Lee W. Marcus

Lee W. Marcus


Marcus & Myers, P.A.
1515 Park Center Drive
Ste. 2G
Orlando, Florida 32835

Telephone: 407.447.2550
Facsimile: 407.447.2551
E-mail: lmarcus@marcusmyerslaw.com
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LEE W. MARCUS is a founding member of Marcus & Myers, P.A. He has been practicing in Florida since 1992, concentrating in first-party and third-party insurance coverage litigation, ERISA litigation, insurer bad-faith litigation, insurance fraud litigation and SIU support, and appellate practice. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida.

Mr. Marcus is a former Senior Executive Editor of the Florida Law Review, and served as a teaching fellow for Legal Research and Writing at the University of Florida College of Law. He served as an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching Employment Law in the Human Resource Management Masters program. Mr. Marcus also speaks throughout Florida and the United States on Insurance Coverage, Insurer Bad Faith, and ERISA, and regularly teaches continuing education courses to attorneys and insurance personnel on these and other insurance-related topics. In addition, he conducts claims-personnel training seminars for several major insurance companies on the subjects of claims administration and insurer bad faith.

Mr. Marcus is a member of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, and has served as a director and officer of Anthony House for the Homeless. He currently serves on the Federation Council for the Talwa Federation of the YMCA Guides Program and The Board of Directors for Windermere Little League.

Mr. Marcus is a member of the Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association, and practices in all Florida trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and each of the three Federal District Courts in Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court has certified Mr. Marcus as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

Current Employment Positions:
Marcus & Myers, P.A.
Orlando, FL - Attorney at Law/Founding Partner and Circuit Civil Mediator

Previous Professional Employment Positions:
Webster University
Orlando, FL Campuses - Adjunct Professor

Unger, Acree, Weinstein, Marcus, Merrill, Kast & Metz, P.L. (1996-2004)
Orlando, FL - Partner

David H. Popper & Associates (1994-1996)
Orlando, FL - Associate

Taraska, Grower, Unger & Ketcham, P.A. (1992-1994)
Orlando, FL - Associate

Areas of Practice:

Mr. Marcus is a Circuit Civil Mediator. He provides mediation services in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus on the areas of  First and Third party insurance claims; Bad faith and punitive damages; Property, casualty, life, health, and disability and ERISA benefits disputes.

First and Third Party Insurance Coverage Litigation
ERISA
Insurer Bad Faith Litigation
Arson Litigation
Insurance Fraud Litigation
SIU Support
Employment Law
Commercial Transactions & Commercial Litigation
Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1995
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1993

Education:
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1992, J.D.
Law Review: Florida Law Review, 1990 - 1992
Law Review: Sr. Executive Editor, Florida Law Review, 1991

State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, 1989, B.S.
Honors: Cum Laude
Majors: English/Business

Representative Cases:
Doyle v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 542 F.3d 1352 (11th Cir. 2008)
Doyle v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 511 F.3d 1336 (11th Cir. 2008)
Nelson v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, 2005 WL 1181885 (M.D. Fla. May 17, 2005)
Grayer v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, 331 F. Supp. 2d 1383 (M.D. Fla. 2004) aff'd 144 Fed.Appx. 760 (11th Cir. 2005)

Representative Clients:
Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
Nationwide Insurance Company
Travelers Insurance Company

State Certifications:
Certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services as Continuing Education Instructor
(2002-present)

The Florida Supreme Court has certified Mr. Marcus as a Circuit Civil Mediator.
(2008-present)

Representative Continuing Education Presentations:

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, American Conference Institute
May 15-16, 2008, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Marcus spoke on "Tips and Techniques for Successfully Mediating a Bad Faith Case."

Ethical Claims Adjustment and Investigation, Seminole Casualty Insurance Company
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL - October 2007)

Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Nationwide Insurance In-House Training
(Sanibel, FL - June 2007)

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, American Conference Institute
(San Francisco, CA - April 2007)

Ethical Claims Adjustment and Investigation, 21st Century Insurance
(San Diego, CA - March 2007)

Ethical Claims Adjustment and Investigation, 21st Century Insurance
(Lewisville, TX - November 2006)

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, American Conference Institute
(Miami, FL - November 2006)

Employee Relations and Employee Discipline & Termination, BETA Center
(Orlando, FL - March 2006)

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, American Conference Institute
(San Francisco, CA - March 2006)

Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, American Conference Institute
(Miami, FL - November 2005)

Proper Claim File Management, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
(Dover, NH - May 2005)

Do's and Don'ts of Investigation, Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee
(Orlando, FL - June 2004)

Bad Faith Litigation in Florida, National Business Institute (Orlando, FL - April 2004)

Challenges in Florida Insurance Coverage Litigation, National Business Institute
(Orlando, FL - February 2004)

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Florida, Lorman Education Services
(West Palm Beach, FL - August 2003)

Deposition Preparation, Liberty Mutual
(Dover, NH - June 2003)

Disability Litigation - ERISA Regulatory Changes, American Conference Institute
(Boston, MA - March 2003)

Honors and Awards:
Certificate of Appreciation, Orange County Legal Aid Society, 2002
Florida Law Review, Gertrude Brick Outstanding Board Member, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Webster University, 2005-present
Adjunct Professor - Human Resource Management/Employment Law

Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2005- present
Member

Florida Bar, 1992- present
Member

Orange County Bar Association, 1992-present
Member

Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, 1994-present
Member

Pro Bono Activities:
Guardian Ad Litem, 1992 - Present
Talwa Federation, YMCA Guides Program, Council Member, 2004-Present
Anthony House for the Homeless, Director and Vice President, 1995 - 1999
Heart of Florida United Way, Agencies Committee, Co-Chair, 1992 - 1993

Fraternities:
Delta Omicron Tau
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity