Boyd & Jenerette Law Firm Announces May 19 Insurance Claims College in St. Petersburg, FL

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Legal issues surrounding insurance claims management will be the subject of the Boyd & Jenerette Claims College to be held in St. Petersburg, FL on Thursday May 19. Registration is open to insurance adjusters and claims managers.

The Boyd & Jenerette Claims College is designed to help claims managers and insurance adjusters understand emerging legal issues, recent court decisions, and the growing use of social media, said shareholder Jane Anderson.

Florida insurance adjusters and insurance claims professionals are invited to attend the first annual “Claims College” being sponsored by the law firm Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. ( on Thursday, May 19 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park.

“The Boyd & Jenerette Claims College is designed to help claims managers and insurance adjusters understand emerging legal issues, recent court decisions, and the growing use of social media,” said conference organizer Jane Anderson, a shareholder and practice group leader. “This intensive one-day claims seminar reflects the firm’s commitment to help insurance carriers and their insureds manage risk and reduce exposure through training,” adds shareholder Ben Samuels.

The conference features eight educational sessions, as listed below.

  • Ethical Traps for Adjusters
  • Tricky Legal Issues, including Proposals for Settlement, Statutory Caps, Setoffs and Write Downs
  • Motions to Dismiss for Fraud
  • Hot Topics in Bad Faith
  • Responding to Time Demands, including Affidavits, Releases, and Contributions from Insureds
  • Technology in Litigation
  • Florida Construction Defect Litigation
  • Insurance and Construction Litigation

The construction-related topics reflect separate afternoon break-out sessions for adjusters and insurance claims professionals who focus on construction defects and construction litigation claims

All sessions will be taught by attorneys from Boyd & Jenerette. Conference speakers include Andrew Abramovich, Jane Anderson, Thomas Berger, Michael Childers, Randy Dow, Elizabeth Ferguson, Kansas Gooden, Robert E. (“Bobby”) Schrader III, Kristie Schrader, Peter Sledzik, Billie Jo Taylor, and Kristen Van Der Linde.

Attendees will earn six Continuing Education (CE) credits, one for each hour of class. One of the six classes is eligible for one ethics CE credit. All CE credits are consistent with Florida Division of Insurance requirements. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with breakfast available for attendees from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The conference will close at 4:00 p.m.

Registration for the one-day conference is free to insurance company professionals. Advance registration is required, and attendees can register by contacting Benjamin Holmes by phone at 904-353-6241, ext. 262, or by email at Bholmes(at)boydjen(dot)com. The Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park is located at 950 Lake Carillon Drive in Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33716.

About Boyd & Jenerette, P.A.
Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is a Florida-based law firm that concentrates its practice in the areas of civil litigation defense, trial practice, insurance coverage, bad faith defense, workers’ compensation, Longshore and Defense Base Act claims, Admiralty and Jones Act claims, construction, and commercial litigation.

The firm maintains a commitment to excellence in advocacy when pursuing client’s goals through pre-suit resolution, mediation, arbitration or trial. Our team of experienced attorneys and staff members work to help insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured entities and others manage risk and reduce exposure through training, counsel and an aggressive, cost effective defense litigation strategy.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. strives to build long-term client relationships through outstanding service, which is reflected in part through attorney credentials and peer recognition. Seven of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar, including one in the area of Civil Trial, one in Appellate Law, two in Construction Law, and three in Workers’ Compensation.

The firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and 14 of the firm’s attorneys are also AV Peer Review Rated at an individual level. Eleven of the firm’s attorneys are recognized as 2016 Florida Super Lawyers.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is recognized in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas: Tier 1, Jacksonville, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Tier 2, Jacksonville, Insurance Law. The firm is honored to have been recognized in Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for six consecutive years (2011 – 2016).

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. was founded by Charles T. Boyd, Jr. and Noah H. Jenerette, Jr. in 1952. It is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with additional offices in Coconut Creek, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia. Details online at

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