• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • New York Law School
      J.D., 1991
    • Columbia University
      B.A., 1987
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, District of the Virgin Islands
    • Florida
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Texas
    • New York
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Matthew L. Litsky

Partner

Matt Litsky’s practice focuses on complex first party insurance coverage, litigation, and counseling. He handles various first-party matters including claims involving catastrophes (hurricanes and earthquakes), suspected burning, fraud, theft, construction and collapse losses, business interruption claims, appraisal matters, jeweler’s block and motor losses (physical damage and motor truck cargo). He also specializes in first- and third-party bad faith matters including excess policy claims. Mr. Litsky has handled and litigated matters for foreign and domestic insurers in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and frequently handles hurricane claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he is admitted to practice in both the Territorial and Federal District Courts.

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Matt Litsky’s practice focuses on complex first party insurance coverage, litigation, and counseling. He handles various first-party matters including claims involving catastrophes (hurricanes and earthquakes), suspected burning, fraud, theft, construction and collapse losses, business interruption claims, appraisal matters, jeweler’s block and motor losses (physical damage and motor truck cargo). He also specializes in first- and third-party bad faith matters including excess policy claims. Mr. Litsky has handled and litigated matters for foreign and domestic insurers in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and frequently handles hurricane claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he is admitted to practice in both the Territorial and Federal District Courts.

Mr. Litsky serves as the Regional Practice Coordinator of the firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, which covers seven offices and 50-plus attorneys.

He lived with his family in London from September 1997 through March 1998 as part of the Secondee Counsel Program run by the DP Mann (now Faraday) Underwriting Syndicate at Lloyds. He served as in-house counsel to DP Mann and other Underwriting Syndicates at Lloyds and Company Market Insurers.

Experience

  • Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London Subscribing to Policy No. 328-2037 v. PITU, Inc., 95 So.3d 290 (3rd DCA, 2012)
  • Kiskidee, LLC v. Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London Subscribing to Policy No. NB043060b, 2012 WL 952752 (D. Virgin Islands, 2012)
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Wave Technologies Communications, Inc., 2012 WL 750317 (M.D. Fla., 2012)
  • JPM Investment Group, Inc. a Florida Corporation v. Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, Subscribing to Certificate No. BU04881, Case No. 4D10-1140 (4th DCA, 2011)
  • Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc., 65 So.3d 67 (4th DCA, 2011)
  • Jablonski v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co., 2009 WL 2252094 (M.D. Fla., 2009)
  • Caribbean I Owners' Association, Inc. v. Great American Insurance Company of New York, 619 F.Supp.2d 1178 (S.D. Ala., 2008)
  • Dictiomatic, Inc. v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co., 2000 WL 33115333 (S.D. Fla., 2000)
  • United Capitol Insurance Company v. Kapiloff, 155 F.3d 488 (4th Cir. 1998)

Insights

Publications
  • Co-Author, "Daddy - I Want A New Computer! — The First Party Y2K Egg Has Hatched," Defense Research Institute, Boston, MA (November 1999)
  • Co-Author, "Everything You Wanted to Know about First Party Y2K Coverage Issues...But Were Afraid to Ask" and "Preparing for Y2K from the Perspective of a Lloyd's Syndicate," DRI's Year 2000 Litigation Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 1999)
  • "Explaining the Legal System's Inadequate Response to the Abuse of Women: A Lack of Coordination," New York Law School Journal of Human Rights (1990), and Violence Against Women (1994)
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Insurance
  • Florida Super Lawyers