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  • New case on “notice” in slip and fall suits provides help to governmental agencies
  • Chioma Deere co-presented a Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) session to judges on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery in Palm Beach County.
  • Phil Wiseberg obtains a dismissal with prejudice on the eve of trial in property insurance case.
  • In Bryant v. Mezo, Carri Leininger obtained favorable opinion from the Fourth DCA recognizing the Plaintiff’s failure to disclose prior medical treatment was fraud and justified dismissal of the Plaintiff’s lawsuit.
  • Jim Williams intervened in complex construction/banking litigation on behalf of a local county obtaining a stay and potentially saving the county from a judgment that would have deprived the county of over a million dollars in collateral.
  • Chioma Deere co-presented a Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) session on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery at the 19th Judicial Circuit to judges from St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties.
  • Lee Baggett and Jeff Cosby spoke at the Orlando Claims Conference on Exposing Financial Bias of Treating Doctors.
  • Carri Leininger obtains summary judgment for CGL carrier in coverage dispute arising out of a multi-million dollar construction defect case.
  • Jessica Gregory obtains summary judgment for Property Owners Association in ADA/FHA case.
  • Phil Wiseberg and Jim Williams obtain a defense verdict in an automobile negligence suit
  • Phil Wiseberg achieved dismissal of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a local university…
  • Carri Leininger wins appellate victory in controversial juror texting case, Murphy v. Roth
  • Jim Williams succeeds with Palm Beach County jury returning defense verdict for half clients’ pre-trial offer

Carri S. Leininger

Partner

Email: cleininger@wlclaw.com


Carri Leininger graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 and is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. Ms. Leininger specializes in civil rights claims, employment discrimination claims, first party medical claims, insurance coverage disputes, appellate matters, and automobile negligence claims. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts throughout Florida as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Leininger has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. She has served as appellate counsel in both state and federal courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She was co-counsel for the State of Florida before the United States Supreme Court in Sole v. Wyner that resulted in a 9-0 decision. She has developed a specialty in analyzing and handling insurance coverage disputes, global settlements, and employment discrimination claims.

Ms. Leininger is the Director of the Christmas Angel Project. She coordinates the efforts of Faith Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran School and the Association of Administrative Professionals in gathering Christmas gifts for the children in Belle Glade, Florida. Last year, the Angel Project delivered gifts to more than 300 kids. Ms. Leininger also serves on the Board of Directors for The Open Door, an organization that mentors teen mothers and provides both financial and emotional support.

Sample Reported Cases

  • City of Port St. Lucie v. Follano, 4D15-2642 (Fla. 4th DCA, October 7, 2015)
  • Brana v. Roura, 144 So. 3d 699 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
  • State Farm v. Verro, 123 So. 3d 599 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)