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On December 2nd, 2020, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was recognized as a “Board Certified Advocate” by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) for his hard work, dedication, and extensive legal knowledge, proficiency, and skills in his field of practice. Established in 1977, the National Board of Trial Advocacy is a “nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of trial advocacy and aiding consumers in their selection of experienced legal representation,” according to a mission statement on their website.
Over the past few years, search engine giant Google has been utilizing a professional screening program called Google Guaranteed which they’ve implemented in order to boost customer confidence in online products and services. Now, based on the success of its predecessor, the company has introduced its new Google Screened test model designed to create an additional level of assurance for the consumer by providing a “badge of trust” to businesses and individuals who have completed a specific set of requirements to achieve this esteemed title. After working diligently to attain these necessary qualifications, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was awarded the achievement of being named a trusted member of the official Google Screened community.
Orlando Style Magazine Selects James O. Cunningham as the Orlando Personal Injury Attorney of the Year
On September 1st, 2020, personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was honored to be recognized as one of “Orlando’s Attorneys of the Year 2020” by Orlando Style magazine. This elite collection of attorneys are from various backgrounds of law practice, and are voted on by a community of their esteemed colleagues, peers, and Orlando Style subscribers. These outstanding individuals are considered to be experts in their field of law and have exemplified “a standard of excellence in their profession,” according to a description of the award from the magazine’s website.
On Monday, September 28th, 2020, a personal injury lawsuit and a class-action lawsuit were filed against the Lockheed Martin Corporation alleging that their Orlando manufacturing facility violated both local and federal laws by mismanaging the disposal of toxic waste products, which has led to the contamination of soil and groundwater. Additionally, employees of the company along with nearby Orange County residents, are now suffering from serious life-threatening illnesses which they believe have stemmed from the exposure to dangerous levels of chemicals and pollutants.
The DeLand Fire Department was called to a private residence in the City of DeLand during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 15th, in response to reports of an accident involving two men and fireworks. The reports we have at the time of this writing come from tweets posted on Twitter by the DeLand Fire Department as well as reports from News 6 who sent reporters to the scene after the incident was first called in to emergency response teams.
A community within the city of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, is grieving the loss of one of its members after a teenager studying at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School drowned in Florida at the end of March. Reports from various news sources do not have much information around the incident, and it remains a circumstance very much under investigation as authorities and the bereft family seek to find answers in this challenging time.
The process by which one gains certification as a lawyer in Civil Trial Law is not simple. It began in the early days of the 1980s, when The Florida Bar started issuing certificates to lawyers wishing to practice in this highly specialized area.
Tragedy struck in Osteen during the end of October when a 4-year-old child went missing only to be found shortly afterwards floating in a pond. The drowning accident was reported on by deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department. According to the initial statements on the subject, the 4-year-old was in the garage with his father and several siblings shortly before they were discovered in the pond. It was a Saturday, and the family was gathered in the garage. It is not clear how many people were in the garage at the time, but the wording of the report made it clear that the father of the 4-year-old as well as several siblings were all together.
As Hurricane Dorian swings closer and closer to Florida, millions of people throughout the state have been putting tremendous time and energy into making their homes and properties as safe as possible. Included in this are activities such as boarding up windows, securing vehicles, and trimming up trees. It was this last activity specifically that killed a 55-year-old individual from Ocoee sometime during the evening of Monday, September 2nd.
The Florida Highway Patrol was on hand to respond to reports of an ATV accident that occurred in Osceola County on the night of Saturday, May 18th. According to the subsequent reports, the incident happened at around 9:30 at night, and involved two individuals who were traveling throughout a private property on a side-by-side ATV, which is a small off-road (all-terrain vehicle) machine that is often able to carry up to six people. These vehicles are often used on farms or on large properties where people routinely need to get from one end to another quickly.