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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.

Prior to joining Fields Howell in 2020, Aaron held the positions of Lead Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor at a property and casualty insurance company in Florida. There, he worked closely with management of several departments to achieve performance objectives and defended the company and its insureds against hundreds of lawsuits. Aaron also served as Corporate Counsel and Head Litigation Attorney for another Florida insurance company. In that capacity, he managed the Litigation Department, handled jury trials, argued before the Third District Court of Appeal, and litigated more than 350 first-party lawsuits. Additionally, while with a law firm in Miami, Aaron defended large and mid-sized property insurers in first-party litigation and evaluated damage to commercial and residential properties as an appraiser.

Aaron graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2008. While in law school, Aaron served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Philip J. Padovano at Florida’s First District Court of Appeal and as a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel for Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Prior to law school, Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University.  Aaron is admitted to the State Bar of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2008
    • cum laude
    • Editor, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
    • Member, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team
  • Baylor University, B.A., 2004
    • B.A. in Political Science & Philosophy
    • magna  cum laude
    • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society
 Presentations & Publications

While in-house, Aaron gave presentations to the executive and senior management of an S&P SmallCap 600 company and its subsidiaries as well as the subsidiary of one of the largest, privately-held auto insurance companies in the United States about state and federal legislation, case law, state agency actions, and other matters important to insurance companies.

 

Admissions

State Bar of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

 

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