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Matthew J. Conigliaro

Matthew J. Conigliaro

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Overview

Matt Conigliaro is a board certified appellate specialist who has been recognized as one of Florida’s top appellate attorneys. His work involves legal issues in trial and appellate courts across Florida, in federal court, and in other states. He focuses on complex cases, from product liability and other complex tort matters to health care, insurance, and constitutional litigation.

Matt has obtained the reversal of numerous multimillion and even a multibillion-dollar judgment and has successfully defended many judgments and rulings. He also regularly prepares amicus curiae briefs in important, precedential cases.

Matt has appeared in more than 30 trials to assist trial counsel with legal issues that may be further litigated on appeal. He helps devise strategies that place trial counsel in the best position to win the trial and place the client in the best position to win any appeal that follows.

One of Florida’s most frequent speakers on legal matters, Matt is grateful for often being invited by bar, civic, and other organizations to present on myriad topics.

Apart from law, one of Matt’s favorite things is running. He loves to run. He has completed more than 60 marathons, including one in each of the 50 states. He has run many of the country’s largest marathons, such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Walt Disney World, Marine Corps, and Houston, but his favorite ones have been the smaller races in the heartland. Matt has coached marathon runners for years and has led long-distance relay teams from coast to coast. Sometimes during a trial, or even before big appellate arguments, Matt likes to sneak off for a mind-clearing run.
 

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Experience

  • Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Loftus, 276 So. 3d 849 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019). Won affirmance in first impression case involving condominium law.
  • Citizens for Strong Sch., Inc. v. Fla. State Bd. of Educ., 262 So. 3d 127 (Fla. 2019). Amicus curiae brief supporting the ultimate result in education litigation.
  • S. Fla. Fair & Palm Beach Cty. Expositions, Inc. v. Joseph, 256 So. 3d 875 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018). Won reversal in first impression case involving sovereign immunity and fair associations.
  • Bechtel Corp. v. Batchelor, 250 So. 3d 187 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018). Won reversal for entry of defense judgment after $21 million verdict in product liability case.
  • Waite v. AII Acquisition Corp., 901 F.3d 1307 (11th Cir. 2018). Won affirmance of personal jurisdiction dismissal in asbestos case.
  • Graham v. Uphold, 245 So. 3d 964 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018). Won reversal of order appointing custodian to operate a business.
  • Doe v. Valencia Coll., 903 F.3d 1220 (11th Cir. 2018). Won affirmance of summary judgment in First Amendment, due process case regarding educational discipline.
  • Knight v. Chief Judge of Florida’s Twelfth Jud. Cir., 235 So. 3d 996 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017). Won denial of sheriff’s petition challenging chief judge’s decisions involving courthouse security.
  • Llano Fin. Grp., LLC v. Kerr, 230 So. 3d 46 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017). Amicus curiae brief supporting appellee who did not appear to defend trial court ruling, won affirmance.
  • Plaza Tower Realty Grp., LLC v. 300 S. Duval Assocs., LLC, 223 So. 3d 1079 (Fla. 3d DCA 2017). Amicus curiae brief on operation of commissions, supporting ultimate result.
  • Kelly v. Georgia-Pacific, LLC, 211 So. 3d 340 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017). Won affirmance in asbestos case involving operation of wrongful death act.
  • Gainesville Woman Care, LLC v. State, 210 So. 3d 1243 (Fla. 2017). Amicus curiae brief on issues of public importance.
  • Mirzataheri v. FM E. Developers, LLC, 193 So. 3d 19 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016). Amicus curiae brief on specific performance involving homestead property, supporting ultimate result.
  • Aubin v. Union Carbide Corp., 177 So. 3d 489 (Fla. 2015). Cutting-edge product liability case, won restoration of learned intermediary defense for asbestos suppliers.
  • Jax Utils. Mgmt., Inc. v. Hancock Bank, 164 So. 3d 1266 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015). Won affirmance in first impression case involving construction loan lenders, preemption of common law claims.
  • Plancher v. UCF Athletics Ass’n, Inc., 175 So. 3d 724 (Fla. 2015). Won approval of decision reversing $10 million judgment based on sovereign immunity.
  • Christian v. Dep’t of Health, 161 So. 3d 416 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014). Won reversal of administrative disciplinary order.
  • Gen. Elec. Capital Corp. v. Shattuck, 132 So. 3d 908 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014). Won reversal of $1.1 billion judgment in health care matter.
  • UCF Athletics Ass’n, Inc. v. Plancher, 121 So. 3d 616 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013). Won reversal of attorneys’ fees judgment based on interplay of sovereign immunity and settlement proposals.
  • City of Palm Bay v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 114 So. 3d 924 (Fla. 2013). Won approval of decision affirming preemption of municipal ordinance.
  • Raymond James Fin. Servs., Inc. v. Phillips, 126 So. 3d 186 (Fla. 2013). Amicus brief supporting ultimate result in arbitration case.
  • Health First, Inc. v. Hynes, 114 So. 3d 995 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012). Won reversal of order finding fraud on court.
  • Rich v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc., 103 So. 3d 903 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012). Won affirmance in asbestos case involving former testimony evidence.
  • McKesson Medication Mgmt., LLC v. Slavin, 75 So. 3d 308 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010). Won reversal of $6 million judgment in medical malpractice case.
  • Godfrey v. Precision Airmotive Corp., 46 So. 3d 1020 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010). Won affirmance of new trial order following $55 million verdict in product liability case.
  • Odak v. Vitrano, 45 So. 3d 487 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010). Won reversal of order treating severance pay as marital asset
  • Kristensen-Kepler v. Cooney, 39 So. 3d 518 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010). Won affirmance of medical malpractice summary judgment.
  • Howell v. Ed Bebb, Inc., 35 So. 3d 167 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). Won reversal of summary judgment in real property case.
  • MasTec, Inc. v. Suncoast Underground, Inc., 27 So. 3d 705 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010). Won reversal in construction case.
  • Burgess v. Prince, 25 So. 3d 705 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). Won reversal in probate case.
  • Keith v. ManorCare, Inc., 218 P.3d 1257 (N.M. Ct. App. 2009). Won reversal of $55 million judgment in healthcare case.

