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J. Pablo Cáceres

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(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Arson & Fraud
  • Coverage Defense
  • Extra-Contractual


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J. Pablo Cáceres is a Partner at Butler Pappas.

Pablo is a 1st and 3rd party  coverage and bad faith litigator.  He also handles commercial, construction defect, insurance broker E&O, and other insurance-related litigation.  In addition to representing insurers in state and federal trials and appeals, Pablo handles complex property and coverage claims pre-suit.  He has extensive experience with complex commercial and hurricane insurance claims.  He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has worked at Butler Pappas since 1997.  He is a member of the Florida, Texas and Virginia bars, and is admitted to all Florida federal courts.  He is active with the Defense Research Institute, and has given numerous presentations on insurance-related issues. 

Pablo was raised in North Carolina and attended college as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He attended law school there as well.   Before joining Butler Pappas, Pablo practiced in the areas of employment, workers' compensation, immigration and aviation law. 

Representative Cases

  • Castle Beach Club Condominium, Inc. v. Citizens Property Ins. Corp. 96 So.3d 964 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012)
  • Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Admiralty House, Inc. 66 So. 3d 342 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)
  • Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Cuban-Hebrew Congregation of Miami, Inc. 5 So.3d 709 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • Citizens Property Ins. v. La Mer Condominium Assoc., Inc. 37 So. 3d 988 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)
  • DriRite of Cent. Florida Inc. v. Ironshore Ins., Ltd. 2009 WL 5171771 (M.D.Fla., Dec. 22, 2009)
  • In Re Sandell 2005 WL 1429746 (Bkrtcy.M.D.Fla., June 9, 2005)
  • Lane v. Westfield Ins. Co. 862 So. 2d 774 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Langhorne v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. 432 F.Supp.2d 1274 (N.D.Fla. 2006)
  • Palmer v. Westfield Ins. Co. 2006 WL 2612168 (M.D.Fla., June 30, 2006)
  • Terra-ADI Intern. Dadeland, LLC v. Zurich American Ins. Co. 2007 WL 2460744 (S.D.Fla., Aug. 24, 2007)
  • Terra-ADI Intern. Dadeland, LLC v. Zurich American Ins. Co. 2007 WL 675971 (S.D.Fla., March 1, 2007)
  • Terra-ADI Intern. Dadeland, LLC v. Zurich American Ins. Co. 2007 WL 778611 (S.D.Fla., March 7, 2007)
  • Tristar Lodging, Inc. v. Arch Speciality Ins. Co. 434 F.Supp.2d 1286 (M.D.Fla. 2006)

Case Types

  • Appellate - Federal and State
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Extensive Federal and State Trial Court Practice
  • First and Third Party Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • General Liability - Coverage
  • Major Commercial and Residential Property Insurance Coverage/Litigation
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims