Tiffany Bustamante O'Quinn

Associate

Miami

(305) 358-6031

(305) 704-5955

Recent Publication:

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

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...

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.

Publications

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
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida

University of Florida Law Alumni Council