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Florida Law Firm Expands with New Practice Area

For Immediate Release
Contact: Monica Angel

Tampa, FL: May 15, 2021- OLDER LUNDY ALVAREZ & KOCH, a full-service law firm, has announced the merger of the Law Offices of David Pettinato, LLC into the firm. This marks the firm’s expansion into the area of first- and third-party insurance claims and the pursuing of the policyholders’ rights to hold their insurer accountable for all violations of the Unfair Claims Handling statutes in the adjustment of the insurance claim.

With five offices, OLA&K provides comprehensive legal services to clients around the state. This addition is part of the firm’s overall growth strategy and its long-term plan to provide an ever-broadening array of practice areas and expertise to its clients. The firm expects its growth to continue long into the future.

Attorneys David J. Pettinato and Erica Lynn Peterson are experienced policyholder advocates in both state and federal courts, with practice areas including large property losses, business interruption, insurance coverage, and international insurance disputes. Additionally, Mr. Pettinato handles appeals as may be necessary to protect his clients’ rights, having dozens of reported decisions. He has significant experience in dealing with all types of property damage claims, including hurricane and wind, fire, water damage, sinkhole, weight of snow, and hail claims. He began his insurance litigation career more than 20 years ago as insurance defense counsel.

Mr. Pettinato is an aggressive, thorough, persistent, and diligent attorney in his relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients. He is licensed to practice in in the state courts of Florida, Texas and Georgia, and the following federal courts: the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Southern District of Florida; U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia. He litigates in other states as well, associating himself with local counsel when necessary.

David Pettinato and Erica Lynn Peterson will be working out of OLDER LUNDY ALVAREZ & KOCH’s Tampa Office.

“We are thrilled to be adding these talented and well-respected attorneys to our team and to be able to expand our practice once again. David and Erica will be outstanding additions to our team,” said Michael Lundy, managing partner.

“Working as part of a team, to fight for what is right for each policyholder, gives me great joy and satisfaction. I love what I do,” said David Pettinato.

OLDER LUNDY ALVAREZ & KOCH, founded in 2003, is a full-service law firm with offices in Tampa, Clearwater, Dade City, Trinity and Wesley Chapel. OLA&K attorneys offer a fresh and innovative approach to the practice of law, with their skills and interdisciplinary expertise, they deliver extraordinary service and results. No matter what the issue is, OLA&K attorneys have a precise understanding of the client’s needs and will deliver customized solutions. For more information, visit or contact Monica Angel at or 813-254-8998.

Florida Law Firm Expands with New Practice Area

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