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Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Most Effective Lawyers Award, Daily Business Review (2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation (2012-2020)
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers (2011-2019) (Band 1, Florida Appellate Litigators)
  • Listed as Tampa Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" in The Best Lawyers in America (2016)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, Appellate (2006, 2009, 2011-2012, 2015-2019)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, Appellate (2007-2019)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar 
    • Appellate Practice Section 
      • Chair (2011-2012)
      • Chair-Elect (2010-2011)
      • Vice-Chair (2009-2010) 
      • Secretary/Treasurer (2007-2009)
      • Treasurer (2006-2007) 
      • CLE Committee Chair (2005-2006) 
      • Executive Council Member (2004-2006, 2014-present)
    • Council of Sections
      • Chair (2014-2015)
      • Chair-Elect (2013-2014)
      • Secretary/Treasurer (2012-2013)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association 
    • Chair, Appellate Practice Section (2005-2019)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federalist Society
  • St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 
    • Chair, Finance Council (2009-2011) 
    • Member, Finance Council (2007-2009)
  • American Stage Theatre Company
    • Board of Trustees
      • Chair (2013-2015) 
      • Vice-Chair and Secretary (2011-2013)
      • Secretary (2010-2011)
      • Member (2009-2010, 2015-2018)
  • Tampa Bay Fit Marathon Training Program 
    • Head Coach (2008-present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty, Panel Discussions on Brief Writing, Appellate Ethics, and How to Prepare for Oral Argument, The Florida Bar’s William A. Van Nortwick Appellate Workshop 2019, Davie, Florida (August 7-9, 2019).
  • “Working With Appellate Lawyers at the Trial Level,” The Florida Bar’s the Art of Objecting: A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Preserving Error for Appeal, Tampa, Florida (June 5, 2019).
  • “A Roundup of Recent Appellate Decisions and a Look Ahead,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, Florida (April 17, 2019).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (February 22, 2019).
  • “Florida Civil Procedure 2019 Update,” Florida Department of Health CLE teleconference (February 21, 2019).
  • “Constitutional Law,” Pinellas County Teachers Law School, Largo, Florida (February 18, 2019).
  • “The Rules of Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Annual Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (February 14, 2019).
  • “Courts and the Right to Life,” Florida Right to Life, Winter Park, Florida (February 2, 2019).
  • “Appellate Law Update: 2018 Year in Review,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (January 15, 2019).
  • “Federal Appellate Practice in 2019: Trends, Pitfalls, and Hot Topics,” Carlton Fields In-House Seminar, Tampa, Florida (December 6, 2018).
  • “The No-Contempt Zone: Judges and Practitioners Share What Each Wishes the Other Knew,” Appellate Judges Education Institute/Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (November 9, 2018).
  • Debating Florida’s 2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments, The Junior League of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida (October 16, 2018).
  • Florida’s 2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Pinellas County Young Republicans, St. Petersburg, Florida (October 9, 2018).
  • “Merits Briefs,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before The Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 7, 2018).
  • “Boring Appellate Stuff That No One Should Care About—Except You,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, Florida (April 18, 2018).
  • “Update for Trial and Appellate Lawyers: Decisional, Statutory, and Rules Developments,” Carlton Fields In-House CLE (March 1, 2018).
  • “The Rules of Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Annual Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (February 1, 2018).
  • "Recent Developments in Florida Law," The Florida Bar's Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (January 29, 2018).
  • “Preserving Issues for Appeal,” Federal Bar Association’s 2017 Federal Practice Seminar, Tampa, Florida (July 13, 2017).
  • “Update You on Appellate Cases, Yoda Will,” The Florida Bar’s Hot Topics in Appellate Law: Appellate Forces in the New Millennium, Orlando, Florida (May 4, 2017).
  • “Use and Effect of Key Appellate Doctrines,” The Florida Bar’s Hidden Essentials of Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (February 10, 2017).
  • “2017 Appellate Update,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice In The Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 9, 2017).
  • “The Rules of Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Annual Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (January 19, 2017).
