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Winter Park, FL 32789
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Who We Are:

A Florida
General and Insurance
Defense Litigation 
Law Firm.

Who We Serve:

Businesses and Professionals
Throughout Florida.

Reported Cases

Skilled Florida Litigators and Appellate Attorneys 

Serving the needs of businesses and professionals throughout Florida

Florida Supreme Court. Tallahassee, Fla.
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In 32 years of practice, our attorneys at Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. have argued more than 80 appellate cases in Florida's District and Supreme Courts. Our firm also has argued numerous cases in Federal Court. Contact Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. online or at 407-378-4762 to put our litigation and appellate experience to work for you.

The following is a sampling of appellate cases the firm has argued in both state and federal courts:

  • Bell v. Indian River Memorial Hospital, 778 So. 2d 1030 (Fla. 4 DCA 2001)

  • Torrey v. Leesburg Regional Medical Center, 731 So. 2d 748, 24 FLW D869 (Fla. 4 DCA 1999)

  • King ex rel. Murray v. Rojas, 767 So. 2d 510 (Fla. 4 DCA 2000)

  • Myklejord v. Morris, 766 So. 2d 1160 (Fla. 5 DCA 2000)

  • Wojcik v. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 765 So. 2d 895 (Fla. 2 DCA 2000)

  • Florida Hospital/Waterman, Inc. v. Eustis Emergency Physicians, 747 So. 2d 1058 (Fla. 5 DCA 2000)

  • Holmes Regional Medical Center, Inc., v. Neal, 734 So. 2d 432 (Fla. 5 DCA 1999)

  • Nowling v. Walton Regional Hospital, 711 So. 2d 631 (Fla. 1 DCA 1998)

  • Stephens v. Bay Medical Center, 742 So. 2d 297 23 FLW D2273 (Fla. 1 DCA 1998)

  • Noble v. Martin Memorial Hospital Assoc., 710 So. 2d 567, 23 FLW D58 (Fla. 4 DCA 1997)

  • Boyett v. Boyett, 703 So. 2d 451, 22 FLW S755 (Fla. 1997)

  • Pound v. Pounds, 703 So. 2d 487, 22 FLW D2639 (Fla. 5 DCA 1997)

  • Stephens v. Bay Medical Center, 691 So.2d 1136, 22 FLW D972 (Fla. 1 DCA 1997)

  • Smith v. Smith, 690 So. 2nd 748, 22 FLW D875 (Fla. 5 DCA 1997)

  • Stephens v. Bay Medical Center, 691 So. 2d 1136 (Fla. 1 DCA 1997)

  • Boyett v. Boyett, 683 So. 2d 1140, 21 FLW D2647 (Fla. 5 DCA 1996)

  • Klose v. Coastal Emergency Services of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc., 673 So. 2d 81, 21 FLW D844(Fla. 4 DCA 1996)

  • Vause v. Bay Medical Center, 687 So. 2d 258, 22 FLW D94 (Fla. 1 DCA 1996)

  • Beaubien v. Cambridge Consolidated, Ltd., 652 So. 2d 936, 20 FLW D800 (Fla. 5 DCA 1995)

  • Turner v. Hubrich, 656 So. 2d 970, 20 FLW D1529 (Fla. 5 DCA 1995)

  • Brooks v. St. Mary's Hospital, 652 So. 2d 841, 20 FLW D432 (Fla. 4 DCA 1995)

  • Kirkland v. Middleton, 639 So. 2d 1002, 19 FLW D1213 (Fla. 5 DCA 1994)

  • London v. Larkin General Hospital, 633 So. 2d 124, 19 FLW D663 (Fla. 3 DCA 1994)

  • Newton v. South Florida Baptist Hospital, 614 So. 2d 1195 (Fla. 2 DCA 1993)

  • Fielding v. Cerrato, 599 So. 2d 274, 17 FLW D1359 (Fla. 5 DCA 1992)

  • McAlpin v. Sokolay, 596 So. 2d 1266 (Fla. 5 DCA 1992)

  • Big Sun Healthcare Systems, Inc. v. Prescott, 582 So. 2d 756, 16 FLW D1809 (Fla. 5 DCA 1991)

