Corey J. Portnoy

CP

Biography

Corey is a member of the Casualty Department, focusing his practice on maritime law, shipping litigation, cargo subrogation, premises liability, transportation law and employment law.

Corey completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors. While at the University of Florida, Corey served as the Chairman of ACCENT Speakers Bureau, the largest student run speaker’s bureau in the country, the Chair of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs’s Greek Judicial Board, and as a member of the Dean of Students Office’s Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Board. Corey was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame, is a member of Florida Blue Key Honorary, and was selected by a group of university and state leaders as the 2011 University of Florida Homecoming King for outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community service.

Corey received his juris doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. During law school, he served as a legal intern to the United States Department of Justice, as a corporate counsel intern for an international maritime, logistics, and marine services corporation and as the legislative assistant to the University of Florida’s Vice President of Government Affairs. Corey was also on the Dean’s list and received Florida State’s University’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.

Prior to joining the firm, Corey worked for a large defense firm in Miami, Florida where he represented clients in maritime, negligent security, premises liability, and wrongful death actions.

Corey serves on the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Board of Directors as a Presidential Appointee.

Year Joined Organization: 2017

Publication

Toxicology expert’s testimony of his ability to testify on habitual alcohol addiction is properly excluded.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2019
A bar and restaurant was sued pursuant to the Florida Dram Shop Act after its off-duty employee killed and injured several scooter riders on his way home from the bar. After work, the employee consumed two alcoholic drinks at the bar. Since the..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Cruise Liners Can Ride the Waive(ers), Even in Catastrophic Storms
Defense Digest Article • December 10, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018 By Corey J. Portnoy, Esq.* Key Points: Class action waivers in maritime contracts are enforceable. The owner, manager or master of a vessel can limit its liability under federal maritime..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018. Defense 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...

Plaintiff’s poor memory is insufficient to overcome dismissal for fraud upon the court when he concealed history of chronic back pain.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2018
The plaintiff filed a cause of action for negligence as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. During discovery, he disclosed that he sustained an injury to his lower back in the early 1980s, but testified that the injury had..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

The defendant was not entitled to a writ of certiorari to quash discovery orders requiring him to provide social media and financial records that might reveal he spent money at places that served him alcohol on the night of a motor vehicle accident.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2018
The defendant was involved in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in a pedestrian’s death and was charged with various criminal offenses. After the accident, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant “posted” about the accident on..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Motion to set aside the default judgment was vacated when the defaulted parties’ entitlement to notice was violated.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2018
The appellants had been properly served in the appellee’s lawsuit for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident. The appellants were provided notice of a trial on liability, but they were not given a notice of trial on damages. Both..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Sufficient evidence did not support the jury’s award for future loss of earning capacity because the evidence presented revolved around the plaintiff’s fear of losing her job.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2018
The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and the jury awarded her damages for future loss of earning capacity. In order to establish a claim for loss of future earning capacity, a plaintiff must introduce reasonably certain evidence..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Evidence of medical treatment a plaintiff might possibly need in the future is insufficient to award future medical expenses.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2018
In this personal injury case, the driver sought recovery from her uninsured motorist carrier. The jury awarded her damages for future medical expenses. The insurer moved for a new trial or remittitur regarding the award of future medical expenses on..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Failure to plead affirmative defense of non-compliance with a condition precedent does not warrant summary judgment.
Law Alerts • January 19, 2018
The trial court ruled that the plaintiff failed to satisfy a condition precedent to her suit against her insurance company. The plaintiff sued her insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits, alleging that all conditions precedent to..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Venue is proper in any county where either insurer had an agent or other representative.
Law Alerts • January 19, 2018
Two foreign insurers were sued for denying uninsured motorist benefits. The automobile accident occurred in a county between residents who reside in different counties than the area where the accident occurred. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit in a..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Trooper’s testimony was erroneously admitted, even though it was based on hearsay and was speculative, as the trooper did not actually investigate the crash firsthand.
Law Alerts • January 19, 2018
The plaintiff brought a negligence action against the driver of a tractor trailer who struck a van in which the plaintiff was a passenger. During the trial, a state trooper testified about his opinions regarding the positioning of the vehicles prior..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Areas of Practice (8)

