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|Volume One - April 2010|
David B. Pleat, Esq., receives Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, AV Preeminent
Pleat & Perry, P.A. is pleased to announce its Senior Partner, David B. Pleat, Esq., has received the nation's most prestigious Lawyer Directory, Martindale-Hubbell's, highest rating, AV Preeminent with highest ethical standards.
"I am very honored that my peers have evaluated me as worthy of this distinction and have recognized my individual and our firm's commitment to the highest ethical standards and competence."
Pleat & Perry welcomes two new attorneys to our law firm:
Elizabeth V. LaFollette, Esq.
Liz joined the firm, Of Counsel, in February, 2010. Liz relocated from North Carolina to Florida with her husband and two children, and focuses her practice on labor and employment law, business litigation and civil litigation.
Liz has represented management in employment and labor law matters in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and Department of Labor. Liz counsels employers and offers strategic solutions in order to prevent litigation. Liz helps employers navigate through the Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, and she advises employers regarding discrimination and harassment complaints, wage and hour issues, military leave obligations, drug testing, retaliation complaints, terminations, and reductions in force. Liz also works with employers to implement policies that are lawful, practical, and effective.
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation
J. Jerome Miller, Esq.
Mr. Miller graduated from Florida State University in 1967 (B.S.) and 1970 (J.D.), and is AV peer rated attorney which is the highest rating assigned to an attorney by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Miller has extensive experience in probate, trust administration, estate planning, elder law, local government and land use law and currently serves as the attorney for the City of Destin.
Areas of Practice:
Personal: Jerry and his wife Caroline have a son (Ashley Miller) and daughter (Alison Lambrechts) and one grandchild (Sophia Lambrechts). Jerry’s family lives in the Destin area and his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in Okaloosa County, Florida. Read More>>
Pleat & Perry, P.A. obtains defense verdict for client
Mr. Sonnier, a Louisiana resident, was accused of firing shots at and pistol-whipping the alleged victim while visiting Miramar Beach, FL to attend a family member's wedding. Initial reports were based solely upon the alleged victim's statements leading law enforcement to believe that Mr. Sonnier had committed criminal acts against the alleged victim. Read More>>
A Florida Judgment Has Been Obtained Against You...
Written By: Winter E. Spires, Esq.
A civil action has been filed against you. You either defended the action against you and the opposing party prevailed, resulting in a civil judgment against you, or you had no idea where to begin when you received the summons from the civil process server so you stuck the papers in a far away place and days later, received notice that a Default Judgment had been entered against you!
What does this mean? What impact will this judgment have on you? Your family? Your Business? Where should you begin?
1. Consider Hiring an Attorney
2. Judgments in the State of Florida may Create a lien on Real Property for up to Twenty (20) years.
3. What if I Do Not Own Any Real Property?
4. What if I Do Not Own Real Property in Florida, However, I Do Own Real Property in Another State?
5. Take Action to Protect Your Wages, as well as, Your Real and Personal Property Interests.
Contact the law firm of Pleat & Perry, P.A. for all of your legal needs.
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