Attorney at Law

Notable Cases

Notable cases by practice area


Allen Burge v. Times Publishing Company and Candace Rondeau
Lead counsel in defense of defamation, invasion of privacy and interference with business relationships claims arising out of newsgathering and news stories. Obtained summary judgment for defendants in 2016.


Times Publishing Company v. Terry Gene Bollea (a/k/a "Hulk Hogan"), 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 6913
Via petition for writ of certiorari, obtained appellate court reversal of trial court sealings of court files in 2016, in collaboration with multiple media organizations and their lawyers.



Harold Kennedy v. Times Publishing Company
Lead counsel for defendants in defamation case arising from news stories. Obtained JNOV of $10 million jury verdict for plaintiff (2010). Per curiam affirmed by Florida Second District Court of Appeal, U.S. Supreme Court denied review (2011).


Timothy Joe Adams v. Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. (Beach Beacon), et al.
Sole counsel for news media defendants in defamation case arising out of news story. Obtained summary judgment for defendants August 11, 2008 (appeal filed but voluntarily dismissed December 18, 2008).


Jane Meinhardt v. Times Publishing Company
Lead trial counsel for employer/defendant. Jury verdict for defense in employment discrimination case (2004).


Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Times Publishing Co., 780 So.2d 310 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
Sole counsel in trial court and on appeal. Obtained appellate affirmance of trial court's dismissal with prejudice of first amended complaint asserting news media defendants committed tortious interference with business relationships by engaging in and publishing investigative journalism.


Ira Koger v. Trend Magazines, Inc. and John Koenig
Lead counsel for magazine publisher and author in defamation case; obtained summary judgment  for defendants affirmed per curiam by Florida First District Court of Appeal.


Times Publishing Co. v. State, Fla. 2d DCA 1999
Granting within 48 hours a certiorari petition filed the same day a criminal court judge barred the public and news media from courtroom during testimony of two witnesses on petition for writ of coram nobis.


McCarty v. Bankers Ins. Co., 195 F.R.D. 39, 27 Media L. Rep. 1051 (N.D. Fla. 1998)
Quashing subpoena to reporter seeking testimony for impeachment of witness in civil case.


Freeman v. Times Publishing Co., 696 So.2d 427, 119 Ed. Law Rptr. (Fla 2d DCA 1997) 
Affirming trial court judgment that school board was not entitled to conduct secret meetings concerning desegregation of schools.

Stewart v. Rich, 664 So. 2d 1145 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995)
Reversing trial court judgment depriving wife of alimony in domestic litigation between husband and wife lawyers. 

Times Publishing Co. v. State, 632 So.2d 1072 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994) 
Overturning on certiorari petition a trial court order in criminal case prohibiting media publication of venire information.

Cape Publications v. Hitchner, 549 So.2d 1374 (Fla. 1989) 
Amicus brief in Florida Supreme Court. Court reversed judgment for plaintiffs against news media in invasion of privacy case.