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Robert. A. "Gus" Harper, III invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (07/16/2014, Pennington News Release)
Mr. Harper has been invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of America’s top trial... [Read More]

Shareholder Michael J. Thomas successfully defends Novartis Pharmaceuticals in product liability case. (06/20/2014, Pennington News Release)
On April 9, 2014, Shareholder Michael J. Thomas and members of Hollingsworth, LLP, obtained a defense verdict against Plaintiff Ruth Dopson-Troutt in a products liability case involving cancer... [Read More]

Pennington, P.A. Partner, Susan Spurgeon, to Serve as Chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Real Estate Litigation Committee. (06/04/2014, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Shareholder, Susan Spurgeon, was just selected as incoming Chair of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Real Property Litigation Committee. She will continue... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm Elects 2014 Board (02/19/2014, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee – Law firm Pennington, P.A. announces their elected Board of Directors and Officers for 2014. Pennington, P.A. President J. Breck Brannen commented, “2013 was one of the best... [Read More]

PENNINGTON LAW FIRM CONTINUES TO GROW (12/23/2013)
Full-service law firm, Pennington, P.A. announces the addition of Partner Stacy Estes Yates, Partner Robert A. “Gus” Harper III, Special Consultant Jim DeBeaugrine, and General Litigation... [Read More]

Shareholder, Michael J. Thomas speaks on paralegal trial preparation at IPE seminar (11/13/2013, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder, Michael J. Thomas, recently presented roles, tactics and guidelines for paralegals at the “Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals” Institute for... [Read More]

Jim DeBeaugrine Joins Pennington P.A.’s Government Affairs Team (10/08/2013, Pennington News Release)
Pennington P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Jim DeBeaugrine to its State Government Affairs practice. A long time veteran of the legislative and executive branches of Florida, Jim... [Read More]

Four Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition (09/23/2013, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, P.A. announces that four lawyers in its Tallahassee office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014 edition: Carl R. Pennington, Jr.,... [Read More]

Michael P. Harrell, Marnie L. George Join Pennington P.A.’s Governmental, Legislative Affairs Team (08/07/2013)
Duo brings nearly 50 years of combined experience to the firm TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 8, 2013) – Pennington P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Michael P. Harrell and Marnie L. George... [Read More]

7 Pennington Lawyers Named “Legal Elite” (07/16/2013)
  For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 16, 2013   Contact: Philip D. Brown (850) 222-3533 Tallahassee – Seven attorneys from the Pennington, P.A. law firm have been recognized... [Read More]

Shareholder, J. Wiley Horton, argues on behalf of Defendant-Appellees before U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (04/15/2013, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, P.A. Shareholder, J. Wiley Horton, recently argued on behalf of the Defendants-Appellees, Broadway Limited Imports, LLC and Robert Grubba, in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the... [Read More]

Gene Adams speaks on legislative issues at Tallahassee Bar Membership Event (04/05/2013, Pennington News Release)
 TALLAHASSEE - Pennington, P.A. attorney, Gene Adams, recently spoke on Real Property and Probate topics as a panel member at the Tallahassee Bar April Membership Meeting on April 2nd, 2013. The... [Read More]

Pennington, P.A. announces addition of attorney William D. Horgan (04/05/2013, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE - Pennington, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney William D. Horgan to its Tallahassee, FL office.   Before joining Pennington, Mr. Horgan was a shareholder at the... [Read More]

Pennington, P.A. Shareholder, Fred Busack, named CPE Certified Port Executive (03/25/2013, Pennington News Release)
The CPE Certified Port Executive™ Program welcomed seventeen new graduates including Pennington, P.A. Shareholder, Frederick Busack, who completed the program on March 15, 2013 at the Port of... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm Changes Name (03/25/2013, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee – Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. Attorneys at Law have recently changed the firm’s name to simply Pennington, P.A. A short, succinct name is a common... [Read More]

Pennington Sponsors Florida’s Premier Insurance Summit (10/03/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington is, again, a proud sponsor of “Staying the Course:  The March to A Better Marketplace”,  the Florida Chamber’s 6th Annual Insurance Summit.  A premier... [Read More]

Pennington announces addition of associate attorney Ashley DiNunzio (09/25/2012, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee - Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.is pleased to announce the addition of Ms.Ashley DiNunzio as an associate in the firm's Tallahsssee office. Ms. DiNunzio’s practice... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Guide (09/05/2012, Pennington News Release)
Five attorneys from Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White,... [Read More]

Pennington attorneys Adrienne Love and Wiley Horton obtain $985,000 judgment on a false patent marking claim (08/10/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys Adrienne Love and Wiley Horton recently obtained a $985,000 judgment on behalf of Big Pond Products, LLC against Team Marine USA on a false patent marking claim. An injunction was... [Read More]

Chambers USA Recognizes Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. and Shareholder Mark K. Delegal in its Annual Law Firm Rankings (07/06/2012, Pennington News Release)
 Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. has been recognized as a Leading US Law Firm by Chambers USA, publishers of the world’s leading guides for the legal community, in the... [Read More]

Florida Trend recognizes seven Pennington attorneys for being among Florida's Legal Elite (06/27/2012, Pennington News Release)
Seven Pennington attorneys  have been recognized for being among Florida's Legal Elite in Florida Trend's annual ranking of the top attorneys in Florida. Shareholders Frederick L. Busack, Mark K.... [Read More]

Pennington Partners recognized as 'Super Lawyers' (06/08/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partners Mark K. Delegal, Peter M. Dunbar, and Cynthia S. Tunnicliff have all been repeatedly recognized as Florida Super Lawyers and are among the attorneys profiled in the 2012 Florida... [Read More]

Pennington Partner, Gene Adams, speaks on legislative issues at Florida Bar CLE event (06/07/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partner, Howard E. “Gene”  Adams recently spoke on legislative issues  as a panel member at the Young Lawyers Division, “Government Symposium and Legislative... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Julius J. Zschau, receives 2012 Robert C. Scott Memorial Award (06/06/2012, Pennington News Release)
ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FL - Julius J. Zschau was awarded the Robert C. Scott Memorial Award in recognition of his many years of untiring, devoted and invaluable service to the Real Property... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Susan Spurgeon attends Federal Southern District Court Bench Bar Conference (04/30/2012, Pennington News Release)
Partner, Susan Spurgeon, recently attended the Federal Southern District Court Bench Bar Conference held in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 27th. The Biennial Bench and Bar Conference is put on by... [Read More]

Pennington associate Dan Russell a featured speaker at the State Law Resources meeting in New Orleans, LA on the nationwide expansion of Internet cafes (04/23/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington associate Dan Russell was a featured speaker at the State Law Resources 2012 Spring Meeting in New Orleans, LA where he spoke on the nationwide expansion of Internet cafes. State Law... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Howard E. (Gene) Adams elected to serve as Junior Warden at St. John’s Episcopal Church (04/23/2012, Pennington News Release)
Howard E. “Gene” Adams, a shareholder at Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell and Dunbar, P.A. has been recently elected by the church vestry  to serve  as  Junior Warden at St.... [Read More]

Shareholder Marc Dunbar featured speaker at IMGL Spring Conference (04/18/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder, Marc Dunbar, was a featured speaker at the International Masters of Gaming Law Spring Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona where he spoke on emerging gaming jurisdictions. The... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder R. Terry Rigsby Appointed to Certification Committee (04/17/2012, Pennington News Release)
R. Terry Rigsby has recently been appointed by Gwynne Young, President-Elect of The Florida Bar, to a three year term on the State & Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification... [Read More]

Pennington announces addition of associate attorney Paden E. Woodroff IV (04/05/2012, Pennington News Release)
Attorney Paden E. Woodruff, IV, recently joined the Intellectual Property Department at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.  Mr. Woodruff graduated from the University of... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Brian Newman featured speaker at Florida Hospital Association Work Force Conference (03/30/2012, Pennington News Release)
 Brian Newman was recently invited to be a featured speaker at the Florida Hospital Association’s 2012 Work Force Conference on the topic of litigation preparation.  The Florida... [Read More]

Shareholder Marc Dunbar featured in Gaming News article as a leading Gaming Law Attorney in Florida (03/23/2012, Miami Herald)
Florida lawyers hit jackpot in representing gaming industry By Cindy Krischer Goodman CindyKGoodman@gmail.com C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff Alan Koslow, who was attending a gaming summit... [Read More]

Shareholder Sam Bell works with USF Advisory Board of the College of Public Health to expand the Program in South America (03/23/2012, Pennington News Release)
Shareholder Sam Bell begins his 27th year as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida.  Mr. Bell was instrumental in creating the College... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Marc Dunbar participates in panel discussion before the Leadership Florida Class XXX on Destination Resorts in Florida. (03/06/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Shareholder, Marc Dunbar, participated in Leadership Florida’s Class XXX program panel discussion regarding the pros and cons of destination resorts in Florida.   Leadership... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Cynthia Tunnicliff elected Chairman of The Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (03/01/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Cynthia Tunnicliff was recently elected Chair of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. The Members of the Authority are appointed by the City Commission and are... [Read More]

Pennington attorney Dan Russell speaks at Florida Gaming Summit on public policy issues relating to gaming (02/29/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorney, Dan Russell, spoke at the Florida Gaming Summit on public policy issues related to the gaming industry on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Pete Dunbar presents key note address at FSU Law School Board of Visitors (02/28/2012, Pennington News Release)
Partner Pete Dunbar presented the key note address at the  FSU Law School Board of Visitors on the “Challenges of Reapportionment” (February 27, 2012).   Mr. Dunbar's practice... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Selected As General Counsel of Tampa Bay Water (02/27/2012, Pennington News Release)
The Pennington firm was selected by Tampa Bay Water as its general counsel as of May 1, 2012.  Barrie Buenaventura, a partner in the firm, will fill the role of General Counsel with support from... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Michael Thomas and Brandice Dickson Successfully Defend Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. In Discrimination Case (02/20/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law partners Michael J. Thomas and Brandice D. Dickson successfully defended Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. in a race and disability discrimination case in April 2011.  The jury... [Read More]

Pennington Partners and Staff participate in Corporate Cup Challenge (02/16/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington employees and family members Douglas Bell, Chris Bell, Samuel Bell, Shirley Kerns, Adrienne Love, Michael J. Thomas, Michael Thomas II, and Reed Odeneal recently participated in the... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Michael Thomas and Brandice Dickson score Defense Verdict in Whistleblower jury trial (02/15/2012, Pennington News Release)
Michael J. Thomas and Brandice D. Dickson, partners with the Pennington firm, scored a defense verdict in favor of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. on February 3, 2012 after a 6 day whistleblower... [Read More]

Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. names two new Shareholders (01/17/2012, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. has promoted lawyers Barrie Buenaventura and Terry Rigsby to shareholder positions.  “We are pleased to announce the advancement of... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Marc Dunbar featured columnist in December’s Casino Enterprise Management magazine (12/27/2011)
 Casino Enterprise Management  (12/1/11) - [Download Full Original Article]  FLORIDA: GAMBLING’S NEXT BIG MARKET? By Marc Dunbar Lately,all eyes in the casino industry... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Partner Speaks to Management Association (12/05/2011, Pennington News Release)
Pennington firm shareholder Doug Bell was a panel member at the recent District II Training Session of the Florida City and County Management Association.  The panel discussed pending... [Read More]

Pennington Sponsors Florida’s Premier Insurance Summit (11/01/2011, Pennington News Release)
The Pennington Law Firm will once again sponsor the Florida Chamber of Commerce Annual Insurance Summit to be held November 17-18, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.  The Florida Chamber event will host... [Read More]

Pennington Partner chronicles his dad’s time at war (10/13/2011, Pennington News Release)
The Florida Bar News By Annie Butterworth Jones Associate Editor, The Florida Bar News Tallahassee attorney Peter Dunbar has brought history to life in a newly released book containing over 70... [Read More]

Five Pennington attorneys recognized as "Best Lawyers" (09/06/2011, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, & Dunbar shareholders, Douglas S. Bell, Samuel P. Bell III, Mark K. Delegal, Carl R. Pennington, Jr., and R. Terry Rigsby have been selected by their peers to be... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Marc Dunbar to speak at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo (05/17/2011, Pennington News Release)
 Pennington Firm shareholder Marc Dunbar will be a featured speaker at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo in San Francisco where he will discuss the regulation of Internet gaming in markets... [Read More]

Terry Rigsby joins Pennington Firm’s Administrative & Health Care practice (04/01/2011, Pennington News Release)
 Rigsby brings more than 30 years of experience in health care law to Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar Normal.dotm 0 0 1 287 1641 PLF 13 3 2015 12.0 ... [Read More]

Barrie Buenaventura joins Pennington Firm's Tampa practice (12/15/2010, Pennington News Release)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  ... [Read More]

Three Pennington shareholders and consultants featured in December's Florida Trend (12/08/2010, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee Trend Political Capital Four Tallahassee power couples talk about balancing their professional and personal lives. by Amy Keller    R.Z. "Sandy" Safley, 64... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Peter Dunbar Weighs in on Florida Election Results (11/09/2010)
November 7, 2010 Governor-elect Rick Scott's agenda: smaller, limited government By Steve Bousquet and Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau How he gets along with the Legislature will... [Read More]

Pennington partners Thomas and Ickler successfully defend local physician in wrongful death suit (10/14/2010, Pennington News Release)
Pennington partners Thomas and Ickler successfully defend local physician in wrongful death suit TALLAHASSEE – Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholders, Michael J. Thomas... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm shareholder continues service to TCC with several appointments and new fundraising initiatives (09/13/2010, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law Firm shareholder Douglas Bell continues service to TCC TALLAHASSEE – Pennington Law Firm shareholder, Douglas S. Bell has been selected by the Tallahassee Community College... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Samuel P. Bell III, receives 2010 Nancy D. Thomas Collaboration Award (09/13/2010, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Moore Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholder Sam Bell, receives award for his “outstanding dedication and commitment to collaboration for the benefit of young children” in... [Read More]

Six Pennington attorneys recognized as some of Florida's "Super Lawyers" (06/17/2010, Pennington News Release)
Six Pennington attorneys recognized as some of Florida's ‘Super Lawyers’ Six Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, & Dunbar shareholders have been selected by their peers to be among the... [Read More]

Pennington’s Insurance Regulatory Practice Group recognized as top in the country by Chambers USA rankings (06/14/2010, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE – The Pennington Insurance Regulatory practice group received the top ranking in the Chambers USA 2010 ranking of U.S. attorneys and practice areas. Chambers USA ranks the leading... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder published in ABA Law Journal (03/08/2010)
Pennington shareholder Julius J. Zschau published in the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal Tampa, FL – The recent issue of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal... [Read More]

USF honors Pennington shareholder Sam Bell with honorary degree (01/07/2010)
USF honors Pennington shareholder Sam Bell with honorary degree Posted By sworth On December 10, 2009 @ 11:11 am USF has one of the best public health schools in the nation, a fact that can be... [Read More]

Bell to remain as TCC Foundation president (01/04/2010, Tallahassee Democrat)
Douglas S. Bell has been elected to a second term as president of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation is a nonprofit corporation that raises private funds... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Marc W. Dunbar featured speaker at meeting of Florida Association of Police Attorneys to discuss the law related to slot machine operations. (10/30/2009)

Pennington Law Firm Shareholder Elected to ABOTA (10/27/2009, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee -- Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. shareholder, Michael J. Thomas, has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Tallahassee... [Read More]

Pennington attorneys speak at Intellectual Property Law seminar (10/15/2009, Palm Beach Post)
Tampa – Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on 21 October 2009, Pennington shareholder Sidney W. Kilgore and associate attorney Harriet Myrick-Jones will be speaking at a Continuing Legal Education seminar... [Read More]

Three of Florida’s top 100 “influencers” from Pennington Law Firm (10/15/2009, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE – Politics Magazine has named two Pennington Law Firm shareholders, Samuel P. Bell and Peter M. Dunbar, and Special Consultant Betty Castor in the top 100 “most important opinion brokers”... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Marc W. Dunbar is the focus of the cover story in the October issue of Ante Up magazine. (10/12/2009, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Marc W. Dunbar is the focus of the cover story in the October issue of Ante Up magazine.

Pennington shareholders Sam Bell and Pete Dunbar are featured in Campaigns and Elections Politics magazine Florida's "Influencers." (10/12/2009, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholders Sam Bell and Pete Dunbar are featured in Campaigns and Elections Politics magazine Florida's "Influencers."

Pennington shareholder, Douglas S. Bell, elected president of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. (06/22/2009, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE — Pennington Law Firm shareholder, Douglas S. Bell, has been elected as President of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. The Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Foundation... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder distinguished as a specialist and expert in his practice area (05/27/2009, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE — Pennington Law Firm shareholder, Michael J. Thomas, has recently achieved board certification as a civil trial attorney by The Florida Bar. Board Certification identifies lawyers... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder receives mediation certification from the (04/17/2009, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholder Bill H. Hollimon has been certified as a circuit civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Supreme Court... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder discusses recent eminent domain law changes (04/15/2009, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholder, Susan K. Spurgeon serves as an expert panelist at ABA's This Land is Whose Land? Teleconference TALLAHASSEE  The 2005 Supreme Court... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Participates in Economic Development Seminar (04/01/2009, Pennington News Release)
Mr. Sidney W. Kilgore of the Pennington Law Firm is asked to be a featured panelist at the Export University 101 Seminar At the request of the Director of the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center of... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm announces a new associate attorney (03/06/2009, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar announces the addition of a new associate attorney to their Tampa office. TAMPA - Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.is pleased to... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Pete Dunbar weighs in on what to do when your HOA isn't getting paid (01/14/2009, Tampa Tribune)
Foreclosing Isn't Just For Lenders These Days By SHANNON BEHNKEN sbehnken@tampatrib.com Donna White never thought she'd lead the charge to foreclose on her neighbors. But that was before she was... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder, Cynthia Tunnicliff weighs in on importance of judicial diversity in Florida courts (01/14/2009, Pennington News Release)
Judicial diversity is a priority By Cynthia Tunnicliff Published Wednesday, December 31, 2008 The recent controversy created by the addition of a nominee for the at-large vacancy on the Florida... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder briefs new policymakers on public meeting guidelines (12/05/2008, Pennington News Release)
As newly elected officials take their posts on the Wakulla County Commission, Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholder, John C. Pelham briefed the commissioners, other Wakulla... [Read More]

Pennington Law shareholder Bill Hollimon elected vice-chairman of the Florida Elections Commission (12/03/2008, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE  William Bill Hollimon, 48, a shareholder with Tallahassee-based Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar P.A. has been elected vice-chairman of Florida's Elections Commission. ... [Read More]

Pennington law firm announces the addition of new associates (11/04/2008, Pennington News Release)
Tallahassee-based law firm, Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar law firm continues to grow and announced the addition of three new attorneys in their Tallahassee office. The new... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder appointed to Judicial Grievance Committee (11/04/2008, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Steven M. Puritz, has been appointed to the Florida Bar's Second Judicial Grievance Committee. Beginning November 1, 2008, Steven M. Puritz will serve as an attorney-member on... [Read More]

Four Pennington attorneys recognized as some of the nation's "Best Lawyers" (10/15/2008, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar attorneys selected to appear in acclaimed attorney referral guide. TALLAHASSEE  Four Pennington shareholders are among the 2008 Best Lawyers in... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder, Samuel P. Bell III helps educate voters on Amendment 2, one of the many constitutional amendments on the November ballot. (09/29/2008, Tampa Tribune)
Campaign rhetoric from both political parties confirms that voters this November are looking for change. Certainly Floridians are looking to our leaders to propose effective solutions to pressing... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder, Mark K. Delegal joins lawmakers and other insurance industry representatives to speak to the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce about Florida's Insurance crisis. (09/19/2008, Naples Daily News)
Hurricanes won't go away but insurance companies that shoulder risk for the damage they can cause wondered Tuesday how they'll weather an ongoing storm. Industry types gathered for a Greater Naples... [Read More]

Florida Trend recognizes eight Pennington attorneys for being among Florida's Legal Elite (08/06/2008, Pennington News Release)
Eight Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar attorneys named among the state's legal leaders by their peers Tallahassee - Eight Pennington attorneys and shareholders were recognized by their... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Michael J. Thomas is recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for his pro bono work (07/07/2008, Pennington News Release)
Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Lewis Commends Pennington Shareholder TALLAHASSEE  Pennington Law Firm shareholder Michael J. Thomas was recently recognized by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Douglas S. Bell appointed to the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee for Barack Obama (06/30/2008, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law Firm shareholder Douglas S. Bell was appointed to the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee for Barack Obama for the 2008 national election. The Committee will help shape... [Read More]

Pennington Law shareholder Bill Hollimon appointed to the Florida Elections Commission (06/12/2008, Pennington News Release)
TALLAHASSEE  William Bill Hollimon, 48, a shareholder with Tallahassee-based Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar P.A. has been selected by Governor Charlie Crist to serve on Florida's... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Mark K. Delegal criticizes proposed Citizen's fund transfer (05/29/2008, Orlando Sentinel)
By Aaron Deslatte May 29, 2008 TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday blocked a move by lawmakers to divert $250 million from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and lend it to private insurers... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Mark K. Delegal warns Florida Legislature is headed in the "wrong direction on insurance by passing "anti-competitive" insurance legislation. (05/02/2008, Pennington News Release)
Citizens rate is frozen for 1 more year BY BEATRICE E. GARCIA The Florida Legislature on Thursday handed Citizens policyholders another 12-month rate-hike reprieve and regulators more power to police... [Read More]

Tom Lewis: Colonel, architect, public servant and now, lawyer (04/30/2008, Tallahassee Democrat)
Tom Lewis, former secretary at the Department of Management Services, became the newest admission to the Florida Bar on Tuesday afternoon. Lewis, a former Air Force colonel, architect and public... [Read More]

Tunnicliff quoted in South Florida Sun-Sentinel on state gambling regulations (04/15/2008)
Pennington shareholder Cynthia S. Tunnicliff was recently quoted in South Florida Sun-Sentinel regarding state gambling regulations. The full text of the article can be found here.... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Mark K. Delegal quoted in South Florida Sun-Sentinel regarding property insurance legislation. (04/14/2008)
Florida's CFO opposes extending rate freeze on Citizens Insurance Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Tuesday she opposes extending a freeze on Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s rates... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Howard E. "Gene" Adams quoted in St. Petersurg Times story on sale tax exemptions (03/27/2008, St. Petersburg Times)
Pennington shareholder Gene Adams was recently quoted in a St.Petersburg Times article about the debate over the ostrich feed sales tax exemption currently being debated by the Florida Legislature. ... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm Announces New Firm President and Shareholders (02/28/2008, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar announces six new shareholders Tallahassee  Tallahassee-based law firm, Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar announced that attorney John... [Read More]

2008 Who's Who Legal Florida lists Two Pennington Attorneys (12/18/2007)
Two Tallahassee-based Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar shareholders are among the top insurance and reinsurance attorneys in the state. According to the 2008 Who's Who Legal Florida,... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Michael J. Thomas Provides Insight on Trial Tactics and Ethics for Legal Professionals Gathered in Tallahassee (11/14/2007)
Legal professionals from throughout Florida gathered in Tallahassee this week for a seminar highlighting the building blocks of practicing civil litigation. From the keys to establishing a strong... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Sid Kilgore Published In RES IPSA LOQUITUR (11/08/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partner, Sidney W. Kilgore, recently authored an article entitled, When Should A Florida Trustee Seek The Advice Of Special Intellectual Property Counsel? The article has been published... [Read More]

Horton Featured in Two Magazine Articles (11/02/2007)
Pennington partner, J. Wiley Horton, along with co-inventors Kim Berton and Brian Boothe, have been featured in articles in the November 2007 issues of Florida Trend and the Tallahassee Magazine. As... [Read More]

Dunbar quoted in Homeowner Association article by MarketWatch (10/02/2007)
Shareholder Peter M. Dunbar was recently quoted in an article by MarketWatch author, Andrea Coombes where she points out the various pros and cons of belonging to a homeowners association. Dunbar... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Mark K. Delegal Selected to Best Lawyers (09/18/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Shareholder Mark K. Delegal was recently selected for the 2008 publication of The Best Lawyers in America. Candidates for The Best Lawyers in America publication selected on the basis of... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Marc W. Dunbar appointed to the Board of Directors for the NTRA's Political Action Committee, Horse PAC (08/27/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Marc W. Dunbar was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Political Action Committee, Horse PAC. The NTRA is a... [Read More]

Pennington shareholder Gene Adams invited to serve on Zoning Committee for new Elementary School (08/27/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Gene Adams was recently invited to serve on the Leon County Schools Zoning Committee for new Elementary School L. Mr. Adams, along with the other committee members, will ... [Read More]

Kilgore Appointed as Certified Federal Mediator (07/25/2007)
Pennington Partner, Sidney W. Kilgore, was recently appointed as a Certified Federal Mediator by Patricia C. Fawcett, the Chief District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle... [Read More]

Special Consultant, R.Z. Safley, elected to Chair Babcock Ranch, Inc. (07/11/2007)
Pennington Special Consultant, R.Z. "Sandy" Safley, was recently elected to Chair the nine-member Board of Directors for Babcock Ranch, Inc. Babcock Ranch, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that... [Read More]

Tom Lewis, Pennington Special Consultant, Receives Florida Architects Top Government Honor (07/10/2007)
Tom Lewis, Special Consultant for the Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar law firm, was awarded the Charles W. Clary Government Service Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Selected Top Florida Lawyers by Florida Trend Magazine (06/28/2007, Pennington News Release)
For the fourth year in a row, a number of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar's Partners have been recognized as members of Florida's Legal Elite. Partners Peter Dunbar, Marc Dunbar,... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Congratulates our Super Lawyers (06/26/2007, Pennington News Release)
We congratulate our partners Mark K. Delegal, Carl R. Pennington, Cynthia S. Tunnicliff, and Julius J. Zschau who were recently awarded the status of "Super Lawyer " by Law & Politics magazine. A... [Read More]

Kilgore appointed to Federal Court Practice Committee (05/23/2007)
Pennington Partner, Sidney W. Kilgore, was recently appointed by the President-elect of the Florida Bar, Francisco R. Angones, to serve on the Federal Court Practice Committee until 2010. This... [Read More]

Horton invents new method of delivering emergency glucagon dose (05/18/2007)
Pennington partner, Wiley Horton, placed First in the national Invent Now Challenge sponsored by The History Channel. Mr. Horton is a co-inventor, with Brian Boothe of Raleigh, North Carolina and Kim... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Certified As Mediator By Supreme Court of Florida (04/25/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partner Sid Kilgore has recently been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. He will focus on the mediation of disputes involving patents, trademarks,... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Receives AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (04/06/2007, Pennington News Release)
Susan Spurgeon has been awarded an AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. Ms. Spurgeon's practice concentrates on eminent domain, complex title and boundary litigation, administrative... [Read More]

Pennington Partner addresses the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise (03/27/2007)
Pennington Partner, Sid Kilgore, recently addressed the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise in Oldsmar, Florida on the topic of patent law and the impact of technology on the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Kilgore... [Read More]

Supreme Court Rules Against Sales Tax on Services (03/23/2007)
Pennington Shareholders, Howard E. (Gene) Adams and Cynthia S. Tunnicliff were lead attorneys in the efforts on behalf of a coalition of Realtors, CPAs, Farm Bureau, Retail Federation, Florida Chamber... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks and Publishes on Patent Law (03/23/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partner, Sid Kilgore, recently made a presentation on Patent Prosecution and Litigation to the Intellectual Property Law Society at Stetson University College of Law. His article Patent... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Publishes Bar Articles (03/13/2007)
Pennington Partner, Sidney W. Kilgore, was a featured contributor to the March 2007 issue of The Lawyer, the Hillsborough County Bar Association's monthly magazine. Kilgore's article was titled,... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Selected As Super Lawyer (03/06/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington partner Mark Delegal has recently been awarded the status of Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine. A special supplement to Law & Politics will be issued in June 2007 which... [Read More]

William H. Hollimon joins Pennington Firm (02/13/2007, Pennington News Release)
Pennington law firm is pleased to announce that William H. Hollimon has joined the firm. Mr. Hollimon is practicing Intellectual Property law, Administrative & Public Utilities Law and Civil... [Read More]

Pennington Partners to Speak at Florida Bar CLE seminar on Practicing Before the Legislature (02/13/2007)
Pennington Partners Peter M. Dunbar, Marc W. Dunbar, and Samuel P. Bell were recent featured speakers at a Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education seminar for lawyers and non-lawyers wanting to learn... [Read More]

Pennington Partner To Serve As Host For NALEO Annual Conference (02/05/2007)
Pennington Partner Doug Bell will be serving as a member of the host committee for the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) to be held in Orlando in June... [Read More]

New Shareholders and President Elected (02/02/2007)
The Pennington Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Steven M. Puritz and J. Breckenridge (Breck) Brannen have been elected as shareholders in the firm. In addition, Peter M. Dunbar has been... [Read More]

Dickson speaks at recent Legal Administrators luncheon (01/29/2007)
Pennington attorney, Brandi Dickson, was the featured speaker at the January 2007 meeting of Legal Administrators Association of Tallahassee. Ms. Dickson's topic was Employment Law. The topic was... [Read More]

Zschau Publishes Article on Uses of Land Trusts in Preserving Tenancy in Common Property (01/29/2007)
Pennington Shareholder, Julius J. Zschau, recently published an article on The Use of Land Trusts in Preserving Tenancy in Common Property in the January 2007 issue of The Practical Real Estate... [Read More]

Shareholder, Sam Bell has step-daughter elected to Congress (01/17/2007)
Kathy Castor, a former Hillsborough County Commissioner, won the September 5, 2006 Democratic primary, defeating challengers Al Fox, Lesley "Les" Miller, Scott Farrell, and Michael Steinberg with 53%... [Read More]

Frank Castor, step-son of Shareholder Sam Bell, wins Judgeship in recent election (01/17/2007)
Former Palm Beach County prosecutor, Frank Castor, was successful in his bid for the county judgeship in Palm Beach County, Florida, during the 2006 November elections. Frank Castor's mother is Betty... [Read More]

Shareholder Bell announces wife Betty Castor appointed to CEO position at Center for Global Solutions at USF (01/17/2007)
Pennington Shareholder, Sam Bell, recently announced that his wife, Betty Castor, has become the CEO and Executive Director of the Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida. This... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Selected As Speaker For ABA National Institute on Gaming Law (01/03/2007)
Marc Dunbar, Pennington Shareholder, has been selected as a speaker for the ABA National Institute on Gaming Law which will be held February 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Green Valley Ranch Resort... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks At Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina Annual Meeting (11/21/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Partner, Gene Adams was recently the featured speaker at the Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina, at its Annual Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. Adams' speech, "Affordable... [Read More]

