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Autumn P. George

Autumn P. George

Director, CCP

400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33602

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Office: 813-977-1200
Fax: 813-977-1288
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In representing both carriers and private businesses, Autumn George collaborates with her clients to develop an early assessment of exposure or liability and implement a cost-effective, successful defense strategy. Autumn’s clients rely on her clear focus and timely communication, whether the right solution is a negotiated settlement or an aggressive trial defense.

Autumn focuses on civil litigation in state and federal court with an emphasis on general negligence and premises liability defense, property insurance, professional negligence defense, and employment defense. She also assists businesses with human resources and other employment matters.

Autumn has tried cases in state and federal court and before the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. Prior to joining the firm, she worked with several federal judges, gaining valuable insight from a judicial perspective that have proved effective in her own practice.

Autumn is a licensed instructor with the state of Florida and frequently presents continuing education seminars on a variety of topics ranging from ethics and claims handling to strategic negotiations. She also welcomes the opportunity to develop informative presentations tailored to the needs of specific clients.

Representative Matters

  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a restaurant in a slip-and-fall case based on improper stacking of inferences.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a business owner in a premises liability case based on lack of duty.
  • Secured dismissal of a law firm associated with a foreclosure proceeding in a case seeking more than $3MM.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a heavily litigated $1MM hurricane claim after taking the deposition of a corporate representative of a commercial business. The plaintiff settled for $25,000, 2.5% of the amount demanded.
  • Secured voluntary dismissal, prior to a summary judgment motion hearing, of a case involving negligence and strict liability of a plumbing company.
  • Obtained a final compensation order for a regional delivery company denying the compensability of an employee classification claim.

 

OVERVIEW

In representing both carriers and private businesses, Autumn George collaborates with her clients to develop an early assessment of exposure or liability and implement a cost-effective, successful defense strategy. Autumn’s clients rely on her clear focus and timely communication, whether the right solution is a negotiated settlement or an aggressive trial defense.

Autumn focuses on civil litigation in state and federal court with an emphasis on general negligence and premises liability defense, property insurance, professional negligence defense, and employment defense. She also assists businesses with human resources and other employment matters.

Autumn has tried cases in state and federal court and before the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. Prior to joining the firm, she worked with several federal judges, gaining valuable insight from a judicial perspective that have proved effective in her own practice.

Autumn is a licensed instructor with the state of Florida and frequently presents continuing education seminars on a variety of topics ranging from ethics and claims handling to strategic negotiations. She also welcomes the opportunity to develop informative presentations tailored to the needs of specific clients.

Representative Matters

  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a restaurant in a slip-and-fall case based on improper stacking of inferences.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a business owner in a premises liability case based on lack of duty.
  • Secured dismissal of a law firm associated with a foreclosure proceeding in a case seeking more than $3MM.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a heavily litigated $1MM hurricane claim after taking the deposition of a corporate representative of a commercial business. The plaintiff settled for $25,000, 2.5% of the amount demanded.
  • Secured voluntary dismissal, prior to a summary judgment motion hearing, of a case involving negligence and strict liability of a plumbing company.
  • Obtained a final compensation order for a regional delivery company denying the compensability of an employee classification claim.

 

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Georgia College & State University

Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
  • Georgia, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)