education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1981), cum laude
  • Tulane University (B.S., 1978), with honors

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Steven J. Brodie

Steven J. Brodie

Shareholder
Miami
T: 305.539.7302
F: 305.530.0055
Steven Brodie has extensive experience in insurance-related litigation, including coverage, defense, and regulatory matters. He also frequently handles litigation regarding securities, complex commercial matters, and creditors' rights. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, major insurers, financial services companies, telecommunications firms, officers and directors, institutional lenders, and developers.

As lead counsel, he has defended matters in numerous jurisdictions and states including New York, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, and California.

Mr. Brodie counsels a wide variety of insurance companies, including a leading international organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. His services include litigating insurance coverage matters, property damage claims, bad faith claims, class action defense, representation of insurance carriers before the insurance regulator, regulatory litigation, and business litigation. He has long been involved in a wide range of substantive insurance areas, including property and casualty insurance, various types of professional liability insurance, D&O coverages. He is also experienced in the emerging field of environmental impairment insurance.

He represented a Los Angeles-based national concert promoter and obtained the Miami City Commission’s approval for the client to manage a downtown Miami 6,000-seat amphitheater. The deal included a 10-year term and two five-year renewable terms. Mr. Brodie worked on the client’s winning bid for more than a year before it was approved unanimously by the commission, and made presentations to the amphitheater’s managing trust as part of his effort to secure the bid.

He is the primary attorney responsible for assembling a team of lawyers and professionals to assist the largest U.S. provider of prepaid mobile phone services. For the past several years this team has represented the client in actions across the country against international traffickers of prepaid mobile phones. These traffickers are involved in schemes to alter the phones’ proprietary software, repackage the devices, and resell them domestically and abroad to unsuspecting customers.

Mr. Brodie filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court of Florida on behalf of a major insurance company, and is involved in numerous cases and appeals throughout the state related to defending insurance related issues.

Mr. Brodie also provided pro bono representation to U.S. holocaust survivors in a class action settlement of claims against a Swiss bank.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Brodie provides professional business guidance and lobbying services. This representation includes helping clients to procure government contracts and take advantage of other business opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Brodie is a frequent speaker on insurance industry issues, and has authored numerous articles on D&O coverage and bad faith. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a member of the American Bar Association, and The Florida Bar. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of United Way of Miami-Dade, University of Miami Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Miami Citizens Board, University of Miami.