Shook Expands Tampa Roster with Addition of Laura Whitmore

TAMPA (May 20, 2016) – Shook, Hardy & Bacon welcomes partner Laura Whitmore to its Tampa office. Whitmore joined the firm’s Global Product Liability group on May 16.

“We are pleased to welcome Laura to Shook and know that our clients will benefit tremendously from her counsel,” said Tampa Managing Partner Dan Molony. “Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and a stellar reputation in the Tampa business community to the firm, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team.”

Whitmore comes to Shook from Adams and Reese LLP.  After law school, she clerked at Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal for The Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd.

Whitmore focuses on product liability actions and complex litigation. Having experience in both state and federal courts, she regularly defends consumer products companies in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Whitmore has experience handling appeals and appellate oral arguments as well as all aspects of litigation including drafting and arguing case dispositive motions, pre-trial motions, jury instructions and post-trial motions. Very active in the professional community, Whitmore is a member of a number of bar associations and law committees including the Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions (Civil) Committee, where she serves as current Vice-Chair, and the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar Association. She has also written extensively on a variety of subjects, including product liability law.

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Whitmore has also been recognized by  Florida Super Lawyers® for her work in Civil Litigation Defense and was named a 2010 “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend Legal Elite. Whitmore received her J.D. from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from Trinity University in 2001.