Ms. Beth Jeanne Leahy

Ms. Beth Jeanne Leahy: Attorney with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP
  • Senior Partner at Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP (55 Attorneys)
  • Corporate Center, 110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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  • •Ms. Leahy’s experience includes all areas of insurance defense litigation, including premises liability, negligent hiring and retention, products liability, professional malpractice, and workers compensation. Ms. Leahy’s experience includes the defense of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower, and wage/hour claims in State and Federal courts. Ms. Leahy’s experience includes both trial litigation and appellate practice.
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Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the City of Brotherly Love and soft pretzels, Ms. Leahy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lycoming College, where she majored in Literature, and then attended Temple University School of Law, where she was on the Dean's List. After temporarily moving to Florida due to her husband's job transfer, she decided to stay in the South Florida warmth, and received her Juris Doctor from Nova University. After working a brief stint as in house counsel for an insurance company, she joined Walton Lantaff in 1983, and was elected to Senior Partner in 1992. Ms. Leahy is the first female Senior Partner in the firm's history. Since becoming a partner, she has held several management positions in the firm and is responsible for the firm's seminar program.

Honors & Awards

•A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Book Award recipient: Federal Practice and Procedure Book Award and Family Law Book Award

Community Involvement

•Executive Board of The Fort Lauderdale Charity Guild- Secretary 2015, Assistant Treasurer 2016. The Charity Guild supports The Children's' Diagnostic and Treatment Center and KIDS, two organizations that provide care and support to children and families in need.
•Past member of Board of the Middle and Upper School Parents' Association of the Pine Crest School
•Past member of Board of the Lower School Parents Association of the Pine Crest School
•Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale

Speaking Engagements

•Ms. Leahy is a State Certified Speaker and has presented many seminars to insurance professionals, on behalf of the firm, at RIMS and PRIMA's local meetings and statewide conferences, and as a speaker for the CEU Institute and the National Business Institute (NBI). She has presented on liability defense, workers' compensation and employment discrimination topics including:
•“Protecting against Wrongful Termination”
•“Injuries in the Workplace- Examining the Workers' Compensation Process” “Terminations in Tough Economic Times + Claims: What You Can Expect and How to Handle Them”
•“Fraud Prevention”
•“A Review of Average Weekly Wage- Statute Cases and Administrative Law”
•“Investigation Techniques and Fraud Claims”
•“Using Policies and Procedures to Avoid Liability for Use of Social Media”
•“Introduction to Florida's Worker's Compensation System”
•“Best Practices: Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs”
•“Is Workers' Compensation Immunity Alive and Well?”
•“Liability and Workers' Comp Hot- Button Topics”
•and many others.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Civil Trial and appeals
  • First and third party insurance defense
  • Negligence and intentional tort claims
  • Premises liability
  • Negligent hiring
  • Supervision
  • Assault and battery
  • Malicious prosecution claims
  • Defense of excessive force
  • Civil rights claims
  • Workers' Compensation trial and appeal defense
  • Employment Discrimination and Wage and Hour Defense
  • Governmental Entities
  • Employment and Labor Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954-713-1407  Phone
954-763-6294  Fax
University Attended:
Lycoming College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
Nova University, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980, Florida; 2004, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1981, United States District Court Southern District of Florida; 1991, United States Supreme Court

Professional or Trade Affiliations

•Active in Risk Insurance Management Society ( RIMS)
•Active in South Florida Public Risk Management Association ( PRIMA)

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