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Amanda J. Podlucky

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Landmark Center One
315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 420-4396
(407) 839-3008 - Fax
ajpodlucky@mdwcg.com

A member of Marshall Dennehey's Casualty Department, Amanda represents clients in premises liability and automobile negligence matters. With regard to premises litigation, Amanda aggressively defends businesses in the hospitality industry, such as hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. She also frequently represents national and local retailers, recreational facilities, multi-family housing properties, and third-party management and custodial companies against personal injury, negligent security and related general liability claims. Amanda additionally defends commercial and individual clients in automobile negligence matters involving both bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. She has obtained favorable results for her clients both at mediation and jury trials.

Amanda is an honors graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech") and earned her juris doctor, cum laude, at Villanova University School of Law. During law school, she served as an elected officer of the Student Bar Association, and was both a staff writer and managing editor for the law school's Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. During this time, Amanda also had the opportunity to work with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, serving as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charles R. Weiner. 

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Amanda was an associate at a Florida-based corporate and insurance defense law firm, where she served as a division leader, managing a full case load defending clients in both premises liability and automobile liability matters.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Defense verdict in a premises liability case following a four day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida, involving an alleged trip and fall on a staircase at the apartment complex where plaintiff resided. Liability and damages were at issue, and the jury rejected the plaintiff's claims as to any defect on the stairs after the defense presented pre- and post-incident inspection reports and photographs. Defense expert witness also successfully argued that the plaintiff's "permanent" injuries were not causally related to the incident. The jury returned a defense verdict despite plaintiff's request for over $200,000 in damages for medical expenses, future medical expenses and lost wages.

  • Defense verdict in a premises liability case following a three day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida, involving an incident that occurred in an elevator at a time-share resort near popular Orlando theme parks. Plaintiff claimed the elevator "bounced" before reaching the floor and became stuck, leaving her with permanent shoulder injuries. Defense successfully demonstrated a lack of notice as to any defect with the elevator based on maintenance and service records, as well as lack of a causal relationship between the injuries alleged and incident in question. The jury rejected plaintiff's claims for liability and damages and also awarded zero damages on the accompanying consortium claim.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Social Media in Claims Investigations, Orlando Claims Association, January 14, 2016

  • Ethical Use of Social Media by Lawyers, Law Firms and Investigators, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Published Works

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA (J.D., 2007)

    Honors: cum laude
    Law Journal: Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Staff Writer and Managing Editor

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (B.S., 2004)

    Honors: magna cum laude

May 11, 2018
We obtained summary judgment in favor of a Florida resort hotel owner and operator in a case arising from a trip and fall incident at a Cocoa Beach Hotel. The plaintiff and her husband were upgraded to an oceanfront suite, which had a sliding glass...
June 19, 2018
Eleven attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high...
June 8, 2017
Eight attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high...
January 3, 2017
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys were elected Shareholders of the firm and three were elevated to Special Counsel at the firm's annual December shareholders' meeting. The new Shareholders, listed by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA: ...
June 9, 2016
Ten attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...
Seminar Sep 17, 2014
*Complimentary breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch will be provided. Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a comprehensive review of the latest legal trends in Medicare, Bad Faith, Social Media Discovery and more..... Topics include:...
Seminar Sep 20, 2018
Florida Casualty Claims Symposium 2018 – Casino Royale Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Casualty in the state of Florida. Agenda Topics: Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., magna cum laude, 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida BBQ Association, Certified Judge

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 2010

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