Andrew V. Tramont
Over more than four decades, Andrew Tramont has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants, securing favorable verdicts and settlements in numerous multi-million dollar actions in state and federal courts and arbitration forums throughout the United States. As plaintiffs' counsel, he has recovered tens of millions from accounting firms in audit malpractice cases, including a $14.5 million verdict in Mississippi federal court against accounting giant Ernst & Young after a one month jury trial, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His insurance litigation practice includes victories and successful settlements on claims of bad faith, failure to defend, and breach of contract based on the refusal of insurance companies to honor personal insurance policies. Mr. Tramont has also represented business and homeowners in major property and casualty litigation arising from hurricane disasters and other forms of property damage, obtaining verdicts for those clients at the trial and appellate levels.
Mr. Tramont has been named a ATop Attorney in Florida@ by the Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Magazine and Orlando Life Magazine, a ATop Rated Lawyer B Insurance Law@ by the American Lawyer Magazine, and a ASuper Lawyer in Insurance Coverage@ by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is designated AAV/Preeminent@ by Martindale-Hubbell, that rating organization=s highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards, and A10 out of 10 B Superb@ by AVVO.
In addition to heading up the firm's Insurance Practices section, Mr. Tramont advocates on behalf of investors in individual and class action securities litigation and arbitrations nationwide. His successes in that area include a multi-million dollar recovery from Citigroup/Smith Barney for an elderly investor following an eight day arbitration hearing in California, and a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of 220 clients following the prosecution of multiple securities cases in the state and federal courts of Florida.
Mr. Tramont also represents clients in discrimination cases, in which he has successfully prosecuted and defended wrongful termination cases in federal and state court involving claims of gender, disability and racial bias, and racially hostile work environments. He also represents individuals suing their employers for failure to pay overtime compensation.
In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Tramont is an arbitrator for both the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Tramont is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Wyoming. He is active in a number of state and federal bar organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association's "Tort, Trial and Insurance Practices Section," and the New York Bar's "Trial Lawyers Section." He currently sits on the Florida Bar's Professional Ethics Committee and previously served as chair of the Florida Bar's Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee and as a member of The Florida Bar's Professionalism Committee. He is active in the pro bono area, representing indigent litigants in cases involving the violaion of their federal and state civil rights.
Areas of Practice
- Insurance Litigation
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
- J.D. - 1979
- Hobart College
- B.A. - 1976
- "50-State Survey of Accounting and Auditing Liability Issues" – Wyoming, ABA Section of Litigation, Committee on Professional Liability Litigation, Published Online, 2017
- "Navigating the 'Good Faith' and 'Reasonableness' Requirements of Coblentz", Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 91, No. 4
- "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure", National Business Institute, 1993
- "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure", National Business Institute, 1997
- "Florida Foreclosure and Repossession", National Business Institute, 2002
- "An In-Depth Analysis of Insurance Coverage Options in Florida", National Business Institute, 2005
- "Business Interruption and COVID-19", Consulegis Global Network, Published Online, 2020
- Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am. v. Ernst & Young LLP, 542 F.3d 475, 2008, 5th Cir.
- TTSI Irrevocable Trust v. ReliaStar, Life Ins. Co., 60 So. 3d 1148, 2011, Fla. 5th DCA
- Petro v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am., 2014 WL 4920787, 2014, N.D. Fla.
- Culbreath Isles Prop. Owners Ass'n, Inc. v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am., 151 F. Supp. 3d 1282, 2015, M.D. Fla.
- Sidman v. Travelers Cas. & Sur., 841 F.3d 1197, 2016, 11th Cir.
- Lecturer, "Advanced Insurance Bad Faith: Creative Strategies to Expand (and Minimize) an Insurer's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing", National Business Institute CLE Seminar, April 2017
- Lecturer, Insurance Panel Discussion - "Business Interruption and COVID-19", Sponsored by Consulegis Global Network
Honors and Awards
- AV/Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
- 10 out of 10 - Superb, AVVO
- Top Attorneys in Florida, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Magazine and Orlando Life
- Top Rated Lawyer – Insurance Law, American Lawyer Magazine
- Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage - Florida, Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurances Practices Section, Member
- New York Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member
- Florida Bar's Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee, Chair
- The Florida Bar's Professionalism Committee, Member
- The Florida Bar's Professional Ethics Committe, Member