Adam Levy, Esq. is the managing member of Levy & Levy, LLC. He founded this insurance defense firm in 2005. Today, Levy & Levy, LLC, has a presence throughout Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Pennsylvania and handles workers’ compensation, employment law, subrogation, and general liability on behalf of a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1988, Adam graduated from the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He earned his J.D. degree in 1993 at the Dickinson School of Law, where he was a member of the Trial Moot Court.
Adam is a member of the Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Adam is licensed by the Florida Department of Financial Services to provide adjusters with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). He has served as the CEU class presenter for Florida’s major carriers. He was a seminar presenter in July 2017 on “Personal Injury & Wrongful Death ‑ Recent Caselaw” for the Florida Association of Self Insured (FASI). Since 2013, Adam has edited and written a Florida Workers’ Compensation Digest update with a semi‑weekly circulation of over 2,500 claim handlers. He also edits and writes for Levy & Levy’s General Liability Caselaw Digest. In 2021, he authored an article “120-Day Rule – Evidentiary Considerations from a Defense Perspective” for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the FL Bar.
Adam has brought over 40 cases to adjudication with final orders in workers’ compensation. Trials include the following adjudications: a defense verdict denying knee compensability; a defense verdict based on a fraud defense due to an employee earnings report misrepresentation; a defense verdict based on fraud found relating to two dates of accident, and where there was a pending claim for permanent total disability; a defense verdict finding that further treatment was not related to the work accident following a compensable cervical fusion; a defense verdict where psychiatric and urologic treatment were denied, and apportionment of 25% was awarded; a defense verdict finding the treating physician’s recommended fusion was not work related; a defense verdict awarding an apportionment of 30%. In addition, Adam has prevailed in two Georgia workers’ compensation trials pro hac vice. Adam has tried over 100 cases before juries, including acquittals in three capital trials.
Lauren M. Levy
Lauren M. Levy, Esq. has been practicing law since 1995. Lauren defends employers in wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and employment discrimination claims, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Title VII discrimination claims. In addition, Lauren litigates and writes appeals in workers’ compensation cases. Lauren has also pursued and recovered subrogation funds for workers’ compensation employers and carriers.
Lauren has tried cases in both state and federal court, totaling approximately 45 jury trials, and over 300 non‑jury trials. For seven years, she worked in civil litigation, defending clients including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, pharmacies, home health equipment providers, physicians and blood banks.
Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a B.B.A. in Business Management in 1992. She earned her J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1995. Lauren is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2018, she was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. She is a member of the Labor & Employment and the Workers’ Compensation Divisions of the Florida Bar. Lauren has prevailed in appeals before the 1st DCA, including a 2021 reported decision.
Daniel Baquerizo, Esq. joined Levy & Levy, LLC in 2011, and litigates workers’ compensation and general liability defense. Daniel has tried two Georgia workers’ compensations trials. In both matters, the ALJ denied any further medical and indemnity benefits.
Daniel graduated cum laude from Ave Maria University in 2003. He earned his J.D. degree at Ave Maria School of Law, where he was an editor on the Ave Maria Law Review. Daniel also earned a book award for his top marks in his Trial Advocacy course.
He has interned at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, and Third District Court of Appeal. Daniel is a member of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010 and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation, Labor and Employment Law Divisions of the Florida Bar. In addition, Daniel was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2014, to the Illinois Bar in 2021, and to the Pennsylvania bar in 2022. Since 2013, Daniel has written a Florida Workers’ Compensation Digest update with a semi‑weekly circulation of over 2,500 claim handlers. He also writes and edits for Levy & Levy’s General Liability and Georgia Workers’ Compensation Caselaw Digest. In 2021, he authored an article for News & 440 Report. Daniel is a fluent Spanish speaker.