Attorney at Law Jeff Liggio

Email: jliggio@liggiolaw.com

Barristers Building:1615 Forum Place, Suite 3B West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Biography

Jeffrey M. Liggio is the managing partner at the law firm of Liggio & Cornell, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has the legal experience and dedication needed to effectively represent you in your case dispute. Whether it is a case against an insurance company or large corporation, Mr. Liggio has handled it before. Mr. Liggio graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, in 1982 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Prior to law school, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. He is a decorated retired U.S. Air Force Major who served our country as an active Naval Aviator and an Air Force Reserve Command Pilot for 25 years. Mr. Liggio is an experienced trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he is a part of a select group of attorneys who have been declared Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers by the Florida Bar. Mr. Liggio also holds a similar distinction with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a proud member and past president of the Florida Justice Association née Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is a former governor of the American Association of Justice. Furthermore, he is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Justice Association.

Jeffrey credits his success to his wonderful wife and partner, Susan, and their three children.

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1982 Honors: cum laude
  • B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida Bar, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee “B”, 15th Judicial Circuit, 1992 – 1993
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Member, Legislative Committee Member, Budget Preparation Committee Insurance Strike Force, 1992 – 1995 Executive Committee, 1992 Member, Board of Directors, 1990 – Present Chairperson and Previous Chair, Budget Review Committee, 1990 – 1991 President, 1998 – 1999
  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Sustaining Member, “M” Club Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association

Certification/Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1992
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Certification, 2000
  • NBLSC Member Website Medallion 

Published Works

  • “Choice of Law Florida and Elsewhere: Confusion at the Threshold”, Insurance Counsel Journal, January 1982
  • “Preparing the HMO case”, Trial Magazine, May 1997
  • “Price of Peace of Mind, Recovery of Mental Distress Damages and Bad Faith Claims in Florida” (Co-Author), Florida Bar Journal, November 2001

