The Tort Litigation Bureau, located in Tallahassee, provides high quality, low cost legal defense to agencies and employees of the State of Florida primarily in state court actions in North Florida. The types of suits typically handled include wrongful death, automobile accidents, premises liability, defamation and various other negligence claims.
The litigation engaged in by this Bureau regularly involves the interpretation and application of Florida's limited waiver of sovereign immunity statute, Section 768.28, Florida Statutes and other challenging legal issues of significance to state and local government, statewide. The attorneys in the Bureau regularly appear in court and are responsible for the full range of a trial practice, from initial pleadings, through jury trial and appeals. For more information concerning this Bureau, please call (850) 414-3300.