Bradenton 10/26/2012 9:42:29 PM
News / Business

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Holds Open Forum Discussion On Bad Faith Insurance Issues

Florida trial lawyers gathered together for the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board dinner and seminar featuring an open forum panel discussion on Bad Faith Insurance issues.

Florida trial lawyers gathered together for the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board dinner and seminar featuring an open forum panel discussion on Bad Faith Insurance issues.

Guest speakers at the event included prominent attorneys, Fred Cunningham, Esq., from Palm Beach Gardens, Lee Gunn IV from Tampa, and Steve Wittmer, Esq., from Sarasota. Organized by Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, the event focused on recent and controversial decisions by United States Federal Courts on several Bad Faith cases that took place Between 2009 and 2012. Attendees of the meeting also earned a CLE (Continuing Legal Educational) credit.

The event drew several sponsors and included lectures from the guest speakers followed by an open forum discussion. The nature of the court decisions and their possible effects on future Bad Faith cases was cause for vibrant discussions on defending the rights of citizens in a changing legal and political environment.

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board founder Bernard Walsh had this to say, “the surprising opinions of the courts on these Bad Faith cases are a prime example of why this organization is so important. Our members continue to learn and become better able to defend the rights of our fellow citizens.”

About The Guest Speakers

Fred Cunningham, Esq., of Palm Beach Gardens – Immediate past President of FJA, named The Best Lawyers in America for 7 years, AV rated; Board Certified. He is a Florida Super Lawyer. Helped preserve our rights last year with the Florida legislature.

Lee Gunn IV, Esq., of Tampa – Board Certified – Florida and National Board Certified, AV rated, Legal Elite & Florida Super Lawyer, named among Leading American Attorneys; FJA – Eagle.

Steve Wittmer, Esq., of Sarasota - Local member of the MTLB, Board Certified – Florida; has had numerous successes in the Bad Faith arena.

About The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

Founded by prominent Personal Injury Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff trial lawyers.

It is the mission of The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing local Manatee and Sarasota County lawyers.

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board strives to promote justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthen the civil justice system. As we build our network of local affiliates involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy, MTLB will provide lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system.

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About Injury Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh

Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb; Lexis Nexis/Martindale, another attorneys rating publication, rated him as having very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in Top Lawyers of America, National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and inducted into The Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recovery, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.

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