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 11 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 21 years of combined professional claims and legal experiences; inclusive of 11 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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2021|
|Top 100 Attorney||National Black Lawyers||2014|
|Excellence Award in Insurance Arbitration||Arbitration Forums, Inc||2005|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices of Fesner Petion||2010 - Present|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||Office of the General Counsel- Trial Division for United Automobile Insurance Company||2006 - 2010|
|Judge panelist||Arbitration Forums, Inc||1997 - 2005|
|Claims Operations Team Leader||Progressive Insurance Company||1995 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Lifetime Member||2021 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||N/A||2019 - Present|
|Caribbean Bar Association||Lifetime Member||2016 - Present|
|Man Dodo Foundation||Executive Board Member||2015 - Present|
|National Black Lawyers||Member Top 100||2014 - Present|
|Haitian American Chamber of Commerce||Member||2014 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|South Broward Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|North Dade Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Haitian Lawyers Association||Lifetime Member||2007 - Present|
|Miami-Dade County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Black MBA Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Arbitration Forums, Inc||Arbitrator Panelist||1997 - 2005|
|Florida Law Weekly Supplements||Florida Pip Statutes- Material Misrepresentation||2018|
|Florida Law Weekly||Florida Pip Statutes- Material Misrepresentation||2018|
|Florida Pip Statutes & State Farm 9810A endorsement||Florida Law Weekly Supplement||2017|
|Florida Pip Statutes||Florida Law Weekly Supplement||2017|
|Florida Law Weekly||Florida Law Weekly||2011|
|Florida Law Weekly||Florida Pip Statutes||2010|
|Florida Law Weekly||Cases published||2009|
|Florida Law Weekly||Pip Litigation published order||2008|
|Florida Law Weekly||Cases published||2008|
|Florida Law Weekly||Pip Litigation||2007|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|St Thomas University||MBA||2003|
|St Thomas University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|St Thomas University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Material Misrepresentation defense based on foreclosure filing.||Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff, my client.|
|Material Misrepresentation||Judgment for Plaintiff|
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