The Attorneys of Kuhn Raslavich, P.A.
Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. is a civil litigation firm representing clients who have experienced, among other things, property damage, delayed/denied/underpaid insurance claims, personal injury, and unlawful collection efforts. Our Attorneys have decades of combined litigation experience.
Benjamin W. Raslavich, Esq.
Mr. Raslavich is a civil litigation attorney representing individuals, professionals and businesses throughout Florida. Ben has litigated hundreds of cases in Florida’s state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Ben is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, all federal and bankruptcy courts in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ben holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Florida State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Clayton T. Kuhn, Esq.
Mr. Kuhn is a civil litigation attorney representing individuals, professionals and businesses throughout Florida. Clay has litigated hundreds of cases throughout the state of Florida. Clay is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and all federal and bankruptcy courts in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Clay holds undergraduate degrees in real estate and finance from Florida State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Florida International University School of Law.
Jennifer J. Smith, Esq.
Jennifer J. Smith is a Partner with Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Jennifer has extensive trial and litigation experience. Formerly a Partner at a state-wide insurance defense firm, Jennifer has represented insurance carriers, corporations and individuals in all aspects of litigation through trial and appellate procedures. She has years of experience handling water damage claims, assignment of benefit cases, fire claims, hurricane, weather related claims, sink hole and collapse claims.
In addition to first party claims, Ms. Smith handles third party property damage claims involving Condominium Associations and property owners. Ms. Smith also handles coverage disputes, extra-contractual liability, including denials of insurance coverage and untimely claims handling. She also has extensive experience defending Examinations Under Oath and pre-suit related matters. Ms. Smith was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019, an honor afforded to only 2.5% of Florida Attorneys.
Ali A. Kadir, Esq.
Ali A. Kadir is a partner with Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, P.A., he worked as in-house counsel trying cases for a well-known, national insurance company. Previously, he worked for a number of years as counsel for several reputable state-wide and national insurance defense law firms, and served as a criminal prosecutor. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Kadir has taken over 45 cases to jury trial as first chair counsel and thoroughly enjoys being an advocate on behalf of his clients and victims in front of juries.
Ali A. Kadir is a trial attorney and partner in the firm’s Orlando area office. His practice is primarily focused on obtaining justice for victims of serious personal injury and property damage claims, including automobile accidents, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael. He has extensive experience litigating these claims in courts throughout Florida.
Mr. Kadir is a member of the Florida Bar Association and has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
David R. Terry, Jr., Esq.
David R. Terry, Jr. is a partner with Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. For over fourteen years, David represented insurance companies and assisted them with coverage disputes, property insurance claims, and lawsuits involving damages resulting from hurricanes and tropical storms, sinkhole activity, water, wind and hail, mold, fire, theft, vandalism, and collapse. As a defense attorney, David litigated hundreds of cases throughout the State of Florida, some of which he handled through trial and on appeal.
In 2021, David changed the direction of his practice to assist and represent policyholders and businesses whose insurance claims were either wrongfully denied or underpaid. David is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as all federal and bankruptcy courts in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
David graduated second in his class, summa cum laude, from Rollins College in 2000, where he majored in music and minored in education. Then, in 2004, David graduated from Stetson University College of Law, earning a Certificate of Concentration in the area of Trial Advocacy. He was a recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Award for excellence in trial advocacy, as well as the William F. Blews Service Award.
Pamela Clark, Esq.
Pamela Clark is an associate attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A., Ms. Clark has a wide-ranging background in litigation. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, Ms. Clark worked for an insurance defense firm where she represented some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers in homeowners’ insurance matters involving wind, water, hurricane, mold, and sinkhole claims. Ms. Clark also worked as a plaintiffs’ attorney where she represented individuals in consumer protection claims against the some of the nation’s largest banks and debt collection companies. Ms. Clark has litigated hundreds of cases throughout the state of Florida and has practiced in state, federal, and bankruptcy court. Ms. Clark now advocates for homeowners, using the skills and knowledge that she gained by litigating lawsuits both for and against large companies.
Ms. Clark received her undergraduate degree from Eckerd College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Clark worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm, where she worked on cases involving auto accidents and injuries. She also served as the secretary of the Immigration Law Society, served as the Reform Chair of the Innocence Project of Florida – Stetson Chapter, and studied international business and contract law in China.
Kevin M. Conneran, Esq.
