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Tallahassee Office
215 S. Monroe Street
Suite 701
Tallahassee, Florida  32301
(850) 577-0398 (tel)
(850) 577-0385 (fax)

Assistant Name: 
Sharon Maish

Assistant E-mail: 
smaish@cftlaw.com

Assistant Phone: 
(850) 577-0398 x1600

Timothy Fordham Stanfield
Associate
tstanfield@cftlaw.com

 

Timothy Fordham Stanfield, an Associate, is based at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb's Tallahassee office.  There, he focuses on Lobbying and Governmental Consulting, and often works closely with the Firm’s Insurance Regulatory Law Division.

Mr. Stanfield provides an array of lobbying and governmental consulting services to the Firm’s clients, including issue identification, drafting of bills and amendments, procurement of bill sponsors, and driving initiatives through the legislative process.  

Prior to joining Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, Mr. Stanfield held the position of Assistant General Counsel to the Florida League of Cities (“League”), which he served as lead lobbyist on a wide range of municipal government issues, including insurance, finance, taxation, growth management and utilities.   Most recently, he represented the League in relation to major policy issues such as the BP Deepwater Horizon incident and Sunrail, Florida’s commuter rail initiative, Sunrail.

Mr. Stanfield frequently testifies before the Florida Legislature and various State Executive Agencies.  While at the League, he led its response to tax-related legislation, along with law enforcement and first responder pension reform.  He also worked extensively on key issues such as water quality, water reuse, affordable housing, growth management, transportation, building codes and construction, and energy.

In his role with the League, he frequently provided counsel to municipal attorneys, as well as worked with the organization’s membership and related committees to develop legislative policy, much of which specifically dealt with finance and taxation issues.

Also an experienced regulatory advocate, Mr. Stanfield has handled successful administrative rule challenges, such as proposed water management district regulations that would have jeopardized municipal control over water reuse systems.

As part of his work with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb’s Insurance Regulatory Law Division, he assists clients with setting up captive insurance companies.

A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Stanfield earned his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

He is a former member of the Florida Association of Intergovernmental Relations Board of Directors.

 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Regulatory Law
  • Governmental Consulting
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

 

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • University of Florida, B.A. in Business Administration, Concentration in Food and Resource Economics, 2002

 

Recently-Published Articles and Media Appearances

  • ABA Committee News; Summer 2013; “Continuing Developments in the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law” by Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei and Timothy Fordham Stanfield

     

  • Professional Insurance Agents magazine; December 2012; "The Evolution of Federal Involvement in P/C Insurance:  A review of NRRA, NIMA, SLIMPACT, FIO and NFIP in 2012" by Richard J. Fidei and Timothy F. Stanfield

  • Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb's Timothy F. Stanfield, Rich Fidei and Katie Scott Webb in PropertyCasualty360, August 2011: "Major Changes Ahead for Medicaid"

 

Recent Speeches

  • Florida Police Chiefs Association 2012 Mid-Winter Training Conference and Exposition; January 30, 2012; "Walking the Capitol:  Effective Strategies for Lobbying"