Vanessa S. Septien is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Insurance Practice Group. Vanessa has significant experience litigating over 20 years in insurance and employment law. She regularly represents insurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation in a wide variety of insurance products including commercial property, commercial and personal automobile, commercial general liability, homeowners, and employment practices liability.
She is actively defending and has extensive experience handling matters throughout Florida in state and federal court. She also provides consultation and representation to insurers regarding claims handling issues and is frequently consulted on matters presenting significant potential exposure to insurers, insureds, and other companies.
In addition, Vanessa counseled large and small employers while administering a national employment law hotline that provided best practice advice for employers to avoid and minimize legal risk in employment issues, including equal employment, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour laws, leaves and benefits.
Vanessa is fluent in Spanish and is currently a member of the Cuban American Bar Association.
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1997
- University of Miami, B.A., 1994
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES:
- Cuban-American Bar Association
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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