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Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, A Gulf South Defense Firm, Welcomes Allen Campbell, Clay Whittaker And Rebecca Woltjer To Its Pensacola, Florida Office

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, A Gulf South Defense Firm, Welcomes Allen Campbell, Clay Whittaker And Rebecca Woltjer To Its Pensacola, Florida Office

Pensacola, FL, February 7, 2011- Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, a Gulf South defense firm, is pleased to announce that Allen F. Campbell, Clay H. Whittaker and Rebecca L. Woltjer have joined its Pensacola, Florida office.

Allen F. Campbell, licensed in Florida, Louisiana and Texas, and Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida Bar, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, recently relocated with his wife, a third-generation Floridian, to be closer to family. Allen concentrates in personal injury, marine and offshore matters, including insurance coverage and indemnity, and all types of commercial litigation.

Allen has had many presentations and defense of claims before juries in both commercial and personal injury cases in federal and state forums. Over the course of his career he has developed and managed effective case strategies, has numerous decisions as Trial Attorney or as the attorney responsible to shape issues for appeal, and over 83 reported decisions.

Interest in the application of modern management and communication techniques to achieve desired results in litigation led to an M.B.A. from Tulane University, Freeman School of Business. Allen had earlier received his J.D. from the University of Houston, Bates College of Law, where he was an Editor of the Houston Law Review, and a B.S. from Texas A&M University, where he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserve and received a U.S. Coast Guard License as Third Mate. Allen has had varied experience in the maritime industry, and as an attorney he has earned the highest rating of his peers—an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has lectured before the Louisiana State Bar Association, business trade groups and local bar associations, and was also recognized for excellence in Offshore Litigation Law by New Orleans Magazine.

Clay H. Whittaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, with a major in Building Construction. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Clay is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association.  Since joining the firm, his practice has concentrated on general litigation, including insurance and construction defense. He currently handles cases throughout the State of Florida.

Rebecca L. Woltjer’s current practice encompasses civil defense litigation including personal injury and construction law.

Rebecca is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, all Mississippi state courts, the US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, US District Courts Northern and Southern Mississippi.  She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Florida Bar Trial Lawyer Section, and Mississippi Young Lawyers Division.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (graduating magna cum laude) from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in 2002.  Rebecca earned her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from Hamline, where she was in the top 10% of her class, served as a member of the Hamline Law Review, and received the Dean’s Scholarship all three years.  Additionally, Rebecca participated in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition where she earned honors for best brief.  During her time in law school, Rebecca was active in the Minnesota Justice Foundation, Volunteers in Corrections, Chrysalis and the Innocence Project.

Following law school, Rebecca moved to Tampa, Florida where she worked at a private firm concentrating in insurance defense litigation.  Most recently, Rebecca was in house counsel for Progressive Insurance Company in Tampa, Florida.  Rebecca has 5 years experience in insurance defense litigation.

Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr and Smith (GJTBS) is a Gulf South Regional defense firm dedicated to delivering value in legal counsel for over a generation to local, national and international clients in dozens of industries.  GJTBS’ recent expansions has resulted in over 90 attorneys in nine cities located in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Missouri.  GJTBS attorneys are experienced in handling insurance, maritime & admiralty, products liability, employer’s liability, worker’s compensation, general casualty, automobile liability, professional liability, construction, transportation, environmental, and energy claims, as well as corporate transactional matters.

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