Tom Maida is the former managing partner of the Tallahassee office of Foley & Lardner LLP (1998-2019) and is a former member of the firm’s national management committee (2011-2017). He focuses his practice on assisting clients in highly regulated industries to navigate through the maze of government regulations which affect the way they do business. Mr. Maida’s clients include some of the world’s largest insurance companies, as well as many leading regional insurers. He is a member of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Team and the Government & Public Policy Practice.
Mr. Maida has played pivotal roles in the development of legal strategies for a number of complex business transactions, including the formation of insurance companies, group funds and health maintenance organizations; mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies and health maintenance organizations; and the demutualization of insurers. He currently serves as general counsel to the Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association.
Mr. Maida has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2005-2016) and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007. For 2013, he was named the Best Lawyers’® Tallahassee Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Maida is listed in U.S. News Best Lawyers© (2007-2013) and was recognized by The Legal 500 for his insurance work (2011, 2014).
Affiliations and Professional Memberships
A member of the American Bar Association and its Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Mr. Maida serves on the ABA's Committee on the Public Regulation of Insurance. He is also a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel. Mr. Maida is a member of The Florida Bar and the Tallahassee Bar Association.
Mr. Maida is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and also holds a bachelor's degree from the Florida State University.
Mr. Maida is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Insurance Mergers, Acquisitions & Complex Reinsurance Transactions
Insurance Regulatory Compliance