Ghannam v. Ghannam

188 So. 3d 892 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016) Attorney John Bogdanoff of the Firm successfully defended three orders entered in enforcement proceedings following final judgment being entered in favor of the wife. http://www.5dca.org/Opinions/Opin2016/020116/5D14-2737.op.pdf


Dorworth v. Dorworth

176 So. 3d 336 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015). In this divorce matter, the Firm successfully had the case reversed and remanded to the trial court to reconsider numerous rulings erroneously made in the former wife’s favor.


Salvato v. Miley

790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015) The personal representative of the estate of a suspect who was shot and killed by police brought a § 1983 action against the officer and the county sheriff. The United States District Court denied the officer’s motion for summary judgment and the sheriff’s motion for judgment as a matter…


Apthorp v. Detzner

162 So. 3d 236 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) The Firm filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Florida in a case involving the constitutional challenge to a public official’s use of a qualified blind trust in a case involving the required scope of financial disclosure.


Villanueva v. Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.

159 So. 3d 200 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) The Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the defendant engineering firm negligently designed plans for a road that ultimately resulted in the plaintiff’s death. The trial court agreed, and entered summary judgment in the Defendant’s favor, finding that a subsequent engineer who signs and seals plans is solely responsible…


Eldridge v. Eldridge

147 So. 3d 1048 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) In a complicated divorce matter, the trial court agreed with the wife’s contention that certain alimony payments were actually shareholder distributions from the marital business. The trial court awarded the wife one-half of the distributions from that business, as well as attorney and expert witness fees. The…


St. Johns River Water Management District v. Koontz

2014 WL 1703942 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) In the fifth appeal in this matter to the Fifth District, the appellate court affirmed the case after it was remanded from the United States Supreme Court (see Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, 133 S.Ct. 2586 (2013)) to the Supreme Court of Florida, and ultimately…


Fairchild v. Fairchild

135 So. 3d 537 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) In a divorce case involving numerous issues, the Firm persuaded the appellate court to find that the former husband was entitled to credit for certain material funds used during the proceeding to pay attorney’s fees.