Gerald T. “Jerry” Albrecht is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Appellate and Circuit Civil Mediator and a Qualified Arbitrator. He is the President of Albrecht Mediation Services located in Tampa, Florida. Before he mediated and arbitrated cases, he tried them for over 30 years. He is a former Partner in the firm of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig. While at that firm, he chaired the Property Insurance Coverage Department. His practice included the investigation, evaluation and litigation of property insurance claims, both homeowner’s and commercial. Jerry investigated, evaluated and litigated claims throughout the United States.
Jerry has authored several published articles, including “Truth or Consequences: An Analysis of the Concealment or Fraud Defense” and “The Examination Under Oath-An Owner’s Manual”, both appearing in For The Defense magazine. He also co-wrote “The Examination Under Oath: A Vital Tool in Examining Potentially Fraudulent Claims” and “Smart Mediations: The Who, What and How of Successful Mediations”, both published in Litigation Management Magazine. Jerry also co-wrote the book “Good Faith, Bad Faith: A Legal View” published by the Insurance Committee For Arson Control.
Jerry is a frequent speaker and panelist, and he has presented for numerous organizations, including the Florida Windstorm Association, The Insurance Committee on Arson Control, the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention and The Florida Insurance Fraud Education Council. Jerry speaks on several topics, including: trial tactics, leadership, negotiations and mediations, and fire investigations.
Jerry is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all three of the Federal Districts in the State of Florida. As a lawyer, he is rated AV Pre-Eminent by Martindale Hubbell. He is a past President of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention and a former Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel. Jerry is also a member of the United States Naval Institute.
Areas of Practice:
- Bad Faith
- Civil Litigation (State and Federal Courts)
- Commercial or Contract Disputes and litigation
- First and Third Party Disputes
- Insurance Coverage Disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Insurance Agent Disputes