Laura E. Bedard
Laura E. Bedard is a partner located in the West Palm Beach office. She graduated from Emory University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2002 with a Juris Doctor degree.
She has been practicing at the firm since March 2003 and after many years of handling complex insurance defense litigation, Ms. Bedard focused her practice primarily on assisting insurance companies with insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. She places particular emphasis on providing insurance coverage analyses and litigating the interpretation of numerous types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, homeowners, errors and omissions, professional liability, and various claims-made policies.
Ms. Bedard maintains an intricate litigation practice involving first and third-party insurance coverage litigation, insurance bad faith law, first-party property litigation, and complex insurance defense litigation as well as appeals. She has extensive experience in both State and Federal Court litigation and has spoken numerous times at seminars on insurance coverage and claims handling topics.
Ms. Bedard is and has been a member of the Florida Bar since February 2003 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida.