Review 100: Litigation Leads Growth in Attorney Counts at Florida Firms
Cole, Scott & Kissane Managing Partner Richard Cole, whose firm leads the survey for a second years, found it “very satisfying” that growth at his firm came across the state.
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CSK Partners Barry Postman and Karly Wannos obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-profile 5-day bench trial in West Palm Beach. CSK represented a wealthy businessman and a local preparatory school he founded in a claim brought by the school’s former Athletic Director for defamation. The Plaintiff was represented by Jack Scarola of Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, and the case was litigated for 3 years. The Court allowed Plaintiffs to plead punitive damages, and Plaintiff and his wife asked for over $18 Million in damages at trial. The presiding judge took the matter under advisement for several months before issuing a reasoned order, whereby all of Plaintiffs’ claims were rejected. Jana Leichter and Michelle Frezer-D’Alena assisted in the trial preparation.