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Rebecca C. Appelbaum

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(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Coverage Defense
  • Extra-Contractual


  • Syracuse University
Rebecca C. Appelbaum is a Partner at Butler Pappas.

Rebecca joined the firm in 2003. Rebecca practices in the areas of third party liability coverage and third party liability defense. Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca practiced general liability defense, coverage and employment discrimination in Tampa, Florida.

Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 1995 from Syracuse University. In 1997, she received her Master of Arts degree in Advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and her Juris Doctorate in 1998 from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Rebecca is admitted to practice before all state courts in New York and Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Rebecca authored "The Scope of the Prior Publication Exclusion: Now You See It, Now You Don't," International Risk Management Institute (October 2005)(with Steve Rawls); "Insurers: Can You Get Your Defense Dollars Back?" International Risk Management Institute (July 2005)(with Steve Rawls); and "An Insurer's Liability For Punitive Damages In An Excess Judgment," Mealey's Litigation Report: Bad Faith, Vol. 19, Num. 3, p. 27 (June 7, 2005)(with Steve Rawls).


Case Types

  • Admiralty - Coverage
  • Advertising Injury - Coverage
  • Bodily Injury - Coverage
  • Boiler and Machinery - Coverage
  • BOP
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Family Law
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactional
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Third Party Liability
  • UM
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims