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Meet our Attorneys

Fields Howell stays true to the ideals created by our founding partners by recruiting highly-skilled lawyers who are committed to understanding our clients’ needs.

We are proud of our successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and our team is our greatest and most valuable asset.

Meet our Attorneys

Fields Howell stays true to the ideals created by our founding partners by recruiting highly-skilled lawyers who are committed to understanding our clients’ needs.

We are proud of our successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and our team is our greatest and most valuable asset.

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Aaron E. Ames

Associate – Miami

Aaron E. Ames is an accomplished insurance defense attorney who has been practicing in the field for nearly a decade. He has served in a number of capacities for insurance companies and law firms, giving him expert insight into insurers’ operations, challenges, and goals. Aaron, using his background and skill set, provides legal advice to insurance companies prior to litigation and defends insurers and their customers in state and federal courts.

[email protected]
786.870.5603

Michael F. Burgess

Associate – Atlanta

Michael Burgess specializes in providing insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. He serves as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

[email protected]
404.214.1741

Kamber S. Burke

Associate – Atlanta

Kamber Burke’s practice focuses on complex insurance coverage matters and commercial litigation.  Kamber has significant experience with insurance coverage litigation including the pursuit of declaratory relief on behalf of insurers and defense against breach of contract and bad faith actions.

[email protected]
404.214.1242

Louie Whit Carmon II

Associate – Atlanta

Louie Whit Carmon II (“Whit”) provides insurance coverage advice to domestic and international insurers. He specializes in general liability and professional liability, with experience representing long-term care facilities and health professionals in complex matters. 

[email protected]
404.214.1247

Pedro J. Collazo

Associate – Miami

Pedro J. Collazo specializes in insurance defense and civil litigation. He joined the firm in 2019 after gaining experience in insurance coverage, premises liability, motor vehicle defense, directors & officers, and more.

[email protected]
786.870.5609

Shelly D. Crochet

Associate – Atlanta

Shelly D. Crochet is an insurance coverage and defense attorney whose practice focuses on commercial general liability, property, and motor carrier claims. She joined Fields Howell in 2019 with experience assisting insurers with various liability claims.

[email protected]
404.214.1271

Alery Delgado

Associate – Miami

Alery Delgado has been a practicing attorney for a decade. She is an experienced litigator specializing in complex insurance coverage and defense matters, including premises liability, products liability,  first-party property, and commercial liability claims. She also has experience in motor vehicle negligence, wrongful death suits, and security negligence, among others. 

[email protected]
786.870.5612

Zachary J. Ferreira

Associate – Atlanta

Zachary Ferreira is an insurance coverage and defense attorney specializing in matters pertaining to commercial general liability policies and property claims. He serves insurance carriers by providing coverage advice and preparing documents for litigation.

[email protected]
404.214.1733

Paul L. Fields, Jr.

Partner – Atlanta

Paul Fields, Jr.’s practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international insurers. He leads Fields Howell’s first-party property team as a respected attorney with thirty-one years of experience. In addition to leading the first-party property team, Paul does significant work in the areas of commercial litigation, casualty, and professional indemnity.

[email protected]
404.214.1252

Julieth A. Fresco

Associate – Miami

Julieth Fresco is an experienced attorney specialized in providing legal representation and counsel to domestic and international insurers.  She has worked on claims in a number of practice areas, including personal injury, commercial litigation, negligence, and wrongful death cases.

[email protected]
786.870.5614

Michael H. Galex

Of Counsel – Miami

Michael H. Galex is a defense attorney with twenty-five years of experience practicing law. For the last twenty years, he has been handling criminal and civil cases throughout south Florida. Michael was a partner at his previous firm for thirteen years and brings with him extensive background in first-party property and third-party insurance coverage and liability matters.

[email protected]
786.870.5602

John P. Golden

Associate – Miami

John Golden specializes in insurance defense, particularly in commercial liability and litigation. He also defends clients against claims relating to products liability and professional liability policies, as well as issues arising from business disputes, motor carrier, and property claims.

