Since 2002, Kristin (“Kristi”) Demers-Crowell has served as a plaintiff’s attorney for individuals and businesses and has handled hundreds of catastrophe cases, including losses from fires, hurricanes, sinkholes, collapse, water intrusion, theft, vandalism, auto damage, the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, and other causes. Kristi focuses her practice on Commercial and Residential Property Insurance Claims, Business Interruption, Bad Faith Litigation, Insurance Agent Negligence and BP Claims. She has dedicated her career to helping individuals and businesses recover from catastrophes and forcing big companies to keep their promises. From condominiums, to homes, to restaurants and other businesses, Kristi has dealt with losses from the start of the claims process, through appraisal and trial.
Kristi is a member of the Florida Justice Association where she has chaired the Insurance Committee, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough, Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, and Windstorm Insurance Network. She is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Florida and Texas, as well as the Middle, Southern and Northern federal districts of Florida.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Kristi grew up in the legal community there, watching her father serve as a judge for over 30 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a major in English Literature. Kristi earned her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served on the Law Review and was a national competitor on the law school’s top ranked Trial Team.
Kristi began her legal career in 1998 with the oldest law firm in St. Petersburg, Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, LLP, where she managed large volumes of insurance defense cases.