Effective March 24, 2023, the litigation landscape in Florida changed. Tort Reform has come to Florida with the passage of House Bill 837 by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Desantis on March 24, 2023. The reforms bring a welcome relief to defendants and their insurance carriers in Florida, include sweeping changes to the law on insurance bad faith, reducing the statute of limitations from four years to two years, changing Florida from a pure comparative negligence state to modified comparative negligence and many other essential changes to level the playing field and to create transparency in the litigation landscape. Click here to see our Florida Tort Reform Newsletter for further discussion of the key points of Florida's Tort Reform.
Lori Vanderlaan is the firm’s managing partner and maintains an active trial practice throughout Florida and Illinois. Lori handles cases in all of the firm’s practice areas but specializes in complex insurance defense, catastrophic injury, employment law and coverage litigation as well as the defense of public entities in cases alleging a wide variety of claims such as fair housing, civil rights violations, and general tort liability.
Nathan Vanderlaan's is a partner with Vanderlaan Law Group and his practice focuses on civil litigation and insurance coverage defense. With regards to civil litigation, Nathan focuses on the defense of complex tort claims, trucking accidents, construction injuries, employment law and civil rights claims. Nathan also acts as insurance coverage counsel for some of the firm's clients and also provides counseling services for businesses on compliance and other business related matters.