[email protected]
786.870.5613

Taryn M. Kadar

Partner – Atlanta

Taryn Kadar provides insurance coverage advice and serves as defense counsel for domestic and international insurers. In addition to her experience in commercial liability and litigation, she has worked on a number of complex claims relating to aviation, motor carrier, and accident & health, among others. She has pursued declaratory judgment actions and defended breach of contract and bad faith actions against insurers in both first and third-party claims.

[email protected]
404.214.1260

Stephen A. Kahn

Partner – Atlanta

Steve Kahn is an experienced attorney with a practice focused on representing insurers regarding a variety of complex claims. Steve has worked with Fields Howell’s clients on claims pertaining to property, products liability, bankruptcy/insolvency, and more. He provides coverage advice and serves as defense counsel for both domestic and international insurers. 

[email protected]
404.214.1723

Ann T. Kirk

Partner – Atlanta

Ann Kirk’s practice focuses primarily on providing insurance coverage advice and representing domestic and international insurers in litigation.  Ann regularly analyzes coverage for a variety of first-party property claims and third-party liability claims, addressing numerous states’ laws.  She has litigated declaratory judgment actions in state and federal court, and she has defended insurers and their business partners in breach of contract and bad faith actions.

[email protected]
404.214.1737

Jonathan D. Kramer

Partner – Atlanta

Jonathan Kramer represents foreign and domestic insurers of mid-to-large size law firms and architect, engineer, and design firms throughout the U.S. He specializes in resolving complex claims brought against his clients’ insureds in the U.S. and abroad, and representing insurers in coverage litigation in state and federal courts.

[email protected]
404.214.1274

Ronald A. Lacayo

Associate – Miami

Ronald A. Lacayo specializes in insurance defense with a focus on first-party property claims. In addition to his experience defending against property and bad faith claims, Ronald provides coverage advice to domestic and international insurers.

[email protected]
786.870.5615

Marshall N. Lahiff

Associate – Miami

Marshall N. Lahiff is an experienced insurance defense attorney. He specializes in both small and large claims relating to first-party property, third-party liability, and premises liability claims. He is skilled in litigation and is trusted to defend insurers and their insureds when issues arise.  Before joining Fields Howell, Marshall was a partner at a mid-sized law firm based in Florida.

[email protected]
786.870.5599

Karla L. Martinez

Associate – Atlanta

Karla Martinez is an insurance coverage and defense attorney serving Fields Howell’s domestic and international insurer clients. Her practice focuses on commercial general liability and property claims. Karla joined Fields Howell as an attorney in 2019 after participating in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2018.

[email protected]
404.214.2332

Gregory L. Mast

Partner – Atlanta

Greg Mast specializes in complex insurance coverage and business litigation for domestic and international insurers. Having spent time as both a law clerk and in-house counsel, Greg has earned a reputation as a respected advocate inside and outside of the courtroom. In addition to his nationwide practice, Greg also heads up Fields Howell’s Tennessee office.

[email protected]
404.214.1262

Caitlin Dorné Mattler

Associate– Atlanta

Caitlin Dorné Mattler is an attorney specializing in professional liability and indemnity matters. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several international and domestic insurance carriers, focusing primarily on professional liability claims against lawyers, architects, engineers, and insurance professionals. Caitlin also has experience advising insurers and underwriters on policy writing initiatives outside of their native territories.

[email protected]
404.214.1266

Megan A. McCue

Associate– Atlanta

Megan McCue’s practice focuses on complex insurance defense, including commercial liability and litigation. Megan has advised and defended attorneys, accountants, and other professionals in regards to professional liability and commercial general litigation policies.

[email protected]
404.214.1748

Robert E. McLaughlin

Partner – Atlanta

Bob McLaughlin has focused on solving problems for professionals and their insurers for nearly thirty years. Bob’s professional liability practice emphasizes representing insurers of lawyers, architects, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, and other non-medical professionals.