  • Perlini v. Seminole Woods Community Association, Inc., 582 So. 2d 1221 (Fla. 5 DCA 1991)

  • Moore v. Winter Haven Hospital, 579 So. 2d 188 (Fla. 2 DCA 1991)

  • F.H.W. & C., Inc. v. American Hospital of Miami, 575 So. 2d 1300 (Fla. 3 DCA 1991)

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Inc. v. Amer. Home Products Corp., 569 So. 2d 895 (Fla. 4 DCA 1990)

  • Pirino v. Pirino, 558 So. 2d 171 (Fla. 5 DCA 1990)

  • Tarpon Springs General Hospital v. Hudak, 556 So. 2d 831 (Fla. 2 DCA 1990)

  • Bolt v. Halifax Hospital, 851 F. 2d 1273 (1988), reh'g. granted and opinion vacated, 861

  • F. 2d 1233 (1988), opinion reinstated in part on reh'g., 874 F. 2d 755 (1989), on remand,

  • 891 F. 2d 810 (1990), cert. denied, 495 U.S. 924 (1990)

  • Pirino v. Pirino, 549 So. 2d 219 (Fla. 5 DCA 1989)

  • Bozeman v. Hernando County, 548 So. 2d 300 (Fla. 5 DCA 1989)

  • Gouge v. Cline, 547 So. 2d 312 (Fla. 4 DCA 1989)

  • Henderson v. North, 545 So. 2d 486 (Fla. 1 DCA 1989)

  • Doctors Memorial Hospital, Inc. v. Evans, 543 So. 2d 809 (Fla. 1 DCA 1989)

  • Winshare Club of Canada v. Department of Legal Affairs, 542 So. 2d 974 (Fla. 1989)

  • Dam v. Heart of Florida Hospital, Inc., 536 So. 2d 1177 (Fla. 2 DCA 1989)

  • Bay Medical Center v. Sapp, 535 So. 2d 308 (Fla. 1 DCA 1988)

  • Pirino v. Pirino, 525 So. 2d 1028 (Fla. 5 DCA 1988)

  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. v. Jemison, 514 So 2d 1134 (Fla. 5 DCA 1987)

  • Liebeler v. Zimmerman, 513 So 2d 1310 (Fla. 2 DCA 1987)

  • Bethune v. Santa Rosa Hospital, 510 So. 2d 1039 (Fla. 1 DCA 1987)

  • Florida Patient's Compensation Fund v. Bouchoc, 514 So. 2d 52 (Fla. 1987)

  • In re: Estate of Pearce, 507 So. 2d 729 (Fla. 4 DCA 1987)

  • Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Co. v. Reynolds 505 So. 2d 698 (Fla. 5 DCA 1987)

  • Blackwell v. DeMaio, 503 So. 2d 1384 (Fla. 5 DCA 1987)

  • Folta v. Bolton, 493 So. 2d 440 (Fla. 1986)

  • Florida Patient's Compensation Fund v. Mauer, 493 So. 2d 510 (Fla. 2 DCA 1986)

  • In re: Estate of Pearce, 481 So. 2d 69 (Fla. 4 DCA 1985)

  • Southeast Volusia Hospital v. State Department of Insurance, 478 So. 2d 820 (Fla. 1 DCA 1985)

  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital Ass'n., Inc. v. Horton, 468 So. 2d 431 (Fla. 5 DCA 1985)

  • Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center v. Florida Patient's Compensation Fund, 466 So. 2d 379 (Fla. 1 DCA 1985)

  • Carter Realty Co. v. Roper Bros. Land Company, Inc., 461 So. 2d 1029 (Fla. 5 DCA 1985)

  • Eau Gallie Place Ltd. v. Mid-State Paving Company, Inc., 462 So. 2d 22 (Fla. 2 DCA 1984)

  • Whack v. Seminole Memorial Hospital, Inc., 456 So. 2d 561 (Fla. 5 DCA 1984)

  • Highlands County Hospital District v. Department of Insurance, 452 So. 2d 91 (Fla. 1 DCA 1984)

