Gregory M. Shoemaker

Attorney at Law

Mr. Shoemaker is an experienced litigator in both the civil and criminal arenas, having tried a wide variety of cases. His practice for the past 18 years has involved Civil Defense with a focus in the areas of construction law and litigation, Construction Contracts, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and negligence actions. Mr. Shoemaker has drafted construction contracts, represented general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction disputes involving contractual issues and issues involving allegations of construction defects. He has litigated cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including cars, motorcycles and golf carts. He has represented home and business owners in premises liability cases involving deaths and serious injuries alleged to have resulted from negligent security, swimming pools accidents, and negligent maintenance to building code violations. Mr. Shoemaker is also a licensed private pilot and retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, having spent 22 years on either active duty or as a drilling reservist in the Marine Corps.

Distinctions, Appointments, and Bar Activities

  • BV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Judge Advocate of the United States Marine Corps (1988)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Continuing Education Provider, State of Florida
  • Instructor for Florida Law & Adjuster Ethics; Basic Automobile Bodily Injury; Construction Defect Litigation; Florida Personal Injury Protection Law (PIP); Florida Bodily Injury/Uninsured Motorist Law; Adjuster Ethics; Coverage with CGL Policies and Defective Construction, Coverage under a Commercial General

Reported Cases

  • Norman v. Farrow, 832 So. 2d 158 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002)
  • Norman v. Farrow, 880 So. 2d 557 (Fla 2004) Determined how to calculate a “Judgment Obtained” for purposes of a final judgment and a Proposal for Settlement
  • E. B. Williams, Inc. v. Auto-Owner’s Ins. Co., 861 So. 2d 26 (Fla. 1 st DCA 20003)
  • Hundley v. Clarendon Nat. Ins. Co., 837 So. 2d 968 (Fla. 1 st DCA 2003)

Education

  • University of Nebraska, College of Law, J.D. (1986)
  • University of Nebraska, B.A. (1983)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. Northern Dist. Court, Florida

Publications

  • Liability (CGL) Policy for Defective Construction (Trial Advocate Quarterly), Winter 2006