  • General Liability
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Cargo Subrogation
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Retail Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(904) 364-4214  Phone
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., Major: Political Science, With Honors, 2012; Activities: Chairman, ACCENT Speakers Bureau, largest student run speaker's bureau in the country
Law School Attended:
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2015; Honors: Deans List; Awards: Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award; Chair, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs's Greek Judicial Board; Member, Dean of Students Office's Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Board; Honors: University of Florida Hall of Fame; Member, Florida Blue Key Honorary
Year of First Admission:
2015
Admission:
2017, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida; 2017, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida; 2015, Florida
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Dade County Bar Association
•Florida State College of Law, Alumni Board, Presidential Appointee
•The Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Associate

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Obtained a defense verdict in a defamation action in Columbia County, Florida. Plaintiff and a Co-Conspirator orchestrated a scheme to deceive a sporting goods store employee by returning items that did not match the universal product codes (UPC) for items that were purchased on a prior visit. After an argument ensued, the Plaintiff, a convicted felon, alleged that the cashier called him a thief and a criminal. Plaintiff argued that his character was defamed. After evidence was presented at trial, the Court granted the defense's Motion for Directed Verdict.; Obtained summary judgment for a bread distributor in a premises liability matter in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Plaintiff alleged negligence maintenance claims against various entites for personal injuries she suffered when she tripped over a bread display while shopping at a supermarket. The defendant moved for final summary judgment arguing that the Plaintiff could not prove that the defendant was in actual or constructive control of the intsrumentality of the harm, the premises upon which the tort was committed, or the person who commited the tort. Additionally, defendant argued its legally cognizable duties and obligations under the contractal agreement did not expand to tort liability and that it did not owe a duty to the plaintiff on the date of the accident.; Obtained summary judgment in a maritime action in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Plaintiff, as the personal representative of the estate for the decedent, alleged Jones Act Negligence and Unseaworthiness causes of action when the decedent drown after he fell off a wooden platform he was using while performing repair work on a large vessel. The defendant moved for summary judgment on the Jones Act Negligence and Unseaworthiness claims arguing that the Plaintiff was a land-based worker who could not be classified as a Jones Act Seaman. Further, defendant argued that the wooden platform the decedent was using at the time of the accident could not endure the perils of of the sea, and therefore there was no factual basis that the work platform was a vessel which could be deemed unseaworthy.; Obtained a directed verdict at trial on Plaintiff's, a professional golfer, failure to meet the burden of proof regarding the evidence of the cost of future medical care. Plaintiff filed a claim for damages associated from injuries allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident. After oral arguments, the Court ruled that the jury would not be able to determine the cost of Plaintiff's future medical treatment with reasonable certainty. Plaintiff's orthopedic surgeon failed to testify that he was reasonably certain that Plaintiff would need or require a three-level cervical surgery. However, Plaintiff's life care planning expert included the costs of such surgery in his opinions and testimony regarding the costs associated with Plaintiff's future medical treatment. The Court ruled that Plaintiff's life care expert's opinions were based on inadmissible hearsay and unduly prejudicial.; Obtained a defense verdict in an auto negligence trial in Duval County, Florida. The Plaintiff alleged that she sustained a three-level cervical injury, cervical radiculopathy, and myofascial pain syndrome as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The Plaintiff underwent several epidural steroid injections and multiple radiofrequency ablations to her cervical spine. Plaintiff presented a pain management expert and a chiropractic expert. The defense stipulated to liability. The defense presented an orthopedic expert, whose opinion was that the Plaintiff's spine was normal. The jury voted unanimously that the Plaintiff did not sustain a permanent injury as a result of the motor vehicle accident.; Published Works: Cruise Liners Can Ride the Waive(ers), Even in Catastrophic Storms, Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4; Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, January 2018-present
ISLN:
923254635

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