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Jeffrey E. Bigman 
Daytona Beach, Florida
Member
phone (386) 254-6875
fax (386) 257-1834
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Mr. Bigman, one of the members of Smith, Stout, Bigman & Brock, P.A., joined the firm in 1996.  He specializes in insurance defense with emphasis on medical malpractice defense, bad faith and insurance coverage litigation and high exposure personal injury actions.  He represents doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, chiropractors, podiatrists and other health professionals.  He also represents health professionals in the defense of disciplinary actions. Mr. Bigman represents clients in all aspects of insurance defense including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage disputes, and bad faith litigation.  He is a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Civil Trial Law.

Super Lawyer Designation at
Super Lawyers
Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Bad Faith Litigation
Automobile Negligence Defense
Nursing Home Defense
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Personal Injury
Tobacco Litigation Defense
Product Liability Defense
Aviation Law
Certification/Specialties:
Board Certified - Civil Trial Law, Florida Bar, 2000


(Recertified in 2005 and 2010)


Bar Admissions:
New York, 1984
Florida, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
Education:
Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1983
Juris Doctor


City University of New York, Queens College, Flushing, NY, 1980
Bachelor of Arts


Published Works:
The Lamz Effect: Identifying UM/UIM Carriers at Trial (Jeffrey E. Bigman & William McFetridge) , FDLA Trial Advocate Quarterly, Fall , 2008


"Surveillance" Chapter in "The Defense Speaks", Practice Manual, Florida Defense Lawyers Association pp 79-84, 2006


Altered Records: The Credibility Battle, OUM Progress Reports For Podiatrists, January, 1997


Altered Records: The Credibility Battle, OUM Progress Reports For Chiropractors, November, 1996


Representative Cases:
Wolf v. Progressive, 34 So2d 81 (1st DCA 2010)
Franklin v. Progressive, 440 So3d 1281 (1st DCA 2010)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
"Bad Faith Set-ups & Current Solutions", Upcoming Florida Liability Claims Conference, June, 2011


"Direct and Cross Examination of Experts", Upcoming Volusia County Bar Association, May, 2011


"Cutting Edge Technology at Trial", Florida Liability Claims Conference, June, 2010


"An Update on Limiting Past Medical Expenses to Paid, Not Billed Charges, Goble and it's Progeny", South Florida Regional FDLA meeting, October, 2008 and Florida Liability Claims Conference, May, 2009


"Israel Awareness: The Peace Process and the Assault on Israel's Right to Self-Defense.", Stetson University, April, 2009


"Overview of Florida Law for Chiropractors", Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, FL Campus - Lecture given multiple semesters, 2008 - Present


"Surveillance-Gotcha-A review of the law, tactics and strategy of surveillance", Florida Liability Claims Conference, 2006


"Using Physicians in Defending and Proving Damages", Volusia County Bar Association, 2006


"Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness", Dunn-Blount Inns of Court, Volusia Chapter, 2003


"Disclosure of Medical Erros: The Medical-Legal Perspective", VHA Southeast Conference, 2002


"Claims Adjusters' Considerations in Potential Litigation Claims", Safeco Insurance, 2001


"Malingering - Detection and Effect on Personal Injury Claims", Medical-Legal Seminar - Steamboat Springs, CO, February, 2000


Mock Trial, OUM & Associates - Southwest Chiropractic Association, February, 2000


"Defending the Physician in Malpractice Cases", Medical-Legal Seminar - Big Sky, MT, February, 1998


Florida Required License Renewal Course for Podiatrists - Taught CME course on Risk Management and Laws and Rules, Barry University, 1997 - 1999


Mock Deposition Presentation for DPM, Florida Podiatric Medical Association Meeting, June, 1996


Medical Malpractice Symposium - Surgical Seminar and Lectures to Podiatric Students, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 1993 - 1995


Lecturer at Risk Management Seminars for Physicians, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, 1991 - 1996


"Use of Surveillance at Trial", Southeast Claims Conference, New Orleans, LA, June, 1990


Multiple Risk Management Seminars, Hospitals and Insurance Companies in New York


Attorney Panel Member at Risk Management Programs for Podiatrists, OUM & Associates


"Tort Reform in New York", International Insurance Underwriters


In-House Lecturer using NITA Materials, Trial Advocacy Program


Honors and Awards:
Florida Super Lawyer (Law & Politics Publication), 2008 - 2011


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Florida Bar Association


Volusia County Bar Association


Defense Research Institute


Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2007
Professional Liability Committee Chairman


Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2007 - Present
Board of Directors


Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2010 - 2011
Secretary/Treasurer


Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
President


Dunn Blount Inns of Court


Jewish Heritage Festival of Volusia & Flagler Counties (www.jewishheritagefestival.com), 2007 - Present
Chairman and President (since Inception)


Temple Beth-El (www.templebeth-el.us), 2000 - Present
Board of Trustees


Temple Beth-El Executive Committee (2000 - Present), President, 2009 - Present


Past Employment Positions:
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Partner, New York, New York, 1991 - 1996


Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Associate, New York, New York, 1987 - 1990


Martin, Clearwater & Bell, Litigation Associate, New York, New York, 1984 - 1987


Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, Litigation Associate, New York, New York, 1983 - 1984


Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Deltona, Sanford, Palm Coast, Bunnell, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, De Leon Springs, Crescent City, Flagler County, and Volusia County Florida.

444 Seabreeze Blvd.
Suite 900 | Daytona Beach
Florida, 32118
Phone: 386 - 254 - 6875
Facsimile: 386 - 257 - 1834

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