Candy L. Messersmith

Candy L. Messersmith

Orlando Office

407.839.4571 phone 407.835.2071 fax

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Candy Messersmith focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, appellate law and FDA regulatory and compliance law including state enforcement, civil seizure, consent decrees, and Medicare and Medicaid. She defends insurance industry clients against coverage and bad faith claims as well as class actions. She represents insurance industry clients against coverage and bad faith claims. Candy’s appellate practice includes appeals to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

She joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in 2001 after clerking for Chief Justice Charles Wells of the Florida Supreme Court.


  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., high honors, 1999
  • Florida International University, B.A., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1996


  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Order of the Coif