Jamila V. Alexander Associate
Jamila Alexander was born and raised in South Florida. She was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law through the Florida Education Fund’s Minority Participation in Legal Education and the law school’s Dean’s Scholarship, where she graduated cum lauded in 2002. At the University of Miami, Jamila was a member of the Society of Bar and Gavel, the highest honor society at the law school, as well as the Black Law Students Association where she served on the executive board. Jamila also served as an Articles and Comments Editor for the University of Miami School of Law Business Law Review. Previously, Jamila received a Bachelor’s of Science, with a minor in English, from Florida A&M University in 1999, where she was active in the Student Government Association.
Jamila focuses her practice on Insurance Defense Litigation where she represents insurance carriers in Property and Casualty matters involving First Party and Third Party claims. During her career, she has successfully represented insurance companies, commercial businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes. She has considerable litigation experience in Florida’s state, federal and administrative courts.
Prior to joining Boyd Richards Parker & Colonelli, P.L., Jamila worked at a Miami and West Palm Beach law firm handling matters involving the defense of first and third party property and casualty claims.
ADMISSIONS, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Jamila is a member of the Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, Juris Doctor, 2002
Obtained defense verdict after a four-day trial on behalf of a shopping center owner accused of violating the American with Disabilities Act and the Florida Building Code. Plaintiff contended that the property owner negligently maintained handicap access ramps by not building the ramps in compliance with the ADA or the Florida Building Code. The defense expert even conceded that that ramp did not comply with the ADA or the Florida Building Codes. However, the jury issued a verdict of no liability in favor of the owners of the shopping center following testimony that the Plaintiff regularly visited the shopping plaza.
Successfully defended an insurance carrier where property owner alleged extensive interior water damage was caused by wind-driven rain. Carriers field adjuster observed the damages to the interior of the home but determined that no covered peril lead to the leak. After more than a year of litigation, including extensive discovery and depositions, moved for summary judgement on the basis that damage was not created by a covered peril. The matter was set for trial and immediately prior to the calendar call, Plaintiff filed a voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of parents following the assertion that the Plaintiff was assaulted during a party at the parents’ home by their adult son. Plaintiff alleged that the parents, as parents and landlords, had a duty to protect him from the son’s foreseeable violent conduct. The Court entered judgment in favor of the parents on the premise that liability cannot be imposed upon the parents of an adult child, even where the child lives with the parents.
Successfully defended a South Florida city in a breach of contract lawsuit, where a property owner asserted that the municipality’s administration entered into an oral contract regarding building code permits and issues relating to renovation and construction being performed on a property in the city. Obtained summary judgment in favor of the city, as well as, an order granting the attorneys’ fees and costs to the city for the property owner’s pursuit of the frivolous claim.