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Resnick & Louis, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Resnick & Louis, P.C. was founded in 2012 by Mitchell J. Resnick and Lena M. Louis, both of whom are highly respected attorneys in the legal and business communities, with over 40 years of collective experience. Together they have developed a team of diverse and experienced attorneys who are licensed to represent clients in various jurisdictions.

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Mitchell Resnick Speaking at Lloyd’s on the Impact of Insurance One Year Post Trump

Mitchell Resnick will be speaking at the Managing General Agents Association (MGAA) state of the market brief on Monday, November 6th from 11:30-2:00 pm. He will be speaking on President Trump One Year later and the Impact on the USA Insurance Industry. The meeting will be held in the Old Lloyd’s library located in the Lloyd’s of London building in London UK, with several insurance carriers, MGA’s and Syndicates in attendance. You can view and download his presentation below: Lloyds Seminar FINAL If you missed the presentation in London you can view the podcast here: PODCAST


Resnick & Louis , P.C. expands team in Scottsdale Arizona

National Insurance Defense Firm Resnick & Louis, P.C. expands it’s Scottsdale Arizona office adding Michael Altaffer, Jonathan Sullivan, and Amanda Nelson. Michael Altaffer has a wide variety of experience in defending personal injury and property damage claim matters for insurance companies for over 30 years. He has trial experience in personal injury defense, property damage claim defense, insurance coverage litigation, construction defect litigation, fire loss litigation and subrogation litigation. He has successfully defended insurers in litigated insurance coverage cases and bad faith cases, including matters involving Morris/Damron/Peaton/Helme agreements, arising from first and third party insurance claims in state and federal court in Arizona as well as in arbitrated matters when required by insurance policies. Jonathan Sullivan has represented several insurance carriers in local, state and federal courts. Legal issues generally included insurance coverage disputes, bad faith, breach of contracts, personal injury, and business disputes. He has extensive experience reviewing underlying insurance claims after litigation was commenced, developing and implementing litigation strategies, preparing discovery and pleadings, conducting depositions, expert discovery, attending court hearings, arbitrations, settlement conferences, and conducting trials. Amanda Nelson has extensive experience in handling all aspects of insurance defense cases from pre-litigation and litigation including discovery, depositions, arbitration, experts and settlement in areas including automobile accidents, fire damage to property, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, multiple vehicle accidents, injury resulting from animals, construction defects, products liability, breach of contract and fraud. Amanda has also handled multiple trials and has obtained favorable verdicts for her clients. About Resnick & Louis’s Scottsdale Office Resnick & Louis clients rely on the more than 23 attorneys in the firm’s Scottdale office for multifaceted, insurance defense and legal services. Team members’ primary goal is to assist carriers and self-insured entities in addressing their legal needs. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the United […]


Resnick & Louis Welcomes Partner to Miami FL Office

Our new Partner in the Miami Florida office, James A. Cueva attended and graduated from high school in Miami, Florida. After high school, Mr. Cueva attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minor degrees in Criminal Justice and Latin American Studies. In 2003, Mr. Cueva earned his juris doctor cum laude from the University of Miami where he was a James Weldon Johnson fellow. While attending the University of Miami, Mr. Cueva received the CALI book award in Environmental Law and Dean’s Certificates of Achievement in Environmental Law and in a Seminar on Races, Ethnicities, and the Law. Mr. Cueva served as a law clerk in the Florida office of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers during his second summer and third year of law school. After graduating from law school, Mr. Cueva joined a leading Spanish language broadcasting company as in house counsel where he gained experience in the areas of Communications Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Entertainment Law. As part of his commitment to public service, Mr. Cueva has been an active member of the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board since 2000 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2002. The Unsafe Structures Board is a quasi-judicial Board that meets once a month to hear appeals filed by property owners and interested persons challenging municipal building officials’ findings that a structure is unsafe. The Board’s thirteen members are appointed by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. The Board exercises its jurisdiction throughout all of Miami-Dade County. The Board also has the authority to order repairs or demolition of a structure and issue subpoenas in connection with carrying out its functions. In 2008, Mr. Cueva re-joined Mintzer Saorwitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP as an associate […]


Medical marijuana laws present unique challenges to employers

Almost all states will soon have similar laws as to medical marijuana usage, and generally no employee can be fired just for having medical authorization to use marijuana. The Americans with Disabilities Act even prevents employers from asking about it because that would presume the employer is asking about an underlying disability. While it’s still illegal under federal law to possess or use it, there have been more than 60 peer-reviewed studies with an overwhelming majority finding marijuana helpful as palliative care in debilitating diseases or for those with chronic pain. What is an employer to do? Re-write your employee handbook; be vigilant and drug test under the defense of reasonable suspicion. Current Arizona law is typical of many states’ view: unless a failure to test would cause an employer to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under law, an employer may not discriminate against a person in hiring, terminating, imposing a condition of employment, or otherwise penalizing a person for having medical marijuana privileges, or producing a positive test for marijuana. Safety-sensitive work in the transportation industry – or any industry – allows the employer to discipline/terminate employees with medical marijuana prescriptions if intoxicated on duty. Regardless of the industry, no employee with a medical marijuana card may use, possess, or be impaired at work. Why should you be concerned/have a policy/conduct reasonable suspicion testing? Because of exposure to the legal risk of negligent hiring or negligent retention claims brought by third persons; and because your medical card employee could challenge you for discrimination if you do not treat every employee the same. The Gig Economy Just Got Giggier On June 7, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn two informal guidance documents on independent contractor misclassification and joint employment, which had […]


Jennifer A. Boldi to speak at PLRB in June

Jennifer A. Boldi, Partner at Resnick & Louis, will be speaking at the June 14-15th western conference for PLRB. She will be covering recent property case law updates. Review current coverage and case law trends and improve your ability to forecast court decisions Identify current regional issues and concerns in the property insurance field Use reasoning skills to apply policy provisions to factual scenarios Compare notes involving coverage challenges with other claims professionals from your region To sign up for the PLRB conference please click here.