PALM BEACH
TREASURE COAST
SPACE COAST

  • 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

Community Involvement

Jim Williams has been actively involved with the Coastal Conservation Association for over 20 years. The mission of the CCA to educate the public and preserve our coastal resources includes fisheries management, habitat restoration and public outreach. Jim has served the organization in many positions including President of the Palm Beach Chapter and Florida State Chairman. He is actively engaged in both the National and State boards of directors with a particular interest in fisheries regulation. He has served on advisory panels for the National Marine Fisheries Service as well as other local groups. Jim regularly attends St. Clair Catholic Church.

Carri 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.

Jeff Cosby serves on the Board of Governors as Secretary and Personnel Chairman for busy Tequesta Country Club. Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Jupiter Inlet Beach Club. In addition, he spends considerable time coaching youth baseball and basketball for the Jupiter-Tequesta Athletic Association. Jeff frequently lectures to students at local schools regarding basic legal concepts and the Constitution of the United States

Jessica Gregory Jessica Gregory is volunteering her time reading with first grade students at Roosevelt Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida. Roosevelt Rockets Reading Buddies meets every first Friday of the month at Roosevelt Elementary, in an effort to promote literacy with our youth.

Chioma Deere has coached the Black History and Culture Brain Bowl team for Florida Education Fund’s National Achievers Society (formerly McKnight Scholars), in conjunction with the Urban League of Palm Beach County for the past 4 years. Ms. Deere’s community involvement also includes being an active member of the philanthropic and civic organization, The Links Incorporated, West Palm Beach Chapter.