Laurence Huttman, Attorney at Law
Laurence Huttman was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Larry attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he received his BA in Political Science with a minor in business institutions in 1993. While in college, Larry held many positions in his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, including President. He also served on the Intrafraternity Counsel. Larry was as an intern in Washington, D.C. for a U.S. Congressman and assisted with state and national campaigns while in college. Following college, Larry attended the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 1996, served on the Sports and Entertainment Law Review, and was President of a prominent Legal Fraternity. Larry has a strong work ethic, always working throughout high school, college and law school. Larry enjoys trial work and “thinking like a lawyer”. He strives to attend to his clients needs with integrity, tough advocacy, optimistic reflection and excellence. Larry has handled many different kinds of cases throughout the State of Florida since 1996; however, Larry particularly enjoys helping victims who have suffered injuries, particularly catastrophic injuries, or who have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of others, including through medical malpractice. Over the course of Larry’s career, Larry has handled unique high value cases involving injuries to people, including automobile accidents, premises liability, inadequate security, civil rights, employment, cemeteries, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death. In 2006, Larry participated as lead trial counsel in a medical negligence case on behalf of a client who suffered catastrophic brain damage where the Jury returned a Verdict in excess of $6.3 million. What was most pleasing about this case, was the way the jurors hugged Larry’s client at the conclusion of this hard fought ten day legal battle. When he is not working, Larry enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, participating in youth sports and family and faith driven activities. Having previously spent several years with two prominent South Florida law firms, Larry is absolutely thrilled to be practicing here in Jacksonville where he commenced his career, once again.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (B.A. 1993)
University of Miami School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1996)
Admitted to practice United States District Courts, Southern, Northern and Middle Districts, Florida
The Florida Bar, admitted 1996
Florida Justice Association
American Association of Justice
American Bar Association
Baker v. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center et. al., Circuit Court of St. Lucie County, Florida (2006). Complex medical malpractice emergency room claim on behalf of catastrophically injured client who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an alleged delayed diagnosis. Tried to $6.3 million Verdict against hospital. Confidential settlements with physician, her employer and hospital post-trial.
Kendrick v. Restlawn Memorial Cemetery, et. al, Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida (2004). Cemetery practices claim for tortious interference with a dead body. Confidential settlement first day of trial.
Fields v. Kirton, et. al, Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida (2010). Wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving mother of a 14 year old child involved in an ATV accident against the owners and operators of a race track. Successful Appeals in Fourth District Court of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court concerning releases involving minors. Ultimately led to 2010 passage of statute concerning the issue. Confidential Settlement.
Scoleri v. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc. et. al., Circuit Court of St. Lucie County, Florida (2008). Wrongful death claim on behalf of the three surviving children of Marchman Act patient who eloped dual detoxification and mental health stabilization facility and was killed after being involuntarily placed there by an emergency room physician. Confidential settlement.
Stone v. Bromstrup et. al., Circuit Court of Martin County, Florida (2010). Wrongful death drunk driving case against minor, parents of another minor who served alcohol during an open house party and liquor store that sold alcohol to minors including separate suit concerning the claim of the liquor store against its own insurer for failure to procure liquor liability coverage. Second chaired trial of Open House party claim. Confidential settlements.
Hulett v. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, et. al, Circuit Court of St. Lucie County Florida (2005). Complex wrongful death medical malpractice claim against hospital and radiologist on behalf of the six surviving minor children of a patient who suffered a traumatic brain injury and death as a result of an alleged failure to properly read a diagnostic test, leading to the premature discharge of an unstable patient from the hospital. Confidential Settlement.
Colon v. Womens Health Specialists, et. al., Circuit Court of St. Lucie County, Florida (2009). Still born baby medical malpractice claim on behalf of the parents as a result of an alleged failure to timely deliver an expectant mother’s baby against the instructions of the patient’s perionatolgist. Confidential Settlement.
Brown v. United States., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2003). Federal Torts Claim Act medical malpractice wrongful death case against a VA Medical Center for perforation of superior vena cava causing patient to bleed to death during routine medical procedure. Bench trial and Verdict.
Cummings v. Anonymous (2012). $435,000.00 settlement of an automobile accident involving injuries including a trimalleolar fracture and closed head injury.
