Matthew C. Scarfone, a Partner in the Colodny Fass Litigation Division, focuses his practice on insurance defense and complex commercial matters. Mr. Scarfone assists clients through all stages of their disputes, from pre-suit negotiations to trials and appeals.
Mr. Scarfone handles a variety of insurance-related matters, including first-party property insurance litigation, third party liability defense, liability insurance coverage opinions, bad faith matters, and fraud investigations. He has substantial experience representing insurance carriers in claims involving alleged sinkholes, windstorms, plumbing leaks, fire losses and other property insurance matters throughout the state. He regularly represents insurance industry trade groups as amici curiae in appeals involving important issues affecting the insurance industry.
Mr. Scarfone also represents corporate clients and individuals commercial matters, including breach of contract actions, partnership disputes, administrative and regulatory matters, civil theft claims and class actions.
As a member of Colodny Fass’ Employment Law team, Mr. Scarfone handles claims for wage and hour, Title VII, wrongful termination, whistleblower and other employment-related matters. He also advises employers on compliance issues and best practices.
A member of the Florida Bar and also licensed in the State of Michigan, Mr. Scarfone is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is also certified by the Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services as a Continuing Education Instructor in Adjuster Law and Policy.
Mr. Scarfone joined Colodny Fass in 2011. Prior to joining Colodny Fass, Mr. Scarfone was as an associate attorney at a small law firm in Royal Oak, Michigan that specialized in liability defense, where he gained experience in jury trials, bench trials and appeals.
Mr. Scarfone earned his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law, and was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan. In law school, Mr. Scarfone was a member of the MSU Moot Court team, and his team won first place at the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition hosted by Brooklyn Law School. His team also finished as a runner up in the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law in Chicago, Illinois.
- Insurance Defense
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Law
- Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2010,summa cum laude
- Michigan State University, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science – Law and Society, with an Economics Cognate, 2007
- State of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- State of Michigan
- Spicer v. Tenet Florida Physician Services, LLC, 149 So. 3d 163 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
- Olympus Ins. Co. v. Hernandez, 171 So. 3d 831 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
- Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Conference, 2017
- Windstorm Insurance Network Conference, 2017
- Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Conference, 2016
- Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Conference, 2015
- Florida State of the Insurance Market Summit “How to Manage Employee Whistleblower Claims Alleging Unfair Claims and/or Trade Practices”, 2014
- Quoted in “Attorneys React To U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Guidance”;com; July 16, 2015
- “Workers’ Comp Appeals Could Feed Rate Hikes” by Wes Strickland and Matthew C. Scarfone; Daily Business Review, December 8, 2014
- Nonstacking UM Election Applies to All Insureds Under the Policy“by Maria Elena Abate and Matthew C. Scarfone; Daily Business Review, November 4, 2014
- “First DCA to weigh limits to PIP reimbursement” by Maria Elena Abate and Matthew C. Scarfone; Daily Business Review,May 22, 2013
- “Courts leave insurers with PIP repayment uncertainty“ by Maria Elena Abate and Matthew C. Scarfone; Daily Business Review, April 6, 2012
- “3rd, 4th DCAs hold insurer may limit PIP reimbursements” by Maria E. Abate and Matthew C. Scarfone; Daily Business Review,December 16, 2011