MARK A. BOYLE, ESQUIRE

INSURANCE RECOVERY ATTORNEY

MARK A. BOYLE, ESQ.

Mark A. Boyle came to the firm in 1996 and has been the Managing Partner since 2008. Mr. Boyle concentrates his practice in all aspects and types of insurance recovery including coverage denials, claim presentation, bad faith matters, and appeals. The focus of Mr. Boyle’s practice is the representation of business policyholders in large construction insurance disputes and catastrophic losses. Notably, Mr. Boyle has presented oral arguments in appellate cases before the Second District Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the Florida Supreme Court.

Mr. Boyle was the prevailing attorney in the matter of United States Fire Insurance Company v. J.S.U.B., Inc. 979 So. 2d 871 (Fla. 2007). The J.S.U.B. decision allowed coverage for defective construction under a contractor’s commercial general liability policy (CGL) for the first time in Florida history. Mr. Boyle handled the J.S.U.B. matter at the claims presentation stage, at trial, and through final appellate resolution in favor of the policyholder before the Florida Supreme Court. Recently, with the assistance of able co-counsel, our firm prevailed in the matter of Sebo v American Home Assurance Company, 208 So.3d 694 (Fla. 2016).  The Sebo decision reaffirmed Florida’s fealty to the Concurrent Cause Doctrine in first party insurance disputes and disallowed the insurer’s attempt to apply the highly restrictive Efficient Proximate Cause rule.

Mark is recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, and is recognized as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Boyle has been married to Linda Boyle for twenty nine years and they have two children, Shannon and Mark Andrew.

EDUCATION

 

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

 

PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Pro Hac Vice S. District Court for the District of North Carolina
  • Pro Hac Vice S. District Court for Dallas County, Texas
  • Pro Hac Vice S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

 

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Inns of Court – Calusa Chapter

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Boyle & Leonard, P.A., 1996-present
  • Armor Insurance Company, Tampa, 1994-1996
    • Associate General Counsel
  • Pasco County Attorney’s Office, New Port Richey, 1993-1994
    • Assistant County Attorney

 

AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2012-2018
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions Contract and Business Cases, 2010-2018, Vice Chair
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2013-2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top Attorneys in Florida June 2012 The WSJ & Miami Magazine

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Perrin Conference’s Annual National Construction Defect Seminars
  • West Coast Casualty’s Annual Construction Defect Seminars
  • The Seminar Group’s Construction Law in Florida Seminars
  • Pulte Group Law Summit
  • Broward County Construction Law in Florida Seminar
  • The Knowledge Group’s Comprehensive Insurance Law Conference
  • The CLM Construction Conference
  • Real Property Construction Law Institute
  • Claims Management Seminar – March 2017
  • 9th Annual Construction Law Institute Seminar – March 2016
  • Broward County Construction Law in Florida Seminar – January 2016
  • Pulte Group Law Summit – November 2015
  • 4th Annual Construction Law in Florida Seminar – October 2015
  • Broward County Construction Law in Florida Seminar – October 2015
  • West Coast Casualty’s Annual Construction Defect Seminar – 2007 – 2016
  • The Knowledge Group’s Comprehensive Insurance Law Conference – March 2016
  • The Seminar Group’s Construction Law in Florida Seminar – January 2016 & October 2015
  • Florida Chapter Federalist Society Conference – January 2016
  • 4th Annual Construction Law in Florida Seminar – October 2015
  • Paralegal Association of Florida Fall Seminar, Changes, Challenges & Opportunities in the Legal Profession: Construction Defects – October 2015
  • The Knowledge Group Webinar, Emerging Issues: High-risk Insurance Coverage Litigation for Lawyers – October 2015
  • The American College of Construction Lawyers Conference – 2015
  • Hillsborough County Bar Associate Construction Law Luncheon – April 2014
  • HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference – 2010
  • HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference – 2010
  • Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, Harris Martin Publishing – 2009
  • Overview of Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction, ABA Forum – 2009
  • Insurance Coverage for Chinese Drywall at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, 2010
  • Insurance Coverage for Chinese Drywall at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, 2009
  • Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction at East Region MC Consultants, Inc., 2009
  • Overview of Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction at the American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, 2009
  • Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction at East Region MC2 Consultants, Inc., 2008
  • Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction at Construction Basics part 2, 2008
  • Construction Basics Part II. Water Intrusion Issues, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Section – 2008
  • First Annual Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction at East Region MC2 Consultants, Inc., 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Construction Defect Insurance Coverage for MC2 Consultants Inc., East Region Course Materials, 2010

 

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