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Walton Lantaff went Pink on October 10th as part of October National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

October 13, 2014 by on News

The members of the firm had a brunch, wore pink, were given significant facts regarding Breast Cancer and watched a trending music video for Pediatric Cancer research. As part of the firm’s 80th anniversary year celebration, we have partnered with various charities and in light of National Cancer Awareness month, the firm is making a donation to cancer research. The firm has lost members to various cancer diseases and wanted to honor those passed on, but also to celebrate those […]

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Firm Honored by Mayor of City of Fort Lauderdale with Proclamation Presented Upon its 80th Anniversary

August 22, 2014 by on News

Walton Lantaff was honored by the City of Fort Lauderdale, when Mayor John P. Seiler, the Vice Mayor, and the City Commissioners presented the Partners with a Proclamation in honor of the firm’s 80th anniversary. The Proclamation recognized the firm as one of the most respected insurance defense firms and one of the oldest law firms in existence in Florida. It recognized the firm’s work environment which promotes professionalism, service to the Bar and Judiciary, high ethical standards, integrity among […]

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Strong Insurance Defense Pulls Plug on Overstated Water Damage Claims

August 18, 2014 by on News

Leaking Appliances Left Homeowner with A Very Expensive Mess. But the Claims She Filed Didn’t Hold Water in The End. Managing Partner Richard Rosenblum and associate, Tom Fabricio, recently obtained a double defense verdict in a first-party property damage case. The verdicts were rendered following a three day jury trial before Judge Jack Tuter in Broward County Circuit Court. This was a first-party action by the insured against Firm client, National Federated Insurance Company. The defense achieved a double defense […]

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Three Strikes and You’re Out!

August 18, 2014 by on News

WLSC Defeats Three Claims Against Client-Insured  A team of Miami attorneys, Partner Joseph Suarez and Associate Jorge Maza, recently secured adjudication with prejudice on behalf of a physical therapy assistant in a cross-claim that has been in litigation since 2009. In the underlying action, a man who had recently undergone a total knee replacement and his wife sued the man’s home healthcare company, its independent contractor physical therapy company, and an independent contractor physical therapy assistant of the physical therapy […]

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Please Welcome New Associates

August 18, 2014 by on News

Marshall N. Lahiff, ESQ.:  Mr. Lahiff’s primary area of practice involves first-party property insurance coverage litigation. During law school, Mr. Lahiff worked as a Law Clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, and as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Senior Judge James Lawrence King. Bar and Court Admissions: The Florida Bar (2013).  Education:  University of Miami School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2013);  University of Virginia (B.A. in […]

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Walton Lantaff Supporting U.S. Soldiers Serving in Afghanistan; How You Can Help

August 18, 2014 by on News

WLSC COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY Walton Lantaff is helping to sponsor the U.S. Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment, which was recently deployed to Afghanistan from its base in Fort Hood, Texas. Soldier Christopher Heald was deployed in June along with the regiment; his mother Jean Heald, a longstanding friend of the firm with the City of Boca Raton, let us know of the need for support. Senior Partner Beth Leahy is encouraging participation by the firm’s lawyers and any interested friends […]

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WLSC Duo Helping to Lead Broward Bar Assoc.

August 18, 2014 by on News

The Firm proudly congratulates associate Kelly Vogt on her installation as Secretary and partner Sara Sandler on her installation as director of the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.  Senior partner Deborah FitzGerald is a Past President of the Broward County Bar Association. Ms. Vogt and Ms. Sandler were sworn in at the annual installation dinner held on June 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Crystal Ballroom in Fort Lauderdale. Ms. FitzGerald and Ms. Vogt’s practice includes […]

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Cohen Honored by Jewish Federation of Broward

August 18, 2014 by on News

BROWARD COUNTY On May 20, 2014, Douglas Cohen of the Fort Lauderdale office was awarded the Joan and Douglas Gross Community Service Award by the Jewish Federation of Broward County. This award is given to those who enrich the lives of others through leadership involvement and volunteerism, furthering the goals and philosophy of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Douglas received this award for having co-chaired the Jewish Federation of Broward County’s Young Leadership Division Mitzvot (Volunteer) Committee and making […]

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