Tanaz Salehi

Tanaz Salehi is one of Salehi Boyer Lavigne Lombana, P.A.’s Founders and serves as its Managing Shareholder. Her practice primarily includes First and Third Party Insurance Defense, including Property and Casualty claims in state and federal court, including Coverage Recommendations for Commercial, Surplus, and State Insurance Carriers, Commercial Contract Drafting, Commercial Contract Negotiations, Commercial Disputes, and Third-Party Liability claims. She has handled hundreds of Fraud Examinations Under Oath for various insurance carriers, negotiated large-scale losses for residential and commercial claims, overseen and managed hundreds of commercial and surplus lines matters, and provided private consultation to numerous insurance companies related to defense of first-party and third party insurance claims.

Prior to founding Salehi Boyer Lavigne Lombana, P.A. Tanaz was a Profit Sharing Partner and Business Unit Leader of a large practice group at a statewide, full-service law firm, where she focused on insurance defense, general liability, federal and state employment law, fraud litigation, corporate civil matters, and, First-Party and Third Party claims throughout Florida. Tanaz has extensive experience litigating property insurance claims, representing insurance companies on cases ranging from coverage matters, property damage, including sinkholes, hurricanes, pipe leaks, drain line failures, fire and water damage, bad faith defense, fraud, vandalism and burglary. Tanaz also has extensive experience in the realm of personal injury defense, including Construction Defect Litigation representing small and large corporate entities against claims involving negligent security, wrongful death, slip, trip, and fall liability, Dram Shop Act liability, and automobile injury liability. She has obtained large money judgments via Motions for Fraud upon the Court and Orders granting dispositive motions through motions for summary judgment and motions under Florida Statute Section 57.105. Tanaz’s experience litigating federal and state cases has led to numerous victories, including successful motions for summary judgment in federal and state court, as well as voluntary dismissals with prejudice. Her experience also includes defense of corporate entities in cases involving wrongful retaliation, employee theft, discrimination, financial irregularities, ethical violations, harassment, whistleblower claims, wage and hour disputes, director/shareholder disputes, and pension dispute cases.

She was featured in Attorney At Law Magazine for the issue “2020 Women in Law” and featured as a guest speaker on Florida Insurance Roundup for the episode entitled “The Alternative AOB.” She has been a panel speaker at the Windstorm Conference in 2015, 2016, and 2018 relating to a variety of topics from Insurable interests, rights of the deceased to insurance benefits, the evolution of Assignments of Benefits, and Blockchain in the realm of insurance adjusting. She has also presented for the Florida Bar on the topic of Automobile Claims and at the Eastern Claims Conference in Boston regarding technology and claims handling. She has been featured in the Daily Business Review, Daily Report, Law.com, and VoyageMiami regarding her personal and professional struggles and success. She was also recently featured in the CLM discussing July Selection and Trial in a Post-Covid World.

Tanaz Salehi is alumni of the University of Florida with a degree in Philosophy, with a focus on Logic and Ancient Greek, and minor in Criminology. Tanaz received her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law. She received her licensed to practice law in Florida and California. Tanaz is fluent in Farsi and proficient in Turkish. Tanaz has also served as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, teaching classes on Communications and Public Speaking. Tanaz was also certified as Water Damage Restoration Technician, accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).