  • “Appellate Law Update: 2016 Year in Review,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (January 17, 2017).
  • “Florida Civil Procedure,” Tampa Bay Paralegal Association’s Paralegal Training Camp, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 11, 2016).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (October 14, 2016).
  • “Preserving Issues for Appeal,” Federal Bar Association’s 2016 Federal Practice Seminar, Tampa, Florida (July 7, 2016).
  • Forum on Judicial Topics, Pinellas County Young Republicans, St. Petersburg, Florida (July 5, 2016).
  • “Merits Briefs Panel Discussion,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before The Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 9, 2016).
  • “A Closer Look at Social Media 2016,” Wm. Reece Smith Inn of Court, Tampa, Florida (April 26, 2016).
  • “10 New Appellate Items We Ought to Know,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 11, 2016).
  • "The Rules of Civil Procedure," The Florida Bar's Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (February 4, 2016).
  • "Appellate Law Update: 2015 Year in Review," The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (January 19, 2016).
  • "Recent Developments in Florida Law," The Florida Bar's Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (January 14, 2016).
  • "Appellate Practice," Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida (October 12, 2015).
  • "Issues on Experts: Florida's Significant Change from Frye to Daubert," Third Annual Appellate Forum for Trial Lawyers, Miami (October 23, 2015).
  • "Appellate Brief Writing: The Facts," The Florida Bar's Successful Appellate Advocacy Workshop, Davie, Florida (August 5, 2015).
  • "Preserving Issues For Appeal," The Florida Bar's Federal Practice Seminar, Tampa, Florida (July 17, 2015).
  • "Appellate Practice: Recent Developments in the Second District and Beyond," Hillsborough County Bar Association's Breakfast and CLE with the Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa, Florida (March 4, 2015).
  • "The Rules of Civil Procedure," The Florida Bar's Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (February 26, 3015),
  • "Appellate Law Update: 2014 Year in Review," The Florida Bar's Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar (January 20, 2015).
  •  "Recent Developments in Florida Law 2015," The Florida Bar's Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (January 15, 2015).
  • "Bar Sections & Exam Review Courses" The Florida Bar's Certification Leadership Conference (September 18, 2014).
  • "Conservative Messaging," Pinellas County Young Republicans, Clearwater, Florida (July 8, 2014).
  • “Merits Briefs Panel Discussion,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before The Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 5, 2014).
  • “Criminal Cases – What’s Appealable and When,” The St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Annual Beach and Bar Seminar, St. Pete Beach, Florida (May 23, 2014).
  • “Tips for Effective Oral Argument in the Second District,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa, Florida (May 16, 2014).
  • “15 Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (April 1, 2014).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (March 28, 2014).
  • “Social Media in Litigation,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, Florida (March 8, 2014).
  • “Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar, Tampa, Florida (February 17, 2014).
  • “Oral Argument Tactics," National Association of Attorneys General’s Appellate Practice Seminar, Tallahassee, Florida (January 28, 2014).
  • “Appellate Law Update: 2013 Year in Review,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (January 21, 2014).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2014,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (January 16, 2014).
  • “Presentation & Persuasion Skills,” TAG Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 15, 2013).
  • “An Appellate Perspective on the New Daubert Standard of Admissibility,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Daubert Seminar: The Change in Admitting Expert Testimony (October 22, 2013).
  • “Discussion on Ethical Responsibilities,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 6, 2013).
  • “Civil Case Law Update,” The Florida Bar’s Hot Topics in Appellate Practice, Jacksonville, Florida (May 17, 2013).
  • “Professionalism in Appellate Practice,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Fifth District Court of Appeal, Lake Mary, Florida (April 5, 2013).
  • “How Not to Handle an Appeal,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (March 28, 2013).
  • “2012: The Year in Appellate Review, Key Decisions and Developments in Appellate Practice,” Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Breakfast and CLE with the Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa, Florida (March 6, 2013).
  • Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Panel Discussion on Motion Practice in the Eleventh Circuit, Miami (February 7-8, 2013).
