FIU - B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science 2005
FIU - Master of international Business 2006
St. Thomas University School of Law - J.D., cum laude, 2014
Residential and Commercial Insurance
Maggie Sanders focuses her practice in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith law. She has resolved numerous residential and commercial insurance claims and has recovered thousands of dollars for insureds.
Before joining the firm, Maggie was the senior attorney at a defense litigation firm in Miami, where she represented insurance companies against coverage claims involving homeowner’s property disputes. Maggie played a key role in structuring the first party insurance litigation team and implementing litigation plans for insurance carriers giving her the advantage of transferring that unique knowledge to homeowners and business owners in her current role.
While she was still a law student, Maggie also gained invaluable experience through a number of internships, including the City of Miami, U.S. Department of Justice Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Office of the Public Defender Appellate Division. As a Certified Legal Intern for the Appellate Division of the Public Defender’s Office Maggie had the opportunity to present oral arguments before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Maggie was the President of Moot Court Team, where she completed nationally and advanced to the semi-finals at the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition and served as student coach for several other moot court competitions. She was a quarter finalist in the Intramural Moot Court Competition. Maggie also served as President of the Cuban American Student Bar Association (CASBA), Vice President of the Hispanic American Law Student Association (HALSA), and editor of the law review.
As a Miami native, Maggie earned a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, and a Master of International Business from Florida International University. She serves as Board of Directors for Voices for Children Foundation.
As second chair, Maggie Sanders obtained a defense verdict in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in D. Maria Garcia vs. Anchor Property and Casualty Insurance Company. The case arose from an alleged plumbing backup in two bathrooms of Plaintiff’s home, in which the carrier denied the claim based on Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the homeowners policy’s conditions. Specifically, Plaintiff failed to preserve any evidence of the alleged backups and failed to allow the carrier to inspect the allegedly damaged cast-iron pipe prior to its removal and disposal. Plaintiff was seeking over $100,000 in repairs due to the alleged category 3 blackwater loss, including replacement of the entire cast-iron pipe system and the flooring throughout her home. After deliberating for 12 minutes, the jury returned the verdict in the Defendant’s favor on December 11, 2019.
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