[email protected]
404.214.1255

Christina M. Nosari

Associate – Atlanta

 Christina M. Nosari is an experienced insurance coverage lawyer in Atlanta. Her practice focuses on representing global and domestic insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes. Much of her work has involved first-party property and business interruption disputes arising out of catastrophic events. She also has experience advising insurers in various third-party matters. In addition to her practice as an insurance coverage lawyer, Christina also has experience in insurance defense, having litigated matters in state and federal courts.

[email protected]
404.214.1722

Michael J. Redondo

Associate – Miami

Michael Redondo works in insurance defense with a specialty in premises liability matters. He is also experienced in general civil litigation, personal and catastrophic injury, admiralty and maritime, trucking accident defense, and more. 

[email protected]
786.870.5618

Samantha L. Rowles

Partner – Atlanta

Samantha Lemery Rowles serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for international and domestic insurance carriers. She primarily focuses on professional liability claims against attorneys and other professionals, and also assists them in identifying potential exposure and managing risk.  In recent years, she has worked with professionals to help them understand the growing threat of cyber breaches.

[email protected]
404.214.1742

Armando P. Rubio

Partner – Miami

Armando Rubio has significant experience in the field of product liability. He has represented, among others, clients including Porsche Cars North America, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Armando also represents numerous other manufacturers, designers, and distributors of a wide array of products, including motor vehicles, consumer products, maritime vessels, and heavy equipment.

[email protected]
786.870.5610

Kathryn S. Shealy

Associate – Atlanta

Kathryn “Kaylee” Sheppard Shealy’s legal practice is specialized in providing insurance coverage advice to domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. Kaylee represents insureds as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

[email protected]
404.214.1244

Tyler Bryant Walker

Of Counsel – Atlanta

Tyler Bryant Walker is an experienced attorney specializing in insurance coverage and bad faith. She advises insurer clients on a variety of coverage issues, including preparation of complex coverage opinions and position letters for claims under all coverage lines. She also assists and advises clients on evaluating and responding to time-limited settlement demands, as well as general compliance issues.

[email protected]
404.214.1744

Benjamin J. Welch

Associate – Atlanta

Ben Welch is an experienced defense attorney in Fields Howell’s Atlanta office. He joined Fields Howell in 2020 after working in the Atlanta office of a regional law firm where he represented individuals, businesses, and insurance companies. Ben has authored motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and motions to open default at the state and federal level. He has shown an early knack for alternative dispute resolution. Ben has already represented clients in double-digit mediations and has achieved favorable settlements in the vast majority of those matters.

[email protected]
404.214.1265

Jennifer W. Wolak

Partner – Atlanta

Jennifer Wolak serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for numerous London-based and U.S. insurance carriers. Her practice focuses primarily on professional liability claims against U.S. large law firms and attorneys, insurance brokers, third party administrators, architects and engineers, long-term care facilities, and other professionals.

[email protected]
404.214.1246

Aaron E. Ames

Associate – Miami

     

Aaron E. Ames is an accomplished insurance defense attorney who has been practicing in the field for nearly a decade. He has served in a number of capacities for insurance companies and law firms, giving him expert insight into insurers’ operations, challenges, and goals. Aaron, using his background and skill set, provides legal advice to insurance companies prior to litigation and defends insurers and their customers in state and federal courts.

Michael F. Burgess

Associate – Atlanta

     

Michael Burgess specializes in providing insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. He serves as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

Kamber S. Burke

Associate – Atlanta

     

Kamber Burke’s practice focuses on complex insurance coverage matters and commercial litigation.  Kamber has significant experience with insurance coverage litigation including the pursuit of declaratory relief on behalf of insurers and defense against breach of contract and bad faith actions.

L. Whit Carmon II

Associate – Atlanta

     

Louie Whit Carmon II (“Whit”) provides insurance coverage advice to domestic and international insurers. He specializes in general liability and professional liability, with experience representing long-term care facilities and health professionals in complex matters. 

Pedro J. Collazo
Associate – Miami

     

Pedro J. Collazo specializes in insurance defense and civil litigation. He joined in the firm in 2019 after gaining experience in insurance coverage, premises liability, motor vehicle defense, directors & officers, and other niche practice areas.

