Ms. Jessica L. Lanifero

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Biography

Jessica Lanifero is Special Counsel in the firm's Casualty Department, focusing her practice on insurance defense in the areas of products liability, extra-contractual, premises liability, construction litigation and first party and third party property insurance matters.

Throughout her career, Jessica has handled first and third party property claims involving motor vehicle accidents, trucking and transportation issues, construction site accidents, liability of municipalities and other government entities, hotels and motels and several claims involving injury or death.

Jessica defends many retail and premises liability claims where she represents supermarket and department store chains involved in a variety of claims. These claims include everything from slip and falls to design and construction defects to negligent security claims.

Within her areas of practice, Jessica also has experience in Employment and Labor Law and defends employers in all employment related litigation including Employment Discrimination Law.

In 1999, Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam. During her last semester, she worked for Assemblywoman Wirth of the New York State Assembly. In 2003, she earned her law degree from Albany Law School in Albany, New York.

Jessica is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.

Honors & Awards

•Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star-Civil Litigation Defense, 2015-2016

Year Joined Organization

2015

News

Ten Marshall Dennehey Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists

June 9, 2016

Ten attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

Marshall Dennehey Expands Casualty Department in Florida With the Addition of Three Attorneys in Jacksonville

June 29, 2015

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has added Shareholder Dennis P. Dore, Special Counsel Jessica Lanifero and Associate Christopher D. Walsh in Jacksonville. All three attorneys join the firm's Casualty Department and were previously with the Jacksonville office of Kelley Kronenberg.“...

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Announces 2015 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

June 11, 2015

Eight attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who...

Publications

Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Florida Proposals for Settlement

Defense Digest Article December 1, 2015

By Jessica L. Lanifero, Esq.* Key Points:Utmost care is needed when evaluating and preparing proposals for settlement.Failure to strictly comply with Florida Statute 768.79 and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1...., Defense Digest, Vol 21, No. 4, December 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...

Defense Sinks Plaintiff's Sinkhole Claim.
Apr 21, 2016

Obtained a defense verdict in a sinkhole case in Pinellas County, Florida. The insureds' premises are located in an area known as sinkhole alley. The sinkhole claim was initially denied by the insurer, and after the insureds hired...

Unique Bad Faith Defense Verdict in Florida
Sep 21, 2015

Obtained a defense verdict in a bad faith matter in Florida for a major casualty insurance company. The case involved allegations of third-party bad faith claims in connection with the insurer's refusal to tender policy limits without...

Ten Marshall Dennehey Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists

June 9, 2016

Ten attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

Marshall Dennehey Expands Casualty Department in Florida With the Addition of Three Attorneys in Jacksonville

June 29, 2015

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has added Shareholder Dennis P. Dore, Special Counsel Jessica Lanifero and Associate Christopher D. Walsh in Jacksonville. All three attorneys join the firm's Casualty Department and were previously with the Jacksonville office of Kelley Kronenberg.“...

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Announces 2015 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

June 11, 2015

Eight attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who...

Major Victories

Defense Sinks Plaintiff's Sinkhole Claim.
Apr 21, 2016

Obtained a defense verdict in a sinkhole case in Pinellas County, Florida. The insureds' premises are located in an area known as sinkhole alley. The sinkhole claim was initially denied by the insurer, and after the insureds hired...

Unique Bad Faith Defense Verdict in Florida
Sep 21, 2015

Obtained a defense verdict in a bad faith matter in Florida for a major casualty insurance company. The case involved allegations of third-party bad faith claims in connection with the insurer's refusal to tender policy limits without...

Areas of Practice (8)

  • First Party Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Architectural
  • Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Employment Discrimination

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-647-4666  Phone
904.358.8300  Phone
904.358.8303  Fax
www.dawsonorr.com/team/jessicalanifero
University Attended:
State University of New York at Potsdam, B.A., 1999
Law School Attended:
Albany Law School, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2004
Admission:
2008, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida; 2015, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida; 2013, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida; 2006, Florida; 2004, New York
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Defense Research Institute
•Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
•Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel
•Jacksonville Bar Association
•Jacksonville Womens Lawyer Association

Reported Cases:
Published Works: Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Florida Proposals for Settlement, Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2015
ISLN:
919064049

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