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Patrick Ehlert

Paralegal


Orlando Office

pehlert@balljanik.com

T: 407.902.2088

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Overview

Patrick Ehlert is a senior litigation paralegal in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect practice group. Based in the firm’s Orlando office, Mr. Ehlert assists attorneys on behalf of entire communities and individual single-family homeowners in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial in multi-party cases related to prosecuting heavy construction defect claims. This work entails detailed client communications, extensive discovery and voluminous document management, document examination, drafting of pleadings, fact development and research, deposition, hearing, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining Ball Janik in 2016, Mr. Ehlert worked for over 15 years as a commercial insurance defense litigation paralegal, including five years at an Am Law 100 law firm that represented several Fortune 500 corporations and insurance companies, in a large variety of litigation claims including heavy construction, product liability, theme parks, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

In his free time, Mr. Ehlert enjoys traveling, biking, boating, the beach, attending sports games, and spending time with his family and friends.

Education

  • Associates of Science-Legal Studies, Valencia College

Certifications 

  • Florida Registered Paralegal with The Florida Bar

Admissions

Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims. Mr. Corcoran was selected to the Florida Rising Stars list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Before joining Ball Janik LLP, Mr. Corcoran served as coverage counsel for several national insurers, in which he gained invaluable experience in understanding how insurance companies defend themselves in legal battles with claimants and policyholders. His experience includes litigating disputes arising under commercial, homeowners, automobile and general liability policies.

Mr. Corcoran has been involved with coverage issues ranging from improperly installed roofs, fire sprinkler systems, curtain wall systems, and post-tension cables to large multi-district litigation involving Chinese drywall and FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailers. Mr. Corcoran is well-versed in primary and excess insurance policies, policy interpretations, as well as insurance policies covering subcontractors and additional insureds. He has numerous published opinions in the areas of tort and insurance law, including Claudio v. Regaldo, 116 So.3d 451 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Corcoran was a partner in the second oldest law firm in Florida, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP. On a personal note, Mr. Corcoran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs.