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Our Firm

Since we opened in 2002, we have grown into a recognized industry leader in the Southeast. Our reputation for client-centered service and the results we achieve for our clients have allowed us to experience healthy growth in personnel and clients.

From our Tampa office, we can easily reach much of the state by car.  Additionally, our proximity to Tampa International Airport, which consistently ranks as the top business airport in the country and has multiple daily flights to several in-state destinations, allows our attorneys to serve clients statewide, from Pensacola to Key West and all points in between. 

Atlanta is the main metropolitan business center in the Southeast.  Georgia’s neighboring states are within easy driving distance from our office in Midtown Atlanta.  Moreover, Atlanta’s airport is the busiest in the world.  With hundreds of daily flights, our lawyers have many options to quickly travel to other states where our clients need us. 

The strategic location of our offices has allowed us to expand our representation from Florida and Georgia into Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  We have lawyers licensed to practice in all of these states.

About Us

Mills Paskert Divers is a multi-faceted litigation firm serving its clients throughout the Southeast, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. With offices in Tampa and Atlanta, our attorneys provide efficient legal services to its diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, insurers, architectural and engineering firms, contractors, agricultural concerns, governmental entities and many diverse business entities and individuals. Since our inception, the Firm has experienced significant growth due to our reputation for tenacious, but fair, advocacy and a client-centered approach applying the skills of resourceful attorneys with the necessary technologies to provide our clients with the flexibility and responsiveness they demand without sacrificing personal attention to detail. Our long-standing client relationships are the product of our attention to their legal concerns and our commitment to keeping them well-informed and involved.

Simply put, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to our valued clients.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized in business, construction, surety, and fidelity, and we also regularly practice in the areas of administrative law, appellate law, complex commercial litigation, and creditors’ rights. In every matter, we are committed to providing innovative, effective, and efficient legal representation.

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  • 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
  • Southern District of Florida Upholds the Bond Pre-Claim Terms as Conditions Precedent to Filing a Claim Against a Surety

    In Arch Insurance Company v. John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22403-RNS (S.D. Fla. December 12, 2016), Arch Insurance Company (“Arch”) sued John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc. (“Moriarty”) seeking a declaration that there was no coverage under a performance-and-payment bond (“Bond”) that Arch issued on a project naming Moriarty as the obligee.  Moriarty was the general contractor and sought $995,239.83 from Arch, under the performance side of the Bond, related to alleged shortfalls of the subcontractor/principal.

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    January 4, 2017