Kevin M. Conneran is an associate with Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, P.A., Mr. Conneran worked for one of Florida’s largest insurance defense firms. Mr. Conneran concentrated his practice on representing insurance companies against first-party property, subrogation, and assignment-of-benefits cases related to water damage, theft, fraud and fire claims. Mr. Conneran now works as an advocate for homeowners and business owners against insurance companies, using the valuable insights he gained when defending the very same types of claims.
Mr. Conneran was born and raised in South Florida. He attended the University of Florida obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management, cum laude, with a minor in Mass Communication. After completing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Conneran earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Richmond School of Law. Mr. Conneran served as Technical Editor for the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, the world’s first exclusively online law review. In addition, he served as Treasurer of the University of Richmond Virginia Bar Association Law School Council and was a member of the school’s Client Counseling and Negotiation Competition Board.
Hannah Diaz, Esq.
Hannah Diaz is an Associate Attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Ms. Diaz has an extensive litigation background and has been integral in resolving thousands of claims for homeowners, contractors, auto accident victims, and medical providers across Florida. She brings years of experience as a prior claims adjuster for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, and has since helped claimants recover millions of dollars through all phases of litigation.
Ms. Diaz received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and her Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law. While in law school, she worked as a full-time Paralegal/Office Manager, served as Managing Editor of the Environmental and Earth Law Journal, received the Environmental Honors Certificate, and received a Book Award for the highest grade in Mediation.
Ms. Diaz is a current member of the Florida Bar, Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Florida Justice Association, and Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association. Ms. Diaz is also a published author in the Florida Coastal Law Review and a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator.
Lissette Eusebio, Esq.
Lissette Eusebio obtained a Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University, focused on the Paralegal Studies. Subsequently, she graduated Cum Laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Eusebio focused her practice in third party general liability insurance defense including premises liability, negligent security, professional liability, wrongful death, complex litigation, first party property matters, Section 1983 claim, and maritime law. Ms. Eusebio also worked as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice working with Immigration Judges at the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She also completed a Clinical Teaching Fellowship at the Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Deportation Defense Clinic, supervising law students’ representation of destitute detained immigrants.
Admitted to Practice: • Florida Bar • New York Bar • District of Columbia • United States District Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida.
Publication: Lissette Eusebio, The Convention Against Torture and Third Party Abuse: When Does a Government Breach its Duty Through Acquiescence?, Immigration Law Advisor, Vol. 9, No. 5 (May 2015).
Steven Hoffman, Esq.
Steven P. Hoffman is an associate with Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, P.A., Mr. Hoffman worked for the largest insurance defense firm in Florida, representing individuals, professionals, and businesses throughout Florida. Mr. Hoffman specialized in the defense of construction defect claims on behalf of architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors. Mr. Hoffman also has extensive experience in breach of contract claims, mechanics’ liens, personal injury, premises liability and Engle progeny tobacco cases.
Mr. Hoffman is a second generation Floridian and a double Gator, earning both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. Further, Mr. Hoffman received a Master of Arts degree from the Florida State University, where he served as an Italian Instructor.
Phillip Jones, Esq.
Philip Jones is an Associate Attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A and focuses his practice on homeowners’ insurance matters, including water, windstorm, fire, mold, and hurricane claims. Mr. Jones has an extensive litigation background, that aids in his ability to effectively litigate cases on behalf of homeowners. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, Mr. Jones worked for one of Florida’s largest insurance defense firm representing insurance carriers in various homeowners’ matters.
Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Cumberlands and his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Jones is a current member of the Florida Bar, and New York Bar.
Kevin George, Esq.
Kevin is an Associate Attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked at one of the largest first party property firms in the state, representing homeowners and insureds with hurricane, mold, water, and cast iron drain pipe claims.
Kevin graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 2016. During his time in law school, Kevin was a member of the Calvin A. Kuenzel Student Bar Association and an office holder of Stetson’s chapter of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society. He interned with the office of General Counsel at the Pasco County Sherriff’s Office and also with in-house counsel for the Moffit Cancer Center.
At graduation, he was awarded the Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award. He also served as a judicial intern for the Chief Bankruptcy Judge in the Middle District of Florida.
Coming from a family of medical professionals, Kevin was instilled with the value of service to others. He enjoys helping others and spent a good portion of his free time during law school volunteering at the Community Law Program in Saint Petersburg, Florida, assisting numerous low-income families.
Before law school, Kevin attended Loyola University Chicago, where he attained a Master of Business Administration in Accounting as well as bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Accounting.
