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Tampa
Partner

Phone

(813) 281-1900

Address

777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
#500
Tampa, Florida
33602

Email

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Chinese Drywall
  • Construction
  • Coverage Defense
  • Extra-Contractual
  • Medical & Professional Malpractice Liability

Education

  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
Steve Rawls is a Partner at Butler Pappas.
Steve heads up the firm's liability coverage practice. He handles liability coverage litigation throughout the United States. His practice focuses mainly upon construction defect, pollution, advertising injury, E&O, automobile and products liability coverage. He also represents clients in bad faith litigation and in catastrophic injury cases.

Steve often speaks at seminars about insurance coverage issues. His presentations have addressed a wide variety of issues, including, among other things, trigger, allocation, additional insured, and other risk transfer issues as well as bad faith issues such as handling multiple claimants, multiple insureds and the duty to initiate settlement negotiations. Steve routinely writes for treatises and other publications. His work has appeared in the Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation, the CGL Reporter and For the Defense, among other publications. He regularly writes for the International Risk Management Institute in his role as an expert commentator in the area of liability insurance.  Steve has also recently contributed to the DRI's Florida chapter of a multi-state compendium titled, The Professional Liability Insurance Coverage: A Compendium of State Law.

Steve's clients include Zurich, Markel, Sentry, First Mercury, XL, Commonwealth and General Fidelity/Riverstone, among others.

Steve graduated in 1991 from the University of Florida College of Law. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He belongs to several professional organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Publications

Case Types

  • ADA
  • Admiralty - Coverage
  • Advertising Injury - Coverage
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Coverage/Defense
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury - Coverage
  • Boiler and Machinery - Coverage
  • BOP
  • Business Owner's - Coverage
  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • CCIP - Contractor Controlled Insurance Program
  • CGL
  • Chemicals - Environmental Liability
  • Chemicals - Toxic Tort
  • Civil Remedy Notices
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Lease Construction and Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Bonds
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Earth Movement
  • Construction Defect Litigation - EIFS
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Excess Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Indemnity Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Sinkholes
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Stucco
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Subsidence
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Construction Liens
  • Contractor Controlled Insurance Program
  • Contribution Claims
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Coverage - Advertising Injury
  • Coverage - Bodily Injury
  • Coverage - Business Owner's
  • Coverage - First Party Automobile
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Coverage - Personal Injury
  • Crop Losses
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Environmental - Contamination Liability
  • Environmental - Hazardous Waste Liability
  • Environmental Liability - Chemicals
  • Environmental Liability - Mold
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Fidelity
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • General Liability - Coverage
  • Healthcare Insurance Fraud
  • HO
  • Homeowner's - Coverage
  • Homeowner's - Insurance
  • Housing Authority Liability
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Inland Marine - Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Isocyanates - Environmental Liability
  • Isocyanates - Toxic Tort
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Mass Torts
  • MDL - Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mold - Environmental Liability
  • Mold - Toxic Tort
  • Multi-District Litigation
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Security - Violent Crimes
  • Negligent Supervision
  • OCIP - Owner Controlled Insurance Program
  • Owner Controlled Insurance Program - OCIP
  • Patent Litigation
  • Personal Injury - Coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • PIP
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Professional Malpractice - Medical
  • Professional Malpractice - Municipal Liability
  • Reinsurance Coverage
  • Slander
  • Surety
  • Surety Bond
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Toxic Tort - Chemicals
  • Toxic Tort - Isocyanates
  • Toxic Tort - Mold
  • Toxic Torts
  • UIM
  • UM
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Warsaw Convention
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wraps

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