Pete L. DeMahy


Douglas Entrance
806 Douglas Road | 12th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Pete DeMahy has tried over 200 jury trials. During more than 40 years of practice, he has led the defense of countless legal matters in the areas listed below.

  • Professional liability
  • Products liability
  • Labor and employment
  • Premises liability
  • Directors & Officers (D&O) liability
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Property and casualty defense
  • Complex and catastrophic injury
  • Errors & Omissions (E&O)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Auto and general liability
  • Environmental litigation

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents and the Professional Insurance Agents of Florida are among Mr. DeMahy’s clients. He has also been called upon as an expert on issues of legal malpractice, general liability, insurance coverage and bad faith.

Earlier in his career, Mr. DeMahy served as an adjunct professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law, the University of Miami, and Florida International University, where he taught courses on products liability and ethics.

He is a frequent speaker on issues of interest to the insurance industry, and has lectured at the Assurex International and the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) conventions.

Mr. DeMahy previously served a two year term on the Florida Supreme Court Bar Admissions Committee.

Awards and Recognition

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America©, (2013 – Present)
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Selected to Florida Super Lawyers, 2019
Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide Magazine, 2018, Professional Malpractice

Representative Cases

Pete DeMahy was recognized by Courtroom View Network (CVN) for his defense in the trial of McCorkle, et al. v. Milliken and Company, et al. CVN described the case outcome as one of the top 10 most impressive defense verdicts of 2018.  The wrongful death lawsuit was brought by one of five passengers who died in a 2013 airplane crash.

Pete L. DeMahy won a 2017 defense verdict from a West Palm Beach jury after a three-day trial in a case alleging auditor malpractice. The win was reported by DRI in the “And the Defense Wins” feature of its monthly newsletter, The Voice.


The Florida Bar, Member
Dade County Bar Association
American Bar Association (ABA)
Cuban-American Bar Association
Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Justice Association
Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)


Florida, 1977
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1982
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, (inactive)


J.D., NSU Shepard Broad Law Center, 1977
B.A., Florida International University, 1974