Wendy L. Furman concentrates her litigation practice in the areas of insurance, commercial, and employment litigation. Ms. Furman’s insurance practice includes analyzing and litigating coverage matters for life, health and disability, ERISA, general liability, and property and casualty carriers.
Ms. Furman has extensive experience in stranger-owned life insurance litigation and other complex life insurance litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has written on issues relating to ERISA and insurance litigation. Ms. Furman has spoken on ERISA issues at the Annual Meeting of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and on disability issues at the American Conference Institute’s Seminar “Litigating Disability Insurance Claims.” She has trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and is an AV-rated attorney.
Ms. Furman is a 1994 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Franklin & Marshall College. Upon graduation from law school, she worked in the Pittsburgh office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, acting as outside litigation counsel to Alcoa. Ms. Furman worked in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP after moving to Florida in 1996. In 2002, she and two other female attorneys founded Pett Furman, P.L. prior to merging with Edison McDowell & Hetherington in late 2016. Ms. Furman is a member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Life, Health & Disability Committee of the Defense Research Institute and has served on its Membership Committee and she is a member of the Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association.
In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and going to the theater.