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Attorneys

Attorneys

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.

Justin A. Bassett

Associate – Miami

Justin Bassett is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Miami, Florida. His practice focuses on insurance defense, premises liability, and property matters.

[email protected]
786.703.1003

Christopher R. Brooks

Associate – Nashville

Christopher Brooks is an experienced defense attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He has an extensive background in litigation and has effectively defended employers and carriers in various actions across the state of Tennessee. His practice areas include property, insurance defense, commercial general liability, and commercial litigation.

[email protected]
615.651.7384

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

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

Jonathan D. Chandrasekhar

Associate – Atlanta

Jonathan Chandrasekhar is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Georgia. His work focuses on commercial general liability and property matters. He serves as counsel to domestic and international insurers by providing coverage advice and preparing documents in litigation.  

[email protected]
404.214.1271

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

Alery Delgado

Partner – 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

Partner – Miami

John Golden specializes in insurance coverage and insurance defense, with a focus on complex litigation pending in state and federal courts in Florida and the United States Virgin Islands. A significant portion of his work dedicated defending clients against catastrophic personal injury claims, professional liability claims, product liability claims, and various business disputes. 

[email protected]
786.870.5613

Brandon R. Gossett

Atlanta – Of Counsel

Brandon R. Gossett is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta. He has been representing domestic and international insurers in coverage disputes for nearly a decade, particularly on claims arising from professional liability, general liability, and commercial property policies. Brandon provides coverage advice to insurers, prosecutes declaratory judgment actions brought by insurers, and defends coverage and bad faith actions brought by insureds.

[email protected]
404.214.1264

Brittney C. Gowen

Associate – Atlanta

Brittney C. Gowen is an insurance coverage and defense attorney specializing in commercial general liability claims. She also provides coverage advice to domestic and international insurers regarding various first party property and business interruption claims.

[email protected]
404.214.1270

Emma Han

Associate – Miami

Huizhong (“Emma”) Han is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Miami, Florida.  She serves international and domestic insurers by providing coverage advice and defending insureds in litigation. Emma’s practice focuses on handling matters pertaining to property, commercial general liability, and commercial litigation.

[email protected]
786.703.1002

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

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

Robert L. Lakind

Partner – Philadelphia

Robert Lakind is an experienced aviation attorney and litigator based in Fields Howell’s Pennsylvania office. Rob is a former airline pilot who flew domestic and international flights and now as an attorney represents a wide range of aviation clients.

[email protected]
267.214.7510

Christopher S. Lee

Associate – Atlanta

Christopher Lee is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Atlanta. He specializes in commercial general liability, commercial litigation, and catastrophic loss litigation. His litigation experience extends to both state and federal trial courts and appellate courts.

[email protected]
404.214.1265

Joy K. Lee

Associate – Atlanta

Joy K. Lee is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta. She serves as monitoring counsel for domestic and international insurance carriers on a wide range of claims arising from professional liability policies, including those written for lawyers and law firms, architects and engineers, and long-term care professionals.

[email protected]
404.214.1242

Rolando O. Martinez

Associate – Miami

Rolando O. Martinez is an insurance defense lawyer in Miami. His practice focuses on representing insurers and their insureds in accident & health, property, and premises liability matters.

[email protected]
786.870.5603

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

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

Jamie McDowell

Associate – Atlanta

Jamie McDowell is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta whose practice focuses on claims and circumstances arising from professional liability policies. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel to insurers of various professionals, including lawyers, architects and engineers, insurance brokers, and more.

[email protected]
404.214.1266

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

D. Reid Morelli

Associate – Atlanta

Reid Morelli is an insurance coverage and litigation attorney in Atlanta. He provides coverage advice to domestic and international insurers and also defends insurers and insureds in litigation. Reid’s practice focuses on commercial general liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, bad faith, and insurance defense.  Reid also advises clients in intellectual property litigation and management of IP portfolios.

[email protected]
404.214.1259

Christopher S. Myles

Associate – Philadelphia

Christopher S. Myles is an insurance defense and aviation attorney. He is a skilled litigator with fifteen years of experience in the legal industry, during which time he has worked on aviation, commercial, construction, environmental, and product liability matters.

[email protected]
267.214.7737

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 is the Partner in charge of Fields Howell’s Miami office.  With over twenty years of experience as a litigation and trial attorney, his areas of expertise include personal injury defense,  insurance coverage and bad faith, reinsurance, construction defects, first party property claims, admiralty and maritime defense, and product liability defense. He has handled numerous cases through verdict and judgment, binding arbitrations, and appeals at both the State and Federal level, ranging from catastrophic injury and death cases to multi-million dollar coverage disputes. 

[email protected]
786.870.5610

Daniela C. Salazar

Associate – Miami

Daniela C. Salazar is an insurance defense lawyer in Miami. Her practice focuses on first-party property insurance litigation for domestic and international insurance companies.

[email protected]
786.870.5615

Edward J. Valdespino

Of Counsel – Atlanta

Edward J. Valdespino is an insurance coverage attorney who provides counsel to insurer clients on a broad range of complex coverage issues. His practice focuses on matters arising from commercial general liability, property and casualty, and gig economy policies.