Dunbar Receives National Recognition (11/14/2006, Pennington News Release)
The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) has just elected to its membership Peter M. Dunbar, partner in the law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar. Mr. Dunbar is one of... [Read More]

Pennington Lobbyist Addresses Commercial Real Estate Issues (11/09/2006)
Pennington partner Gene Adams was quoted in the October issue of Florida Real Estate Journal as saying "I think in Florida, actually, we have some of the best growth management in the country." He... [Read More]

Donald D. Conn joins Pennington Firm (10/11/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington law firm is pleased to announce that Donald D. Conn has joined the firm. Mr. Conn is practicing administrative law; land use, environmental and local government law; and real property and... [Read More]

Pennington attorneys selected as Best Lawyers in America (10/11/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Douglas S. Bell, Samuel P. Bell, Mark K. Delegal, and Carl R. Pennington were recently selected for the 2007 publication of The Best Lawyers in America. This is the first year... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Address Georgia Society For Respiratory Care (10/04/2006, Pennington News Release)
Partners, Michael J. Thomas and Kory J. Ickler, recently presented a lecture on Risk Management to the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care at their summer meeting in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The... [Read More]

Pennington Shareholder Featured Speaker at Summit for Healthy Start (09/28/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington shareholder Sam Bell was a featured speaker at the 2006 Advocacy Summit for the Northeast Healthy Start Coalition in Jacksonville, Florida. The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is... [Read More]

Castor wins Democratic nomination for 11th congressional district (09/28/2006, Pennington News Release)
Kathy Castor, who was elected in 2002 to represent District 1, which covers much of Florida's 11th Congressional district, has won the Democratic nomination for Florida's 11th congressional district... [Read More]

Tunnicliff to serve on Committee on Judicial Evaluations (09/27/2006, Pennington News Release)
Shareholder Cynthia S. Tunnicliff was reciently appointed by the Cheif Justice of the Florda Supreme Court to the Committee on Judicial Evaluations.

Spurgeon addresses Stetson Law School Real Property Law Association (09/27/2006, Pennington News Release)
Shareholder Susan Spurgeon addressed the Stetson Law School Real Property Association on September 19, 2006. Ms. Spurgeon addressed the legislation enacted by the Florida Legislature in reaction to... [Read More]

Doug Bell Selected For Best Lawyers In America (09/25/2006, Pennington News Release)
Doug Bell has recently been selected by his peers to be included in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Government Relations Law.

Delegal Selected For Best Lawyers In America (09/22/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. is pleased to announce that one of the firm's shareholders, Mark K. Delegal, has been selected by peer review to be included in the 2007 edition... [Read More]

Sam Bell Donates Scrapbooks (09/22/2006, Pennington News Release)
In a recent article in the Florida Legislative Research Center & Museum Newsletter Movers, Shakers, and Lawmakers" Pennington Shareholder Sam Bell was honored after he donated numerous... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Chosen as "Super Lawyers" (09/22/2006)
Pennington attorneys, Mark Delegal, Carl Pennington and Jay Zschau, were recently awarded the status of "Super Lawyers " by Law & Politics magazine. A special supplement to Law & Politics... [Read More]

A Duel of Interests Over Crist's Running Mate (09/21/2006, Pennington News Release)
Attorney General Charlie Crist's mega-fundraiser with President Bush today in Orlando reflects the tricky terrain that the Florida Republican Party has entered as its candidate for governor welcomes... [Read More]

Mark Delegal Recognized as One of Florida's Top Lawyers (09/01/2006, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal has been recognized by Florida Monthly magazine as one of Florida's Top Lawyers. Florida Monthly magazine focuses on the state's history and heritage, outdoor activities, travel and... [Read More]

Dunbar Co-Authors Article for Florida Bar (07/12/2006)
Shareholder, Marc Dunbar, in collaboration with attorney, Nelson Diaz of the Becker & Poliakoff firm, have co-authored an article which appears in the July/August 2006 issue of The Florida Bar... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Selected Top Florida Lawyers by Florida Trend Magazine (07/12/2006, Pennington News Release)
For the third year in a row, a number of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar's Partners have been recognized as members of Florida's Legal Elite. Partners Douglas S. Bell, Marc Dunbar,... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Publishes Bar Articles (06/26/2006, Pennington News Release)
Attorney, Sidney W. Kilgore recently published an article in the June/July 2006 issue of the Res Ispa Loquitur, the newsletter of the Clearwater Bar Association, entitled, "Has the Patent Troll Met... [Read More]

Kilgore Speaks About Intellectual Property Law (05/22/2006, Pennington News Release)
Sidney W. Kilgore, one of the firm's registered patent attorneys, will be the featured speaker at the Clearwater Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education series entitled: "Legal Stuff You Should... [Read More]

Delegal Discusses Legislative Session (05/22/2006, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal will be a participant in the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund's Participating Insurer's Workshop to be held May 31 - June 1. Delegal will be a speaker on a panel that will be... [Read More]

Thomas Obtains Verdict for Water Management District (05/22/2006, Pennington News Release)
Michael J. Thomas, a shareholder of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson Bell & Dunbar, recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of the Northwest Florida Water Management District in a whistleblower... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys in the News (05/18/2006, Pennington News Release)
Joan Anderson was interviewed by the Tallahassee Democrat regarding the "Law for All" event held on May 10, 2006 at the Leon County Courthouse. Ms. Anderson is the immediate past president of the... [Read More]

Mike Thomas Honored for Service to Seniors (05/10/2006, Pennington News Release)
Shareholder, Mike Thomas, was recently honored with a volunteer appreciation award from the Tallahassee Senior Center and Tallahassee Senior Services during its Silver Stars banquet for providing 10... [Read More]

Lawmakers Pass Massive Insurance Bill (05/06/2006, Miami Herald)
Florida lawmakers were working late Friday trying to resolve the state's deepening insurance crisis. At 9:30 p.m., both houses of the state Legislature were in recess as they tinkered with the... [Read More]

Complicated Plan Could Lead to Extended Session (05/05/2006, St. Petersburg Times)
Forget a bailout for Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida's beleaguered insurer of last resort. Instead, state lawmakers may vote as early as today to send each homesteaded Florida property... [Read More]

Florida House Extends No-Fault Car Insurance to '09 (05/04/2006, Sun-Sentinel)
The state will extend Florida's no-fault automobile insurance law for two more years and spend more money on preventing and investigating vehicle insurance fraud, but Florida's insurers won't get the... [Read More]

Legislators Plan to Reduce Surcharge on Home Insurance (04/28/2006, Sun-Sentinel)
Looking to help Florida property owners burdened by soaring insurance costs, legislators Thursday proposed using nearly $1 billion in taxes to help the state's property insurer of last resort pay off... [Read More]

No Fault Bill Moves Forward (04/20/2006, Miami Herald)
The Senate's no-fault auto insurance bill continued to lurch forward, but minus most of the measures that many insurers believe are vital for significant reform. The bill would extend the state's... [Read More]

Insurer Appeals Rejected (04/20/2006, Miami Herald)
A Senate committee rejected appeals from two of the state's largest insurance companies and refused to let Florida's no-fault auto insurance system die Wednesday. It still could expire, though, if... [Read More]

The Crisis at Hand: Covering Florida Homes (04/20/2006, Miami Herald)
Home insurance rates are going through the roof. Insurers are dropping hundreds of thousands of policies. The state-run insurer of last resort is deep in the red, and so is the state's hurricane... [Read More]

Arnold Honored by the Bay Area Real Estate Council (04/13/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorney Lynwood Arnold was recently honored by the Bay Area Real Estate Council (BAREC) for his service as its charter president. BAREC was established in 1995 to provide educational and... [Read More]

Kilgore Co-Chairs Intellectual Property Section of Hillsborough Bar (04/13/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorney Sidney W. Kilgore is the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, which recetly co-hosted a reception with the Intellectual... [Read More]

Anderson Completes Term as President of Tallahassee Legal Aid Foundation (04/13/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorney Joan Humphrey Anderson has completed her term as the President of the Legal Aid Foundation (LAF ) of the Tallahassee Bar Association. During her term, LAF expanded its services... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Attend State Law Resources Meeting (04/10/2006, Pennington News Release)
Douglas Bell and Samuel Bell III will be attending the Spring meeting of State Law Resources. They will have as their guests at the meeting the firm's client, Patrick Theisen from McDonald's, and... [Read More]

Zschau to Speak at ABA Symposium (04/04/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Attorney, Julius J. Zschau, who is co-chair of the American Bar Association's Property Preservation Task Force Program, will be a featured speaker at the American Bar Association's 17th... [Read More]

Thomas Wins Whistleblower Case (04/04/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Attorney, Michael J. Thomas, (with the assistance of his stellar trial team of Kele Lowe and Sharon South) recently obtained a defense verdict in a whistleblower case filed against the... [Read More]

Bill Would Guarantee Travelers Same Access to Life Insurance (03/23/2006, Miami Herald)
State lawmakers want to end what they see as a new kind of injustice: insurance discrimination based on foreign travel. State Rep. Eleanor Sobel and state Sen. Dave Aronberg are spearheading bills... [Read More]

State May Regulate Insurance Rates Less (03/12/2006, Tallahassee Democrat)
Call it 'flex band rating,' 'rate modernization' or 'deregulation,' but it means the same to consumers: higher property-insurance premiums. Florida lawmakers are giving serious attention to the... [Read More]

Citizens Proposals Abound This Year (03/06/2006, Florida Today)
A stark line divides the camps in the Legislature's coming debate about Florida's hurricane-induced insurance pangs, in a year where almost any and every cure is proposed. There are those who think... [Read More]

Insurance Companies Back Grass-Roots Movements (03/05/2006, Miami Herald)
Borrowing a page from consumer groups that reach out to the masses to sway lawmakers, two major insurers are backing grass-roots efforts to bring about major reforms in home and auto insurance... [Read More]

State Tries to Reshape Insurers (03/04/2006, Daytona Beach News Journal)
As hurricane after hurricane tore through Florida during the past two years, they sucked billions of dollars out of the insurance industry -- and sent homeowners' insurance rates soaring. But while... [Read More]

Cynthia Fletcher Speaks at TMH Seminar (02/17/2006, Pennington News Release)
Cynthia Simmons Fletcher was one of three presentors at a hospital sponsored seminar on patient safety and prevention of medical errors. Her presentation was made to the medical and nursing staff of... [Read More]

