Skip to Content


Madison Wahler is a litigator who focuses her practice on the insurance industry. She has defended numerous insurance companies and P&I clubs in complex coverage disputes in both state and federal courts, and regularly advises clients in connection with issues of insurer bad faith.

Madison has experience representing admitted and surplus lines insurers in a range of insurance coverage matters arising under residential and commercial property policies, commercial general liability, premises liability, builders risk, automotive policies, and all types of marine insurance including hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, marine liability, cargo, bumbershoot, and other umbrella insurance policies.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Madison practiced in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, liability defense, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation. She is fluent in French and taught at the University of South Florida before starting her legal career.


  • Progressive Select Ins. Co. v. LaFace, No. 4:21-cv-10001 (S.D. Fla. May 3, 2022) (granting summary judgment in favor of marine insurer in matter interpreting the residence exclusion in a personal boat policy).
  • AXIS Ins. Co. vs. Olivia Yacht Ltd., No. 1:21-cv-23251 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 21, 2022) (granting summary judgment in favor of marine insurer based on a breach of the policy's navigational warranty).

Areas of Focus



  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2019)
    • Stetson Law Review
    • Moot Court Board
    • Order of Barristers
  • University of South Florida (M.A., summa cum laude, 2016)
  • University of South Florida (B.A., summa cum laude, 2014)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions


The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.