[email protected]
404.214.1267

Tyler Bryant Walker

Partner – 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

Robert R. Wheeler, Jr.

Associate – Atlanta

Robert R. Wheeler, Jr. serves as insurance coverage and monitoring counsel on Fields Howell’s Professional Liability Team. He advises insurers on the implications of claims and circumstances arising out of various professional liability policies, including those written for lawyers and law firms, accountants, engineers, long-term care facilities, and more.

[email protected]
404.214.1745

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

Justin A. Bassett

Associate – Miami

     

Justin Bassett is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Miami, Florida. His practice focuses on insurance defense, premises liability, and property matters.

Christopher R. Brooks

Associate – Nashville

     

Christopher Brooks is an experienced defense attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He has an extensive background in litigation and has effectively defended employers and carriers in various actions across the state of Tennessee. His practice areas include property, insurance defense, commercial general liability, and commercial litigation.

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.
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.
Jonathan D. Chandrasekhar

Associate – Atlanta

     

Jonathan Chandrasekhar is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Georgia. His work focuses on commercial general liability and property matters. He serves as counsel to domestic and international insurers by providing coverage advice and preparing documents in litigation.

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.
Alery Delgado

Partner – 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

Partner – Miami

     

John Golden specializes in insurance coverage and insurance defense, with a focus on complex litigation pending in state and federal courts in Florida and the United States Virgin Islands. A significant portion of his work dedicated defending clients against catastrophic personal injury claims, professional liability claims, product liability claims, and various business disputes.

Brandon R. Gossett

Of Counsel – Atlanta

     

Brandon R. Gossett is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta. He has been representing domestic and international insurers in coverage disputes for nearly a decade, particularly on claims arising from professional liability, general liability, and commercial property policies. Brandon provides coverage advice to insurers, prosecutes declaratory judgment actions brought by insurers, and defends coverage and bad faith actions brought by insureds.

Brittney C. Gowen

Associate –Atlanta

     

Brittney Gowen is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. She has experience working in a number of practice areas with a focus on property and commercial general liability policies.

Emma Han

Associate – Miami

     

Huizhong “Emma” Han is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Miami, Florida. Her practice focuses on commercial general liability, insurance defense, and catastrophic loss litigation.
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.
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.
Robert L. Lakind

Partner – Philadelphia

     

Robert Lakind is an experienced aviation attorney and litigator based in Fields Howell’s Pennsylvania office. Rob is a former airline pilot who flew domestic and international flights and now as an attorney represents a wide range of aviation clients.

Christopher S. Lee

Associate – Atlanta

     

Christopher Lee is an insurance coverage and defense attorney in Atlanta. He specializes in commercial general liability, commercial litigation, and catastrophic loss litigation. His litigation experience extends to both state and federal trial courts and appellate courts.

Joy K. Lee

Associate – Atlanta

     

Joy K. Lee is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta. She serves as monitoring counsel for domestic and international insurance carriers on a wide range of claims arising from professional liability policies, including those written for lawyers and law firms, architects and engineers, and long-term care professionals.

Rolando O. Martinez

Associate – Miami

     

Rolando O. Martinez is an insurance defense lawyer in Miami. His practice focuses on representing insurers and their insureds in accident & health, property, and premises liability matters.

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.
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.
Jamie McDowell

Associate – Atlanta

     

Jamie McDowell is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta whose practice focuses on claims and circumstances arising from professional liability policies. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel to insurers of various professionals, including lawyers, architects and engineers, insurance brokers, and more.

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.
D. Reid Morelli

Associate – Atlanta

     

Reid Morelli is an insurance coverage and litigation attorney in Atlanta. He provides coverage advice to domestic and international insurers and also defends insurers and insureds in litigation.
Christopher S. Myles

Associate – Philadelphia

     

Christopher S. Myles is an insurance defense and aviation attorney. He is a skilled litigator with fifteen years of experience in the legal industry, during which time he has worked on aviation, commercial, construction, environmental, and product liability matters.

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 is the Partner in charge of Fields Howell’s Miami office.  With over twenty years of experience as a litigation and trial attorney, his areas of expertise include personal injury defense,  insurance coverage and bad faith, reinsurance, construction defects, first party property claims, admiralty and maritime defense, and product liability defense. He has handled numerous cases through verdict and judgment, binding arbitrations, and appeals at both the State and Federal level, ranging from catastrophic injury and death cases to multi-million dollar coverage disputes.

Daniela C. Salazar

Associate – Miami

     

Daniela C. Salazar is an insurance defense lawyer in Miami. Her practice focuses on first-party property insurance litigation for domestic and international insurance companies.

Edward J. Valdespino

Of Counsel – Atlanta

     

Edward J. Valdespino is an insurance coverage attorney who provides counsel to insurer clients on a broad range of complex coverage issues. His practice focuses on matters arising from commercial general liability, property and casualty, and gig economy policies.

Tyler Bryant Walker

Partner – 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.
Robert R. Wheeler, Jr.

Associate – Atlanta

     

Robert R. Wheeler, Jr. serves as insurance coverage and monitoring counsel on Fields Howell’s Professional Liability Team. He advises insurers on the implications of claims and circumstances arising out of various professional liability policies, including those written for lawyers and law firms, accountants, engineers, long-term care facilities, and more.

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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