Cynthia Tunnicliff Chairs DCA Anniversary Celebration (02/17/2006, Pennington News Release)
Cynthia S. Tunnicliff has been requested by the Chief Judge of the First District Court of Appeal to serve as the Chairman of the Committee to plan the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Announces New Shareholders and President (02/02/2006, Pennington News Release)
The Pennington Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Howard E. (Gene) Adams and Gerald (Jerry) S. Livingston have been elected as shareholders in the firm. In addition, Wiley Horton has been... [Read More]

Fletcher Selected to Alumni Hall of Fame (01/28/2006, Pennington News Release)
On Thursday, February 16, Pennington attorney Cynthia S. Fletcher will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Tallahassee Community College. Mrs. Fletcher's practice focuses on medical... [Read More]

Doug Bell Selected Treasurer of TCC Foundation (01/19/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington partner Doug Bell has recently been elected Treasurer of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. Mr. Bell's practice concentrates primarily on governmental affairs and administrative... [Read More]

Arnold Presents Hillsborough Bar Lecture (01/19/2006, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorney Lynwood Arnold will present a lecture on the topic of ethical considerations in the preparation and execution of wills for a Hillsborough County Bar Association seminar. Mr.... [Read More]

Dunbar Elected to the Condominium Advisory Council (12/19/2005, Pennington News Release)
Peter M. Dunbar was recently elected the new Chairman of the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. The Council is an eight-member body appointed by the Speaker of the House, the President of the... [Read More]

Sidney W. Kilgore Joins Pennington Law Firm (12/02/2005, Pennington News Release)
Sidney W. Kilgore has joined the Pennington firm practicing Patent Law out of the firm s Tampa Florida office. His diverse legal experience in the private and public sectors includes service as... [Read More]

Pennington Successfully Defends TMH in Wrongful Death Suit (11/28/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys Mike Thomas and Kory Ickler obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in a medical malpractice claim alleging wrongful death. The firm... [Read More]

Gallagher offers an insurance crisis plan (11/08/2005, St. Petersburg Times)
Thirteen years after he helped craft a solution for stabilizing Florida's property insurance market in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, state Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher on Monday proposed... [Read More]

Homeowners face 11% charge on wind insurance to cover hurricane deficit (11/08/2005, Sun-Sentinel)
All home insurance policyholders in Florida could have to pay an extra 11 percent on their insurance premiums to bail out state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which was dealt a repeat... [Read More]

Choice of Miers for court didn't go over well locally (11/07/2005, Tallahassee Democrat)
Most local residents - 69 percent - said they thought President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court "to reward her as a longtime friend and ally," according to a new TallahasseeVoices... [Read More]

Bell Donates Computers to Children in Uganda (11/07/2005, Pennington News Release)
Sam Bell and wife, Betty Castor, have facilitated the donation of 30 computer systems to the children of Uganda through the charitable not for profit corporation, Teachers for East Africa, Inc. This... [Read More]

Sam Bell Elected to Board of State Law Resources (11/04/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pennington partner, Sam Bell, was elected to the Board of Directors of State Law Resources at its recent meeting in San Francisco. State Law Resources is a national association of law firms located... [Read More]

Susan Spurgeon Speaks at Legislative Seminar (08/29/2005, Pennington News Release)
Susan Spurgeon presented "Bert Harris Turns 10" at the Annual Legislative Update Seminar sponsored by the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association held in Palm Beach,... [Read More]

Leslei Street Speaks to Chamber Group (08/25/2005)
Leslei Street spoke before Florida Chamber of Commerce staff on Sexual Harassment and Other Unlawful Employment Discrimination under Title VII. Ms. Street is a trial attorney whose civil litigation... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Reflects on His Legislative Career (08/25/2005, Pennington News Release)
Sam Bell has recently donated his legislative papers to the State's Legislative Archive. In addition, Mr. Bell has completed an oral history of his 14 years in the State Legislature. For more than a... [Read More]

Pete Dunbar to Teach at FSU (08/25/2005, Pennington News Release)
Peter M. Dunbar has resumed his teaching responsibilities at Florida State University. Mr. Dunbar will be an Adjunct Professor during the Fall semester at The Florida State University College of Law.... [Read More]

Pete Dunbar to Speak at Legislative Seminar (08/18/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pete Dunbar will be one of the featured presenters at the Annual Legislative Update Seminar sponsored by the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association being held on... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Named to State Board (08/17/2005, Pennington News Release)
Samuel P. Bell, III has been named as a member of the Board of State Law Resources. Mr. Bell's practice focuses on governmental affairs, health care, insurance, land use, local government and... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Presents Trust and Estate Update (08/04/2005, Pennington News Release)
Cathi Wilkinson and FSU Law School professor Adam Hirsch recently presented the 2005 Trust and Estate Law Update to the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council. The Council is an association... [Read More]

Lawyers, Doctors Destined to Duel (07/28/2005, St. Petersburg Times)
Weeks before his second child was born, Daniel Estrada went to the polls in Gainesville. He can't remember if he voted with the majority in November to pass Amendment 3 to the Florida Constitution. ... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses Growth Management and the Lesislative Session (07/24/2005, Florida Real Estate Journal)
Pennington attorney Gene Adams was recently quoted in the Florida Real Estate Journal in an article on The Growth Management Bill of 2005. Mr. Adams explained that as a state, "We're going to have to... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses Growth Management Issues (07/13/2005)
Gene Adams recently made a presentation on growth management and legislative issues before the Northwest Florida Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties at their... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Selected One of America's Leading Lawyers (07/13/2005, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal's name appears in the recent Chambers & Partners publication: Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The publication states: "Interviewees describe Mark Delegal as... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Selected Top Florida Lawyers (06/28/2005, Pennington News Release)
For the second year in a row, a number of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar's Partners have been recognized as members of Florida's Legal Elite. Partners Mark Delegal, Marc Dunbar,... [Read More]

Carl R. Pennington, Jr. Honored by The Florida Bar (06/24/2005, Pennington News Release)
Carl R. Pennington is being honored for his fifty years of service to the profession and to the community at The Florida Bar's 2005 Annual Meeting. Mr. Pennington will be recognized at the 50-Year... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses Legislative Session (06/20/2005, Florida Real Estate Journal)
Gene Adams was recently quoted in the Florida Real Estate Journal about the outcome of the 2005 legislative session. In an article entitled "Industry Leaders Recount Good, Bad and Ugly in Legislative... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Details 2005 Legislative Session (06/10/2005, Pennington News Release)
Mark D. Delegal recently spoke as part of a panel discussion at the University of North Florida College of Health Dean's Council meeting. Mr. Delegal's presentation focused on the 2005 Legislative... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Selected to Participate in State Law Resources (06/10/2005, Pennington News Release)
Douglas S. Bell has been appointed to serve on the Marketing Committee of State Law Resources, a national network of independent law firms. Only one firm from each state, and three from the District... [Read More]

Pennington Partner to Lead The FBA's Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (06/03/2005, Pennington News Release)
Julius J. Zschau has been elected Chairman of the 9,500-member Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. He will take office on June 24, 2005. This section, which... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Services (06/03/2005, Pennington News Release)
Three Pennington attorneys received special commendation for pro bono services. The Florida Pro Bono Coordinator s Association, The Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, and Chief Justice... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm Recognized by United Way (05/19/2005, Pennington News Release)
The United Way has honored Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. with its President s Award. The firm contributed more than $10,000 in 2005. Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell &... [Read More]

Jerry Livingston Joins Pennington Law Firm (05/19/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar is pleased to welcome Jerry Livingston to the law firm. Mr. Livingston's practice will focus on Association Law, Administrative Law, Commercial... [Read More]

Hurricane Bill Will Help Consumers (05/16/2005, Lakeland Ledger)
Despite months of tenacious lobbying from well-paid insurance lobbyists, the outcome of a sprawling property insurance reform bill may be best measured on the Web site of a pro-homeowner group,... [Read More]

Florida Insurance Bill Passes, But Pleases Few (05/16/2005, Palm Beach Post)
A faction within the state insurance industry hated it. Trial lawyers accused Florida lawmakers of caving in to insurance interests. Lobbyists on both sides worked hard to kill it. But in the final... [Read More]

Florida Insurers Primed to Hike Rates (05/08/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Insurance companies have the higher rates ready and were just waiting for the 2005 Florida Legislature to adjourn to file them regardless of what legislators did. The Legislature passed and sent to... [Read More]

Senate Draws Up a Compromise Bill (05/05/2005, Miami Herald)
The Florida Senate late Thursday came up with a compromise to its far-reaching insurance reform bill, maintaining some consumer protections and limiting insurers' exposure when homes are destroyed by... [Read More]

House Votes to Clarify What Hurricane Insurers Must Pay For (04/28/2005, Dateline Alabama)
The House voted Thursday to protect insurance companies from paying to fix houses destroyed partly by flooding when a homeowner's policy only covers wind damage. Insurance companies have pushed hard... [Read More]

Lawmakers Could Bend for Insurers (04/25/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
One in three Florida homeowners -- those subject to storm-surge flooding -- would find it much harder to rebuild after a hurricane under insurance bills nearing final votes in the state Legislature. ... [Read More]

Bills Protecting Insurers Near Votes in Legislature (04/24/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
One in three Florida homeowners those subject to storm-surge flooding would find it much harder to rebuild after a hurricane, under insurance bills nearing final votes in the state Legislature. ... [Read More]

Storm Bills Would Benefit Insurers (04/22/2005, Miami Herald)
Massive insurance regulation bills moved quickly through their last committee stops in the Florida House and Senate on Thursday, with provisions that could severely curtail homeowners' ability to... [Read More]

Homeowners Insurers Win Key Provision as Florida Bills Move Forward (04/22/2005, Palm Beach Post)
Major hurricane insurance reform bills cleared final House and Senate committees in Tallahassee on Thursday. Substantial differences remain in the measures as they move to the House and Senate floors... [Read More]

Victims, Citizens at Odds (04/21/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Records show Citizens Property Insurance owes $68 million to 351 storm victims left homeless by wind and flood. They are people such as Kathy McKenney, whose condemned Navarre home has not been... [Read More]

Insurer May Get Bailout (04/20/2005, Daytona Beach News Journal)
When four hurricanes zigzagged across Florida last year, they blew a financial hole in Citizens Property Insurance Corp. But now comes the kicker: Barring help from lawmakers, homeowners throughout... [Read More]

