Jedidiah Vander Klok

Admissions

  • Florida
  • US District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD (magna cum laude), 2010
  • University of Michigan, BS (magna cum laude), 2007

Jedidiah is an Associate in the Miami office. His nationwide practice is focused on complex insurance coverage matters. Jedidiah counsels domestic and international insurers on all phases of claim and dispute resolution for a variety of first- and third-party coverage and claims-handling issues. He represents clients in the areas of commercial property and casualty insurance, Bermuda-form and manuscript policies, employer’s liability, and cyber risk, and is a member of the Cyber Practice Group at Kennedys.  He regularly litigates coverage and bad faith disputes in state and federal courts, and has briefed and argued motions and appeals for primary and excess insurers.

Prior to joining the firm, Jedidiah worked for a boutique firm in Miami specializing in insurance coverage and appeals. While in law school, he interned with Judge Rendell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Presentations and publications

  • Co-author, “New Florida summary judgment standard now in effect,” published for Kennedys (May 2021)
  • Co-author, “Beware the delay: Florida court creates coverage where insurer defended suit without a reservation of rights,” published for Kennedys (December 2019)
  • Co-author, "Handling multiple competing claimants and the potential for bad faith liability in Florida," published for Kennedys (September 2019)