  • “Appellate Law Update: 2012 Year in Review,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (January 22, 2013).
  • “Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar (January 17, 2013).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2013,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (January 17, 2013).
  • “Presentation & Persuasion Skills,” TAG Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 9, 2012).
  • “Impact of Bankruptcy on a Pending Appeal,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (September 18, 2012).
  • “Panel on Oral Argument and Ethics,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 7, 2012).
  • Florida State University School of Law, Famous Florida Trials, Tallahassee, Florida (March 21, 2012).
  • “Recent Developments You Need to Know,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 23, 2012).
  • “Appellate Law Update: 2011 Year in Review,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (February 21, 2012).
  • "The Art of Making Objections at Trial," St. Petersburg Bar Association, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 15, 2012).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2012,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Tampa, Florida (February 2, 2012).
  • “Civil Procedure,” The Florida Bar’s Civil Trial Certification Review, Orlando, Florida (January 26, 2012).
  • “Presentation & Persuasion Skills,” TAG Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 11, 2011).
  • “Panel on Oral Argument,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 9, 2011).
  • The Florida Bar’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: An In-Depth Look, Tampa, Florida (May 20, 2011).
  • “Can Corporate America Catch Up to the Social Media Frenzy, and Should It?” Product Liability Advisory Council, Coral Gables, Florida (April 28, 2011).
  • Florida State University School of Law, Topics In Appellate Law and Policy, Tallahassee, Florida (March 16, 2011).
  • “The Future of Appellate Law,” Defense Research Institute’s Appellate Advocacy Seminar, Orlando, Florida (March 11, 2011).
  • “Civil Case Law Update,” The Florida Bar’s Hot Topics in Appellate Practice, Jacksonville, Florida (March 4, 2011).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2010,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Miami, Florida (February 4, 2011).
  • “Presentation & Persuasion Skills,” TAG Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 12, 2010).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (October 8, 2010).
  • “Amicus Briefs” and “Briefs in Support of and in Opposition to Requests for Discretionary Review,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 10, 2010).
  • Florida State University School of Law, Famous Florida Trials, Tallahassee, Florida (March 24, 2010).
  • “Important Lessons for Practitioners to Learn,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Fifth District Court of Appeal, Altamonte Springs, Florida (March 5, 2010).
  • “Nuts & Bolts of Practice in the Second District,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (March 4, 2010).
  • “Significant Recent Appellate Practice Decisions,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review, Tampa, Florida (February 4, 2010).
  • “Presentation & Persuasion Skills for Attorneys,” TAG Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida (November 13, 2009).
  • “The Internet and Jurors: Modern Problems for Trial Counsel,” Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Miami, Florida (August 7, 2009).
  • “How to Perform Statutory Research,” Carlton Fields In-House Seminar, Tampa, Florida (July 10, 2009).
  • “Briefs in Support of and in Opposition to Requests for Discretionary Review,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 4, 2009).
  • “Using Social Networking and Web 2.0 Internet Sites for Research and Jury Selection,” Florida Liability Claims Conference, Orlando, Florida (May 28, 2009).
  • “Appellate Review of Non-Final Orders,” Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section Seminar, Tampa, Florida (May 1, 2009).
  • The Florida Bar’s Practicing With Professionalism, Professionalism Discussion, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 28, 2009).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2009,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review Course, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (February 13, 2009).
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District Court of Appeal: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 12, 2009).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (November 13, 2008).
  • Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Panel Discussion on Motion Practice in the Eleventh Circuit, Atlanta, Georgia (October 24, 2008).
  • “Briefs in Support of and in Opposition to Requests for Discretionary Review,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 12, 2008).
  • “Florida Appellate Practitioners’ Online Resource Guide 2008” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (May 20, 2008).
