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Marie Attaway Borland - Shareholder

Marie Attaway Borland

Education

Duke University, B.A., 1984
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Florida Law Review
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Appellate Court Rules Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section

Board Certified by The Florida Bar

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Marie Attaway Borland - Shareholder

Marie is a Shareholder and practice leader of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Her practice has centered on appellate representation for over 20 years, and she has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Practice Lawyer since 2001. Marie's practice is principally devoted to handling appeals involving a broad range of matters, including professional and medical malpractice defense, products liability claims, and complex commercial, property tax, land use and real estate disputes. In addition, Marie assists the firm’s litigation groups with the preparation of dispositive motions and complex legal memoranda. Marie has appeared extensively before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, and Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. 

Marie also serves as appellate counsel to lawyers outside of the firm on both appellate and complex legal and procedural litigation matters.  These services include advice regarding appellate rules, procedures and strategies; preparation and editing of briefs and legal memoranda; and representation as co-counsel in trial and appellate proceedings.  

In addition to her appellate practice, Marie serves as a mental health advocate on behalf of individuals and their families in need of representation with regard to insurance coverage issues and other matters involving care and treatment. Marie is a co-founder and President of Changing Minds of Tampa Bay Inc., a Tampa Bay non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of mental wellness through community awareness and education, school interventions, and legal advocacy. 

Marie also volunteers her time to her alma mater, Duke University, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Duke Women’s Forum. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of St. Johns Episcopal Parish and Day School, and of the Board of Trustees of The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2010-2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2018)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)