Shelly D. Crochet

Associate – Atlanta

     

Shelly D. Crochet is an insurance coverage and defense attorney whose practice focuses on commecial general liability, property, and motor carrier claims. She joined Fields Howell in 2019 with experience assisting insurers with various liability claims.

Alery Delgado

Associate – Miami

     

Alery Delgado joined Fields Howell in 2018 with expertise in the areas of complex insurance defense litigation, including premises liability, negligent security, automobile negligence, wrongful death, and insurance coverage claims. Prior to joining Fields Howell, she spent seven years at a Miami law firm working on cases involving general civil litigation, premises liability, products liability, first party property, and more.

Zachary J. Ferreira
Associate – Atlanta

     

Zachary Ferreira is an insurance coverage and defense attorney specializing in matters pertaining to commercial general laibility policies and property. He serves domestic and international insurers by providing coverage advice and preparing documents in litigation. Zack joined Fields Howell as an associate in 2019 after serving as a summer associate for the firm in 2018.

Paul L. Fields, Jr.

Partner – Atlanta

     

Paul Fields’ practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international insurers. He leads Fields Howell’s first-party property team as a respected attorney with thirty years of experience. In addition to leading the first-party property team, Paul does significant work in the areas of casualty, professional indemnity, and aviation.

Julieth A. Fresco

Associate – Miami

     

Julieth Fresco specializes in providing legal representation and counsel to domestic and international insurers regarding personal injury, commercial litigation, negligence, and wrongful death cases.

Michael H. Galex

Of Counsel – Miami

     

Michael H. Galex is a defense attorney with twenty-five years of experience practicing law. For the last twenty years, he has been handling criminal and civil cases throughout south Florida. Michael was a partner at his previous firm for thirteen years and brings with him extensive background in first-party property and third-party insurance coverage and liability matters.

John P. Golden

Associate – Miami

     

John P. Golden specializes in insurance defense, particularly in commercial liability and litigation. His also defends clients against products and professional liabilities claims and works to resolve issues arising in the areas of business disputes, motor carrier, and property.

Taryn M. Kadar

Partner – Atlanta

     

Taryn Kadar’s practice focuses on providing insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. In addition, Taryn represents insurers in coverage litigation, including the pursuit of declaratory judgment actions and defense of breach of contract and bad faith actions against insurers in both first and third-party claims.

Stephen A. Kahn

Partner – Atlanta

     

Steve Kahn is an experienced attorney with a practice focused on representing insurers regarding a variety of complex claims. Steve has worked with Fields Howell clients on claims pertaining to property, products liability, bankruptcy/insolvency, and more. He provides coverage advice and serves as defense counsel for both domestic and international insurers. 

Ann T. Kirk

Partner – Atlanta

     

Ann Kirk’s practice focuses primarily on providing insurance coverage advice and representing domestic and international insurers in litigation.  Ann regularly analyzes coverage for a variety of first-party property claims and third-party liability claims, addressing numerous states’ laws.  She has litigated declaratory judgment actions in state and federal court, and she has defended insurers and their business partners in breach of contract and bad faith actions.

Jonathan D. Kramer

Partner – Atlanta

     

Jonathan represents foreign and domestic insurers of mid-to-large size law firms and architect, engineer, and design firms throughout the U.S. He specializes in resolving complex claims brought against his clients’ insureds in the U.S. and abroad, and representing insurers in coverage litigation in state and federal courts.

Ronald A. Lacayo

Associate – Miami

     

Ronald A. Lacayo specializes in insurance defense, particularly regarding first-party property claims. In addition to his litigation experience, which focuses on property and bad faith claims, Ronald provides coverage advice to domestic and international insurers.

Marshall N. Lahiff

Associate – Miami

     

Marshall N. Lahiff is an experienced insurance defense attorney. He specializes in both small and large claims relating to first-party property, third-party liability, and premises liability claims. He is skilled in litigation and is trusted to defend insurers and their insureds when issues arise.  Before joining Fields Howell, Marshall was a partner at a mid-sized law firm based in Florida.

