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(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Coverage Defense
  • Extra-Contractual


  • University of Maryland
Lee Craig is a Partner at Butler Pappas.
He was born in Annapolis, Maryland. Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduating from law school, he served for two years as law clerk to the Honorable Clarence E. Goetz, Chief United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Lee is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer. He has concentrated his practice on the defense of first-party insurance matters. Lee has particular expertise in cases of alleged fraud, as well as "bad faith" and other consequential damages litigation. He is peer review rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Lee has always been in demand as a speaker for industry groups. He lectures often on topics of practical and scholarly interest to insurance executives, risk managers and defense attorneys. Also, he has written widely on topics of "bad faith" law and property insurance.

Case Types

  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Bonds
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • First Party Coverage Issues
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice - Legal

Extended Biography

Lee is a member of The Florida Bar and the Maryland State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all three United States District Courts for Florida, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Lee is an active member of DRI, the Defense Research Institute. He is a past National Director, a past Chair of the Insurance Law Committee, and a current member of the Publications Board of DRI.  He also is Chair of the 2014 DRI Insurance Roundtable.  DRI has more than 20,000 members and is the largest civil litigation defense organization in the United States.  Lee's other professional memberships include the Federal Bar Association and the George Edgecomb Bar Association.