Thomas F. Brown

Thomas F. Brown: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
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  • Tom Brown is an associate with Marshall Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin and devotes his practice to civil litigation defense, advocating for corporations in claims of premises liability, wrongful death, and products liability.
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Biography

Tom devotes his practice to civil litigation defense, advocating for corporations in claims of premises liability, wrongful death and product liability. He has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of a variety of corporations, many involving catastrophic injuries. During his career, he also has handled cases involving employment law, labor law, negligent security, motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse and workers' compensation. As part of his amusement and entertainment practice, Tom represents venues including theme parks, golf courses, water parks and retail stores. Tom is an active member of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA).

Tom began his career at a civil litigation firm in Miami where he worked with one of the presidents of the Florida Bar. In 2006, he moved to Orlando where he joined Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A., a statewide defense litigation firm. Tom continues to dedicate his practice to defending corporations in civil litigation here at Marshall Dennehey.

Tom obtained his undergraduate degree from Rollins College where he made Dean's List and President's List. In 2001, he graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. As a law student, he made Dean's List and earned the Dean's Certificate of Achievement as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Tom is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Defending Catastrophic Injury Claims - How to Stack the Deck in Your Favor, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018

Legal RoundTable, Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International Conference, Orlando, FL, 2015

Blitz on Damages: Challenging Medical Bills, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Analyzing Slip and Fall Claims, Gallagher Bassett Services, April 2014, co-presenter

Legal Round Table, IAAPA Convention, 2012

Reducing The Risk & Severity of Claims, Athletic Business Conference, 2011

•Roller Skating Association and International Laser Tag Association Convention, 2011

Legal Round Table, IAAPA Convention, 2011

Honors & Awards

•C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Award, 2000

Year Joined Organization: 2010

News

Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders, Special Counsel
January 2, 2014
Marshall Dennehey announced today that 16 attorneys, nearly half of them women, were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 9 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, categorized by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA: Aaron E. Moore and Eric A. Packel...

Events

Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Seminar • Sep 17, 2014
*Complimentary breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch will be provided. Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a comprehensive review of the latest legal trends in Medicare, Bad Faith, Social Media Discovery and more..... Topics include:...

Florida Casualty Claims Symposium - Casino Royale
Seminar • Sep 20, 2018
Florida Casualty Claims Symposium 2018 - Casino Royale Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Casualty in the state of Florida. Agenda Topics: Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent...

Publications

Smartphones & Social Media: Ensuring Risk-Management Policies Evolve With Technology
Case Study • October 1, 2013

It’s Not All Fun and Games: Investigating Amusement Park Claims
Case Study • May 28, 2013

Premises Liability: Keeping Your Business Out of the Courtroom
Case Study • May 17, 2013

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(407) 420-4392  Phone
(407) 839-3008  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, A.B., Political Science, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, J.D., cum laude, 2001; Honors: Dean's Certificate of Achievement Award, 2000
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
2008, U.S District Court Southern District of Florida; 2001, Florida
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Florida Bar - Member, Workers Compensation Section
•International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc. - Member
•Orange County Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Obtained Judgment on the Pleadings on behalf of plaintiff's employer in a matter involving alleged intentional tort where demand was $250,000.; Successfully argued a Motion to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court in a matter involving alleged electric shock where demand was over $100,000.; Played an active role in the investigation, discovery, and motion phases of a product liability case that settled during deliberations in the second phase of trial where demand to jury was over $500,000,000 but award against client after first phase of trial was less than $50,000.; Prepared a successful Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on a negligent hiring and negligent supervision in a matter involving an employee that shot an innocent bystander, and the matter settled shortly thereafter.; Obtained defense verdict in workers' compensation case involving alleged permanent total disability.; Representative Cases: O'Rourke v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 65 So.3d 529 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011); Edwards v. Cornelius, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79587 (M.D. Fla. June 8, 2012); Published Works: Staying Compliant: Ensure Your Aquatic Facility is in Compliance with the ADA's Accessibility Requirements to Eliminate Discrimination, Leisure and Hospitality International, (page 12), Spring 2016; Smartphones & Social Media: Ensuring Risk-Management Policies Evolve With Technology, Parks and Rec Business, October 2013; Premises Liability: Keeping Your Business Out of the Courtroom, Orlando Business Journal, May 2013; It's Not All Fun and Games: Investigating Amusement Park Claims , Claims Journal, May 2013; Business Liability Insurance: A Powerful Lawsuit Shield, Orlando Business Journal, August 10-16, 2012 (co-author)
ISLN:
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