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MIAMI, FLA. (July 19, 2023) Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that Miami Managing Principal and Executive Committee Member Hope Zelinger has been included in the inaugural edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list of Notable Managing Partners. This list recognizes prominent Florida Managing Partners who excel in the legal profession and provide outstanding firm leadership. Selected nominees are Managing Partners who promote inclusive practices in the workplace, mentor fellow attorneys and show leadership in professional organizations and community service initiatives.

“Hope’s leadership and service to the firm is exemplary,” said Diana C. Manning, Bressler’s Firm Managing Principal. “She has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s first-party property insurance business throughout Florida. Hope’s contributions to both the firm and the local community make her the perfect candidate for this recognition.”

Zelinger has been the Managing Principal of Bressler's Miami office since 2020, making her the youngest Managing Principal in Bressler's history. She is a Principal in Bressler's Insurance Litigation practice and co-leads the firm's largest team, Florida's Insurance Group, which focuses on first party insurance defense cases, pre-suit investigations, trial and appellate work and bad faith claims. Under her leadership, the team has grown from just two lawyers to more than 25 lawyers who now represent over a dozen insurance carriers in fraudulent and manufactured insurance claims, coverage interpretation and analysis, and litigation of losses throughout the state. Zelinger also handles precedent-setting cases on fraud in the context of first-party property claims with decisions that are binding case law in Florida and shape the industry.

In addition to her practice, Zelinger serves on the Leadership Council of the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation and is a Florida Defense Lawyers Association member. In 2022, Zelinger was named an Honoree in the Daily Business Review's Florida Legal Awards in the "Distinguished Leaders" category. She has been included among the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, and recognized in Chambers USA Guide to "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Insurance.

Admitted to practice in Florida, Zelinger is a cum laude graduate from the University of Miami School of Law, where she served as an Articles and Comments Editor for the Inter-American Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, where she was a member of the Division 1 lacrosse team.

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Notable Managing Partners is conferred by Florida Trend Media Company. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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