• 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

Shannan H. Starkey


Shannan Holder Starkey, a South Florida native, graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. In 2011 she graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shannan began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida. As an Assistant Public Defender she developed a passion for trial and litigation advocacy. She participated in numerous trials ranging from juvenile matters to second and third degree felonies. Her cases received media attention from entities such as USA Today and NPR. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office in 2013, Shannan went on to practice civil litigation, representing financial institutions in foreclosure actions across the State of Florida. Shannan joined Williams, Leininger & Cosby, P.A. in 2016. She focuses primarily on first party actions including insurance coverage disputes, declaratory actions, and PIP suits as well as property disputes. Shannan is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.