  • “Appellate Practice,” Florida State University College of Law, Topics in Appellate Law and Policy Course, Tallahassee, Florida (March 19, 2008).
  • “How to Help Your Trial Counsel Win at Trial While Protecting the Record for Appeal,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, Jersey City, New Jersey (March 14, 2008).
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 13, 2008).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2008,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review, Tampa, Florida (February 1, 2008).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (October 5, 2007).
  • “Briefs in Support of and in Opposition to Requests for Discretionary Review,” The Florida Bar’s Practicing Before the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida (June 8, 2007).
  • “Top 10 Legal Websites You Never Knew About,” Florida Liability Claims Conference, Orlando, Florida (June 1, 2007).
  • “Florida Appellate Practitioners’ Online Resource Guide 2007,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (March 20, 2007).
  • “The Separation of Powers Doctrine Under Florida's Constitution,” Stetson University College of Law, Florida Constitutional Law Course, Gulfport, Florida (March 12, 2007).
  • “Extraordinary Writs” and “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2007,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review, Miami Lakes, Florida (February 23, 2007).
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (February 15, 2007).
  • “Internet Legal Resources” and “The Role of Appellate Courts,” The Florida Bar’s Reporters' Workshop, Tallahassee, Florida (November 30-December 1, 2006).
  • “What Orders Are Appealable?” Lorman Educational Services’ Appellate Practice for the General Practitioner in Florida, Tampa, Florida (November 15, 2006).
  • “Civil Case Law Update,” The Florida Bar’s Hot Topics in Appellate Practice, Orlando, Florida (November 3, 2006).
  • “Motion Practice in the Eleventh Circuit,” Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (October 26, 2006).
  • “What's Appealable?” The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice, Tampa, Florida (September 8, 2006).
  • "Florida Case Law Update," Florida Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Duck Key, Florida (August 4, 2006).
  • “Integrating Technology, Quality of Life, Professionalism and Board Certification,” The Florida Bar’s Polish Your Practice Seminar, Boca Raton, Florida (June 21, 2006).
  • “Decisions We Can't Wait to See,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (May 16, 2006).
  • “Family Law Appeals” and “Should You Appeal?” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Practice in the Second District: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers, St. Petersburg, Florida (April 12, 2006).
  • “The Separation of Powers Doctrine Under Florida's Constitution,” Stetson University College of Law, Florida Constitutional Law Course, Gulfport, Florida (April 5, 2006).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2006,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review, Tampa, Florida (February 3, 2006).
  • “Internet Legal Resources” and “The Role of Appellate Courts,” The Florida Bar’s Reporters' Workshop, Tallahassee, Florida (December 8, 2005).
  • “The Media and High-Profile Cases,” Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section Seminar, Tampa, Florida (May 20, 2005).
  • “Florida's Economic Loss Rule: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE Teleconference (May 17, 2005).
  • “How Florida's Court System Handled the Terri Schiavo Saga,” Capital Tiger Bay Club, Tallahassee, Florida (April 15, 2005).
  • “How Florida's Court System Handled the Terri Schiavo Saga,” Tallahassee Bar Association, Tallahassee, Florida (April 5, 2005).
  • “Recent Developments in Florida Law 2005,” The Florida Bar’s Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (February 4, 2005).
  • “Internet Legal Resources,” The Florida Bar’s Reporters’ Workshop, Tallahassee, Florida (December 2, 2004).

Pro Bono

  • Knight v. Chief Judge of Florida’s Twelfth Jud. Cir., 235 So. 3d 996 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017).
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune v. State, 916 So. 2d 904 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005).
  • Wright v. State, 911 So. 2d 81 (Fla. 2005).
  • State v. Green, 887 So. 2d 1089 (Fla. 2004).

Credentials

Education
  • Tulane Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1992)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Board Certifications
  • Appellate Practice
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
Clerkships
  • Hon. Jacqueline R. Griffin, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal

Background

  • Deputy Solicitor General of Florida (2001-2002)
  • Law Clerk to the the Honorable Jacqueline R. Griffin, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal (1995-1997)

Areas of Focus

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