Brian J. Aungst, Jr.

Concentrating his practice in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice defense, land use, zoning, governmental, and administrative approvals, consumer collection claims, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation, Mr. Aungst has extensive experience representing large health care systems and medical providers.  He has provided representation for BayCare Health System, All Children’s Hospital, and community institutions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Mr. Aungst also has extensive experience representing clients before governmental entities such as the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County in the areas of land use, zoning, development review, and code enforcement.

A resident of Clearwater since 1988, Mr. Aungst is an active participant in the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, having served as legal counsel and past Chairman, the YMCA of the Suncoast, and First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.  Brian also serves the citizens of Pinellas County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit as a gubernatorial appointee to the Juvenile Welfare Board and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

 


David M. Boggs

Mr. Boggs has represented numerous individuals and companies involved in a variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including investors in fraud litigation against developers, a co-generation facility against a regional power company, a power company in defense against a developer’s suit for a failed real estate development involving environmental issues, a corporate executive in Ponzi scheme criminal tax proceedings against him, defense of a law firm charged as an aider and abettor in a Ponzi scheme, a defense industry product developer in litigation against an international defense manufacturer, an international construction product manufacturer in anti-trust litigation against other international manufacturers, and joint venture partners in various suits involving failed developments, including a suit against a national real estate development company. He has also handled dozens of suits involving probates, estates and trusts. Mr. Boggs continues to represent businesses and business owners in commercial matters and transactions, including, when necessary, litigation.

 


Andrew M. Brown

Mr. Brown has been involved in the defense of a wide range of matters in the field of medical malpractice. He has successfully tried medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians specializing in emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, orthopedic surgery and blood banking. He has also defended physicians in multidisciplinary practice groups, specialty groups, and university based physicians as well.  Mr. Brown has also been involved in the defense of a wide range of professional and general liability cases. He has also been involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including real estate litigation, and other business and corporate tort litigation. Mr. Brown also practices in the field of regulatory law representing clients before professional boards and state regulatory commissions.

 


Kristen E. Carlson

Kristen’s practice has been varied with significant experience in both state government and private practice.  She is currently the Executive Director of both the Citrus Research & Field Trial Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Citrus Processors Association, and recently served as the District One Chief Counsel Florida Department of Transportation overseeing the eminent domain, contract and real estate practice of the agency client.  Starting her career as a prosecutor, she has through her career litigated numerous business and administrative law cases.  A respected authority on many aspects of food law, she has spoken before many groups such as the International Citrus & Beverage Conference, Institute of Food Technologists, University of Florida short courses, American Beekeeping Federation and the Apple Processors Assn.  She is past General Counsel to National Juice Products Assn. (1997-2002) and the Florida Department of Citrus (1985-1993).


Raymond C. Carr

Mr. Carr represents clients in business and corporate matters, business litigation and real estate litigation.


Stephen O. Cole

Mr. Cole represents entities and individuals in resolving disputes, seeking to avoid litigation when that best serves the client’s interests, but prepared to counsel and to represent them in litigation when necessary. Mr. Cole is experienced in matters involving construction, liens and bonds, contracts, employment matters, real estate, will contests and probate matters. Mr. Cole has worked with many clients regarding employment contract disputes involving noncompetition, nondisclosure agreements and trade secrets.

Mr. Cole served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany.

 


Jeffrey W. Gibson

Mr. Gibson provides regular counsel and litigation representation to individuals and entities throughout the State of Florida.  In the area of Labor & Employment, Mr. Gibson provides counsel regarding strategic initiatives, as well as defending employers in matters related to equal opportunity, sexual harassment, labor relations, wage and hour and all other employer / employee concerns.  Mr. Gibson also handles a broad range of complex civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, Americans with Disabilities Act and business contract disputes.  He has negotiated settlements and tried cases in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Gibson has also presented appellate arguments before state and federal appellate courts.


Todd A. Jennings

Mr. Jennings’ primary area of practice is civil litigation.  He has experience litigating matters involving construction, business, insurance, contracts, employment matters, intellectual property, and admiralty.

Mr. Jennings served as a Navy Officer aboard the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, USS Maryland SSBN 738

 


Joshua Magidson

Mr. Magidson’s primary area of practice is civil trial work, with extensive work in commercial cases, creditors’ rights and general civil litigation.  He has experience in handling federal civil rights cases involving first amendment issues and local municipal ordinances which he successfully litigated before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Business representation includes auto dealerships.

 


James Addison Martin, Jr.

Mr. Martin represents several local and national healthcare providers and individual physicians.  He has successfully negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of clients with favorable results and has also tried to jury verdict multiple medical malpractice cases.  Mr. Martin’s analytical skills provide clients with a clearer understanding of the issues involved so they can make informed decisions on how to proceed.  He has litigated to a successful outcome many cases for large corporations which involved numerous and often very complex issues.  Corporate leaders consistently seek his counsel to affirm their strategies and internal planning, particularly as new law changes emerge.