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Civil Trials

Jim Messer is a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer.


Bernals, Inc. v. Kessler-Greystone, LLC, 70 So.3d 315 (Ala. 2011) A standing and subject matter jurisdiction claim.

Simms v. Meredith, 967 So. 2d 393 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007). Status of Writ of Garnishment as an initial nonenforceable civil process pursuant to § 48.021, Fla. Stat.

Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ernie Lee Magaha, et al., 769 So. 2d 1012 (Fla. 2000). Contract ratification, effect of a non-substitution clause in a multi-year lease purchase agreement.

GJR Investments, Inc., v. County of Escambia, Florida, 132 F.3d 1359 (11th Cir. 1998). 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought following denial of permit for RV park; qualified immunity.

Paedae v. Escambia County, 709 So. 2d 575 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998). 42 U.S.C. 1983 action and state tort claims.

Junior v. Reed, 693 So. 2d 586 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997). Successfully defended 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging slander and the consequent economic loss to a business.

United States v. Scott, 24 M.J. 186 (CMA 1987). Criminal prosecution case involving attempted murder, rape and kidnaping by an American serviceman at Quantico Marine Base that was featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, other national media, and the subject of a book, E. Cohen, Dangerous Evidence (1995).

Sears v. Department of the Navy, 680 F.2d 863 (1st Cir. 1982). Precedent setting case limiting a public sector union employee's right to representation.

United States v. Wolff, 5 M.J. 923 (NCMR 1978). Criminal prosecution case involving murder and robbery committed by an American serviceman while stationed in Japan.

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