The Supreme Court of Florida appointed Shook Partner Laura Whitmore to serve as Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. The committee’s purpose is recommending to the Supreme Court amendments and revisions in standard jury instructions that may prove beneficial. Whitmore will serve a two- year term beginning January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020.
She has been active with the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases since 2011 and currently serves as committee vice-chair.
Whitmore defends companies in product liability actions and complex litigation throughout Florida’s state and federal courts. Her practice includes appeals briefing and oral arguments throughout the state as well as all aspects of litigation including drafting and arguing dispositive motions, pre-trial motions, jury instructions and post-trial motions.