Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman litigators Anne Reilly Flanigan and Daniel L. Abbott won a $1 million lien on behalf of an Orlando law firm in federal court. The win resolves a years-long dispute over legal fees arising from the Orlando firm’s representation of a client in a dispute involving illegal removal of mangroves.
Anne and Daniel represented Orlando business law firm Latham Luna Eden and Beaudine LLP, which was awarded $1,012,469.99.
U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore adopted a report and recommendation from U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra that determined a charging lien from the law firm should be enforced against the Orlando firm’s client.
Responding to six objections against the report and recommendation, Judge Moore said each was “without merit.”
The initial lawsuit was a negligence case originating more than 20 years ago, involving illegal removal of mangroves.