JEFFREY D. DIAMOND
Jeffrey D. Diamond is an active member of both the State Bars of Georgia and California. He
has 35 years experience as a practicing litigation attorney, specializing in Insurance law and
Coverage, with extensive experience as both a
trial and appellate lawyer. During his career, he
has represented both insurance companies and
policyholders in insurance coverage and bad faith
actions, currently focusing his practice on representing policyholders, primarily in Georgia. He
has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an
AV Rated attorney and has been named a 2013 Georgia Super lawyer. He is
a frequent speaker on topics relating to Insurance law and coverage and has
qualified as an expert witness on insurance coverage and bad faith issues in
both State and Federal Court. In addition to his active law practice, he is the
Insurance law Professor at both Georgia State University College of law and
Atlanta’s John Marshall law School, and annually serves on the faculty in the
Kessler-Eidson trial techniques Program at Emory law School in Atlanta.
LAW OFFICES OF
3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339
JEFFREY D. DIAMOND
p: 404.814.0000, Ext. 201, f: 404.816.8900
Richard (Flip) Phillips is a founding partner of Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & nowak, llP.
For over 40 years Flip has represented plaintiffs
and insurance policyholders nationwide. He is
Past President of both the Mississippi trial lawyers
Association and the Mississippi Chapter of
American Inns of Court. Flip’s landmark cases
have abolished sovereign immunity in Mississippi,
defined the rules of automobile insurance, and
expanded the role of punitive and extra-contractual
damages in insurance regulation.
Flip’s multi-million dollar jury verdicts have been
recognized in the national law Journal’s top 100
Verdicts, the Wall Street Journal, lawyersUSA, and the Canadian press.
He has served as lead Class Counsel and a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering
Committees in nationwide class actions and Multi-District litigation involving
life and health insurance, supplemental cancer policies, and financial products.
the author of numerous law Journal articles, a book on Insurance law and
chapters in two Matthew Bender multi-volume treatises, Flip is a member of the
Board of Regents of the American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual
Counsel, where he serves as the representative of insurance policyholders.
RICHARD (FLIP) PHILLIPS
695 Shamrock Drive
Post Office Box 1586
Batesville, MS 38606
2545 Caffey Street
Post Office Box 346
Hernando, MS 38632
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VER PLOEG & LUMPKIN, P.A.
Since its founding in 1995, ver ploeg & lumpkin, pA has helped to protect policyholders faced with insurance coverage denials and bad faith insurance
practices. With 25 attorneys and offices in Miami and orlando, the firm has the
capacity to handle coverage disputes for individuals, large and small businesses,
municipalities, and bankruptcy trustees across a wide spectrum of insurance
policy types and issues, including commercial, disaster, liability, disability, life,
and property. the firm also handles third-party coverage issues, bankruptcy-
related insurance disputes, and commercial litigation concerning healthcare
billing and reimbursement.
the firm is unique in that it handles only cases dealing with insurance
coverage. this singular focus has allowed the firm to become well versed in all
aspects of insurance law, and its attorneys are capable of developing targeted
strategies to resolve even the most specific insurance issues. “We have an
academic interest in insurance that extends beyond our profession as
advocates,” says partner Hugh lumpkin. “We are students of insurance.”
the firm’s professionalism, skill, and breadth of experience has led to its recognition by U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers “Best law Firms” as a
first-tier Miami law firm in insurance law. Firm founder Brenton ver ploeg and lumpkin have also been selected for inclusion in this year’s edition of The Best
Lawyers in America®, and they have been regularly listed in Florida Super Lawyers, along with a number of other attorneys at the firm.
ver ploeg notes that, above all, the attorneys at the firm pride themselves on their ability to deliver results in keeping with their clients’ needs. “our work
makes a direct difference in the lives of both individuals and corporations, and that is very satisfying for me,” he says.
R. Hugh Lumpkin and Brenton N. Ver Ploeg
Miami - 100 S.E. Second Street, 30th Floor, Miami, FL 33131 • p: 305.577.3996, f: 305.577.3558
Orlando - Capital Plaza Two, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 790, Orlando, FL 32801 • p: 407.380.9312