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Of Counsel


(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Subrogation & Recovery


  • University of LaVerne
  • Stetson University College of Law
Sean P. Ravenel is Of Counsel at Butler Pappas.
He practices in the subrogation department, focusing on several areas of large loss subrogation and self-insured recovery, including construction defects, crane accidents, industrial fire and flood losses, and product failure claims, as well as other complex multi-party subrogation matters. Sean handles losses and claims in states throughout the Southeast, as well as many states in the mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, and the Northeast. He frequently gives presentations on subrogation recovery topics to adjusters and other insurance and subrogation professionals.

Sean is a member of The Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and The Order of Barristers. Sean is also Chair of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).

Prior to joining the firm, Sean served in the United States Marine Corps and worked with the U.S. Department of State. He also spent several years working in the mineral mining industry. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of LaVerne in Athens, Greece, and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Sean served as an intern at the Florida Supreme Court.

Case Types

  • Arbitration
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Contribution Claims
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Subrogation - Large Loss

Extended Biography

Sean is the author of Florida Again Rejects the Sutton Rule (National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Spring/Summer 2010); Forcing The Issue: Virginia Courts Begin to Expand Recoveries in Tort Between Parties to a Contract, (National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Fall 2004); The Contagion of Example: Attacking the Root of the Problem in Lawyer Professionalism (The Federal Lawyer, Nov/Dec 2002); and Sowing the Seeds of Professionalism; The Problem with Professionalism in Legal Education (Florida Bar News, July 2001). He frequently gives presentations on subrogation recovery topics to adjusters and other insurance and subrogation professionals.