News – Shell Fleming Attorneys
Robert C. Palmer, III joins Shell Fleming Davis & Menge
Shell Fleming Davis & Menge, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Robert C. Palmer, III has joined the firm as a partner as of October 1, 2016. Mr. Palmer has more than 30 years’ experience in handling significant personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability and construction defect cases in the state and federal courts of Northwest Florida He has expanded his practice as a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator. He will continue to represent clients in litigation and trial. His mediation practice includes successful mediations in personal injury and wrongful death, construction defect claims, commercial disputes and employment litigation including claims arising from non-compete agreements. Bob is certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar.
He served as Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar. He served on the Board of Directors of The Florida Bar Foundation from 1992 to 1998. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, having also served as President of FLABOTA.
Stephen B. Shell Recognized in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2015
Partner Stephen B. Shell, a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, was recently recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of honorees from throughout the State of Florida, which represents less than two percent of all Florida lawyers, was published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine.
Actively practicing Florida attorneys were asked to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard as professionals – lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. “Florida Trend has grown into one of the state’s most trusted media resources and its Legal Elite special report has become the standard for identifying peer-rated attorneys who are among the top legal talent in Florida,” notes Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin.
The entire Legal Elite report can be viewed at http://www.floridatrend.com/legal-elite.
Danny Kepner has recently received the renewal of his certification by the Florida Supreme Court as a “Circuit Civil Mediator.” In Florida, the circuit court has jurisdiction of all civil cases involving disputes of over $15,000 (there is no upper dollar limit). It is simpler to describe civil cases by explaining what they are not – not criminal, not family law, and not juvenile matters. But the range of disputes that can be brought into circuit civil courts is very broad. Danny has practiced law as an advocate for the Firm’s clients in cases in circuit courts throughout Florida, and he continues to do so, but his role when asked to serve as a mediator is different. As a mediator, he does not take sides, but seeks to help opposing parties resolve their disputes, without going to trial. An intensive 40-hour course is required to qualify initially as a mediator, and continuing education and experience are required to obtain the renewal of that certification every two years.
Should any of the visitors to this site require the services of a mediator, please call Danny Kepner.