Published Decisions
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  • Old Stone, Inc. v. Foley & Lardner, LLP,
    WL 4902837 2D11-3029  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, October 17, 2012
  • Bishop ex rel. Estate of Ramsay v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 3758642 5D11-2004  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, August 31, 2012
  • In re Harwell,
    WL 3612356 8:12-CV-482-JSM, ADV 8:08-MP-2-MGW  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, August 21, 2012
  • Williams v. Gaffin Indus. Services, Inc.,
    WL 1889284 2D10-2552  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, May 25, 2012
  • McDonald v. Johnson,
    WL 246468 2D11-3200  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, January 27, 2012
  • Fudge v. Avenues Motors, Ltd.,
    WL 75795 1D11-2086  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, January 9, 2012
  • Bell v. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.,
    WL 6718266 8:10-CV-2835-T-30TBM  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, December 21, 2011
  • Hakes v. Orlando’s Auto Specialists, Inc.,
    WL 6793974 5D10-2375  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, December 20, 2011
  • Bayside 180, LLC v. Wilkinson,
    WL 6016903 2D10-5584  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, December 2, 2011
  • Ewinwin, Inc. v. Groupon, Inc.,
    WL 5877037 8:10-CV-2678-T-24  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, November 23, 2011
  • Kelly v. Philip Morris USA Inc.,
    WL 4414924 2D11-109  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 23, 2011
  • Pablo v. All Children’s Hosp., Inc.,
    WL 2297667 2D10-1255  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, June 10, 2011
  • White Holding Co., LLC v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.,
    WL 1496405 09-14336  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, April 19, 2011
  • Dolgencorp, Inc. v. Crapo,
    WL 814157 1D10-0820  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, March 9, 2011
  • All Children’s Hosp., Inc. v. Department of Administrative Hearings,
    WL 561453 2D02-1638  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, February 18, 2011
  • All Children’s Hosp., Inc. v. Smith,
    WL 5491069 2D10-705  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, December 29, 2010
  • Service Experts, LLC v. Northside Air Conditioning & Electrical Service, Inc.,
    WL 4628567 2D09-5416  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, November 17, 2010
  • Zboch v. Cohen, Jayson & Foster, P.A.,
    WL 4558780 2D09-3790  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, November 10, 2010
  • School Bd. of Hernando County v. Mazourek,
    WL 4323055 5D09-4255  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, October 5, 2010
  • Zboch v. Cohen, Jayson & Foster, P.A.,
    WL 3327964 2D09-2509  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 25, 2010
  • Stiles v. Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC,
    WL 2721558 1D10-2338  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, July 12, 2010
  • Stiles v. Terrapointe L.L.C.,
    WL 2721557 1D10-2424  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, July 12, 2010
  • Kiesel v. Isabelle,
    WL 2299617  2D08-5725 District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, June 9, 2010
  • Gentry v. Heath,
    WL 2020315 2D08-5979  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, May 21, 2010
  • Gibson v. Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, Sampson, LLP,
    WL 183933 2D08-3834  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, January 20, 2010
  • Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Ass’n v. Department of Administrative Hearings,
    WL 114510 SC08-1317, SC08-1318, SC08-1319  Supreme Court of Florida, January 14, 2010
  • Cox v. Target Corp.,
    WL 3497730 09-12375  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, October 30, 2009
  • Weber v. Whitaker & Hamilton, P.A.,
    WL 2521229 2D08-5790  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 19, 2009
  • Florida Institute For Long Term Care, LLC (Florida) v. Estate of Marchetta ex rel. Mauro,
    WL 998675 2D08-4578, 2D08-4583, 2D08-4582, 2D08-4581, 2D08-4579  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 15, 2009
  • White Const. Co., Inc. v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.,
    WL 961135 5:05-CV-328-OC-10GRJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Ocala Division, April 7, 2009
  • Lennar Homes, LLC v. Priority Developers, Inc.,
    WL 622951 2D08-3484  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, March 11, 2009
  • Menchise v. Akerman Senterfitt,
    WL 2597046 07-13046  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, July 2, 2008
  • Belden v. Tampa Westshore Associates Ltd. Partnership,
    WL 1756543 2D07-3217, 2D07-3218, 2D07-3219  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 18, 2008
  • All Children’s Hosp., Inc. v. Department of Administrative Hearings,
    WL 142308 2D02-1638  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, January 16, 2008
  • Crapo v. HCA, Inc.,
    WL 2932868 1D06-5640  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, October 10, 2007
  • Sharkey v. Food & Drug Admin.,
    WL 2914212 06-11774  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, October 5, 2007
  • White Constr. Co., Inc. v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.,
    WL 7126083 5:05-CV-328-OC-10GRJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Ocala Division, July 6, 2007
  • City of Tampa v. City Nat. Bank of Florida,
    WL 1484488 2D06-1383  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, May 23, 2007
  • Gulfstream Park Racing Ass’n, Inc. v. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.,
    WL 641973 03-16272  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, March 5, 2007
  • Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Ass’n v. Florida Div. of Administrative Hearings,
    WL 63639 SC04-227, SC04-666  Supreme Court of Florida, January 11, 2007
  • Coates v. Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A.,
    WL 2987108 2D05-4688  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, October 20, 2006
  • Gulfstream Park Racing Ass’n, Inc. v. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.,
    WL 2690152 SC05-251  Supreme Court of Florida, September 21, 2006
  • Medical Sav. Ins. Co. v. HCA, Inc.,
    WL 1746934 05-14230  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, June 27, 2006
  • In re Steffen,
    WL 1746883 05-17239  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, June 27, 2006
  • Clare v. Coleman (Parent) Holdings, Inc.,
    WL 1409137 4D05-1575  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, May 24, 2006
  • Nunez v. Westfield Homes of Florida, Inc.,
    WL 1118135 2D05-1089  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 5, 2006
  • In re Steve A. Clapper & Associates of Fla.,
    WL 617994 ADV. 00-438, 2:04-CV424FTM33DNF, BANKR. 9:99BK13102AL  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division,  March 10, 2006
  • Davidco Investors, LLC v. Anchor Glass Container Corp.,
    WL 547989 8:04CV2561T-24EAJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, March 6, 2006
  • Biomet, Inc. v. Fleury,
    WL 2806679 2D04-5179  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, October 28, 2005
  • Gulfstream Park Racing Ass’n, Inc. v. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.,
    WL 293797 03-16272  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, February 9, 2005
  • All Children’s Hosp., Inc. v. Department of Administrative Hearings,
    WL 57230 2D02-1638  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, January 14, 2004
  • Fleury v. Biomet, Inc.,
    WL 22955935 2D02-2103  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, December 17, 2003
  • Niemi v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.,
    WL 22187140 2D03-2600  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 24, 2003
  • Waksman Enterprises, Inc. v. Oregon Properties, Inc.,
    WL 22187073 2D02-2461  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 24, 2003
  • Marriott International, Inc. v. Perez-Melendez,
    WL 21713741 5D02-1624  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, July 25, 2003
  • Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, Inc v. Southwest Florida Water Management Dist.,
    WL 21554307 2D02-3423  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, July 11, 2003
  • Capitol Indem. Corp. v. Heidkamp,
    WL 23643606 2:01-CV-427FTM  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division, May 5, 2003
  • Helm v. Foote,
    WL 1786095 2D02-663  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 4, 2003
  • Extendicare, Inc. v. Johnson,
    WL 31487255 2D01-4949  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, November 08, 2002
  • Alterra Healthcare Corp. v. Estate of Shelley,
    WL 31026990 SC01-709  Supreme Court of Florida, September 12, 2002
  • Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 2007843 2D01-412  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 30, 2002
  • Hayward & Associates, Inc. v. Hoffman,
    WL 491223 2D01-1828  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 3, 2002
  • Legion Ins. Co. v. Bank of America, N.A.,
    WL 53923 2D01-2259  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, January 16, 2002
  • D’Amario v. Ford Motor Co.,
    WL 1472600 SC95881, SC96139  Supreme Court of Florida, November 21, 2001
  • Hayward & Associates, Inc. v. Hoffman,
    WL 912681 2D00-4324  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 15, 2001
  • Alterra Health Care Corp. v. Shelley ex rel. Mitchell,
    WL 223272 1D00-3260  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, March 8, 2001
  • Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp. v. Barnes,
    WL 4960 SC94544  Supreme Court of Florida, January 6, 2000
  • Hoch v. Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett,
    WL 741165 98-1393, 98-462   District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, September 17, 1999
  • Merkle v. Robinson,
    WL 506972 91,967  Supreme Court of Florida, July 8, 1999
  • Old Republic Sur. Co. v. Reischmann,
    WL 281354 97-02760  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, June 3, 1998
  • Robinson by Hargis v. Merkle,
    WL 577722 95-05178  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 19, 1997
  • K-Mart Corp. v. Lentini,
    WL 44558 94-00014  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, February 1, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • American Institute of Appellate Practice - Governing Board
  • The Florida Bar
    • Former Member, Appellate Court Rules Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section
      • Chair (2011-2012)