Joseph S. Kashi

Joseph S. Kashi
Joseph S. Kashi

Joseph S. Kashi has been practicing law in Broward County, Florida since 1976. For the first twenty years of his career, Mr. Kashi was an insurance defense lawyer. Insurance companies would hire Mr. Kashi to defend their policyholders when they were sued by someone else. Insurance companies would also hire Mr. Kashi to defend the insurance companies when they were sued by their policyholders. In addition, self-insured corporations would hire Mr. Kashi to defend them when they were sued. Mr. Kashi handled product liability cases, medical malpractice cases, legal malpractice cases, construction accident cases, motor vehicle accident cases, slip and fall cases, general liability cases, insurance coverage cases, and insurance bad faith cases. His clients included Ford Motor Company, American Motors Corporation, Chrysler Corporation, Wyeth Laboratories, Caterpillar Tractor Company, and major insurance companies.

In 1993, Mr. Kashi reached a turning point in his career when he was called upon to represent a husband and wife who ran a family owned business that was crippled by Hurricane Andrew. The couple had business interruption insurance coverage that should have provided them with the funds they needed to keep their business in operation. Although the insurance company eventually paid what it owed, it took one year to do so. By that time, the couple had gone out of business. As Mr. Kashi would say, “It was like waiting to give a blood transfusion after the patient already died.” Mr. Kashi and his two partners sued the insurance company for bad faith and obtained a life altering result for their clients. From that point, representing individuals and businesses who were victimized by insurance companies became the passion of his career.

Here is a brief summary of Mr. Kashi’s background:

Professional Experience

Joseph S. Kashi, P.A.

Plantation, Florida

April 2015 to present

Specializing in trial and appellate law in the fields of insurance and tort law with an emphasis on insurance coverage and bad faith law.

Sperry and Kashi, P.A.

Sperry, Shapiro & Kashi, P.A.

Fort Lauderdale and Plantation, Florida

January 1992 through March 2015

Specializing in trial and appellate law in the fields of insurance and tort law with an emphasis on insurance coverage and bad faith law.

Conrad, Scherer & James, P.A.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 1776 through December 1991

Member of the firm. Specializing in trial and appellate law in the fields of insurance and tort law, including personal injury, product liability, professional liability, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith.

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

The United States Supreme Court

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional Honors

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America from 1986 to present

Listed in Leading Florida Attorneys

Listed in Florida Super Lawyers

Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

Recipient of the 2001 Professionalism Award from the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

Member of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section

Vice Chairman, American Bar Association Product Liability, General and Consumer Law Committee, 1985

Florida Bar Association

Broward County Bar Association

Broward County Justice Association

Defense Research Institute

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association for Justice

Florida Justice Association

Publications

Author, Kashi Law Letter, http://www.kashilawletter.com

J. KASHI, Chapter X, WILMER, CUTLER & PICKERING MANUAL ON LITIGATION SUPPORT DATABASES (2d ed. 1989)

Kashi, Dialog Offers a Broad Menu for Searches, ABA Practice Applications User Group News (Fall 1988)

Kashi, The Case of the Unwanted Blessing: Wrongful Life, 31 U. MIAMI L. REV. 1409 (1977)

Education

New York University Law School, LL.M. 1976

Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D. with Distinction, 1975

University of California at Berkeley, B.S. 1973