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Wendy L. Furman

Partner

Phone: (561) 430-3025

Fax: (561) 982-8985

Email: wendy.furman@mhllp.com

Office Location: South Florida


Wendy L. Furman concentrates her litigation practice in the areas of life, health and disability insurance, ERISA, commercial, and employment litigation. Ms. Furman’s insurance practice includes analyzing and litigating coverage matters for individual and group life, health and disability insurance, ERISA, and general liability.

Ms. Furman has extensive experience in ERISA, disability and stranger-owned life insurance litigation and other complex life insurance litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has written on issues relating to ERISA and insurance litigation. Ms. Furman has spoken on ERISA issues at the Annual Meeting of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, on disability insurance issues at the American Conference Institute’s Seminar “Litigating Disability Insurance Claims” and on life insurance matters at the Defense Research Institute’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA seminar. She has trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and is an AV-rated attorney.

Ms. Furman is a 1994 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Franklin & Marshall College. Upon graduation from law school, she worked in the Pittsburgh office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, acting as outside litigation counsel to Alcoa. Ms. Furman worked in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP after moving to Florida in 1996. In 2002, she and two other female attorneys founded Pett Furman, P.L. prior to merging with McDowell Hetherington in late 2016. Ms. Furman is a member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the Northern District of Texas. She is a member of the Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Committee of the Defense Research Institute and serves on its Marketing Committee and she is a member of the Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and going to the theater.


EDUCATION

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., magna cum laude