Johanna Wills Clark
For the past 13 years Johanna Clark has defended companies in both state and federal courts in class actions, insurance bad faith litigation, insurance coverage disputes, malicious prosecution litigation, ERISA disability litigation, product liability litigation, general commercial litigation, and administrative housing discrimination claims.
Ms. Clark has also repeatedly represented tenants in landlord-tenant disputes on a pro bono basis.
- All Family Clinic of Daytona Beach v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Auto. Co., --- F.R.D. --- 2012 WL 759487 (S.D. Fla. 2012) READ PDF; DWFII Corporation, d/b/a Falls Chiropractic Health Center v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co, --- F.R.D. ----, 2010 WL 5094242 (S.D. Fla. 2010). aff'd, 2012 WL 1002234 (11th Cir. 2012) READ PDF; Coastal Neurology Inc. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 271 F.R.D. 538 (S.D. Fla. 2010), aff'd, 458 Fed. Appx. 793 (11th Cir. 2012). Represented largest automobile insurance carrier in Florida in defeating class certification in multiple putative class action lawsuits filed by medical providers. READ PDF.
- Dame v. Prudential Ins. Companies of America, 2009 WL 248228 (M.D. Fla. 2009). Represented insurer in removing action to Federal Court and defeating plaintiff’s motion to remand.
- Defense of national disability insurer against a multitude of claimants seeking benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) that settled.
- Defense of international insurance carrier in more than 200 automobile and homeowner insurance lawsuits throughout the state of Florida.
- Defense of international insurance carrier in two separate class actions; each of which settled prior to class certification.
- Defense of malicious prosecution litigation against a national insurance carrier.
- Defense of bad faith litigation against an international insurance carrier.
- Defense of coverage and bad faith actions involving automobile insurance policies against a national insurance carrier.
- In Re: Holocaust Victims Assets Litigation. Thomas Weiss, David Mermelstein, et al. v. Union Bank of Switzerland, et. al.: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Docket No. 00-9593, 00-0613, 00-9614. Carlton Fields represented the appellants, a group of U.S. holocaust survivors, in a class action settlement of claims against a Swiss bank. Appellants challenged the settlement on grounds that the allocation of settlement funds was unfairly weighted against them; Carlton Fields fashioned arguments that assisted them in obtaining the relief they sought.
- “Navigating the Attorney-Client Relationship,” UCF Business Incubation Program (October 2010).
- “Preparing to Testify at Trial,” International Claim Association 101 Annual Education Conference, Austin, TX (October 2010).
- “Insurance 101: What you Need to Know to Protect Your Clients’ (and your own) Rights to Recovery,” American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2007 Midyear Meeting, Miami, FL (February 9, 2007).
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2013)
- Orlando Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” (2011)
- Recipient of University of Florida College of Law Pro Bono Certificate (1999)
- Award-winning member of the University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Team
- Award-winning member of the University of Florida Trial Team
- Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc.
Chairman of the Board of Directors (2010-2012)
Chair, Development Committee (2008)
Board of Directors (2006-2012)
- University of Central Florida Town & Gown Council, Member (2011-present)
- Wesley Child Development Center, Co-Chair (2008-2010), Member (2006-2010)
- Orange County Teen Court, Advisor (2006)
- American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (2000-present)
- The Florida Bar (2000-present)
- Orange County Bar Association (2004-present)
- Defense Research Institute (2000-present)
Insurance Law Committee (2011-present)
Bad Faith Subcommittee (2011-present)
Membership Subcommittee (2011-present)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Big Sister (2000-2003)
- Association for Public Interest Fellow (1997)