Sean Ravenel

Shareholder | 656.207.8042

Sean Ravenel

Shareholder | 656.207.8042


Sean Ravenel focuses his practice on insurance and subrogation litigation, representing corporate and private clients in matters arising from negligence, construction defect, product and material failures, breach of contract, boiler and machinery failures as well as other losses. He handles losses from the date of loss through trial and appeal.

Clients turn to Sean for his adept management of complex, high-value cases. By leveraging his risk analysis and strategic planning skills as well as overseeing external professionals in various disciplines, he helps clients maximize recoveries while minimizing expense.

Prior to joining the firm, Sean served as of counsel at a civil litigation firm where he advised clients on legal and business matters related to insurance and subrogation matters. Here, he also provided guidance and training to the firm’s legal professionals and formulated policies and procedures in alignment with industry and client requirements and the firm’s goals. Sean’s professional background also includes service in the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Department of State.

Professional Leadership

Sean is a member of the Order of Barristers, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Bar.

Community Leadership

Sean serves as Pro Bono Counsel for the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

Honors & Recognitions 

Sean is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated, indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by peers in the legal community.

More information on awards and rankings can be found here.


Sean earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2002 after completing his B.A. in Political Science from the University of LaVerne in 1995.

During law school, Sean interned at the Florida Supreme Court. His article on lawyer professionalism was published in the Florida Bar Journal , he received a Pro Bono Service Award and earned the Maria G. Martin Award for the best publication in the field of legal ethics.


Sean is licensed to practice law in Florida state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and as well as the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Publications & Presentations

  • “Florida’s Shortened Statute of Repose for Construction Defect Claims,” April 2023
  • “Roof Collapse Investigations,” April & November 2021
  • “Maximizing Subrogation Claims,” Orlando, 2018
  • “Advanced Recovery Techniques,” Bloomington, 2015
  • “Litigating the Subrogation/Recovery Claim,” Las Vegas, 2012
  • “Florida Again Rejects the Sutton Rule,” The Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2010
  • “Protecting Subrogation in Hurricane Claims,” Orlando, 2007
  • “Forcing The Issue: Virginia Courts Begin to Expand Recoveries in Tort Between Parties to a Contract,” The Subrogator, Fall 2004
  • “The Contagion of Example: Attacking the Root of the Problem in Lawyer Professionalism,” The Federal Lawyer, December 2002
  • “Sowing the Seeds of Professionalism: The Problem with Professionalism in Legal Education,” Florida Bar News, June 2001
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of LaVerne, B.A, 1995
  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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