Our office is located in Tallahassee, Florida in the historic downtown building known as the "White House," built in 1885. We are located within walking distance of the State Capitol, the Florida Supreme Court, the Leon County Second Circuit Courthouse, and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Our Tallahassee office is convenient for dealing with the many state agencies headquartered in Tallahassee, and matters such as appeals to the Florida Supreme Court. However, we have a statewide practice, reaching from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and all the areas in between such as Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Ft. Myers. We also handle Georgia cases, appeals to the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. From time to time, upon special admittance, we can handle cases in other states.
Our philosophy is that when we take a case, we will ensure it is handled correctly. Our reputation is on the line for each and every client's case. We do not agree to take many of the cases we are contacted about, because we only want to take a case when our client has the law and the facts to support their position, whether we are defending or prosecuting a case. As someone once said, each party to a dispute may have the right to have an attorney represent them, but they do not each have the right to our representation. When we discuss a potential case with you, we promise to always be candid in discussing the merits of the case.
If you think you have a claim or a case in which the law and the facts support your position, we definitely want to discuss this matter with you. Please look further at the practice area pages to see examples of types of cases we may take. Our practice areas broadly stated are:
- Appellate Law
- Constitutional Law - State and Federal
- Education Law - K-12 and Higher Ed- Public and Private
- School Choice Law - Charter Schools and Voucher Programs
- Florida Administrative Law
- State Procurement and Bid Protests
- General Counsel Services - Small Businesses, Charter Schools, Not For Profits, Associations
- Business and Civil Litigation - State and Federal Court
- Election and Campaign Law - State and Federal
- Ethics, Public Records, and Government in the Sunshine Law
- General Injustices
- Attorney Fee Recovery Cases
We will represent individuals and businesses or state and local governmental entities. And, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants, depending on the merits of the case. If you have a case that you believe we can help you with, please contact us.
If we accept your case, we can partner with other attorneys if the requirements of the case, because of the size of the case, the time within which proceedings must be initiated, the geographic location of the case, or other unique factors, make that beneficial. Our principal member, Mr. Woodring, has worked with literally hundreds of attorneys on different projects, so he has invaluable experience in partnering with or supervising other attorneys if that will benefit you as the client. For example, he has worked with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis; Hogan Lovells; Holland & Knight; White & Case; Carlton Fields; Ausley & Mcmullen, and Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell.
We often co-counsel with other attorneys on appeals, particularly if the attorneys have represented the parties as trial counsel. We welcome referrals from trial counsel for state and federal and administrative appeals. We handle most state and federal appeals, except for criminal and family law appeals.