Kristina L. Marsh


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  • Biography

    Kristina L. Marsh serves as the Office Managing Partner for the firm's Tampa office. She is an experienced civil litigator, working closely with her clients to develop innovative, case-specific litigation and defense strategies so that they can make informed, realistic, and cost-effective decisions. Kristina has extensive experience in first-party property claims (residential, commercial, and business interruption), commercial trucking and transportation coverage claims, complex coverage cases, analyzing complex coverage issues, evaluating policy-specific issues, and bringing these issues before the courts, as needed.  Moreover, she has considerable experience handling bad faith and extra-contractual liability claims and helping clients develop avoidance strategies in first and third-party insurance matters. Kristina has experience in all aspects of trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts in a variety of complex insurance and non-insurance cases, including, but not limited to employment matters, certain professional liability matters, and construction defect cases. 

    In addition to the foregoing, Kristina is also a Circuit Civil Mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida and devotes some time to mediating a broad range of civil disputes, including but not limited to personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, forced placed insurance, priority of coverage, equitable subrogation and indemnification, commercial, construction, disputes involving homeowner/condominium associations, and bad faith. Kristina’s experience as both a litigator and a mediator provides her with an appreciation of the expense and risk of litigation and works closely with her clients to find ways to achieve an early resolution and minimize expense, where possible.

    She has been certified by the state of Florida to provide continuing education courses and frequently conducts seminars on mediation, appraisals, insurance trends, case-handling strategies, and substantive legal updates. In addition, Kristina is a certified WIND Appraiser.


    • Florida
    • U.S. District Courts, Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida


    • National Association of Professional Women
    • The Florida Bar
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar
    • Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc.
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

    Community Involvement

    • “Thieves of San Lorenzo,” a Tampa Bay-based krewe that gives back to the community through various charities and fundraisers
    • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Tampa Campus, Adjunct Professor, Fall 2012
  • Practice Areas
  • Publications & Presentations


    Kristina's most recent presentations include:

    • eDiscovery & ESI: Social Media & Litigation, Clearwater, Florida, April 2015
    • Mediating Property Damage Claims, Tampa, Florida, December 2014
    • Case Law Update: Appraisal Process, Tampa, Florida, October 2014
    • Mediation Ethics Update: Overview of recent Florida MEAC Opinions, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2014

    She has also spoken to the National Association of Subrogation Professionals on a number of occasions. Topics she has presented on include:

    • “Spoliation of Evidence”
    • “Economic Loss Rule”
    • “Made Whole Doctrine”
    • “Florida’s New Construction Claims Statute”
    • “Arbitration Forums and Recent Changes to the AF Rules”
  • Education


    J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2000

    • Journal of Practical & Clinical Law, Editor

    B.A., Communication, University of South Florida, 1995


    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Insurance Law (2023-2024)

    Florida Legal Elite (Represents fewer than 2 percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida), Florida Trend Magazine (2015–2016, 2021)