AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

David Yon has practiced primarily in the area of insurance, administrative, regulatory, and business law for over thirty years. His clients have included many of the major insurance writers in the country, as well as small start up companies. During that span of time he has provided advice concerning compliance with state and federal insurance laws and rules, formation and acquisition of companies, product development, residual market issues, rate filings and reinsurance transactions. In addition to helping clients avoid regulatory problems, he also assists clients in resolving disputes through negotiation, court challenges, administrative hearings, and arbitration proceedings. David’s experience includes life and health issues as well as property and casualty matters.

David began his law practice in 1980 with the State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner’s Office. His practice at the Office included oversight of insurance company regulation and transactions, specialty lines, agent and agency matters, and employment law. He left the Department in 1987 to enter private practice. Chambers USA, recently listed David as an “influential figure in the Florida market due to his highly esteemed regulatory practice.”

David is an active member of his community, with a special interest in projects for the local running club, Gulf Winds Track Club.


Education

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL, 1980, J.D.
Florida State University, B.S., 1977 – Major: Government Professional


Professional Experiences

Radey Law Firm, Shareholder, 2003 – Present
Katz, Kutter, Alderman, Bryant & Yon, P.A., Shareholder, 1987 – 2003
Florida Department of Insurance, Attorney, 1980 – 1987


Professional Associations and Memberships

The Florida Bar, 1980 Member
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2014
Gulf Winds Track Club


Representative Clients

American Coastal Insurance Company
Frank Winston Crum Insurance Company
Healthcare Underwriters Group
Star Casualty Insurance Company
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
The Hartford


Recent Publications and Presentations
  • Florida Automobile Insurance Law (9th ed), The Ratemaking Process, The Florida Bar, 2013
  • Aon Benfield Analytics Insights Conference, Florida Insurance Uncovered, New Orleans, July, 2011
  • Statutory Construction, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, February 4, 2009
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and Anti-Trust Issues, Employer Services Assurance Corporation/Certification Institute Luncheon – Washington, DC – May 22, 2005
  • Professional Employer Organizations and Insurance, NAPEO Legal Review, November, 2003
  • Convergence of Banking & Insurance Activities: Emerging Trends, FSU College of Business, 2001
  • Legislative and Legal Trends Affecting the Insurance Industry, 2001