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Heidi Hudson Raschke

Heidi Hudson Raschke



Heidi Hudson Raschke has spent her legal career representing commercial insurance clients in complex coverage disputes. She partners with her clients, developing close relationships with them, and enabling the collaboration that best serves their unique needs. Depending on the case or client, the approach could range from pre-litigation counseling, to alternative dispute resolution, through discovery, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. Heidi’s goal is always to resolve disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. She has significant experience representing commercial insurers in sophisticated first-party property coverage matters and other complex coverage disputes involving directors and officers liability insurance, errors and omissions liability insurance, professional liability insurance, comprehensive general liability insurance, financial institution bonds, and bad faith litigation.

Heidi is an editor of the firm’s PropertyCasualtyFocus blog, covering legal developments in the property-casualty industry, and the Property Insurance Litigator's Handbook, published by the American Bar Association. She devotes time to a variety of professional organizations, and regularly speaks and authors articles regarding the commercial insurance industry. She is a past chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Property Insurance Law Committee.

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Property & Casualty and Specialty Lines Insurance Dispute and Coverage Experience 

Heidi Hudson Raschke acts as coverage counsel for, and litigates on behalf of, commercial insurers in matters involving many different lines of business, including property, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions liability, professional liability, employment practices liability, commercial general liability, representations and warranties insurance, financial institution bonds, cyber, business interruption, and pollution.  She has substantial experience, at both the primary and excess layer, with traditional insurance coverage issues, as well as with both standard and unique exclusions or endorsements used in the industry.

She has represented and counseled insurers on many different types of claims, including property damage, business interruption losses, construction defect, third-party property damage, antitrust and statutory violations, environmental damage, product contamination, pollution, sexual/physical abuse, molestation and assault claims, personal and advertising injury claims, and bad faith exposure.

Representative Decisions and Engagements

  • Trial counsel for insurers in $53 million coverage dispute arising out of the construction of a high-end assisted living facility in Miami. General contractor sought coverage from owner’s post-construction property insurers. Summary judgment for insurers affirmed by Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained summary judgment in $11 million coverage dispute involving builder's risk policy. Claim involved mold in a luxury condominium complex in South Florida. Affirmed by the  Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Part of trial team that obtained summary judgment resulting in dismissal of $25 million property insurance claim; judge in the Northern District of Georgia issued insurer-favorable order upholding exclusion for flood coverage under “all risks” policy.
  • Obtained summary judgment ruling for first-party property carrier based on insured’s breach of condition precedent to coverage. Affirmed by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.
  • Trial counsel in first-party commercial property insurance coverage and bad faith dispute involving defective construction of multifamily apartment buildings in South Carolina.
  • Represented boiler and machinery insurer in commercial arbitration against first-party property insurer regarding scope of coverage under respective policies.
  • Represented first-party property insurer in multimillion-dollar dispute involving scope of coverage for claimed electronic data processing losses.
  • Trial counsel in multiple declaratory judgment actions filed by commercial insurers involving interpretation of directors and officers liability and errors and omissions liability insurance policies.
  • First-chaired business litigation arbitration and obtained defense ruling for client in $1 million contract dispute.

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Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Discovery Ordered from Consulting (Non-Testifying) Expert
Property Insurance Law Committee Newsletter

No Business Interruption in Absence of Total Cessation of Operations
Property Insurance Law Committee Newsletter

No Replacement Cost Recovery if Property Not Replaced
Property Insurance Law Committee Newsletter


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Litigation (2023)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association 
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section 
      • Chair, Property Insurance Law Committee (2015–2016) 
      • Chair-Elect, Property Insurance Law Committee (2014–2015) 
      • Vice Chair, Property Insurance Law Committee (2010–2014)
  • Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2016
  • TGH Foundation Gala Committee
  • The ArtReach Foundation Inc.
    • Board of Directors and Secretary (2010–2011)
  • Savage Tree Arts Project
    • Board of Directors (2007–2008)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Reformation of Insurance Policies: Expanding or Reducing Coverage, Grounds for Relief, Defenses, Standards of Proof,” Strafford Publications Inc. (March 14, 2023)
  • "Supply Chain: Interrupted," Reinsurance Association of America (March 23, 2022)
  • "Property Insurance: Loss Valuation and Avoiding Valuation Mistakes," Strafford Publications Inc. (March 2, 2021)
  • "Advanced Depreciation of Labor," J.S. Held (January 12, 2021)
  • "First Party Property Claims Issues Arising out of COVID-19," Reinsurance Association of America Re Claims 2020 Virtual Seminar (October 15, 2020)
  • "COVID-19 Direct Insurance Issues," ARIAS-U.S. Spring Seminar (May 7, 2020)
  • "COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Class Actions," Carlton Fields (April 27, 2020)
  • "Depreciation of Labor," Verisk Elevate 2020 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (February 11, 2020)
  • "Depreciation of Labor in Property Insurance Claims: Guidance From Recent Cases," Advocating From Insurer and Policyholder Perspectives, Strafford Publications Inc. (October 30, 2019)
  • "Building Valuation Challenges," Property and Liability Resource Bureau Claims Conference, Orlando, FL (April 17–18, 2018)
  • "Emerging Issues – Assignment of Benefits," Reinsurance Association of America Claims Conference, New York, NY (October 13, 2017)
  • "Adjusting Property Losses Involving Faulty Workmanship and Water Damage," Loss Executives Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL (January 26–27, 2017)
  • "Using Experts to Prove or Disprove Exclusions in All-Risk Insurance Policies," ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (May 18, 2013)
  • "Property Insurance Case Update," Loss Executives Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL (January 19–20, 2012)
  • "Valuation Provisions Under a Builder’s Risk Policy,"ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, Austin, TX (May 15, 2009)
  • "Ethics for Adjusters," PLRB/LIRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference, Des Moines, IA (September 9–10, 2008)
  • Mock Mediation Demonstration for Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour, Atlanta, GA (May 8, 2007)


  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Florida State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1996)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Florida State Courts
  • Georgia State Courts


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