Kalpesh "Kal" Mehta is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Mehta focuses on commercial and insurance litigation with an emphasis on property insurance disputes, including those involving windstorm, collapse, arson, assignment of benefits, sinkhole, cast iron pipe and fraud.
Mr. Mehta has developed a wealth of experience in all phases of litigation throughout Florida, and has further prevailed on summary judgment in both federal and state courts. He has litigated hundreds of residential and commercial insurance disputes with extensive experience taking and defending depositions, working with expert and fact witnesses, and advising clients on the constantly changing insurance legal landscape.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Mehta served as a business litigation attorney at an international law firm in its Miami office.
During law school, Mr. Mehta was an executive member of the Law College Council and served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy. He was also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team. In addition, Mr. Mehta served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jonathan Goodman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Mehta's representative matters include:
- obtained summary judgment on behalf of a public insurance company in federal court against a beneficiary who attempted to enforce an appraisal award that was greater than the actual money the beneficiary had spent on repairs for the same damages at issue; in finding for the insurer, the court ruled the beneficiary could not recover more from the appraisal process than what was actually spent to repair the same damages because the appraisal award was clearly subject to other policy provisions, including the Loss Settlement provision
- obtained summary judgment on behalf of a public insurance company in state court against a beneficiary who failed to strictly comply with the conditions precedent outlined in the insurance policy in pursuit of her insurance claim, including failing to submit to repeated requests for an Examination Under Oath, resulting in a complete dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Florida Atlantic University, B.B.A., cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020