House Bill Debate Turns in Favor of Residents (04/19/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Coastal residents won a round and their insurers lost one on Monday as a House property insurance bill took a twist. The State Administration Appropriations Committee removed controversial language... [Read More]

Legislature to Mediate Ongoing Debate Over Valued Policy Law (04/13/2005, The Insurance Journal)
Florida homeowners and insurers are lobbying the Florida Legislature about a century-old statute known as the valued policy law, also called the Mierzwa decision, which requires insurers to pay the... [Read More]

House Bill Debate Turns in Favor of Residents (04/12/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Coastal residents won a round and their insurers lost one on Monday as a House property insurance bill took a twist. The State Administration Appropriations Committee removed controversial language... [Read More]

Panel Presses Insurers to Pay (04/12/2005, Palm Beach Post)
The state's insurers sustained a major setback on their biggest issue of the legislative session when a House panel Monday passed legislation the industry says will force insurance companies to pay... [Read More]

Insurers Balking at Flood Payoffs in the State (04/12/2005, Miami Herald)
Panhandle resident Harry Trachy tore down what Hurricane Ivan left behind of his four-bedroom home. Then came the hard part. Trachy is battling with USAA to collect the full $378,000 that his... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgement for TMH (04/08/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Cynthia Fletcher and Kory Ickler, obtained a summary judgment on behalf of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in a medical malpractice cause of action which alleged that the actions... [Read More]

Study Urges Creation of Sinkhole Reinsurance Pool (04/06/2005, St. Petersburg Times)
A state-sponsored study recommends that Florida create a reinsurance pool to help insurers pay sinkhole claims, a burgeoning crisis in the Tampa Bay area in particular. But the controversial... [Read More]

Senate Panel OKs Homeowner Insurance Reform Bill (04/06/2005, Palm Beach Post)
A bill that would overhaul Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and change the way Florida regulates insurers cleared the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Tuesday by a 9-1 vote. Under the broad... [Read More]

Insurance Bill Clears Panel with Cap on Citizens Rate Hike (04/06/2005, Sun-Sentinel)
A rate increase next year for state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. would be capped, insurance companies would have to use the same areas in setting premiums and consumers would be able to... [Read More]

Bill Would Create Right to Sue Over Loss of Unborn Child (04/06/2005, Associated Press)
A proposal to make it clear that parents can sue over medical errors that cause a miscarriage stalled in the House, with insurance companies, doctors and hospitals saying the bill opens them up to an... [Read More]

Court Ruling Scares Insurance Industry (04/06/2005, United Press International)
The insurance industry says a recent court decision means it won't have enough money to pay full value for some Florida homes destroyed by hurricanes. The court decision required insurers to pay... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Featured Speaker at CLE Seminar (04/04/2005, Pennington News Release)
Pete Dunbar was a featured speaker/educator for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Legislative Lobbying and Ethics. The seminar was presented recently to the Floroida Association of Women Lawyers... [Read More]

Policyholders Turn Out For Hearing at Capital (04/04/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Despite pressure from hurricane victims and their lawyers, the House Insurance Committee refused to budge on a "clarification" that means millions of dollars in uncovered losses for hurricane victims.... [Read More]

Single Territory Map Plan Struck From Fla. House Bill, Remains in Senate Version (04/04/2005, The Insurance Journal)
A proposal which would create a single Florida-wide territory map and eliminate individual rate territories based on predicted hurricane risks and expected loss models was removed from House hurricane... [Read More]

House Committee Won't Bow to 'Clarification' Pressure (04/01/2005, Fort Myers News Press)
Despite pressure from hurricane victims and their lawyers, the House Insurance Committee refused to budge Thursday on a "clarification" that means millions of dollars in uncovered losses for hurricane... [Read More]

Dunbar Returns to Firm and Legislative Affairs (03/12/2005, Pennington News Release)
Peter M. Dunbar has returned to Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar as a partner. Mr. Dunbar left the firm in June of 2004 to become General Counsel for the Florida Division of Financial... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Heads Legal Aid Foundation (03/07/2005, Pennington News Release)
Joan Anderson was elected President of the Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Ms. Anderson's practice focuses on health care and business law. Prior to attending law school, she... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Participate in Legislative Training (02/14/2005, Pennington News Release)
Sam Bell and Marc Dunbar participated as instructors in the recent Continuing Legal Education Seminar for lawyers who practice before the Florida Legislature. The CLE sponsored by the Florida Bar was... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Participates in Seminars (01/19/2005, Pennington News Release)
Joan Humphrey Anderson was a co-instructor at a recent seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services. The day long seminar entitled Medicaid and Elder Law Issues was held in Tallahassee, Florida.... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Speaks to County Bar Association (01/03/2005, Pennington News Release)
Howard E. (Gene) Adams was recently a featured speaker at the Clearwater Bar Association CLE Seminar on Law for Public Officials. Adams gave a legislative update on laws passed during the 2004... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Heads Charity Board (12/17/2004, Pennington News Release)
Douglas S. Bell has recently been elected Chairman of the Board at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee. Mr. Bell's practice concentrates primarily on governmental affairs and... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks to National Legislative Group (11/29/2004, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal was recently a featured speaker at the 66th Annual Conference of the National Foundation for Women Legislators in Sarasota Florida. Mr. Delegal was a presenter at one of the... [Read More]

Pennington Partner to Serve on Chamber Programs (11/28/2004, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal was recently appointed to the following Florida Chamber of Commerce programs: The Florida Chamber Board of Governors, The Florida Chamber CCE, and The Florida Chamber Political Institute... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Speaks at FSU on Governmental Affairs (11/11/2004, Pennington News Release)
Gene Adams has recently participated as an alumni panelist at The Florida State University College of Law on the subject of pursuing a career in lobbying. Mr. Adams and four other alumni... [Read More]

Funding of Endowment Chair at FSU College of Law (11/08/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell & Dunbar, P.A. has taken the lead in funding the William and Catherine VanDercreek Professorship at the Florida State University College of Law. Other alumni have... [Read More]

Medicaid and Elder Law Issues to be Discussed in Seminar (11/07/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington associate Joan Humphrey Anderson is on the faculty of a one-day seminar on December 15, 2004 which will be focusing on Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Florida. This one-day seminar... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks on Title Insurance and FTC Rules (11/01/2004, Pennington News Release)
Jay Zschau was one of the featured speakers at a recent Symposium on Title Insurance and the application of Federal Trade Commission rules on attorneys by the Attorney General and Federal Trade... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Receives AV Rating (10/21/2004, Pennington News Release)
Michael Thomas has been awarded an AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Thomas' practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, including medical malpractice defense, product... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Invited to Join Chamber Boards (10/18/2004, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal has recently been asked to serve on the Florida Chamber Political Institute Advisory Council and the Florida Chamber Board of Governors. Mr. Delegal's practice focuses on governmental... [Read More]

Bell Apointed to Food Technology Board (10/01/2004, Pennington News Release)
Sam Bell has recently been appointed to sit on the board of Food Technology Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIFL). Food Technology Service, Inc. is a company that is involved in food processing using... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Interview Applicants for Clerkships (09/26/2004, Pennington News Release)
Joan Anderson, Leslei Street and Gene Adams recently conducted interviews of second year law students at The Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Anderson, coordinator of the Clerkship... [Read More]

Two New Attorneys Join the Pennington Firm (09/22/2004, Pennington News Release)
Nelson Diaz and Chad Guice have joined the Pennington Firm as attorneys in its Tallahassee office. Both Mr. Diaz and Mr. Guice are recent law school graduates who served as law clerks for the firm. ... [Read More]

Pennington Partner to Speak at ABA (09/13/2004, Pennington News Release)
Julius J. Zschau will be speaking to the Joint Fall Meeting of the Tax Section and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association in Boston on September 30 to October... [Read More]

Spotlight on Pennington Partner Marc Dunbar (08/27/2004, Pennington News Release)
Marc W. Dunbar has been awarded a BV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He joins a select group of attorneys who have been recognized for their legal qualifications and professional... [Read More]

Spotlight on Pennington Partner Michael Thomas (08/27/2004, Pennington News Release)
Michael Thomas has recently been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Thomas' practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, including medical... [Read More]

Spotlight on Pennington Partners (08/19/2004, Pennington News Release)
WILEY HORTON was invited to speak before the Florida Public Relations Association at their recent annual convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. His topic was trademark and copyright issues in public... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Reelected to National Board (07/23/2004, Pennington News Release)
Sam Bell has been reelected to the Board of Directors of Brown and Brown Insurance Company, the eighth largest insurance broker in the country. Mr. Bell will be serving once again as the Chairman of... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Appointed to Governor's Healthcare Workgroup (07/19/2004, Pennington News Release)
Cynthia Simmons Fletcher has recently been appointed to the Governor's Workgroup on Mammography Accessibility for the State of Florida. The Workgroup will study issues and make recommendations to... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Win Supreme Court Appeal (07/19/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys Cynthia Tunnicliff, Kim King and Gene Adams have recently won an appeal in the Florida Supreme Court. Representing a coalition of interests including the Florida Association of... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Selected Top Florida Lawyers (07/02/2004, Pennington News Release)
Partners Samuel P. Bell III, Carl R. Pennington, Jr., Cynthia S. Tunnicliff and Julius J. Zschau have been selected by their peers as Top Florida Lawyers in Florida Trend's 2004 Legal Elite Survey. ... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses Workplace Issues (06/28/2004, Pennington News Release)
Leslei Street was the featured speaker at a recent luncheon meeting of the Legal Administrators Association of Tallahassee. Her topic was "What Should You Have in Your Personnel Manual." ... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Recognized by United Way and LeadershipTallahassee (06/14/2004, Pennington News Release)
Marc Dunbar was recognized for his fund raising efforts on behalf of United Way of the Big Bend. He is part of the team that helped to raise over $5 million in Leon County. Kim King has been... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Elected to Lead Florida Bar Section (06/14/2004, Pennington News Release)
Julius J. Zschau was recently elected Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar's Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section at the Section's Convention in Key West. Mr. Zschau will take office as... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Participates in National Security Forum (06/12/2004, Pennington News Release)
Wiley Horton just completed his tenure at the U.S. Air Force's National Security Forum. Attendees included former CIA Director James Woolsey, Marine Corps General Peter Pace (Vice Chairman of the... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Receives Volunteer Award (06/02/2004, Pennington News Release)
Joan Humphrey Anderson was recognized at Leon County School District s Volunteer Recognition Ceremony recently for donating over 500 hours of volunteer service this year to Leon County Schools. ... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Addresses ABA (06/02/2004, Pennington News Release)
Jay Zschau addressed the Council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association on the use of land trusts in connection with saving small farms from being... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Presents Mock Trial for Physicians (05/21/2004, Pennington News Release)
Cynthia Fletcher of the Pennington Law Firm and Jesse Suber of the Buchanan Law Firm presented a Mock Trial for the residents and staff of the Family Practice Residency Program. Approximately 50... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Presents Seminar on Employment Law (05/21/2004, Pennington News Release)
Kim King recently presented a paper and talk as part of an employment law compliance seminar for lawyers and human resources professionals. Topics included managing leave, absenteeism, and substance... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Welcomes Summer Associates (05/21/2004, Pennington News Release)
The firm's Summer Associate Program is designed to recruit talented law school students who have excellent analytical, advocacy and writing skills. The firm acquaints the summer associates with its... [Read More]

Pennington Representatives Participate in State Law Resources Meeting (04/13/2004, Pennington News Release)
Doug Bell and Steve Roddenberry will be attending the upcoming Spring meeting of State Law Resources. Mr. Roddenberry will moderate an insurance panel discussing "How to Choose a Lobbyist" and will... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Lectures on Trademark Law (04/13/2004, Pennington News Release)
Wiley Horton recently presented a seminar to the Florida State University Faculty on copyright and trademark law. Approximately 60 professors attended this informative seminar that outlined the... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney to Join FSU Faculty (04/05/2004, Pennington News Release)
Leslei Street has been asked to join the Florida State University School of Law faculty as an adjunct professor in the Fall. She will be teaching Employment Discrimination Law. Ms. Street is a... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Participate in Children's Home Benefit (04/05/2004, Pennington News Release)
Susan Spurgeon, served on the committee for the 10th Annual Children s Home Sporting Clays Classic. The Classic benefits The Children s Home, Inc., a residential facility in Tampa for severely abused... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Invited to Attend National Security Forum (03/25/2004, Pennington News Release)
Wiley Horton has been invited to attend the US National Security Forum to be held at the Air War College at Maxwell AFB. Each year the Air War College (AWC), a senior military service school located... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Joins FSU College of Law Faculty (03/25/2004, Pennington News Release)
Peter Dunbar will be joining the faculty at The Florida State University College of Law as an Adjunct Professor in the Fall 2004 Semester. Mr. Dunbar will teach Condominium Law and the Law of... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Chosen President-Elect of Legal Aid Board (03/23/2004)
Joan Anderson was elected to the office of President-elect of the Legal Aid Foundation Board. It is a service of the Tallahassee Bar Association which coordinates the pro bono legal services of the... [Read More]

Legislators Murman and Farkas Honored With Bell Award (03/23/2004)
At a recent event celebrating advocates of children's issues, Florida Senator Sandra Murman and State Representative Frank Farkas were chosen as the recipients of the Samuel P. Bell III award. The... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks on Collections (03/15/2004, Pennington News Release)
Murray Moore was the featured speaker at the recent meeting of the Legal Administrators Association of Tallahassee. Mr. Moore s informative presentation on Techniques for Collections was well... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks to Paralegal Association (03/05/2004, Pennington News Release)
Joan Anderson spoke on Garnishments to a recent meeting of the Big Bend Paralegal Association. Anderson has also been elected President-Elect of the Legal Aid Foundation Board. Ms. Anderson's... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Serves as Faculty for CLE Seminar (03/02/2004, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal served as a faculty member on the Continuing Legal Education program entitled, "Florida Medical Malpractice/Tort Reform." This Lorman Education Services seminar was designed for... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Win Judgement in Death Case (02/16/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Kory Ickler and Michael Thomas, recently obtained a summary judgment in a wrongful death case filed against a State of Florida agency. The Pennington attorneys successfully... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Represents Bank Merger (02/06/2004, Pennington News Release)
Cathi Wilkinson represented Peoples Florida Banking Corporation in its acquisition by Columbus, Georgia-based Synovus Financial Corporation in a cash and stock transaction. Peoples Florida Banking... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses Employment Law (02/06/2004, Pennington News Release)
Leslei Street was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Legal Administrators Association of Tallahassee. Her topic was Changes in Employment Law . Ms. Street also included segments on... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Discusses State Funding (02/06/2004, Pennington News Release)
Howard E. (Gene) Adams was recently a member of a panel discussion at the State Tax Conference, a continuing education program sponsored jointly by the Florida Bar, Florida Institute of CPA s, the... [Read More]

Owners' Right to Rent Condo Issue (01/29/2004, Florida Times Union)
When Steve and Judy Comley bought a condominium on Amelia Island in June 1996, they considered the $465,000 residence a solid investment for its potential rental income and a possible home for their... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Selected for Hospice Board (01/26/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm Partner Ben Wilkinson has been named to the Board of Directors of Big Bend Hospice. The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to provide care, comfort and hope to patients and support to... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Serve as CLE Faculty (01/12/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Leslei Street and Bill Whitney, presented a CLE seminar for Lorman Education Services. The one-day seminar, given in Tallahassee, focused on the topics of the ADA, FMLA, and... [Read More]

Gene Adams Joins Pennington Firm (01/05/2004, Pennington News Release)
Gene Adams has joined Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar, P. A. as an attorney in Tallahassee. Mr. Adams practice will focus on Governmental Affairs and Administrative Law. Mr. Adams... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Presents "Lobbying 101" (01/01/2004, Pennington News Release)
Pennington partners Sam Bell, Doug Bell and Kevin Crowley and Pennington special consultant James Harris Jr. recently presented "Lobbying 101" to Volusia County residents. Audience members consisted... [Read More]

The Pennington Firm Announces New Shareholders (12/10/2003, Pennington News Release)
The Pennington Firm today announced that attorney, Kory J. Ickler, and Christian O'Ryan, of counsel to the firm in its Tampa office, have been chosen Shareholders in the firm. Mr. Ickler's practice... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Participate in CLE Seminar (12/09/2003, Pennington News Release)
Two members of the Pennington Firm, William E. Whitney and Leslei G. Street, will serve as faculty to the continuing legal education program entitled, ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation in Florida. ... [Read More]

Roddenberry Joins the Pennington Firm as Special Consultant (12/09/2003, Pennington News Release)
J. Steven Roddenberry has joined the Pennington Firm as a Special Consultant focusing on Governmental and Legislative Affairs, Insurance Regulation and Financial Institution Regulation Mr.... [Read More]

Pennington Attorneys Serve as CLE Faculty (12/09/2003, Pennington News Release)
Two members of the Pennington Firm, William E. Whitney and Leslei G. Street, will serve as faculty to the continuing legal education program entitled, ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation in Florida. ... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Appointed to FSU Board (12/02/2003, Pennington News Release)
Peter Dunbar has recently been appointed to The Florida State University College of Law Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors is an advisory group that provides valuable insight on practice trends... [Read More]

Pennington Partners Selected for Service (11/20/2003, Pennington News Release)
Cathi Wilkinson has been appointed by Chief Judge Charles Francis to serve on the Professionalism Committee for the Second Judicial Circuit. The charge of the committee is to assess the status and... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Wins Liability Case (11/20/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Michael J. Thomas and Kory J. Ickler, successfully defended a premises liability case for a hospital client at trial during the week of November 3, 2003. The firm's client... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Wins Wrongful Death Case (11/20/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington attorneys, Cynthia Fletcher and Kory Ickler, obtained a summary judgment in a medical malpractice wrongful death case for a hospital and a physician co-defendant on November 10, 2003. The... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Releases New Books (11/17/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pete Dunbar released new editions of two books in October. The Condominium Concept, 8th edition is one of the foremost manuals in use by officers, directors and owners of condominiums. The... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks on Med Mal in Florida (11/17/2003, Pennington News Release)
On November 6, 2003, Mark Delegal participated in a panel discussion at the University of Florida College of Law sponsored by the Florida Law Review. The panel discussion was titled: The Future of... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Donates Supplies to Local Schools (11/17/2003, Pennington News Release)
At the start of each school year the Pennington Firm purchases backpacks, pencils and paper, and other school supplies for one of the local elementary schools. The contribution of these much needed... [Read More]

Panel examines referral fees, disbursing disputed funds (10/15/2003)
Whether an attorney can refer a client to a financial adviser in exchange for a referral fee is a question still vexing The Floorida Bar's Professional Ethics Committee, but the panel has approved an... [Read More]

New Attorneys Join Law Firm (10/06/2003, Pennington News Release)
Attorneys J. Breck Brannen and Linda Noel have joined the firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar. Ms. Noel was a law clerk for the firm before receiving her Juris Doctorate from The... [Read More]

Pennington partner helps raise more than $130,000 for scholarship fund (08/21/2003, Pennington News Release)
As part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program, the committee secured $65,500 of locally raised funds which have been matched with $65,500 from... [Read More]

Malpractice Relief Seen Unlikely Soon (08/12/2003, Palm Beach Post)
The deal reached by Gov. Jeb Bush, Senate President Jim King and House Speaker Johnnie Byrd last week won't lower doctors' soaring medical malpractice insurance rates anytime soon, a lobbyist for the... [Read More]

Deal Struck on Malpractice Insurance (08/08/2003, Miami Herald)
After five months of wrangling that threatened to tear the Florida Republican Party apart, Gov. Jeb Bush and legislative leaders are expected to announce today they have reached a deal to overhaul the... [Read More]

Gov. Bush Will Call Special Session to Pass Malpractice Bill (08/08/2003, Associated Press)
Gov. Jeb Bush will call the Legislature into special session Tuesday to pass a measure aimed at lowering doctors' malpractice insurance rates in an effort to keep physicians from fleeing the state. ... [Read More]

Governor Appoints Two Pennington Partners to the JNC (07/15/2003, Pennington News Release)
Governor Jeb Bush has announced his appointments to 26 of the state's Judicial Nominating Commissions. (JNCs.) The Governor's appointments are as follows: Supreme Court Nominating Commission: Olga... [Read More]

Lawmakers threaten long, painful debate (07/09/2003, Sun-Sentinel)
Republican Gov. Jeb Bush ripped into GOP state senators once again for siding with trial lawyers in the debate over medical-malpractice insurance reform as lawmakers headed into what's expected to be... [Read More]

