WMC as a partner after nearly 15 years at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in Miami, where she represented commercial and individual policyholders in complex coverage and bad faith disputes.
“We help businesses and individuals maximize their insurance recoveries after hurricanes and other major disasters, and Florida is one of the nation’s most hurricane-ravaged states,” WMC chairman Augie Matteis said. “Meghan’s experience, which includes recovering over $40 million on for condominium and hotel clients who suffered hurricane damage during the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons, makes her the natural choice to lead WMC’s disaster recovery efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.”
WMC, the first firm in history to prove to a jury that a flood insurance company committed intentional fraud against the federal government after Hurricane Katrina, represents more than 1,000 homeowners and business owners whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy and the historic 2016 Louisiana floods.
WMC also represents hotels with insurance claims and other disputes in Florida and other locations. By opening it’s fourth US office in Fort Lauderdale, the firm commits to providing unmatched service to owners and managers invested in Florida properties.
“We are excited to welcome Meghan Moore, one of Florida’s most experienced policyholder attorneys,” WMC partner Gary Thompson said. One of the country’s top policyholder lawyers who recently joined WMC, Thompson partnered with Moore for years co-representing hotel owners and managers with insurance claims. Together they won a $28 million jury verdict for a hurricane damaged hotel in Broward County, and have litigated other major hotel claims throughout Florida.
Moore has also recovered insurance proceeds for owners, investors, developers, contractors, manufacturers, and others under commercial general liability, builder’s risk, fidelity, securities liability, and professional liability policies. Moore joins WMC with her colleague, Chad A. Pasternack.
WMC is one of the nation’s premier policyholder-side insurance recovery firms and was named by the National Law Journal as one of the ten hottest litigation boutiques in the country. The WMC Ft. Lauderdale office may be reached at (954) 947-8608. www.wmclaw.com