• 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

James O. Williams, Jr.



Jim Williams is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial Law. He holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV. He has been admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the most highly respected organizations in the nation for civil trial lawyers. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and sits on the Committee for Civil Rights and Governmental Liability. Mr. Williams graduated from Auburn University in 1983 and the Cumberland School of Law in 1986. He began his trial practice prosecuting cases as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County, Florida. Mr. Williams specializes in defending complex multi-party litigation. He also has extensive experience representing governmental entities throughout the state. He litigates all classes of lawsuits including civil rights claims, employment discrimination, personal injury, wrongful death, product failures, professional malpractice, constitutional challenges, and commercial disputes. Mr. Williams is a member of the Palm Beach and Martin County Bars as well as the Florida Bar. He 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.