• 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

Practice Areas

Our experience includes:

Appeals - Representing all types of clients to prosecute and defend appeals above the trial court level with experience in state and federal appeals courts through the U.S. Supreme Court.

Business Loss Claims - Representing private companies in claims for breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, tortious interference, independent contractor claims and related claims. Business litigation covers all areas from injunctive relief to multi-state contractual disputes.

Civil Right Claims - Representing municipalities, law enforcement, educational institutions, state agencies, governmental employees in actions such as 1st amendment claims, 1983 claims, Title VI actions, police misconduct claims, fair housing claims and others.

Construction Litigation - Representing general contractors and construction professionals in civil litigation arising out of construction projects, including claims related to Chinese drywall.

Employment Claims - Representing employers and their employees in actions for discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, ERISA claims, wage and hour claims, and other employment related actions.

Insurance Coverage Claims - Representing insurers in declaratory judgment actions, coverage questions and global settlements.

Personal Injury Actions - Representing businesses and individuals sued in automobile accidents, product failures, trucking accidents, construction site accidents, and other work related accidents. Many of the claims made in these suits are catastrophic in nature. Commonly the litigation is complex and multi-party involving cross claims and counter claims. The range of personal injuries tried to jury verdict runs the gamut from soft tissue orthopedic injuries to wrongful death.

PIP Claims - Representing insurance companies against claims arising out of the PIP (No-Fault) statue throughout southeast and central Florida.

Premises Liability Claims - Representing clients accused of causing injury to others, our Premises Liability attorneys have over 30 years experience defending against allegations of liability including slips and falls, inadequate security, and lack of proper lighting.

Professional Malpractice - Representing nursing homes, healthcare providers, physicians, nurses, financial planners, real-estate brokers, insurance brokers and others.

Property Damage Claims – Representing insurers in suits files by insureds arising out of property damage claims.