Pamela focuses her practice on motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, product liability, and legal malpractice. This includes defending trucking companies and individuals in motor vehicle negligence actions, as well as supermarkets, grocery stores and other retailers in premises liability actions. Pamela also represents manufacturers and retailers in product liability actions and agricultural suppliers in products liability and negligence claims.
Pamela occasionally works with law firms defending legal malpractice claims. She also has significant experience representing nursing homes and adult living facilities involving negligence and wrongful death cases. She also defends contractors, day care centers, churches, school boards, and a variety of businesses in negligent hiring, supervision, and retention claims. She also has represented insurers in state and federal court in insurance coverage determinations and declaratory actions.
Pamela has handled over 150 auto and trucking negligence cases. These have included the use of vision and illumination experts, accident reconstruction experts, design experts, traffic experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, and economists.
A native of Virginia, Pamela attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1981. After graduation, she worked on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Lawton M. Chiles Jr. for three years. She later attended the Marshall Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary, graduating in 1987. She was a member of the Law Review from 1985-87. Pamela has lectured on discovery and other pretrial discovery matters as well as research and discovery issues for paralegals.
She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and to the Georgia Bar in 1999. She is admitted to the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
•CLE Seminar, Effective Informal Discovery Techniques, 1997, 1998
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• Alcohol at Office Party May Put Employer on Rocks, Daily Business Review, December 8, 2015
•“The Borrowed Servant Doctrine in Florida: The Legal Implications of Loaning Out Employees, ” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015
• Texting While Driving in Florida: An Opportunity to Pursue Punitive Damages? Claims Journal, June 30, 2014
Serving Alcohol at Holiday Parties Can Put Employer on Rocks
Articles December 8, 2015
The Borrowed Servant Doctrine in Florida: The Legal Implications of Loaning Out Employees
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2015
Key Points:In Florida there is a presumption that an employee “lent” to a temporary employer remains the employee of his regular employer.In order to overcome that presumption and receive the benefit of workers’..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...