Senators set to subpoena insurers (07/08/2003, Palm Beach Post)
With Gov. Jeb Bush launching another round of attacks on the Florida Senate in his effort to win support for his plan to stop rising medical malpractice insurance rates, the Senate leaders are... [Read More]

Official mum in insurance fight (06/27/2003, Orlando Sentinel)
Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief financial officer, has made a political career out of regulating the state's insurance market and promoting himself as a consumer crusader. But on the... [Read More]

Bush Begrudgling Budges on Malpractice Cap (06/21/2003, Palm Beach Post)
Facing a stalemate with the Senate on medical malpractice reform, Gov. Jeb Bush dropped his insistence on a $250,000 cap on damages Friday, saying he could support a $750,000 cap like one recently... [Read More]

Bush Backs Off Malpractice Cap (06/18/2003, Tampa Tribune)
Gov. Jeb Bush appears to be backing away from his longstanding insistence that lawmakers deliver a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages for medical malpractice victims, clearing the way for... [Read More]

Caps on Awards to be Debated (06/16/2003, Miami Herald)
For months, the public debate over how to resolve Florida's medical malpractice insurance crisis has hinged on a single issue: Should lawmakers cap the amount of noneconomic damages juries can award... [Read More]

Castor Announces Run for US Senate (06/10/2003, St. Petersburg Times)
Betty Castor, who served as president of the University of South Florida after two terms as the elected state education commissioner, filed papers Monday to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Castor is... [Read More]

Pennington Law Firm Partner Appears on Statewide TV (06/10/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law Firm partner, Mark Delegal has made recent appearances on American Medicine Today, a statewide television show, geared toward medical issues. When on the program, Delegal discussed the... [Read More]

GOP's Struggle Worries Governor (05/04/2003, Tampa Tribune)
Bush Targets Leaders' Conflict Capitol insiders are wondering whether the Republican Party is blowing it. Despite an overwhelming 2-to-1 majority in the House and Senate, the legislative chambers... [Read More]

Lawmakers kick back in RV-Park Digs (04/27/2003, Orlando Sentinel)
Under spreading oak trees on the outskirts of Tallahassee, the Legislature's newest caucus gathers each night to swap stories, share support and promote their view of Florida. It's decidedly... [Read More]

Cure elusive in doctor crisis (04/21/2003, Orlando Sentinel)
With two hectic weeks remaining in the 2003 state legislative session, optimism is fading that lawmakers will reach rapid agreement on how to repair the medical malpractice insurance system. Gov. Jeb... [Read More]

Gov. Bush to call special session on malpractice reform (04/21/2003, Sun-Sentinel)
With two hectic weeks remaining in the 2003 state legislative session, optimism is fading that legislators will reach agreement on how to repair the medical malpractice insurance system. Gov. Jeb... [Read More]

Chambers face big gaps over budget and insurance reforms (04/17/2003, Tallahassee Democrat)
Senate President Jim King warned senators Wednesday not to give up their Tallahassee apartments. It may be good advice considering the differences his chamber has with the House on the state budget.... [Read More]

Medical malpractice bills still a sore subject (04/16/2003, Tallahassee Democrat)
There's something for everybody to hate in a series of medical malpractice bills tweaked Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Trial lawyers are relatively happy because there's no... [Read More]

Senate Panel Approves Medical Malpractice Measures (04/15/2003, Associated Press)
Measures that force insurance companies to cut rates for medical malpractice policies, give emergency room doctors some lawsuit immunity and push hospitals to improve care to avoid malpractice cases... [Read More]

Malpractice insurance reform divides House, Senate (04/14/2003, Pensacola News Journal)
The state Senate and House have both crafted wide-ranging plans to lower the rates doctors pay for malpractice insurance, hoping to keep doctors from quitting their practices and leaving parts of... [Read More]

Pennington Attorney Speaks at TMH Seminars (04/07/2003, Pennington News Release)
Joan Humphrey Anderson recently completed a series of three (3) seminars for the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc., Family Practice Residency Program. Her presentations covered the topics of... [Read More]

Opposites attract on state water proposal (04/06/2003, Hernando Today)
By the end of this Legislative session Rep. Dave Russell, R-Brooksville, may make history on two fronts. Creation of a law that firmly ties new development with water resources, and across the board... [Read More]

Pennington Partner to Speak at Florida Bar Seminar (04/04/2003, Pennington News Release)
Susan K. Spurgeon will speak at the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section s seminar, to be held on May 23, 2003 in St. Petersburg. Ms. Spurgeon will co-present a lecture on Eminent... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Attends Meritas Meeting (04/04/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law partner Murray Moore attended the Southeast Regional Meeting of Meritas. Meritas is a worldwide alliance of nearly 200 independent business law firms. Meritas law firm members from all... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Speaks to Paralegal Group (04/02/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Law Firm partner Michael Thomas was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Big Bend Paralegal Association. Mr. Thomas spoke on the effective use of a paralegal in an insurance... [Read More]

Doctors, Lawyers Draw Line on Malpractice Cap (03/30/2003, Palm Beach Post)
The giant red-and-white banner that stretched across the white columns of the Old Capitol last week carried the message that has become the rallying cry of doctors across the state: "$250,000 caps =... [Read More]

Doctors Protest Cost of Insurance (03/28/2003, St. Augustine Record)
The doctors' rally was staged two days after a Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would give the doctors part of what they want: a mandatory cut in medical malpractice insurance rates.... [Read More]

Medical Malpractice Bills Advance in Committee (03/26/2003, Associated Press)
Insurance companies would have to roll back malpractice rates they charge doctors under a measure approved by a Senate committee Tuesday, one of several proposals aimed at keeping physicians from... [Read More]

No Cap on Malpractice Damages (03/21/2003, Tallahassee Democrat)
Doctors and insurance companies got their way Wednesday, but Thursday was the lawyers' turn in the seesaw world of medical malpractice reform. The Senate Committee on Health, Aging and Long-Term Care... [Read More]

House, Senate at odds over smoking ban (03/19/2003, Naples Daily News)
House and Senate members are miles apart on how to implement a constitutional amendment voters passed overwhelmingly in November to ban smoking in most indoor workplaces. Approved by more than 70... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Partner Speaks to Exchange Club (02/28/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm Partner Wiley Horton spoke to the Tallahassee Exchange Club recently regarding the development, deployment, and use of the HELLFIRE missile. The topic was particularly interesting... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Discusses Lobbying and the Legislature (02/28/2003, The Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Practicing law doesn't necessarily give a lobbyist a leg up, said Pete Dunbar of Dunedin, a registered lobbyist and partner in the Tallahassee law firm of Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell & Dunbar... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Partner Serves as Finance Chair for Marks for Mayor (02/26/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm partner Marc Dunbar served as finance chair to the John Marks for Tallahassee Mayor Campaign. The Pennington Firm endorsed John Marks, who upset two-termed City Commissioner John Paul... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Partner Provides Political Insight (02/26/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm partner, Pete Dunbar, is a weekly guest political commentator on the Vaslinda Report, a weekday broadcast news magazine aired on the Florida News Channel. The program focuses on... [Read More]

Mark Delegal Elected Homeowners Association President (02/26/2003, Pennington News Release)
Mark Delegal was recently elected president of the Board of Directors of the Highgrove Homeowners Association. Mr. Delegal is serving his third term as a member of the Board of Directors.... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Re-appointed to the JUA (02/26/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pete Dunbar was recently re-appointed to the Board of Governors of the Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association. This is Mr. Dunbar s second term on the Auto JUA. The purpose of the Auto JUA... [Read More]

Pennington Firm Partner Discusses Medical Malpractice Litigation Crisis (02/21/2003, Pennington News Release)
On February 21, 2003, Pennington firm partner Mark Delegal appeared on American Medicine Today on the Florida News Channel, hosted by Dr. Evan Dussia, to discuss the medical malpractice litigation... [Read More]

The Pennington Firm Obtains Award for TMH (02/19/2003, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm attorney Brian Newman obtained a judgment in the amount of $57,859.65 in favor of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare against a former employee who claimed she was constructively... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Reflects on Upcoming Legislative Session for NAIOP (02/01/2003, Florida Real Estate Journal)
Pennington Law Firm Partner Pete Dunbar serves as state government representative for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Recently, he sat down with the Florida Real Estate... [Read More]

The Pennington Firm Announces New Shareholders (01/31/2003, Pennington News Release)
The Pennington Firm today announced that attorneys Mark Haney, Susan Spurgeon, Michael Thomas and Julius Zschau have become Shareholders in the firm. Haney's practice concentrates on business and... [Read More]

Attorneys with the Pennington Firm Serve as Faculty for CLE Program (01/31/2003, Pennington News Release)
Members of the Pennington Firm, Pete Dunbar, Sam Bell and R.Z. "Sandy" Safley recently served as faculty to the continuing legal education program entitled, "Practicing Before the Legislature,"... [Read More]

The Pennington Firm Wins Premises Liability Case for Lowes (10/31/2002, Pennington News Release)
Pennington Firm Attorneys, Michael J. Thomas and Kory J. Ickler, successfully defended a premises liability case for Lowe's Home Centers and Lowe's Companies in Leon County Circuit Court. The... [Read More]

The Pennington Law Firm Helps Children in Ireland (07/03/2002, Tallahassee Democrat)
Kevin Crowley wanted to make a difference in Ireland. But he wanted to do it from Tallahassee. With a little help from the World Wide Web, Crowley found a group based in Tallahassee called the... [Read More]

Pennington Partner Works to Create Pet Trust (06/01/2002, Tallahassee Democrat)
The new law allows a pet owner to create a trust, name the pet as beneficiary and bequeath a certain amount of money to a trustee, who would be responsible for spending it on the lifetime care and... [Read More]

Robert. A. "Gus" Harper, III invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

July 16, 2014

Mr. Harper has been invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  The National Trial Lawyers is a professional...

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Shareholder Michael J. Thomas successfully defends Novartis Pharmaceuticals in product liability case.

June 20, 2014

On April 9, 2014, Shareholder Michael J. Thomas and members of Hollingsworth, LLP, obtained a defense verdict against Plaintiff Ruth Dopson-Troutt in...

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Pennington, P.A. Partner, Susan Spurgeon, to Serve as Chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Real Estate Litigation Committee.

June 4, 2014

Pennington Shareholder, Susan Spurgeon, was just selected as incoming Chair of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL)...

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