Marilyn Eisler focuses on insurance law and mediation. She represents property owners and service providers whose claims have been improperly denied or underpaid. Marilyn uses her 30+ years of legal and community experience to find meaningful solutions to resolve disputes when working with businesses and individuals.
In particular, Marilyn’s experience includes working in private practice, working as in-house counsel for insurance companies, and working for the Florida Attorney General.
As in-house counsel for Oak Casualty Insurance Company, she handled litigation from pleadings to trial, including in excess of 400 mediations. Additionally, Marilyn was in-house staff counsel for a group of insurance carriers where she monitored claims and managed adjusters and litigation counsel across several states. Having worked for an insurance company gives Marilyn an advantage with her current clients. She’s able to anticipate the insurance company’s arguments and fight against them accordingly.
As an Assistant Attorney General, Marilyn participated in all phases of criminal appeals in the Criminal Appellate Division. Other notable experience includes working at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center as the Director of Alumni Relations. In that role she served as part of the senior management team interacting with alumni, Board of Governors and the Dean on issues regarding development, public relations and planning.
“One of my most memorable cases was of a lovely couple who had tiles which were lifting up from the floor in their living room. This happens very often when there is a pipe leak underneath the cement. Their water bill was skyrocketing, so they knew there was a problem. They contacted their insurance company who denied the claim concluding that there was no water damage. Water had been seeping up through the tile throughout their entire house and de-bonding them. The insurance company said, ‘we’re not paying for that’.
Their insurance company tried to take advantage of them and I wouldn’t let that happen. They were nice people who couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars that it would take to make the repairs. Ultimately we prevailed for them, but it didn’t happen overnight. I had to file a lawsuit. It was unfortunate that this couple had paid premiums for so many years and when they had a covered loss, their insurance company failed them. I helped my clients fix their house, get their house back together, and get new tile flooring installed. They were so grateful. They dropped off a cake for our office to enjoy. It makes me very happy to have helped them.”