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14 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 850-429-0755
Fax: 850-429-0871
Toll Free: 888-980-0755
E-Mail: wps@wpslawyers.com
www.wpslawyers.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13510, Pensacola, FL 32591-3510
Established: 1997
Qualified Member Since: 1997

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Bodily Injury
  • Coverage Issues
  • Subrogation
  • Property and Casualty
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
Employment Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Professional Liability Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, Products Liability Claims, Medical Malpractice Defense
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyAuto-Owners Insurance Company
Broadspire, a Crawford CompanyBurlington Insurance Group
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyCitizens Property Insurance Corp.
Claims Management Services, Inc.Companion Property and Casualty Group
CRES Insurance Services, LLCCUMIS Insurance Society, Inc.
Encompass Insurance CompanyFireman's Fund Insurance Company
First Acceptance Services, Inc.Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
General Star Management CompanyGMAC Insurance
Great American Insurance CompanyHarco National Insurance Company
The Horace Mann CompaniesThe Infinity Group
Markel Insurance CompanyMedmarc, Inc.
Nationwide InsuranceNetwork Adjusters, Inc.
NOVA Casualty CompanyOccidental Fire & Casualty Company
RSKCoScottsdale Insurance Company
The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc.T.H.E. Insurance Company
Tower Hill Insurance GroupTudor Insurance Company
United States Liability Insurance GroupUnitrin Direct Insurance Company
U.S. Auto Insurance ServicesWestern World/Tudor Insurance Company
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
CGIEFCO Corporation
FedExResortQuest International, Inc.
Select Medical CorporationState of Florida, Division of Risk Management
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Managing Partner
Linda H. Wade
Pensacola, FL
E-Mail:lwade@wpslawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Bad Faith
  • Wrongful Death
  • Professional Liability
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • The Florida Bar, Civil Trial Certification Committee, (2004 - 2007), Assistant Chair (2007)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • American and Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Associations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Vice President, Northwest Florida Chapter (2007), President, Northwest Florida Chapter (2010)
  • American Inns of Court, Pensacola, FL (1991-1993,1997-1999)
  • Judicial Nomination Committee, First Circuit (2001-2002, 2002-2006, Co-Chairman, 2004)
  • Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "A Man in a Wheelchair and His Lawyers Go Into A Bar: Serial ADA Litigation is No Joke", Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Trial Advocate Quarterly - Fall 2006
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1982
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1986
Born:1961
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Senior Partner
Gregory M. Shoemaker
Pensacola, FL
E-Mail:gshoemaker@wpslawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Nebraska, 1986
  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1991
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 1983
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 1986
Born:1960
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Partner
Elizabeth Nicole Palmer
Pensacola, FL
E-Mail:npalmer@wpslawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2003
  • Florida, 2005
  • Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Update on Recent Trends in Medical Malpractice and How Impacted By Senate Bill 3: Georgia Tort Reform," G.D.L.A. Law Journal, 2005
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1997
  • East Tennessee State University, M.B.A., 2000
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 2003
Born:1975
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Associate Attorneys
Leah C. Garrett
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2012
  • Florida, 2013
Education:
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., History (magna cum laude), 2008
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2012
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Christopher W. Lee
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2016
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2008
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2015
Born:1986
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Service Areas
De Funiak Springs, Florida81 miles
Destin, Florida47 miles
Fort Walton Beach, Florida40 miles
Panama City, Florida103 miles
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