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Timothy J. McDermott

Partner 
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3100
Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
Tel:
904.598.8611
Fax:
904.798.3730
 
 

A seasoned commercial litigator, Tim McDermott has extensive experience with products liability, insurance and risk management, land use litigation, and a wide array of business disputes. He regularly represents a varied client base consisting of Fortune 500 clients and individuals, before state and federal courts, as well as administrative bodies. Tim also has significant jury and bench trial, appellate, and arbitration experience in all arenas dealing with complex legal and factual issues and proceedings.
 
Representative Experience
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Products Liability: Represented a national motor vehicle manufacturer as outside counsel for all its Florida-based products cases. Substantial experience in representing a number of other motor vehicle manufacturers in connection with their motorcycle, fire apparatus, auto and over-the-road truck products liability litigation and risk management issues, whether involving design, manufacturing, crashworthiness or other related issues. Currently represent medical device manufacturers in their products work.
 
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Land Use: Represented a Florida municipality as outside counsel on its more complex disputes, including utility-related litigation issues.
 
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Business Disputes: Represent companies and individuals in a variety of disputes, including, for example, a breach of contract over alleged software deficiencies, managing general agency disputes, and corporate control disputes involving closely-held businesses.
 
 
Published Decisions
 
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Weiss v. City of Gainesville, Case No. 1:05-cv-00158-MP-AK, 2010 WL 1192303 (N.D. Fla. March 23, 2010), aff'd, per curiam, March 21, 2012 (11th Cir. 2012)
 
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Hendrix v. Evenflo Co., Inc., 255 F.R.D. 568 (N.D. Fla. 2009)
 
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Watson Const. Co., Inc. v. City of Gainesville, 433 F. Supp. 2d 1269 (N.D. Fla. 2006), aff'd, 244 Fed. Appx. 274 (11th Cir. 2007)
 
 
Non-Published Decisions
 
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Alachua Land Investors, LLC vs. City of Gainesville, Case No. 1D11-6579, 18-page affirmation of trial court judgment for the client city, January 31, 2013 (1st DCA Fla.)
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Business Litigation, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2018, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2015, 2018, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Banking and Finance
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2016, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Real Estate in Jacksonville
 
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Jacksonville Magazine 2014, Listed in 904 Magazine's "Top Lawyers" for Lawsuits & Disputes
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2007, 2013-2017, Listed in Florida for General Litigation
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2008, 2012, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
 
Published Works & Lectures
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American Corporate Counsel North Florida, Moderator, "A View From the Bench On Issues Facing Today's Corporate Litigant.", November 14, 2013
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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4th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, Member and Past Vice-Chair, 2002-2004
 
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Wisconsin State Bar, Non-Resident Members, South Florida Chapter, Past President
 
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Nebraska State Bar, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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Jacksonville Bar Association
 
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Broward Education Foundation, Past Board Counsel and Director, 1998-1999
 



Timothy J. McDermott

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 1975; cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Nebraska Law Review
B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1972
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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