Mary E. Lanier

Mary E. Lanier: Attorney with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Attorney Awards


Mary Elizabeth (“Liz”) Lanier is a nurse attorney in the Tampa office. Liz was one of the original attorneys in the Tampa office when it was founded in 2001. She has extensive experience in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, as well as health care licensure defense. She frequently writes about and lectures on medical-legal issues, with an emphasis on patient autonomy and advance directives.

Liz is also licensed as a Registered Nurse in Florida and as a Health Care Risk Manager in Florida.


Published appellate opinion: Roche Sur. v. Department of Fin. Serv., 895 So.2d 1139 (2nd DCA 2005).

Title Publication Date

Parlez-Vous la Terminologie Medicale? The Florida Nurse 03/2011

HAWL’s CLE Project: Legal Education for Relative Caregiver Advocates HCBA Lawyer 02/2011

The Right to Refuse: Update The Florida Nurse 12/2010

Florida’s Good Samaritan Act The Florida Nurse 09/2010

The Right to Refuse: Only for Some? The Florida Nurse 06/2010

Adverse Incident Reporting in Florida The Florida Nurse 09/2009

Advance Directives: Following the Patient’s Wishes The Florida Nurse 01/2009

“Preparing Nursing Home Staff for Deposition” (Co-authored chapter) Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials (2d ed.) 2003

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Health Care
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Premises Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 864-9343  Phone
(813) 286-2900  Fax
University Attended:
Kennesaw State University, B.S.N., summa cum laude, 1993
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of Florida and all Florida Courts; United States District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; 1997, Georgia; 2001, Florida; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


•Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Hillsborough Bar Association, American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
•Florida Legal Elite 2011, Florida Trend Magazine


Peer Reviews

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Tampa, Florida

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