Marion Hale

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Litigation

EXPERIENCE
Since joining Johnson, Pope in 1986, Marion’s area of concentration has centered on business litigation, employment law and business torts. She clerked from 1984 – 1986 in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida for the Honorable George C. Carr.  Since then, she has handled a variety of business litigation in state and federal courts and appeals before both the Second District Court of Appeal and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.

DISTINCTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1984
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1984
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern & Northern Districts of Florida in 1987
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit in 1987
  • Clearwater Bar Association Member

EDUCATION

  • American University B.A. – 1972
  • Northwestern University M.A. – 1974
  • Stetson University J.D., magna cum laude – 1984

Reported Cases

  • Taylor v. Fusco Management Company, 593 So.2d 1045, (Fla. 1992)
  • McMurtry v. City of Largo, 837 F. Supp. 1155, (M.D. Fla. 1993)
  • Mahon v. City of Largo, 829 F. Supp. 377, (M.D. Fla. 1993)
  • Tri-W Investments v. Citizens & Southern National Bank of Florida, 596 So.2d 1068, (Fla. 2d DCA 1992)
  • Paczkowski v. Mallory, 990 F.2d 1267, (11th Cir. 1993)
  • Dyer v. Pioneer Concepts, Inc., 667 So.2d 961 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996)
  • Neidel v. First of Englewood, 661 So.2d 8 (Fla. 2DCA 1995)
  • City of Largo v. LaGrande, 650 So.2d 178 (Fla. 2DCA 1995)
  • City of Largo v. Barker, 538 So.2d 556 (Fla. 2DCA 1989)
  • MetraHealth Ins. Co. v. Anclote Psychiatric Hosp., Ltd., 1997 WL 728084 (M.D. Fla. 1997)
  • MetraHealth Ins. Co. v. Anclote Psychiatric Hosp., Ltd., 961 F. Supp. 1580 (M.D. Fla. 1997)
  • Rentclub Inc. v. TransAmerica Rental Finance Corp., 806 F. Supp. 259 (M.D. Fla. 1992)
  • Florida Software Systems, Inc. v. Columbia / HCA Healthcare Corp., 1999 WL 781812 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 16, 1999)
  • Florida Software Systems, Inc. v. Columbia / HCA Healthcare Corp., 46 F. Supp. 2d 1276 (M.D. Fla. 1999)
  • Pinellas County v. Eight is Enough in Pinellas, 775 So.2d 317 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Dodson v. City of Largo, 785 So.2d 481 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)
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