• 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

Jessica Butler



Jessica Butler, a native of Fort Myers, Florida, earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and English Literature, cum laude, from the Florida State University in 2012. Afterward, Ms. Butler graduated cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law in 2015. While in law school, Ms. Butler was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy as well as an Article and Notes Editor for the Business Law Review. Upon graduation, she received the distinguished pro bono service award for her work as a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer and as a certified legal intern with The State Attorney’s Office in the Second Judicial Circuit.

After law school, Ms. Butler worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida. Ms. Butler was the lead attorney on numerous jury trials. In addition, she routinely handled misdemeanor and nonjury trials as well as a variety of pre-trial and post-conviction motions. In 2017, Ms. Butler moved to Juno Beach and joined WLC’s Governmental Liability and Bodily Injury teams.