Vanessa Septien

Partner | d. 305.677.8002 | 📨
Trial team lead

Vanessa is a partner in our Insurance & Litigation Practice Group. She specializes in insurance and liability matters, with an emphasis on liability matters, coverage issues, extra contractual claims, employment, professional liability, E&O, and wide spread exposure matters. This includes serving as lead counsel on bodily injury, commercial, professional liability, and employment disputes.

She has worked on behalf of individuals, employers, commercial entities, and insurers for more than 20 years. She acts in defense of insurers and their insureds in liability matters, in avoidance of potential exposure, and on claims against them. She regularly consults on coverage issues, claims handling, and extra-contractual issues.

Vanessa has served as go to counsel on a national workplace helpline providing advice to employers on liability and best practices, including issues involving equal employment, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour laws, leaves and benefits.

Vanessa was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997.

Bar admissions

US District Court, Middle District of Florida
US District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional affiliations

Cuban-American Bar Association 
Florida Association for Women Lawyers 

Education and training

University of Miami Law School; Coral Gables, FL | Juris Doctor | 1997
University of Miami, BA; Coral Gables, FL | Bachelor of Arts | 1994

Local involvement

Hispanic Unity of Florida, Citizenship Instructor