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Mills Paskert Divers is a multi-faceted business litigation firm whose lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA, Martindale–Hubbell, U.S. News & World Report, SuperLawyers, Florida Trend "Legal Elite,” and Georgia Trend "Legal Elite."  Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.  From our offices in Tampa and Atlanta, we serve a diverse client base throughout the southeastern United States.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized in various business contexts including construction, surety, and fidelity litigation, administrative law, appellate law, complex commercial litigation, and creditors’ rights.  In every matter, we are committed to providing innovative, effective, and efficient legal representation.

Many of our clients have worked with our lawyers for more than 20 years.  By building solid relationships and thinking long-term, our attorneys engage in a varied approach to every legal issue and devise strategies specifically tailored to the needs of each client for each matter entrusted to us. Our attorneys provide quality service with the goal of resolving matters quickly and efficiently.  We have a reputation for aggressive advocacy, responsive service, and attention to detail.

  • Florida Supreme Court Declines to Adopt Florida Legislature’s Daubert Amendment
    For many years Florida followed the Frye standard for the admissibility of expert testimony based upon new or novel scientific evidence.  See Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923).   In 2013, the Florida Legislature, through what has been dubbed the Daubert Amendment, replaced the Frye standard with the Daubert standard.  The Daubert standard stems from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms., Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), which established the federal court standard for expert testimony.  Since then, federal courts have continued to apply the Daubert standard, and 36 states have adopted the Daubert standard.

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    February 16, 2017
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds: Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal Punts on Attorneys' Fees Issue

    Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to provide much needed guidance on the issue of whether a statutory motor vehicle dealer bond caps the surety’s liability for plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees at the penal sum of the bond.  Unfortunately, the court found another issue to be dispositive and declined to rule on the attorneys’ fees issue. 

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    February 15, 2017