Ilana B. Olman

Shareholder | iolman@smsm.com
Shareholder | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Ilana Olman is a shareholder in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office. Her practice includes a broad range of insurance coverage and bad faith claims and lawsuits, where she has represented insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes relating to commercial general liability, property, errors and omissions, directors and officers, umbrella and excess policies, as well as other specialty insurance products.

Ms. Olman has represented insurers in numerous coverage matters involving bodily injury and property damage, contamination clean-up, environmental remediation, product liability, professional liability, construction defect, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and bad faith/extra-contractual claims. She has also authored numerous articles on various insurance coverage and bad faith topics, many of which have been published nationally.

In addition to insurance coverage and bad faith, Ms. Olman has also litigated a wide variety of cases, involving first party property claims, wrongful death, civil theft, aviation law, educational and religious institutions, plaintiff personal injury and professional malpractice, including disciplinary matters involving the Florida Bar.

She is also a certified instructor with the State of Florida, Department of Financial Services and has provided licensed insurance adjusters continuing education to meet requirements under licensure with the state of Florida. She has provided CLE courses to members of legal organizations in Florida, as well as in-service presentations for insurance companies.

Ms. Olman is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Broward County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She has also been a member of American Mensa for more than fifteen years. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. 

Ms. Olman graduated magna cum laude, with honors from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. While attending law school at NSU, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for outstanding grade in Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Prior to joining the firm as a law clerk and later as an associate attorney, she interned at the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida for the Honorable Marina Garcia-Wood.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • American Mensa

Education

Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2013

Florida State University, B.A., creative writing, magna cum laude, 2010

Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit, 2017