Wendy Stein Fulton

Partner

District of ColumbiaFloridaVirginia

Offices

Florida

300 SE 2nd Street, Suite 600

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Practice Areas

Class Actions, Collective Actions, and Mass Torts

Construction

General Litigation

Healthcare

Insurance Coverage

Professional Liability

Experience

Wendy Stein Fulton is an AV-Rated attorney and forensic accountant who manages the firm’s Florida office.

Her national practice of more than 23 years focuses on bad faith/insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, professional malpractice defense (including the defense of lawyers, medical professionals, medical device manufacturers, and construction professionals), and class action defense. She litigates in both trial court and appellate courts.

Wendy is a Florida native who avidly scuba dives and travels with her wife. Their two children are currently attending law school.

Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Notable Matters

  • Anderman v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 803 Fed. Appx. 290 (11th Cir. 2020)
  • Arrington v. Hausman, 760 Fed. Appx. 705 (11th Cir. 2019)
  • Acosta v. Ursula Lehnhart Revocable Living Trust, 714 Fed. Appx. 976 (11th Cir. 2018)
  • Borg v. PhelanHallinan, Diamond & Jones, PLLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77182 (M.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Stusch v. Jiruska, 188 So. 3d 874 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)
  • CitiMortgage v. Turner, 172 So. 3d 502 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)
  • Suite 225, Inc. v. Lantana Ins., Ltd., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190539 (S.D. Fla. 2013), affirmed by Suite 225, Inc. v. Lantana Ins., Ltd., 625 Fed.Appx. 502 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Meyer v. Medmarc Cas. Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157140 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Cassanese v. United HealthCare Ins. Co.,2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88437 (M.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Gables Plastic Surgery v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.,2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10432 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Harris v. Voyager Indem. Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. 296 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Mariners Hospital, Inc. v. Neighborhood Health Partnership, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32284  (S.D. Fla. 2004)

Publications & Presentations

Articles:

  • “Surfside: The Historic Settlement and the Legislative Response,” New York Law Journal, May 22, 2023
  • Quoted, “Strategies for Managing Complex Claims,” Claims Magazine, PC360.com, January/February 2023
  • “MLR: The Controversial Calculation Makes Its Appearance In The Health Care Reform Debate,” ABA Health eSource, March 2010
  • “Motions in Limine,” The Defense Speaks, Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, 2006
  • “Powell v. Georgia,” Florida State University Law Review, Summer 2000

Presentations:

  • "The Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on Coverage Issues and Excess Insurance," DRI Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium, November 2023
  • “Insurer v. Insurer Bad Faith Litigation,” DRI Insurance Bad Faith  and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar, June 2023
  • “Mediations: Be Prepared,” 6th Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry, 2022
  • “Keeping the Faith: Detecting and Avoiding Bad Faith Bear Traps,” 2022 Florida Insurance Network Symposium, 2022
  • “Legal Malpractice: What to Do with that Ah Ha Moment,” Broward County Bar Association, 2015
  • “Clinical Trial Negligence, Sponsor v. Contractor Litigation,” Medmarc Medical Device Conference, 2014
  • “Good Faith Claims Practices in Florida,” CLM 2013
  • “Good Faith Claims Practices in Texas,” 2013
  • “Good Faith Claims Practices in Georgia,” 2013
  • “Good Faith Claims Practices in California,” 2013
  • “Good Faith Claims Practices in Virginia,” 2012

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law
  • MAcc (Master of Accounting), Forensic Accounting, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel
  • DRI – Lawyers Representing Business: member and speaker
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association: member and speaker
  • Certified Instructor of Adjuster Law and Policy for the Florida Department of Financial Services
  • PADI Certified Master Scuba Diver