R. Steven Rawls
Mr. Rawls, who contributes articles to IRMI.com about liability insurance law as it applies to liability insurance, devotes his practice to extracontractual matters, third-party liability coverage, and third-party liability defense.
Mr. Rawls is a frequent author, writing for publications including Mealey's Litigation Report: Bad Faith, For the Defense, CGL Reporter, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Recurring Issues in Insurance Disputes: A Guide for Insurers and Insureds, and Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation. He has spoken about extracontractual, contractual, and insurance issues at several client seminars. Among other engagements, he appeared as a featured speaker at the 1995 Additional Insured Endorsements and Contractual Indemnity Agreements seminar. In 2002, Mr. Rawls spoke as a panelist on mold measurement limitations at the annual American Bar Association (ABA) coverage meeting of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He has frequently spoken on the prevention and defense of "bad faith"/excess judgment claims, most recently speaking about time limit demands in a presentation titled "Responding to Time Limit Demands with Conditions."
Mr. Rawls is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice before the US District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of DRI and the ABA. He received his bachelor of independent studies degree from the University of South Florida and his juris doctorate from the University of Florida.