Tiffany Bustamante

Member

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Tiffany focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage matters, from pre-suit consultation to the litigation and appeals process in both federal and state courts. She regularly assists insurers by providing them with coverage and excess exposure opinions, monitoring potential excess exposure issues, conducting complex coverage analysis, and handling multiple claimant issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany was a partner with a boutique litigation firm based in Miami, Florida, where she represented insurers in complex coverage, claims handling involving directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability, general liability, and first-party property coverage, and bad faith litigation.
 
Tiffany has served as a guardian ad litem volunteer since 2013, first with the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, Florida, and currently with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami, Florida. In this role, she provides the court with recommendations for the care of children and advocates on behalf of abused, neglected, and abandoned children. 

Tiffany earned her bachelor of science, cum laude, from Florida State University and her juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She was recently appointed to serve on the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Law Alumni Council (LAC).

Tiffany is fluent in Spanish.

News

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Super Lawyers Names 12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2023 Florida List

June 30, 2023

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Publications

Court Finds No Coverage for Loss Caused by Water Back Up Through a Storm Drain [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

March 04, 2024

In Carrico v. Stillwater Ins. Co., 23-CV-349-RAJ, 2024 WL 308106 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 26, 2024), the Western District of Washington considered competing motions for partial summary judgment in a property damage case involving a winter storm, where large amounts of rain and melted snow backed the drain...

Florida Appeals Court Reverses Appraisal Ordered In Storm Suit [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 02, 2022

On July 20, 2022, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded a trial court’s decision compelling the parties to proceed with appraisal and staying litigation until that appraisal was completed. Florida’s appellate court held that trial court erred in granting the motion to...

Eleventh Circuit: Jury Instruction About Notice to Insured of Settlement Demand Was Required (Florida) [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

July 20, 2022

In its recent decision, Brink v. Direct General Ins. Co., 38 F.4th 917 (11th Cir. 2022), the Eleventh Circuit ruled 2-1 that the Florida district court erred when it failed to instruct a jury that an insurer not only owed a duty to settle claims for its insured, but also owed a duty to advise its...

Education

  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Florida State University, B.S., cum laude, 2012

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (Florida) 2023

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida

University of Florida Law Alumni Council