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Insurance Litigator J. Kent Crocker Joins Carlton Fields in Miami

Property & Casualty Insurance   |   March 23, 2020

Miami, Fla. Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that J. Kent Crocker has joined the firm as an associate in Miami. He is a member of the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance Practice.

“We are thrilled to have Kent join the firm,” said Steven J. Brodie, co-chair of Carlton Fields’ Property and Casualty Insurance Practice and Miami office co-managing shareholder. “His arrival underscores our continued commitment to expand our already nationally recognized property and casualty practice and our Miami office and to serve the diverse needs of our clients.”

With the addition of Crocker, Carlton Fields’ Miami office has welcomed 14 new attorneys in the past 12 months. Since 2019, the firm has added nine property and casualty insurance attorneys in key markets including Miami, New Jersey, and New York. 

Carlton Fields’ premier Insurance Practice has earned numerous awards and commendations including ranking No. 1 in the country for 15 consecutive years by Chambers USA and being recognized by corporate counsel as being among the 21 law firms nationally with the best insurance industry client relationships (BTI Consulting's Power Rankings). In total, Carlton Fields’ national insurance practices, serving both the property and casualty and life insurance industries, include more than 110 lawyers and government consultants.

Crocker represents property and casualty insurance companies in high-stakes litigation. He has defended insurance carriers against first- and third-party bad faith claims with multimillion-dollar extra-contractual exposure in state and federal court. Crocker has experience in all aspects of the trial and appellate process, including regularly arguing motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, motions to compel, and motions for protective order. He is also well versed in settlement negotiations.

Crocker earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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