During his free time, Kevin enjoys working on cars, improving his Spanish, and spending time with his family and friends.
Laura Topalli, Esq.
Laura Topalli is an associate at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. and focuses her practice on homeowners’ insurance matters, including water, windstorm, fire, mold, and hurricane claims. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, Ms. Topalli worked for a national insurance defense firm, where she represented Fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Topalli graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned her juris doctor from Barry University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Topalli was a law clerk at a general civil litigation firm and a personal injury firm, where she worked on cases involving foreclosure defense, breach of contract, personal injury and landlord-tenant law. She was also the vice president of the International Law Society and a student advocate in the Immigration Clinic.
Joseph P. Rosier, Esq.
Joseph P. Rosier is of counsel to Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. He brings years of litigation experience to Kuhn Raslavich gained through his time as an Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County), subsequent criminal defense work, and first party property litigation.
Mr. Rosier also practices health care compliance for national health care companies. Mr. Rosier is admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts and all federal courts in the District of Colorado, as well as all Florida state courts and all federal courts in the Middle District of Florida. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Florida State University, a Masters in Finance from University of Tampa, his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, and is a patented inventor.
Roger Walker, Esq.
Roger Walker graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and was the first African-American student to graduate from the USF St. Petersburg campus’s Honors Program. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2014. While in law school he was member of the Trial team, where he received the Book Award for Trial team in 2017. After receiving his law degree, he worked for 3 years as a prosecutor, for Orange and then Seminole County, where he has taken over 28 cases to jury trial. In 2019 he was named the Misdemeanor Attorney of the Year.
David M. Sholl, Esq.
David M. Sholl is an associate at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Mr. Sholl is a civil trial and appellate litigator representing individuals, professionals and businesses throughout Florida. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, Mr. Sholl worked as an associate attorney for an AmLaw 200 ranked firm where he represented major insurers in a variety of complex matters. Mr. Sholl was also a law clerk for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a judicial intern for Judge Robert W. Lee, and a Legislative Fellow in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In addition to his legal experience Mr. Sholl also brings deep insurance industry knowledge to the firm from his time prior to becoming a lawyer spent working at the fourth largest insurance company in the world.
Mr. Sholl received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Temple University where he was a member of the rugby team, Kappa Sigma fraternity, and President of the Francophone Club. Mr. Sholl received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University where he earned CALI, Dean’s List, and Pro Bono Honors awards. While in law school Mr. Sholl was an editor on Law Review and had his article discussing the Florida Supreme Court’s interpretation of arbitration clauses published in the 37th edition of the Nova Law Review. Mr. Sholl also captained two moot court teams and served as President of the Defense Counsel Society during his time at NSU.
Publication: It’s My Party and I’ll Arbitrate If I Want To: Are We Signing Away Our Right to Litigate Tort Claims?, 37 Nova L. Rev. 205 (2012).
Shannon Whitesell, Esq.
Shannon Whitesell is an associate attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. Prior to joining Kuhn Raslavich, Ms. Whitesell worked for an insurance defense firm where she represented insurance carriers in homeowners’ insurance matters involving wind, water, hurricane, mold, and cast-iron drain pipe claims. Ms. Whitesell is committed to helping those in need of professional legal representation and now advocates for homeowners against insurance companies, using the valuable insights she gained when defending the very same types of claims.
Ms. Whitesell was born and raised in Florida. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a full-time Paralegal at a national insurance defense law firm where she worked on cases involving property subrogation and construction defect.
Chrystal P. Robinson, Esq.
Chrystal P. Robinson is an Associate Attorney at Kuhn Raslavich, P.A. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Chrystal is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on first-party property insurance disputes, handling matters from initial claim filing through all phases of litigation. She previously represented several insurance carriers; however, she transitioned her practice to representing claimants of insurance benefits.
Chrystal has represented individuals and companies in federal and states courts, as well as in arbitration forums. She has extensive experience handling various types of first-party insurance matters, including, without limitation, weather-related claims, plumbing claims, and assignment of benefit cases.
Chrystal earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. In law school, she was member of the Nova Law Review and Nova Moot Court Society. She also received various accolades, including, without limitation, champion of the Feinrider Upper Class Moot Court Competition and best oral advocate of the Stephanie Aleong Intramural Moot Court Competition. Chrystal, along with her teammates, also received the best oral presentation award at The L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition, 2017. Upon graduation, Chrystal was awarded The Larry Kalevitch Award for demonstrating the most promise in business and bankruptcy law.