A South Florida law firm has emerged as a potential political player. Over the past three months, Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf made two separate donations to the Republican Party of Florida, the first for $15,000 and the next for $25,000.
Based in Fort Lauderdale and with offices statewide, Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf is a burgeoning defense firm handling property insurance, sinkhole litigation defense, liability defense, negligent security, and auto defense claims for numerous insurance companies and self-insured corporations. The firm’s focus is on first-party property, and it has taken on representation of several takeout carriers.
So who is behind Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf? The firm is run by Jason Wolf and Justin Parafinczuk, and their practice went from four lawyers when they opened three years ago, to 15 lawyers today.
Wolf leads the practice area in first-party property insurance defense, and also has a growing sports and entertainment law practice. Wolf graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and was named one of the “Attorneys to Watch in 2013” by Attorney-At-Law Magazine. Parafinczuk, a Nova Southeastern law grad, focuses on litigation – with cases involving wrongful death defense, professional liability defense, workers comp defense, and shareholder disputes. Both shareholders are active in their communities and devote time to volunteer efforts.
Political interest in Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf is growing, and that tends to be a trend that slopes upward quite quickly. In other words, it is hard to drop that many bucks on the RPOF without plenty of other candidates and committees taking note.
The firm has also written checks to Jeff Atwater, to the sum of $3,000; Spencer Eig for County Judge; and Pam Bondi for $500. Wolf and Parafinczuk each made $500 personal contributions to Bondi as well.
It appears South Florida has a new growing law firm with strong political ties.