Mourad v. State Farm (2012). $300,000.00 partial wrongful death uninsured motorist settlement. Coverage dispute litigation and additional claims subject to confidential settlement.
Bayha v. Descineros (2015). Confidential settlement. Passenger on a motorcycle recovered a confidential sum from the at fault driver. The 96 year old driver collided with the motorcycle and the passenger/client was ejected and suffered multiple fractures, surgeries and extensive medical care. The driver alleged that the motorcycle operator was negligent.
Thomas v. Campoli Geico Insurance (2014). Competitive Cyclist recovered $50,000.00 from the driver of an automobile and recovered $275,000.00 from his own automobile insurer after suffering injuries including a pulmonary embolism.
Ramirez v. Anonymous (2014). Confidential settlement against uninsured dairy farm owner, his insurer, his insurance agent and a company that maintained farm equipment when he suffered an above knee amputation as a result of falling into the piece of equipment while it was running.
Wheeler v. at fault driver and State Farm Insurance (2014). Motorcyclist recovered from the driver of an automobile and from his own automobile insurer $259,000.00 after suffering injuries including a fractured leg.
The Estate of Jane Doe v. Anonymous (2013). Wrongful death medical malpractice claim on behalf of surviving spouse of a patient who was not appropriately monitored during routine medical procedure. Confidential settlement.
Jane Doe v. Anonymous (2014) and Jane Doe v. Anonymous. Confidential settlements of the claims of two drivers of separate vehicle involved in the same high-impact collision with a semi-truck.
Duarte v. BAYTOWNE WHARF NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC., GATEWAY AT BAYTOWNE WHARF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a SANDESTIN INVESTMENTS, LLC and SANDESTINMANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC (2015). $545,000.00 recovery from multiple parties very early in the litigation process as a result of a heavy door hitting the client while she was walking through an underground parking garage having entered through a service entrance that lacked appropriate access control and warnings at a resort location resulting in serious shoulder and neck injuries and surgeries.
John Doe v. Anonymous (2014). Complex wrongful death medical malpractice claim against a facility and its providers as well as non-medical security personnel on behalf of the surviving spouse of a suicidal patient who was not appropriately monitored and committed suicide while under a Baker Act and while he was supposed to be visually monitored. Confidential Settlement.
Hall v. Figueredo Services Inc. (2013). $274,900.00 settlement of the claims of a gentleman involved in a collision with a dump-truck who underwent neck surgery.
Howard v. Crawford (2015). $225,000.00 settlement of the claims of a woman involved in a collision with a rangerover who underwent neck surgery.
Lincey v. USAA (2015). $200,000.00 tender of Uninsured motorist policy limits by insurer following sever accident as a pedestrian while attempting to change a tire roadside.
Black v. Limes Billiards (2015). $250,000.00 settlement in assault outside a Billiard’s club by club bouncers.
John Doe, a minor v. Anonymous (2015). Medical malpractice claim on behalf of guardian of a minor child. Confidential settlement.
Jane Doe v. Anonymous (2015). Complex Reflex sympathetic dystrophy confidential settlement in a fall down case resulting from a defective stairwell.
Smith, a minor v. Miller and USAA (2015). $400.000.00 settlement of a minor’s claim against at fault driver, his employer and the minor parents’ underinsured motorist carrier stemming from a significant rear end collision involving surgery.
Rochester v. Wall Timber (2015). $295.000.00 settlement of a garbage truck driver’s claim against at fault driver and his employer stemming from a significant, violent rear end collision involving surgery, caught on video from inside the cab of the truck driven by my client.
Johnson v. Anonymous (2015). Confidential settlement of a truck driver’s claim against driver and his employer stemming from a collision involving surgery.
Hull v. Anonymous (2015). Confidential settlement of a truck driver’s claim against company that negligently packed a trailer he was hauling when goods fell on driver involving surgery.
John Doe v. Anonymous (2015). Confidential settlement of a resident’s claim against a group home for developmentally disabled as a result of negligent supervision.
PR of the Estate of John Doe v. Anonymous (2016). Confidential settlement of wrongful death malpractice claim on behalf of six surviving minor children as a result of preventable death in behavorial health unit of local hospital.