  • Jenkins v. Gillen, 450 So. 2d 892 (Fla. 4 DCA 1984)

  • Feldman v. Jackson Memorial Hospital, 571 F. Supp. 1000 (1983), aff'd. 752 F. 2d 647 (1985), cert. denied, 472 U.S. 1029 (1984)

  • Department of Insurance v. Southeast Volusia Hospital District, 438 So. 2d 815 (Fla. 1983)

  • Southeast Volusia Hospital Dist. v. State Dept. of Insurance, 432 So. 2d 592 (Fla. 1 DCA 1983)

  • Curry v. Cape Canaveral Hospital, 426 So. 2d 64 (Fla. 5 DCA 1983)

  • Rose v. Rose, 426 So. 2d 975 (Fla. 5 DCA 1982)

  • James v. Martin Memorial Hospital, 422 So. 2d 1043 (Fla. 4 DCA 1982)

  • Woodburn v. Woodburn, 416 So. 2d 875 (Fla. 5 DCA 1982)

  • Velizv. American Hospital, Inc., 414 So. 2d 226 (Fla. 3 DCA 1982)

  • Adams v. Freel, 409 So. 2d 1176 (Fla. 5 DCA 1982)

  • LaFerney v. Scott Smith Oldsmobile, Inc., 410 So. 2d 534 (Fla. 5 DCA 1982)

  • Lindsey v. Sherman, 402 So. 2d 1349 (Fla. 4 DCA 1981)

  • Mahaffey v. Mahaffey, 401 So. 2d 1372 (Fla. 5 DCA 1981)

  • Royal v. Clemons, 394 So. 2d 155 (Fla. 4 DCA 1981)

  • Marlin v. Williams, 385 So. 2d 1030 (Fla. 4 DCA 1980)

  • Mershon v. Buckles-Thompson, Inc., 383 So. 2d 280 (Fla. 5 DCA 1980)

  • South Florida Baptist Hospital v. Schreckengost, 373 So. 2d 965 (Fla. 2 DCA 1979)

  • Proctor v. Commercial Bank of Okeechobee, 373 So. 2d 943 (Fla. 4 DCA 1979)

  • Turner Communications, Inc. v. Rogers, 369 So. 2d 1041 (Fla. 4 DCA 1979)

  • Professional Medical Specialties, Inc., v. Renfroe, 362 So. 2d 397 (Fla. 4 DCA 1978)

  • Childers v. Cape Canveral Hospital, Inc., 898 So. 2d 973, 30 FLW D639 (Fla. 5 DCA 2005)

  • Winter Haven Hospital, Inc., v. Sapp, 891 So.2d 649, 30 FLW D295 (Fla. 5 DCA 2005)

  • Snell v. Franz. 887 So. 2d 409, 29 FLW D2312 (Fla. 1 DCA 2004)

  • Rooss v. Mayberry, 866 So. 2d 174, 29 FLW D456 (Fla. 5 DCA 2004)

  • Cannady v. Franz, 859 So. 2d 1206, 28 FLW D2461 (Fla. 1 DCA 2003)

  • Florida Hospital Waterman v. Stoll, 855 So. 2d 271, 28 FLW D2287 (Fla. 5 DCA 2003)

  • Knox v. Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc., 817 So. 2d 961, 27 FLW D1221 (Fla. 5 DCA 2002)

  • Munroe Regional Health Systems, Inc. v. Estate of Gustl J. Gonzales, 795 So. 2d 1133, 26 FLW D2400 (Fla. 5 DCA 2001)

  • King ex rel. Murray v. Rojas, 767 So. 2d 510, 25 FLW D1528 (Fla. 4 DCA 2000)

  • Holmes Regional Medical Center, Inc. v. Neal, 734 So. 2d 432, 24 FLW D1015 (Fla. 5 DCA 1999)

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Association, Inc. v. Adeimy, 622 So. 2d 1048, 18 FLW D1667 (Fla. 4 DCA 1993) 


The attorneys of Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A., represent clients in general and insurance defense litigation throughout Florida, including in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Winter Haven, Kissimmee, Tavares, Leesburg, Ocala, Brevard County and Orange County.