I started my insurance career in 1993 with a (T.P.A.) Third Party Administrator, WorldNet Services Corporation, as a claims adjuster responsible to resolve claims for Travel Medical Insurance, HMO related claims, Managed Care, Baggage Insurance and Trip Interruption Insurance for major international insurance companies.
Thereafter and on December 1995, I went to work for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company as a Claims Representative, where for 10 years; I was involved in investigating, negotiating and settling claims of coverage, collision, fire and theft, property damage, liability and personal injuries from auto accidents. Two years later, I was promoted as the Team Leader for claims operations with increased responsibilities to oversee a team of generalists that handled the most complex coverage, liability and injuries claims. While working at Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, I completed graduate school in business; earned an (M.B.A.) and then went on to law school to complete my legal studies.
In addition, I was an exemplary member of Arbitration Forums, Inc, a non- profit insurance industry based organization, from 1999 through 2005, where as a Judge panelist, I resolved disputes among insurance companies on claims related matters by making appropriate rulings and awards according to complaints and answers filed by the parties, including and based on evidence, contentions and guide rules, which are promulgated by insurance laws.
After law school, I joined the Office of General Counsel- Trial Division for United Automobile Insurance Company, where I concentrated my practice in the defense of (P.I.P.) Personal Injury Protection lawsuits against the carrier brought by Chiropractors, Physicians, other Medical Providers and Individuals. My litigation experiences includes, but not limited to:
- Preparing for and conducting jury trials, binding (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.
- Preparing fact witnesses and experts for trial testimony.
- Conducting witnesses and expert depositions.
- Drafting pleadings, motions, trial briefs, briefs, motions in limine, motions for reconsideration and pleadings on various legal issues.
I bring to the client a unique combination of 15 years of professional claims and legal experiences; inclusive of 10 years managing auto insurance claims with Progressive Casualty Insurance and 3 years as Insurance Defense Attorney for United Automobile Insurance Company at the Office of the General Counsel- Trial Division. These defense and corporate skills while defending and managing resources for insurance companies, coupled with a long and successful academic background give me an invaluable edge in representing individuals against big insurance companies and private businesses in a broad range of legal matters. Given my unique legal and industry experiences in all aspects of Insurance Litigation, I am best equipped to litigate your insurance matters and to obtain the highest awards for the injuries and the wrongs, which were committed upon you.
We look to forward to assist you and help you navigate through the legal process at times of need.
Law Offices of Fesner Petion, P.A.
Principal Office Orlando Location
3900 Hollywood Blvd , Suite 102 6200 Metrowest Blvd, Suite 201-I
Hollywood. FL 33021 Orlando, Floridao 32835
Phone: 954.404.7496 Phone: 407-822-1063
Fax: 954.416-2881 Fax: 954.416-2881
Languages Spoken: Creole
Licensed since 2007
I have been fortunate to have worked with Mr. Petion on many matters and can attest to his exemplary work-ethic, intelligence, and compassion for his clients. Mr. Petion is an excellent attorney and his clients can be assured tha they are in good hands. I strongly endorse this lawyer.
Thomas Hunker Appeals Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Excellence Award in Insurance Arbitration||Arbitration Forums, Inc||2005|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||Office of the General Counsel- Trial Division for United Automobile Insurance Company||2007 - 2010|
|Judge panelist||Arbitration Forums, Inc||1999 - 2005|
|Claims Operations Team Leader||Progressive Insurance Company||1995 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Arbitration Forums, Inc||Arbitrator Panelist||1999 - 2005|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||law||2006|
|St Thomas University||MBA||MBA||2003|