Bryan A. Giribaldo, an associate in the Dallas office of Cooper & Scully, P.C., concentrates his practice on insurance litigation and coverage disputes, as well as complex business and commercial litigation.
Mr. Giribaldo was born in New York, but spent his formative years growing up in Frisco, Texas. Mr. Giribaldo attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his B.A. in History in 2011. While at the University of Texas, Mr. Giribaldo participated in the University’s Business Foundations Program, earning a Business Foundations Certificate with Highest Honors upon his graduation in 2011. Mr. Giribaldo attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, graduating cum laude in 2014. During his final year in law school, Mr. Giribaldo served as the Student Works Editor for the Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy. Mr. Giribaldo’s case comment evaluating and analyzing a controversial Federal District Court of Appeal decision was selected for publication in the Journal’s June 2014 issue.
Prior to working at Cooper & Scully, Mr. Giribaldo worked in both small and large firm settings, practicing a variety of areas of litigation, including personal injury insurance defense, commercial litigation, consumer litigation, and first-party property insurance litigation.
Mr. Giribaldo focuses his specialty in first-party property insurance litigation, and has taken or defended hundreds of depositions, including defending the depositions of dozens of corporate representatives for one of Florida’s largest property insurers, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Mr. Giribaldo also has extensive experience in conducting hearings and mediations, obtaining dispositions or resolutions of over one hundred cases on behalf of insurance companies. In conjunction with his litigation efforts, Mr. Giribaldo has significant experience interpreting insurance contracts and providing counsel on how insurance contracts can be interpreted, including their impact on insurance litigation both generally and specific to each case.
Outside of his legal work, Mr. Giribaldo enjoys spending time with his wife, Christina, and their two dogs, Capri and Benji, as well as watching football, especially his Alma Mater, the Texas Longhorns.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014
B.A., History, University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Business Foundations Certificate with Highest Honors
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018-2020 (Thomson Reuters)
The Florida Bar
Member, Business Law, Entertainment Arts & Sports, and Tax Law Sections
"Can We Smooth the Edges Here?: How the Supreme Court of Texas’ Standard that a Pre-Appraisal Insurance Claim Payment Should “Roughly Correspond” with the Amount Owed is Still too “Rough” to Utilize," Cooper & Scully Newsletter, September 2021
"542A Elections: A Sword, Shield, Or Both?" 28th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 9, 2021
"Walking the Semantics Tight-Rope: Defining “Public Performance” in WNET," Thirteen v. Aereo, Inc., Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy, 2014.