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  • Tavares Office

    Address

    203 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue
    Tavares, Florida 32778-3259

  • Inverness Office

    Address

    303 Tompkins Street
    Suite 180
    Inverness, Florida 34450

    Phone

    352-344-1882

  • Clermont Office

    Address

    481 E. Highway 50
    #201
    Clermont, Florida 34711

    Phone

    352-242-1933

Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    — Lori Robbins

  • 5.0/5.0

    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 ...
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    — Paul Darby

  • 5.0/5.0

    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...
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    — Steve Jones

  • 5.0/5.0

    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 ...
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    — Dusty Twyman-Morey

  • 5.0/5.0

    Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.

    — Marc Lovric

Christopher Largey Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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.