Cozen O’Connor: Fata, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Fata Carpenter

Associate

Miami

(786) 871-3947

(305) 720-2195

Elizabeth Fata Carpenter is an associate in the firm's Miami office. Elizabeth focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters domestically and internationally ranging from third-party insurance defense claims to complex commercial business disputes. 

Elizabeth assists in the management of pro bono efforts in the Miami office and has focused her own active pro bono practice on matters relating to environmental justice, climate change, U.S. Supreme Court appointments, and veterans’ rights issues.

Elizabeth earned her law degree, magna cum laude, order of the coif, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Miami Scholar Award recipient. Elizabeth was also the managing editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and a Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board member. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

 

Experience

Publications

Florida Alert: Can a Liability Carrier be Sued for Bad Faith when Its Insured Was Not Exposed to Liability In Excess of the Policy Limits? [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

May 05, 2017

The Third District Court of Appeals finding recently held that in certain circumstances, a third party can maintain a bad faith claim against an insurer even if the insured is not exposed to liability in excess of the policy limits.  The insurer, claiming that the decision is in direct contradiction...

Concurrent Cause Cases: Florida Supreme Court Decides District Split in Favor of Coverage [Global Insurance Alert]

December 06, 2016

J.D. Dickenson and Elizabeth Fata discuss the recent Florida Supreme Court decision in Sebo v, American Home Assurance Company, which favors the Third Districts reasoning and the concurrent cause doctrine in property loss cases.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2012
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida

American Bar Association

Florida Association for Women Lawyers