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Franklin G. Cosmen, Jr.
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Contact:
Miami Office
9300 South Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-1101
Facsimile: (305) 670-1161
E-mail: fcosmen@qpwblaw.com

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Franklin G. Cosmen, Jr., is a partner in the firm’s Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division in Miami, FL where he practices in the areas of construction law, products liability, property and casualty law, insurance defense and commercial litigation.  Mr. Cosmen represents companies and individuals in a broad range of matters involving information technology, professional liability, real estate/construction litigation, banking and finance and intellectual property.  Mr. Cosmen has extensive experience handling coverage claims and defending insurers against extracontractual “bad faith” actions, premises liability, products liability, and commercial airline warranty claims.  His practice also focuses in the areas related to real property title actions, commercial collections, fraudulent practices, debt collections, defense of Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, contractual issues, and includes the prosecution and defense of mortgage defaults.  

In addition, Mr. Cosmen regularly represents business entities in disputes arising from the sales of goods or services, and in partnership/joint venture agreements.  He represents clients in state and federal courts, in appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and in administrative actions.  Mr. Cosmen has attained a preeminent rating of AV® from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Cosmen devotes a significant portion of his practice to litigating title insurance policies.  He has represented one of the three national credit reporting companies in defending Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims.  

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cosmen practiced with a Miami law firm managing an extensive and diverse caseload of commercial litigation matters.  He was also an attorney at other Miami law firms and he focused in the areas of automobile liability, general insurance defense, and toxic torts.  

Mr. Cosmen received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Leo College, Florida in 1986.  While in law school, he served as articles editor of the St. Thomas Law Review.  He also served on the moot court as executive vice president, and received Book Awards in Florida Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy. 

Mr. Cosmen is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar; he is also admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Cosmen served in the United States Air Force for 11 years.

Select Decisions:

Barnes v. Eastern Savings Bank, FSB, Case No. 3D12-1183 (Fla. 3rd DCA 12/19/2012) (per curiam affirmed)

  • Trial counsel and lead appellate counsel on brief and oral argument in bank’s answer to mortgagee’s challenge to legal sufficiency of notice of default under paragraph 22 of the mortgage.

DeZayas v. AT&T Florida d/b/a Bellsouth, 841 F. Supp. 2d 1257, 2012 WL 161330 (S.D.Fla. 2012) 

  • Assisted in defense against toxic tort case brought under the Florida Water Quality Assurance Act, Fla.Stat.§376.30, for alleged contamination from a pentachlorophenol treated wood utility pole with a potential for national class action; plaintiffs demanded $600K+ and free hook-up to the county water supply; defense motion for final summary judgment granted against plaintiffs whose cross-motion for summary judgment was denied [D.E. nos. 129, 136, 137].

Speaking Engagements:

  • Adjunct Professor, Clinic for Judicial Law Clerks, St. Thomas University School of Law (2003-2004).

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court at St. Thomas
  • Chamber South
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, South Florida Chapter, Board Member
  • United States Selective Service System, Local Board Member
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Volunteer
 



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Contact: Miami Office
9300 South Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-1101
Facsimile: (305) 670-1161
E-mail: fcosmen@qpwblaw.com

Download VCard

Areas of Practice:

  • Aviation Law
  • Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division
  • Construction Claims
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Intellectual Property and Internet Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • RE Transactions and Development/ Eminent Domain
  • Regulatory Compliance Services
  • Residential and Commercial RE Transactions, Litigation and Development - Financial
  • Residential Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Title Insurance & Escrow
Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
  • St. Leo College, B.A., cum laude (1986)
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Franklin G. Cosmen, Jr., is a partner in the firm’s Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division in Miami, FL where he practices in the areas of construction law, products liability, property and casualty law, insurance defense and commercial litigation.  Mr. Cosmen represents companies and individuals in a broad range of matters involving information technology, professional liability, real estate/construction litigation, banking and finance and intellectual property.  Mr. Cosmen has extensive experience handling coverage claims and defending insurers against extracontractual “bad faith” actions, premises liability, products liability, and commercial airline warranty claims.  His practice also focuses in the areas related to real property title actions, commercial collections, fraudulent practices, debt collections, defense of Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, contractual issues, and includes the prosecution and defense of mortgage defaults.  

In addition, Mr. Cosmen regularly represents business entities in disputes arising from the sales of goods or services, and in partnership/joint venture agreements.  He represents clients in state and federal courts, in appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and in administrative actions.  Mr. Cosmen has attained a preeminent rating of AV® from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Cosmen devotes a significant portion of his practice to litigating title insurance policies.  He has represented one of the three national credit reporting companies in defending Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims.  

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cosmen practiced with a Miami law firm managing an extensive and diverse caseload of commercial litigation matters.  He was also an attorney at other Miami law firms and he focused in the areas of automobile liability, general insurance defense, and toxic torts.  

Mr. Cosmen received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Leo College, Florida in 1986.  While in law school, he served as articles editor of the St. Thomas Law Review.  He also served on the moot court as executive vice president, and received Book Awards in Florida Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy. 

Mr. Cosmen is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar; he is also admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Cosmen served in the United States Air Force for 11 years.

Select Decisions:

Barnes v. Eastern Savings Bank, FSB, Case No. 3D12-1183 (Fla. 3rd DCA 12/19/2012) (per curiam affirmed)

  • Trial counsel and lead appellate counsel on brief and oral argument in bank’s answer to mortgagee’s challenge to legal sufficiency of notice of default under paragraph 22 of the mortgage.

DeZayas v. AT&T Florida d/b/a Bellsouth, 841 F. Supp. 2d 1257, 2012 WL 161330 (S.D.Fla. 2012) 

  • Assisted in defense against toxic tort case brought under the Florida Water Quality Assurance Act, Fla.Stat.§376.30, for alleged contamination from a pentachlorophenol treated wood utility pole with a potential for national class action; plaintiffs demanded $600K+ and free hook-up to the county water supply; defense motion for final summary judgment granted against plaintiffs whose cross-motion for summary judgment was denied [D.E. nos. 129, 136, 137].

Speaking Engagements:

  • Adjunct Professor, Clinic for Judicial Law Clerks, St. Thomas University School of Law (2003-2004).

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court at St. Thomas
  • Chamber South
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, South Florida Chapter, Board Member
  • United States Selective Service System, Local Board Member
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Volunteer
 



Related Articles
Residential Foreclosures – “The Delay Game” – DSNews
QPWB Appellate Team Demonstrates the Use of Per Curium Affirmance Does Not Deny Due Process