David A. Yon

USA: Florida

Radey, Thomas, Yon & Clark
301 South Bronough Street
Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Tel: (850) 425-6671
Fax: (850) 425-6694

Email: david@radeylaw.com
Web: www.radeylaw.com

David Yon has practiced primarily in the area of insurance, administrative, regulatory, and business law for over twenty 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.”

Radey offers an experienced team of professionals to help you solve your legal, insurance regulatory and business problems. Our team understands the regulatory world from the inside with three professionals who worked for the Department in Florida, but more importantly, our team has extensive experience analyzing problems and finding answers from a client point of view. This combination gives the firm a unique prospective from which to find the best solutions for your problems. Our goal is to find solutions that help you achieve your business objectives in a timely manner.

Our professionals provide advice and counsel regarding the formation, acquisition and merger of regulated companies. We have also worked closely with companies seeking to expand or contract their business operations. We have assisted with hundreds of rate and form filings, including reviewing statutory requirements and, when an insurer has been unable to resolve disputes, to contest decisions in administrative hearings and commercial arbitration proceedings. Operating in Florida requires an understanding of residual markets, unfair trade practice laws, reinsurance facilities such as the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and much more. Our team has experience in all of these areas. And when the regulator decides it’s time to conduct a market conduct exam, we can provide advice on how to prepare and respond.

This unique blend of experience carries over to our experienced team of litigators, who use this advantage in both federal and state litigation. Our litigators have handled class action matters, rate arbitrations, rule challenges and constitutional challenges.

Based in Tallahassee, Florida, Radey is an AV-rated firm consisting of lawyers who practice regularly before a variety of state agencies and in all state and federal courts. Our practice areas include insurance regulation and business transactions, public utility law, telecommunications, administrative litigation (including bid protests), civil litigation, including class action defense, and labor and employment law. We are also firmly committed to having a positive impact on our community by supporting many local causes with our time and financial backing.

Our lawyers use their extensive regulatory and litigation experience to serve clients with problems, generally with governmental agencies and frequently in class action or other complex litigation. Several of our members have practiced insurance regulatory law for years, and two are former regulators. Our lawyers have substantial experience before almost every Florida state agency and many federal agencies. This experience, accrued over 30 years, spans a variety of substantive areas, including labor and employment law. Publicly reported cases show the type of experience and results achieved by our litigators. Publications such as Martindale-Hubbell, Florida Trend and Chambers USA have all recognized the outstanding work of our lawyers.

We emphasize providing service to clients that is efficient and dedicated. Success for clients is our success. We vigorously marshal the facts and law in a cost-effective manner with the goal to avoid, settle, or win disputes to achieve clients’ objectives. Our efforts reflect a shared dedication to excellence, integrity, humanity, and community.


“24/7 insurance-focused” attorney David Yon is a leading light of the regulatory insurance Bar. He is adept at providing compliance counsel and policy working advice, and is as comfortable in the courtroom as in arbitration proceedings.
Chambers USA, 2015