Sampling of Success

The Firm with its experienced trial lawyers has taken over 1000 civil cases to verdict.   Those matters that did not result in a verdict were either resolved through summary disposition via motion practice or through favorable settlements.  We handle all appeals for existing matters in house, but we also appear and serve as appellate counsel on new matters and as amicus curiae.

 

Below is a recent sampling of the Firm’s success throughout the years:

 

Recent Trials:

 

  • Neighbors v. Homeowners Association – Clay County – 2013

- five day jury trial resulting in defense verdict for client HOA based upon allegations of negligent maintenance of storm water management ponds

  • Neighbors v. Homeowners Association – Duval County – 2013

- five day jury trial resulting in defense verdict for client HOA based upon allegations of negligent maintenance of storm water management ponds

  • Neighbor v. Dog Owner – Duval County 2013

-  five day jury trial resulting in defense verdict for client owners of a German Shepard based upon allegations of strict liability for dog bite to a child

  • US Government v. Concrete Contractor – Federal Court, Middle District – 2013

-  five day bench trial resulting in defense verdict for client concrete contractor based upon alleged OSHA violations on project site in Amelia Island, Florida

  • Pedestrian v. Concrete Contractor  – Duval County 2012

-  five day jury trial resulting in defense verdict for client concrete contractor based upon allegations of negligence

  • Homeowner v. Framing Contractor – Duval County – 2012

- five day arbitration hearing resulting in minimal award against client framing contractor based upon alleged construction defects to home totaling over $400,000 in damages

  • Sub Association v. Master Homeowners Association – St. Johns County 2012

- five day bench trial resulting in defense verdict for client master HOA based upon allegations of improper board action and use of association funds for capital improvements

  • Patron v. Local Restaurant – Duval County – 2011

-  five day jury trial resulting in defense verdict for local restaurant based upon allegations of negligent maintenance of a chair

  • Site Contractor v. Property Owner/Developer – Clay County – 2010

-  five day bench trial resulting in six figure verdict for client site contractor on             construction lien foreclosure case against hiring owner of the developing      property.

 

Appellate Matters:

 

  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Young (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

- Reversal of judgment entered against client as court agreed policy did not cover subject loss

  • Truelove v. Blount, et al. (Fla. 2nd DCA 2007)

- Reversal of significant personal injury award; judicial opinion authored by now Florida Supreme Court Justice Canady.

  • Verdieu v. Jerry’s Food, Inc., 954 So. 2d 1168 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)

- Affirmance of lower court order

  • Kone v. Robinson, et al. (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)

- Reversal of final judgment; first opinion in the State of Florida to determine what types of companies were not within purview of Florida Statute governing indemnification in construction contracts; judicial opinion authored by then Chief Judge of the First District Court of Appeal.

  • Frank v. Wyatt, et al. (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)

- Reversal of directed verdict on affirmative defense of conversion.

  • Florida Specialty, Inc. v. H 2 Ology, Inc. (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)

- Reversal of dismissal of complaint because stockholder could be liable in tort.

  • Clark v. Laborers’ Int’l Union (11th Cir. 1988)

- Reversal in part and vacation in part of lower court’s order.

  • Shepard v. City of Palatka (Fla 5th DCA 1981)

- Reversal of summary judgment on issue of architect liability.

  • Peninsular Fire Ins. Co. v. Wells (Fla 1st DCA 1983)

- Affirmance of judgment finding that proximate cause of loss of ship was seizure

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