Clausen Miller Welcomes Four New Attorneys to Florida Offices

July 11, 2022 / News

Clausen Miller is proud to announce the additions of Jennifer White, KeiErica Baker, Zachary Sonenblum, and Erick Rodriguez to its Tampa office.

Joining the Firm as a partner, Jennifer White focuses her practice on the areas of professional liability and casualty defense. She is skilled in defending clients in complex, multi-district, class action litigation and individual federal and state court litigation, as well as internal and regulatory investigations in response to probes launched by various state Attorneys General and regulatory bodies. Jennifer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law and her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from Binghamton University.

KeiErica Baker joins the Firm as a senior associate focusing her practice on first-party property disputes, representing both admitted and surplus-lines insurance carriers throughout Florida. She has extensive experience in third-party coverage matters. KeiErica began her career as an assistant public defender, gaining trial experience through over 30 nonjury and jury trials. KeiErica earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and her B.A. from the University of South Florida.

Zachary Sonenblum is a senior associate who concentrates his practice on civil litigation defense, primarily related to first-party property disputes. He has previous experience in insurance defense litigation and handles matters in both Florida state courts and Florida federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. Zachary earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law after receiving his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Associate Erick Rodriguez concentrates his practice on first-party property matters. He is also experienced in third-party liability, including premises liability, defamation, contractual disputes, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and HOA/condo law. In addition, he has previously represented contractors in high-exposure worker’s compensation cases with favorable outcomes, and has secured the dismissal of multiple fraudulent injury and insurance claims. Erick earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Central Florida.

“These new additions to our Florida offices are excellent examples of Clausen Miller’s strong growth in the Southeast,” said Firm President & CEO, Dennis Fitzpatrick. “Jennifer, KeiErica, Zachary, and Erick each bring a unique set of skills and experience to offer our clients in Florida and elsewhere.”

Clausen Miller is an insurance and defense law firm recognized as one of the top 10 Insurance Practice firms in the nation. Clausen Miller has offices in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Orange County and San Francisco, California; Florham Park, New Jersey; Michigan City, Indiana; Appleton, Wisconsin; Stamford, Connecticut; Tampa, Florida; and London, England with affiliates located in Belgium, France, and Italy. Clausen Miller represents large commercial and personal lines insurance carriers, including reinsurers, throughout the United States and in Europe. Clausen Miller’s attorneys generally practice in all areas of Insurance Coverage, all areas of Professional Liability and Casualty Defense, Subrogation, and Appeals.

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