• 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

Attorney Chris Waggener provides legal advice to homeless at Orlando outreach event

On April 9, attorney Chris Waggener volunteered at "He Got Up," an outreach event for the homeless at Camping World Stadium, also known as the Citrus Bowl. The event, hosted by the Orlando Serve Foundation, featured a resource fair identifying services, training, employment and job readiness for self-sustainably.

Local government leaders, agencies, business, non-profits and other local organizations provided aide and other resources to those attending. Volunteers provided a variety of services, from haircuts, to mammograms, free lunch, legal services and more.

Waggener gave legal advice at the event, including how to regain one's driver's license. The Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit, public defender Bob Wesley and clerks from Orange and Osceola counties hosted a panel on navigating the court system.

Waggener said those with low-come generally don't think they would ever be able to afford an attorney or legal services.

"Being able to answer some questions has a big impact on their ability to do basic things, like get their license back or avoid being evicted."

This was the second annual "He Got Up," event. The Orlando Serve Foundation describes the event as an ongoing public/private collaboration to leverage existing resources to assist families and individuals in need or homeless with a path to self-sustainability.

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