Firm Obtains Confidential Settlement for Family of Apartment Complex Shooting Victim
Our client’s son was walking through the parking lot of the family’s apartment complex when criminal activity erupted. Our client's son sustained two fatal gunshot wounds to the chest. Clark Fountain was hired to investigate the case and determine if there were any potential claims to compensate the family for the loss of their son.

The initial investigation revealed that the apartment complex and surrounding areas had a decades-long history of violent crimes leading to injuries and death of innocent victims. Despite this knowledge, the owners of the apartment complex and management company failed to hire any contractors to provide security for their residents.

Partners Donald R. Fountain and Ben J. Whitman were able to obtain a significant confidential settlement and hold the defendants accountable for the wrongful death of our client's beloved son.
Client Suffers Amputation of Arm in Vehicle Rollover Crash
Firm client was a passenger in a vehicle that lost control and rolled over resulting in the traumatic amputation of her arm. The driver of the vehicle was charged and ultimately convicted of DUI causing serious bodily injury. 

Mark W. Clark and Jennifer A. Dinetz were retained to pursue a Liquor Liability case against the restaurant bar establishment that served alcoholic beverages to the at-fault driver before the crash. 

The case was filed in both state and federal court due to the complexity of the liquor liability laws and insurance coverage issues involved in the case. The lawsuit alleged that the restaurant bar knowingly served alcoholic beverages to a person habitually addicted to alcohol that resulted in the subject crash.

Despite the legal challenges, Clark and Dinetz were able to establish that there was liquor liability coverage for the claim and they were able to secure key testimony from employees of the restaurant bar in order to establish that the bartender knowingly served a habitual alcoholic before the crash. Ultimately, after the lengthy legal battle a confidential settlement was reached with the restaurant bar establishment that provides financial security for the client for the devastating loss of her dominant arm.
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers

Partners Mark W. Clark, Donald R. Fountain Jr., Nancy La Vista, David C. Prather, Julie H. Littky-Rubin, and Ben J. Whitman will be featured in the prestigious publication, which is highly regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States.
In addition, associate Jennifer A. Dinetz is included in the Rising Stars. An award is given to attorneys less than 40 years old or who have less than 10 years of practice experience. Honorees are selected based on nominations and research by Super Lawyers staff. Less than three percent of attorneys in Florida are recognized as Rising Stars. Read More
Partner David C. Prather Inducted Into the International Society of Barristers

Partner David C. Prather has been elected as Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. The International Society of Barristers is an organization of outstanding trial lawyers from around the world who are chosen for membership by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in trial advocacy. The International Society of Barristers seeks to preserve trial by jury, the adversary system, and independence of the judiciary. Members are elected by the Society's Board of Governors on nomination by a Fellow and after a rigorous screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers in the nominee’s region and judges before whom the nominee has tried cases.

Partner Ben J. Whitman Featured Presenter for Palm Beach County Justice Association Event

During the webinar, Ben J. Whitman discussed Products Defects & Complex Litigation Cases – How to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and the Nuts and Bolts of Electrocution and Utility Cases