• Jeff Cosby has achieved re-certification as a specialist in civil trial law for the third time and has now been board certified for 15 years.
  • 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

Chioma R Deere



Chioma Deere was born in Jamaica, and grew up in the Bronx, New York. In 2000, she graduated from Wells College in Aurora, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Chioma attended and earned her Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in New York.

Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, she has practiced in the area of complex hurricane claims litigation, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, arbitration, and employment litigation in state and federal courts.

Chioma also has hands-on experience in the evolving area of electronic discovery (e-discovery). She received her Graduate Certification in E-discovery Project Management, and routinely presents on the ethics and practical methods of conducting eDiscovery in litigation. She is currently listed as an e-Discovery Special Master for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County. Chioma is also Secretary of the Florida Bar Business Law Section Committee for Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence. She is actively co-presents Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) sessions to judges on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery.

Chioma is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links Incorporated. She was selected to the 2014 American Bar Association’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy. In the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Chioma is Chair of the Technology Committee, and past chair of the Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Chioma also serves as Technology Chair for the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links Incorporated.