Saturday April 19, 2014

Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Section Home Page. Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy!

The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.

Send mail with questions or comments about this web site to:
Martin L. Leibowitz, Esquire
Past Workers' Compensation Section Chair
Post Office Box 47530
Jacksonville, FL 32247-7530
(904) 384-8878

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Notice of Executive Council Vacancy

As chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar, I hereby advise all section members that an at – large seat on the Section’s Executive Council has become vacant. This seat, which runs through July, 2017, was previously held by Allison Hunnicutt of Jacksonville. In light of the fact that Ms. Hunnicutt was a defense attorney, the vacancy created by her departure from the Council must be filled by another defense attorney. Consequently, only attorneys whose primary practice focuses on the representation of employers and carriers in the context of Florida workers’ compensation claims should apply to fill this vacancy. However, since the seat is an at – large seat, it need not be filled by an individual who practices in a county within the First Appellate District. It is open to interested defense attorneys from any part of Florida.


Please be advised that individuals interested in applying to fill this vacancy should provide a written request for consideration to the following e-mail addresses:


Christopher Smith  - section chair – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Willie Mae Sheperd – section program administrator - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The deadline for interested individuals to submit a written request for consideration is Wednesday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.



On behalf of the entire Executive Council, I look forward to receiving requests for consideration from all interested individuals.




Christopher J. Smith


Written by Martin Leibowitz   

House panel votes down 'stand your ground' repealer

Written by Martin Leibowitz   

Bondi, Gaetz, Weatherford go to court to block marijuana initiative

James Call, 11/08/2013 - 05:15 PM  

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, Friday filed briefs with the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed medical marijuana initiative from the 2014 ballot.

The two agree with Attorney General Pam Bondi, who last month filed an advisory opinion with the court stating that the proposed ballot language would mislead voters about its scope in permitting the use of cannabis.

On Friday Bondi also filed a brief in support of her earlier request.

Lawyers for Gaetz and Weatherford charge that the constitutional amendment’s writer engaged in “trademark characteristics” of “wordsmithing” -- advantageous but misleading use of language -- with the terms “certain” and “debilitating diseases.” They argued that the amendment’s ballot title and summary violates Florida’s ballot-placement laws in at least three ways:

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Written by Martin Leibowitz   

Senators want a 75-mph speed limit

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