• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
      J.D., magna cum laude, 1997; Loyola Law Review, Recipient, Best Case Note Award, 1995-1996; Member, 1995-1997; Articles Editor, 1996-1997
    • Vanderbilt University
      B.A., 1990
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Patricia A. McLean

Partner

  • Tampa

    813-472-7560 office

  • London

    011-44-207-929-4765 office

Patricia McLean practices in the areas of complex insurance coverage, litigation and counseling matters. This includes counseling and advising insurers regarding exposure for insurer “bad faith” in property and liability claims. She exclusively represents insurers and their agents.

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Patricia McLean practices in the areas of complex insurance coverage, litigation and counseling matters. This includes counseling and advising insurers regarding exposure for insurer “bad faith” in property and liability claims. She exclusively represents insurers and their agents.

Ms. McLean advises insurance clients and represents them in state and federal courts in Florida, including appellate courts, in complex third-party coverage matters arising under commercial general liability, commercial auto, premises liability, environmental, specialty lines and professional liability policies. She provides advice and litigates liability coverage matters for insurers involving issues such as the duty to defend and coverage for work-related injuries, assault and battery, construction defects, defamation and products liability. She also advises liability insurers regarding settlement demands made by claimants and exposure and best practices in multiple-claimant situations where the available insurance coverage is limited.

Ms. McLean also represents and advises insurers regarding complex first-party coverage and defense matters arising under homeowners, commercial property, commercial auto, builders risk, catastrophe and other property insurance policies, including windstorm and water damage claims and claims involving incendiary fires, fraud, vandalism, theft, business interruption, collapse and appraisal.

Ms. McLean regularly advises and represents surplus lines insurers and their managing agents regarding Florida regulatory and compliance matters and Florida surplus lines insurance issues, including defending surplus lines insurers in class action litigation. She monitors local counsel and litigation in various other states for the firm’s insurance clients, including matters in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and South Carolina.

Ms. McLean serves as the practice coordinator of the insurance and reinsurance group in the Tampa office.

Experience

  • Lemy, et al. v. Direct General Finance Co., et al., Case No.: 8:11-cv-2722-T-23AEP (M.D. Fla.); 884 F. Supp. 2d 1236, 885 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (M.D. Fla. 2012). 
  • Big Five Properties, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, Case No. 12-23916-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla.).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. CB Entertainment, et al., Case No. 11-22838-CIV-SEITZ (S.D. Fla.), 2012 WL 2412154 (S.D. Fla. June 26, 2012).
  • Clena Investments, Inc. v. XL Specialty Insurance Co., Case No. 10-cv-62028-RNS (S.D. Fla.); 2012 WL 1004851 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 26, 2012); 280 F.R.D. 653 (S.D. Fla. 2012).
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London v. Yuli’s Home Care, Inc., et al., Case No. 11-17563-CA-21 (Cir. Ct., Miami-Dade County, Fla.).
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. GFM Operations, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-20204-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla.); 789 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (S.D. Fla. 2011).
  • Contract Logistics, Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co., Case No. 09-21573-CIV-HOEVELER (S.D. Fla).

Insights

Publications
  • Co-Author, "Daddy – I Want A New Computer! – The First Party Y2K Egg Has Hatched, Defense Research Institute (November 1999)
  • "Fire Insurance Claims: Issues Regarding Intentionally Set Fires," Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (November 1998)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Insurance Coverage Law in Florida," CLE Seminar, National Business Institute (August 2004)
  • Clean Your Tuxedo – Appraisal May Be Going Formal," ABA TIPS Annual Meeting (July 2000)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers