Tanaz Salehi – Managing Shareholder
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.
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).
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.
Tanaz’s contributions to the legal profession and her expertise have gained recognition in the industry. She was featured in Attorney At Law Magazine for the issue “2020 Women in Law”, the Daily Business Review, Daily Report, Law.com, The CLM, where she discussed jury selection in a post-Covid world and Voyage MIA Magazine regarding her personal and professional struggles and success.
She has been 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, 2018, and was selected for the 2024 conference to share her knowledge 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.
More recently, Tanaz was asked to speak at the 2023 Florida Insurance Network Symposium hosted by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. This prestigious event showcases industry experts and provides insights into the latest trends and developments in the insurance sector.
An avid volunteer, Tanaz sits on the Board of Advisors for the Iranian American Bar Association and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Iranian American Foundation and the Iranian Cultural Society. Additionally, she has collaborated with charitable organizations such as Miami Bridge, StandUP for Kids, United Way, and proudly served as pro bono legal counsel and fundraising chair for Americans for Immigrant Justice.
Featured in The CLM Magazine: When Preparation Meets Opportunity | Jury selection and the role of the adjuster in a post-COVID-19 World, November 2021
Featured in a special edition of Attorney at Law: Women in Law 2019
Featured in Daily Business Review, July 27, 2021, Profiles in Law: Once Living off a $2-a-Day Budget, Miami Attorney Tanaz Salehi Now Runs an Insurance Defense Firm
Featured in Daily Report, Law.com, August 5, 2021 : As Delta Variant Spreads, Southeast Firms Stay Nimble on Return-To- Office Policies—to a Point
Featured in Voyage MIA Magazine August 12, 2021: Inspiring Conversation with Tanaz Salehi of Salehi Boyer Lavigne Lombana P.A.
Featured in The CLM November 9, 2021: When Preparation Meets Opportunity, Jury Selection and The Role of an Adjuster in a Post-Covid-19 World
Featured in Florida Gator Magazine, UF Alumni, Fall 2021: 9 Minutes with Tanaz Salehi
Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician – Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)