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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Christopher Largey Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- posted: May 15, 2017
On April 20, 2017, Christopher Largey, principal attorney at Largey Law Firm in Central Florida, gained admission to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Now, in addition to his distinguished state court practice, Mr. Largey has the honor of practicing in the federal court system. This is good news for Largey Law clients who might prefer to sue in federal court or whose case might be removed to federal court. Christopher Largey can now provide those clients with the same quality legal service that has earned him an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Although any attorney who passes a state bar exam can practice law in that state’s lower courts, the requirements to practice in federal court are much steeper. These include:
- Certification to practice in at least one state’s highest court
- Two letters of recommendation from attorneys admitted to the federal bar
As a Florida personal injury attorney, Mr. Largey should have ample opportunity to put his new bar admission to use. Personal injury defendants who reside out of state often prefer to try cases in federal court, for a number of reasons:
- Federal court jury pools pull from larger areas, so these juries tend to include rural as well as urban residents. Defendants believe that rural jurors are more likely to find lower damage awards appropriate.
- Federal court rules of civil procedure limit the discovery process.
- Federal courts are more likely than state courts to grant motions to dismiss the case entirely.
- State courts move more quickly than federal courts, so defendants cannot wear down plaintiffs by dragging out the process.
Although the plaintiff decides where to file a lawsuit, a defendant can get a state court case removed to federal court if the case involves a claim under federal law, or if there is diversity among the parties, meaning the plaintiff and at least one defendant are from different states. Since Florida is a tourist destination, personal injury claims often involve diverse citizenship. For example, a driver from Maryland could cause a traffic accident. The plaintiff, a Floridian, then files suit in the state court where the accident occurred, but the attorney for the Marylander makes a motion to remove the case to federal court on the basis of diversity of citizenship.
On the other hand, tourists visiting Florida also sustain injuries. A Pennsylvanian who sustains an injury at Walt Disney World probably doesn’t want to sue one of the state’s leading employers in the state court. A better strategy might be to file in federal court.
Federal court certification will allow Mr. Largey more options, as he continues to fight for justice for his clients.
If you have been seriously injured in a Florida accident, trust Largey Law to fight aggressively for you. To schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer, free of charge, call 352-253-0456 or contact our office online.