Government

Government

Our attorneys have experience representing school boards and school districts, public and private universities, a significant number of Florida municipalities, several state agencies, Florida Counties, special taxing districts, water management districts, drainage districts, and state attorneys and officials of Federal agencies.

The firm’s representation of government entities has included the representation of government officials, political sub-divisions, state corporations, police officers, chiefs of police, sheriffs, superintendents, police departments, mayors, council members, directors, and newly-elected public officials.

The firm’s government liability team regularly handles cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, sovereign immunity, civil rights, as well as torts, employment law violations, and common law claims. We have defend governmental entities including school districts in a number of cases involving a wide array of issues such as gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, violations of the 4th Amendment, 14th Amendment, the Federal and State Whistleblower’s Statutes, Title VII, Title IX, and Bivens actions, and Section 1983 actions.

Our government liability team has experience in defending against government tort liability claims, vicarious liability actions, and public officials’ misconduct, carefully navigating a variety of government-specific defenses, including state sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, Eleventh Amendment immunity, and federal state action doctrines.

We serve clients in Admiralty And Maritime, Aviation Law Practice, Class Action Litigation, Construction Litigation, Energy, Environmental Law, General Litigation, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration Law, Labor And Employment, Products Liability, Property Practice, Transportation Liability, and Workers Compensation
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Mr. Norris’s primary practice involves all aspects of civil litigation. In the past, Mr. Norris has extensively litigated matters involving labor and employment law, real estate, admiralty and maritime, wrongful death, and negligence.
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Ms. Mevers is the Co-Chair of the Employment Practices Liability Division.
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Ms. Leach is an associate at the Lydecker Diaz’s Orlando office. She represents insured, self-insured, and corporate clients in litigation matters, from their inception to resolution, throughout Florida.

Leach, Terry

Associate

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Shaun Robert Koby is a Shareholder with the Firm’s Orlando and Tampa offices. His practice focuses in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance defense, and constitutional law.
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Mr. Iacono has over 20 years of litigation experience. He began his litigation career as a prosecutor for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Lee County, Florida.
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Katie Gudaitis is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
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Mr. Grindler focuses on construct defect litigation and real estate in the firm’s Orlando and Boca Raton offices. He is a member of the Land Use Law Section of the Florida bar. Ryan joined Lydecker Diaz in 2018.

Grindler, Ryan

Senior Associate

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Robert joined the firm as an Associate in September of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Robert clerked for the Honorable Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Middlesex County.
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Brandon L. Fernandez is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
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