Representative Cases

  • Cabrera v. U.S. Bank National Association, 281 So.3d 516 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)
  • Jervis v, Casteneda, 243 So.3d 996 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018), rev. den. (Fla. 2018)
  • Green v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Co., 225 So.3d 229 (Fla 4th DCA 2017)
  • Paton v. Geico Cas. Co., 190 So.3d 1047 (Fla. 2016)
  • Carriuolo v. General Motors Co., 823 F.3d 977 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • Coccaro v. Geico General Ins. Co., 648 Fed.Appx. 876 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • Batchelor v. Geico Cas. Co., No. 611CV1071ORL37GJK, 2015 WL 6468124 (M.D. Fla. 2015)
  • Martorella v. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co., 931 F. Supp. 2d 1218 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Homeward Residential, Inc. v. Rico, 110 So. 3d 470 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co. v. Higgins, 58 So. 3d 280 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Esposito v. True Color Enterprises Const., Inc., 45 So. 3d 554 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Williams v. Heritage Operating L.P., 23 So.3d 806 (Fla.2nd DCA 2009)
  • Grosso v. Fidelity Nat. Title Ins. Co., 983 So.2d (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 2008
  • Williams v. Heritage Operating, L.P., 2007 WL 2729652 (M.D. Fla., 2007)
  • Ordones v. American Interstate Ins. Co., 950 So.2d 427 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Dadeland Depot, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co., 945 So.2d 1216 (Fla. 2006)
  • Foundation Health v. Westside EKG Associates, 944 So.2d 188 (Fla. 2006)
  • Friedman v. New York Life Ins. Co., 410 F.3d 1350 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Freedom Life Ins. Co. of America v. Wallant, 891 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
  • Wexler v. Lepore, 385 F.3d 1336 (11th Cir. 2004)
  • Lutz v. Protective Life Ins. Co., 951 So. 2d 884 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Bankers Ins. Co. v. Rojas, 855 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Banker Ins. Co. v. General No-Fault Ins. Inc., 814 So.2d (Fla.4th DCA 2002)
  • American Medical Sec. v. Addison, 802 So.2d (Fla.4the DCA
  • Guarente-Desantolo v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 744 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Cummins v. Allstate Indem. Co., 732 So.2d (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Springer v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., 695 So.2d 944 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • American Chambers Life Ins. Co. v. Hall, 695 So.2d 1264 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Eldridge v. Multi-Resources, Inc., 695 So.2d 1320 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Riggs v. Smith, 953 F.Supp. 389 (S.D.Fla. 1997)
  • Union Bankers Ins. Co. v. Hatin, 677 So.2d 374 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1966)
  • Lumbermens Mut. Cas. Co. v. Percefull, 653 So.2d 389 (Fla. 1995)
  • Old Holdings, Ltd. V. Taplin, Howard, Shaw & Miller, P.A., 584 So.2d 1128 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Allstate Ins. Co., Inc. v. Walker, 583 So.2d 356 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Roger Dean Chevrolet, Inc. v. Lashley, 580 So.2d 171 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1991)
  • Pierre-Louis v. Colonial Ins. Co. of California, 566 So.2d 320 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1990)
  • Millman v. Howard Johnson's Co., 533 So.2d 901 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1988)
  • Antley v. Blue Cross, 515 So.2d 1314 (Fla.App. 4 Dist. 1987)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Discovery: Litigation From Signing The Case Through Trial, Helmet, 1992
  • Legislative Update Seminar, Helmet, 1992
  • Attorney’s Fees In Insurance Cases Life, Health & Disability Claims, Insurance Litigation Case Law Review, 1993
  • E-Signatures post Jervis v. Geico, Palm Beach County Justice Association, 6/2020
  • UM & UIM Rejection Forms, Orange County Justice Association, 8/2020
  • Trends In The 1900’s, Collateral Source Issues, Insurance Litigation Case Law Review, 1993
  • How To Know When Insurance Adjusters Are Doing It Wrong, ERISA III, 1994
  • PIP and No-Fault Insurance Concerns and Problems, 1995
  • The Nine Commandments Of Handling & Litigating Direct Insurance Cases, 1995
  • Life, Health & Disability Claims, 1995
  • Domestic Violence Insurance Issues in Florida, 1995
  • Obtaining Impeachment Data On The Defense Medical Examiner, 1995
  • HMO Liability, 1995
  • Keeping Them Honest: Deceptive And Unfair Trade Practices Claims, ERISA IV, 1996
  • HMO Liability, ERISA IV, 1996
  • Insurance Fraud, ERISA IV, 1996
  • Discovery: Litigation From Signing The Case Through Trial, 1997
  • ERISA V, You Need To Know More Than Ever, 1997
  • ERISA VI, You Need To Know More Than Ever, 1997
  • Statutory Bad Faith, 1997
  • PIP Bad Faith Case, Legislative Overview and Q & A (Tampa and Miami), 1998
  • Statutory Bad Faith, 1999
  • Effective Mediation & Settlement Strategies, 2000
  • Basic, But Not Forgotten Insurance Issues, 2000
  • Preparing and Presenting the Effective Opening Statement, 2000
  • First Party Bad Faith and Insurance Based Class Actions, 2001
  • First Party Bad Faith Claims, 2001
  • Insurance Coverage, Liggio’s Rules for Trial Persuasion, 2002
  • Class Actions Against Insurance Companies, 2003
  • Bad Faith In Medical Malpractices Cases, 2003
  • Beyond Bad Faith, 2003
  • Combating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Insurance Contracts, 2003
  • Voting System Problems Life, Health and Disability Claims, 2004
  • Trial Persuasions, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Air Force Commendation Medal, 1992
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Eagle Talon Award, 1990
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Silver Edge Award, 1991
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers ABCD Award, 1991
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Presidents Award, 1991
  • Florida Justice Association Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008