Vanessa Septien

Team lead, Senior counsel | d. 305.677.8002

Vanessa’s practice has concentrated on the handling of complex coverage and bad faith disputes; as well as the managing of statewide litigation on defense of client policies. She regularly represents insurers in evaluating, settling, and litigating matters in state or federal court, trial of coverage and extra contractual claims, and wide spread exposure matters.  

Vanessa also represents insureds as appointed counsel in direct litigation involving a broad range of claims, including personal injury, commercial, and employment disputes.  And 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 Doctorate | 1997
University of Miami, BA; Coral Gables, FL | Bachelor of Arts | 1994

Local involvement

Hispanic Unity of Florida, Citizenship Instructor