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Daniel G. Enriquez

Daniel G. Enriquez

Associate

Overview

Daniel Enriquez is a litigator with a focus on the insurance and financial services industries.  He serves as coverage and monitoring counsel in complex insurance coverage matters.  This representation includes providing coverage opinions and litigating claim disputes under professional liability, general liability and directors and officers policies. Daniel has also defended insurers in litigation involving lender-placed insurance and first-party bad faith. 

In addition to his work in the insurance industry, Daniel has represented diverse client bases ranging from large institutional lenders and telecommunications companies to media personalities and college football coaches.  He is also involved in pro bono representation, having obtained a six-figure judgment in favor of a client who was the victim of excessive force at the hands of a police officer, who is currently a former one. 

Daniel is a regular contributing writer to PropertyCasualtyFocus, the firm’s blog focused on legal developments in property casualty insurance.

Experience

  • Direct General v. Houston Casualty Insurance Company, 2015 WL 6160361 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 30, 2015), aff’d 2016 WL 5437062 (11th Cir. Sept. 29, 2016). Obtained judgment in favor of professional liability insurer on insured’s $10 million claim based on broad interpretation of “related claims” provision.
  • Mercado v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburg, PA, No. 3D16-1888, __ So. 3d __ (Fla. 3d DCA Oct. 27, 2016). Denial of petition for writ of prohibition alleging lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
  • Windhaven Managers, Inc. v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co., 2014 WL 6674609 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 24, 2014). Obtained an order of dismissal with prejudice in favor of professional liability insurer in a coverage dispute in Southern District of Florida.  The policyholder, an automobile insurer, sought coverage for a bad faith suit brought by one of its insureds. The coverage dispute involved whether a civil remedy notice of insurer violation constituted a bad faith claim in the context of a claims-made policy. The court found that the civil remedy notice—and not the later-filed bad faith suit—constituted the “claim first made” under the policy. Because this claim was first made before the policy period, the court found no coverage and dismissed the policyholder’s complaint with prejudice. 
  • Treece v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 7661506 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2014). Obtained an order of dismissal with prejudice in favor of lender placed insurance (LPI) provider. Plaintiff alleged that the LPI insurer had been unjustly enriched by its receipt of the premium for lender-placed insurance. Court held that the plaintiff’s unjust enrichment claim against the LPI insurer was legally deficient in light of the two written contracts governing the dispute—the mortgage and the insurance policy. Accordingly, the court dismissed the sole count levied against the insurer client. 
  • Foley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2012 WL 4829124 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 28, 2012). Obtained verdict in favor of loan servicer in action brought under the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1641(g). The court found that the transfer of an assignment of mortgage to the servicer from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) did not constitute a transfer of the “debt” and thus did not trigger any obligations under § 1641(g). 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Co-Chair, Southeast Chapter of Future Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

Pro Bono

Obtained six-figure judgment under Civil Rights Act in favor of pro bono client alleging excessive force by a former police officer. The former police officer moved for summary judgment and argued that plaintiff’s claims were barred by the doctrine of Heck v. Humphrey. The court denied the motion and, following the subsequent withdrawal of the officer’s attorney, entered judgment in favor of the pro bono client.  Robert Taylor v. David Wright, Case No. 11-14401 (Southern District of Florida)

Credentials

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2010)
  • University of Florida (B.S., cum laude, 2007)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Cecilia Altonaga, The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami (Summer 2008)

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