Business, Rules and Laws: Let Us Protect You
This will be a live virtual event offered during SW Regional - Virtual Event
Course discussing various and frequent laws and rules impacting the chiropractic profession in Florida. Attendees will learn about the Florida chiropractic scope of practice; the new laws passed in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session; advertising laws; creating a multidisciplinary office and the STARK law implications; marketing schemes and making sure they are legal for a PI practice; and the differences in a PIP versus mandatory BI auto practice and how the law differs.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant
Kimberly Driggers, JD
Kimberly A. Driggers is the owner of Driggers Law, PA, where she represents the Florida Chiropractic Association as its Assistant General Counsel and serves as one of their Lobbyists. For the prior twenty-plus years, Ms. Driggers was in private practice in Orlando and Tallahassee, Florida, initially representing the interests of insurance companies in their defense of injury and insurance claims. After a number of years and for the majority of her practice, she put her insurance knowledge to use in representing medical providers, injured patients, and homeowners in the denial of insurance benefits, litigating insurance claims in courts throughout Florida.
Ms. Driggers is well known in the area of Personal Injury Protection insurance law (No-Fault or PIP insurance) and has authored numerous articles, testifies regularly in the Florida Legislature, and lectures for the Florida Chiropractic Association throughout the State of Florida. She is a longstanding member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.
In August 2019, Ms. Driggers became the first Non-Chiropractor and seventh woman since 1963, to be elected to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession that develops, administers and scores standardized exams for the chiropractic profession.
She received her B.A. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1990. Ms. Driggers attended the Florida State University College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1994.
Steven Jaffe, JD
Steven Jaffe has litigated a wide variety of civil matters, from both the defense and plaintiff sides, throughout Florida and nationwide since 1984. He has taken part in more than 200 mediations and has developed a true passion for the dispute resolution process. His practice areas include personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, breach of contract, consumer fraud, long-term care insurance and complex commercial cases.
Steven started his practice in the criminal arena, trying more than 20 cases to verdict over two years in the state attorney’s office. He then transitioned to civil litigation as house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, representing the interests of insurance companies. Steven then began representing individual and corporate plaintiffs in numerous types of civil actions. He has handled class actions for the past 17 years in various courts throughout the country.
He comes to Upchurch Watson White & Max after serving as a partner at several well-known civil trial firms; fellow partners have included a Florida Bar president and, most recently, a Florida Justice Association president and a sitting Florida state senator.
Steven’s extensive litigation practice, coupled with his philanthropic work and involvement in more than a dozen professional, charitable, and civic organizations, has provided him a unique ability to understand people and to understand every side of a civil case. With exceptional speed, Steven comprehends complex issues and provides practical and unique solutions necessary for the mediation process. He looks forward to using his ability to resolve conflicts and bring people together in often difficult circumstances as a full-time mediator with UWWM.
Michael Silverman, JD
Prior to joining the firm, I served as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer to a nationally licensed mail order DMEPOS and pharmaceutical provider. I earned a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. I graduated cum laude from both institutions and earned two book awards for academic excellence. While in law school, I interned for the late Senior Federal Judge Ryskamp in the Southern District of Florida.
- 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE