University of Iowa, B.A.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
Courtney Siders is a partner in the firm’s subrogation/recovery group, who manages a team of associates in the representation of large loss property subrogation matters. Ms. Siders has over 12 years of criminal and civil trial litigation experience. Ms. Siders has experience in litigating a wide range of property subrogation matters including: residential and commercial fire losses, hurricane related storm damage to both residential and commercial properties; construction defects to both residential and commercial properties; and water damage to both residential and commercial properties. Ms. Siders also manages the Sinkhole Trial Team alongside Mr. Teebagy. Ms. Siders also represents corporate clients in property water losses and construction defects matters.
Prior to coming to Powers McNalis Teebagy Luongo, Ms. Siders worked in South Florida defending professional malpractice and general liability matters. Ms. Siders began her legal career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois, prosecuting a broad range of criminal cases. During her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ms. Siders prosecuted sex crimes and high profile murder cases. Ms. Siders was also a member of the Felony Review team in Cook County, wherein she interrogated potential defendants in all violent felony cases throughout the city and obtained certified confessions from homicide and gang crime defendants and sex offenders.
Ms. Siders is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois. Ms. Siders graduated with Honors from the University of Iowa in 1996, receiving a degree in business. Ms. Siders graduated with highest distinctions from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in 2003 and was awarded the Top Ten Statewide Oralist during her practice in the Moot Court program.
Ms. Siders is admitted to practice in Illinois, Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals in the Eleventh Circuit.
Ms. Siders is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, wherein she serves on the Circuit Civil Practice Committee and the Judicial Relations Committee, the Palm Beach County Young Lawyers Section and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.
PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
Ms. Siders has been a frequent presenter for industry conferences and often speaks at continuing legal education programs and teaches continuing education seminars. Topics include subrogation, indemnification, investigation and prosecution of subrogation commercial property losses, insurance coverage issues, claims handling and civil litigation. Such seminars and programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Insurance Law Updates
Ethics for Adjusters
Sinkhole laws in Florida
Subrogating Fire Losses
Fire Losses caused by Ansul System Failures and Lack of Maintenance
Subrogating Construction Defects Cases
The Made Whole Doctrine in Florida
Ms. Siders has been approved to instruct insurance adjuster continuing education by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Ms. Siders is the published author of Runaway Film Production: We Cannot Let It Get Away This Time: Lets Try Accelerating.
Ms. Siders was previously an active volunteer in the Chicago Girls and Boys Club, serving as a Big Sister for numerous years for the Chicago inner city program. Ms. Siders is actively involved with her church, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens.