Susan B. Harwood

Harwood

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Susan B. Harwood

E-Mail: sbharwood@boehmbrown.com

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PRACTICE AREAS
Insurance coverage (first and third party) and general liability defense

EDUCATION
Wake Forest University, 1979
BA Degree with Honors
Magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
        Guy T. Carswell Scholar
Dean’s List, all eight (8) semesters
Universite de Grenoble, France, 1979-1980
Rotary International Fellowship
Wake Forest University School of Law, JD Degree, 1983

BAR ADMISSION
Florida, 1983

COURT ADMISSIONS
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States of District Court for the Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Director (2010-2013); Litigation Management College – Dean of Graduate Program (2012-2013); Associate Dean of Graduate Program (2009-2011); Property Insurance Section (Chair, 2007-2009); Membership Committee (2012 – Present); Admissions Committee(2006-2014); Amicus Committee (2009-2013); Defense of the Judiciary Committee (2007-2011); Diversity Initiative Committee (2008-2011); Projects & Objectives Committee (2009-2010); and Exhibitors Committee (Chair, 2005-2007)
The Florida Bar
Trial Lawyers Section
WIND Network Board of Directors (2008-Present)

 

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS 
Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rating
Certified Circuit Court Mediator

LEGAL/AUTHORSHIPS
Property Loss Resource Bureau (PLRB), presenter (2007-2013)
Keynote speaker, Australian Insurance Law Association, Melbourne, Australia (October 2010)
“Food for Thought … Where Lies the Pendulum Between the Insurer and the Policyholder on the Scale of Duties of Good Faith,” The FDCC Quarterly (Winter 2003 ed.) (co-author with Janet L. Brown)
“The Seven Lessons of Extra Expense,” presented at ABA/TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee’s 2002 Program Business Interruption and Related Claims in the Wake of 9/11, New York, New York
“Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law,” 34 Tort & Insurance Law Journal 2 (Winter 1999)(contributing author)
“Collapse: How Do You Define It?”, ABA/TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 1998/Winter 1999
“Ensuing Water Loss:  An Overview,” presented at the Property Insurance Law Committee’s August 1, 1998 ABA/Annual Meeting Program, Chicago, Illinois
“The Lost, Missing or Destroyed Policy: Proof Problems and Other Evidentiary Issues,” presented at the ABA (TIPS) Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 1995 Mid-Winter Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA

LEGAL TEACHING POSITIONS
Lecturer, “The Attorney as Guardian ad litem Volunteer,” Orange County Bar Association
Adjunct Instructor, University of Central Florida Legal Studies Program, August 1993 to May 1994

COMMUNITY/ACTIVITIES
Guardian ad litem (Legal Aid Society, Orlando, Florida)