Karla L. Martinez
Associate – Atlanta

     

Karla Martinez is an insurance coverage and defense attorney serving Fields Howell’s domestic and international insurer clients. her rpactice focuses heaon commercial general liability and property claims. Karla joined Fields Howell as an attorney in 2019 after participating in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2018. 

Gregory L. Mast

Partner – Atlanta

     

Greg Mast specializes in complex insurance coverage and business litigation for domestic and international insurers. Having spent time as both a law clerk and in-house counsel, Greg has earned a reputation as a respected advocate inside and outside of the courtroom. In addition to his nationwide practice, Greg also heads up Fields Howell’s Tennessee office.

Caitlin Dorné Mattler

Associate– Atlanta

     

Caitlin Dorné Mattler is an attorney specializing in professional liability and indemnity matters. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several international and domestic insurance carriers, focusing primarily on professional liability claims against lawyers, architects, engineers, and insurance professionals. Caitlin also has experience advising insurers and underwriters on policy writing initiatives outside of their native territories.

Megan A. McCue

Associate– Atlanta

     

Megan McCue’s practice focuses on complex insurance defense, including commercial liability and litigation. Megan has advised and defended attorneys, accountants, and other professionals in regards to professional liability and commercial general litigation policies.

Robert E. McLaughlin

Partner – Atlanta

     

Bob McLaughlin has focused on solving problems for professionals and their insurers for nearly thirty years. Bob’s professional liability practice emphasizes representing insurers of lawyers, architects, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, accounts, and other non-medical professionals.

Christina M. Nosari
Associate – Atlanta

     

Christina M. Nosari is an experienced insurance coverage lawyer in Atlanta. Her practice focuses on representing global and domestic insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes. Much of her work has involved first-party property and business interruption disputes arising out of catastrophic events. She also has experience advising insurers in various third-party matters.

Michael J. Redondo
Associate – Miami

     

Michael J. Redondo works in insurance defense with a specialty in premises liability matters. He joined Fields Howell in 2019 after starting his legal career at another Miami law firm. There, his practice included general civil litigation, personal and catastrophic injury, maritime, trucking accident defense, and more. 

Samantha L. Rowles

Partner – Atlanta

     

Samantha Lemery Rowles serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several international and domestic insurance carriers, focusing primarily on professional liability claims against attorneys and other professionals. She assists professionals in identifying potential exposure and managing risk.

Armando P. Rubio

Partner – Miami

     

Armando Rubio has significant experience in the field of product liability, representing, among others, clients including Porsche Cars North America, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Ford Motor Company, as well as numerous other manufacturers, designers and distributors of a wide array of products, including motor vehicles, consumer products, maritime vessels and heavy equipment.

Kathryn S. Shealy

Associate – Atlanta

     

Kathryn “Kaylee” Sheppard Shealy’s legal practice is specialized in providing insurance coverage advice to domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. Kaylee represents insureds as defense counsel in directing litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

Tyler Bryant Walker

Of Counsel – Atlanta

     

Tyler Bryant Walker is an experienced attorney specializing in insurance coverage and bad faith. She advises insurer clients on a variety of coverage issues, including preparation of complex coverage opinions and position letters for claims under all coverage lines. She also assists and advises clients on evaluating and responding to time-limited settlement demands, as well as general compliance issues.

Benjamin J. Welch
Associate – Atlanta

     

Ben Welch is an experienced defense attorney in Fields Howell’s Atlanta office. He joined Fields Howell in 2020 after working in the Atlanta office of a regional law firm where he represented individuals, businesses, and insurance companies. Ben has authored motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and motions to open default at the state and federal level.

Jennifer W. Wolak

Partner – Atlanta

     

Jennifer Wolak serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for numerous London-based and U.S. insurance carriers. Her practice focuses primarily on professional liability claims against U.S. large law firms and attorneys, insurance brokers, third party administrators, architects and engineers, long-term care facilities and other professionals. 

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