Government

Government

Our attorneys have experience representing school boards and school districts, public and private universities, a significant number of Florida municipalities, several state agencies, Florida Counties, special taxing districts, water management districts, drainage districts, and state attorneys and officials of Federal agencies.

The firm’s representation of government entities has included the representation of government officials, political sub-divisions, state corporations, police officers, chiefs of police, sheriffs, superintendents, police departments, mayors, council members, directors, and newly-elected public officials.

The firm’s government liability team regularly handles cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, sovereign immunity, civil rights, as well as torts, employment law violations, and common law claims. We have defend governmental entities including school districts in a number of cases involving a wide array of issues such as gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, violations of the 4th Amendment, 14th Amendment, the Federal and State Whistleblower’s Statutes, Title VII, Title IX, and Bivens actions, and Section 1983 actions.

Our government liability team has experience in defending against government tort liability claims, vicarious liability actions, and public officials’ misconduct, carefully navigating a variety of government-specific defenses, including state sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, Eleventh Amendment immunity, and federal state action doctrines.

We serve clients in Admiralty And Maritime, Aviation Law Practice, Class Action Litigation, Construction Litigation, Energy, Environmental Law, General Litigation, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration Law, Labor And Employment, Products Liability, Property Practice, Transportation Liability
Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
Jennifer Blanco is an Associate Attorney at Lydecker’s Miami office. Her practice is concentrated in civil litigation with a primary focus in the areas of labor and employment law.
Chris Brown has over 10 years of litigation experience and has served as lead trial counsel for multiple jury trials throughout Florida and Michigan. His practice is concentrated on high exposure insurance defense cases in the areas of bodily injury, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and general negligence.
Tom Allmond is a trial attorney in the firm’s Tampa Office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices. Mr. Allmond’s practice includes all aspects of civil trial litigation.
Desiree Dixon is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Ms. Dixon’s practice involves all aspects of federal and civil trial litigation with a primary focus in labor and employment law, government liability, commercial litigation, and civil rights litigation.
Brandon Singh is an associate in the firm’s Tampa Office. Brandon’s practice involves all aspects of state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus in insurance defense litigation.
Natalia Pinzon Martinez is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Ms. Pinzon Martinez’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Conrad C. Witte is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Witte’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Katherine Chin is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Chin represents corporations, entrepreneurs, media companies, entertainers, and municipal entities in all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation and arbitration.
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