Gregory M. Shoemaker

shoemakerSenior Partner
14 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
850.429.0755
gshoemaker@wpslawyers.com

Mr. Shoemaker is an experienced litigator in both the civil and criminal arenas, having tried a wide variety of cases. His practice for the past 15 years has involved Civil Defense with a focus in the areas of construction law and litigation, Construction Contracts, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and negligence actions, and aviation law. Mr. Shoemaker has drafted construction contracts, represented general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction disputes involving contractual issues and issues involving allegations of construction defects. He has litigated cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including cars, motorcycles and golf carts. He has represented home and business owners in premises liability cases involving deaths and serous injuries alleged to have resulted from negligent security, swimming pools accidents, negligent maintenance, building code violations and others. Mr. Shoemaker is also a licensed private pilot and retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, having spent 22 years on either active duty or as a drilling reservist in the Marine Corps.

 

DISTINCTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND BAR ACTIVITIES
BV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Judge Advocate of the United States Marine Corps (1988)
Continuing Education Provider, State of Florida
Instructor for Florida Law & Adjuster Ethics (2/2005, Infinity; 3/2005, Nationwide)
Basic Automobile Bodily Injury; Construction Defect Litigation
Florida Personal Injury Protection Law (PIP); Florida Bodily Injury/Uninsured Motorist Law
Adjuster Ethics; Coverage with CGL Policies and Defective Construction, Coverage under a Commercial General

PUBLICATIONS
Liability (CGL) Policy for Defective Construction (Trial Advocate Quarterly), Winter 2006

REPORTED CASES
Norman v. Farrow, 832 So. 2d 158 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002)
Norman v. Farrow, 880 So. 2d 557 (Fla 2004) Determined how to calculate a “Judgment Obtained” for purposes of a final judgment and a Proposal for Settlement.
E. B. Williams, Inc. v. Auto-Owner’s Ins. Co., 861 So. 2d 26 (Fla. 1 st DCA 20003)
Hundley v. Clarendon Nat. Ins. Co., 837 So. 2d 968 (Fla. 1 st DCA 2003)

EDUCATION
Univ. of Nebraska, College of Law
J.D. (1986)
University of Nebraska
B.A. (1983)

ADMISSIONS
Florida
Nebraska
U.S. Northern Dist. Court, Florida