Attorney Profiles

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Associates

Of Counsel

 


Michael Correnti-Associate

Email: mcorrenti@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Michael Correnti concentrates his practice on defending manufacturers and other businesses in complex civil litigation matters, including significant products liability, commercial litigation and personal injury cases. Michael has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and brings an understanding of his clients concerns to his work, addressing all details of their situation promptly and efficiently in order to reach a favorable solution.  In addition to his pursuits in the law, Michael enjoys playing sports and attending Florida Gator football games.

Practice areas

  • Products liability
  • Commercial litigation
  • General liability litigation
  • Automobile Product Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Subrogation

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010

Awards and honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2014

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2006
    • With honors
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2003
    • With honors

Professional memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Young Lawyers Liaison, DRI Trial Tactics & Techniques Committee, 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Biography

  • Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Junior Achievement
  • Pi Kappa Phi

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Samantha M. Culp-Associate

Email: sculp@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Samantha Culp joined McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. in 2013 after graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with honors.  She earned her B.A. from the Honors College of the College of Charleston, graduating summa cum laude in 2010.  She also has experience in Real Estate Law and was an Intern for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Practice areas

  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Product Liability
  • Premises Liability

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 2013

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2013
    • With Honors
    • Book Awards in Torts and Land Use Planning
    • Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Speaker, Richard E. Nelson Symposium
    • Awarded ELUL, J.D. Fellowship
    • Intern for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Honors College of the College of Charleston, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010
    • With Honors

Professional memberships

  • The Florida State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association

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Lindsey A. Franco

Lindsey A. Franco-Associate

Email: lfranco@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Lindsey Franco joined McDonald Toole Wiggins in 2011 after graduating with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Since, Lindsey has focused her practice on defending manufacturers in automotive and tire product liability litigation.  In addition to her product liability practice, Lindsey has experience representing a large theme park in premises liability litigation.

During law school, Lindsey served as editor-in-chief of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, served as a teaching assistant in the courses of Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing, and received book awards in the courses of Legal Drafting and Negotiation and Mediation.  During a summer in law school, Lindsey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Fred A. Hazouri of the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Lindsey also received her undergraduate education from the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, both with honors in 2008.  Highlights from her undergraduate studies include writing for the Independent Florida Alligator and studying abroad for four months in Seville, Spain.

Outside of the office, Lindsey enjoys long-distance running.

Practice areas

  • Products Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Tire Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Premises Liability
  • Theme Park Liability

Admitted to practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Florida, B.S., Journalism, cum laude; B.A., Spanish, cum laude, 2008

Professional memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • The George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court

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Jessica M. Kennedy-Associate

Email: jkennedy@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Jessica Kennedy is a Floridian born and raised. She attended the University of Central Florida and obtained a degree in Legal Studies and Political Science. While at UCF she was a member of the Trial Team, Philanthropy Chair of Phi Alpha Delta and the Legal Studies Representative on the Dean’s Leadership Counsel. During her tenure in college, Jessica was a spokesperson for the Seminole Prevention Coalition, a non-for-profit organization seeking community-based assistance for at-risk children. Jessica went on to obtain her law degree from the University of Florida where she was an Advocate Finalist in the premier mock trial competition “Final Four”, President of the Law Association for Women, and Chair of the Community Service Committee. She received a book award for her skills in Trial Advocacy and was a teaching assistant for the course. Jessica has an affinity for traveling and international affairs. She attended the International Trade and Business Exchange Program at Université Montpellier in France and has traveled to over a dozen countries.

After law school Jessica began her legal career in the insurance defense and personal injury arena. She later relocated to Huntsville, Alabama and worked in-house for LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. At LG she established nation-wide resolutions for consumer Defective Repair claims, developed risk management evaluations in conjunction with cost saving analysis and was a member of the Customs Compliance Team, assisting logistics and sales in managing international trade while preserving Federal and internal compliance regulations. Jessica has always been hands-on in her practice, attending ride-alongs with technicians, undergoing product-specific training and completing a medical terminology course to gain familiarity with the medical field.

Community involvement is an important aspect of Jessica’s life, and she continues to support a variety of organizations including Children of the Nations, The Manna Project International and the Family Readiness Group of the 3-347th Regiment, 158th Infantry Brigade.

Practice areas

  • Products Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defective Repair

Admitted to practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Certificates: International and Comparative Law
    • Book Award in Trial Advocacy
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. Legal Studies, Minor: Political Sciences
    • Certificates: Litigation and Advocacy, Criminal Law and Individual Liberties

Professional memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

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Courtney M. King-Associate

Email: cking@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800
Born in Gainesville, Florida, Courtney M. King graduated cum laudefrom California Polytechnic State University in 1998 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies. She obtained her J.D. in 2002 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she participated in the Civil Justice Clinic. Ms. King was an insurance defense attorney in San Francisco, California for six years prior to relocating to Orlando, Florida. She joined McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. in August of 2010.

Practice areas

  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Civil Litigation

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2011
  • Florida, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2002
  • California, 2002

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2002
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 1998
    • With honors

Professional memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

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Nathan E. Wittman-Associate

Email: nwittman@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Nathan Wittman graduated in 2006 from Xavier University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He earned his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2011. He has experience defending and prosecuting a wide range of civil actions in Florida state and federal courts. Prior to joining McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. in June, 2013 his practice focused on first-party property insurance claims and litigation, coverage issues, and third-party liability matters. Mr. Wittman is a member of the Florida Bar, and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Practice areas

  • Products liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation

Admitted to practice

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • President, Calvin Kuenzel Student Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Law Clerk for Hon. Maura T. Smith, 9th Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, 2009
  • Xavier University, B.S.B.A., 2006

Professional memberships

  • The Florida State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association

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Sarah A. Long-Of Counsel

Email: slong@mtwlegal.com | Phone: 407-246-1800

Sarah Long concentrates her practice in the area of products liability defense in both Florida state courts and federal court. Sarah has been involved in the defense of automotive, heavy truck and equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufactures.

Practice areas

  • Products liability defense

Admitted to practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Awards and honors

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
    • Graduated first in class
    • Staff member, Stetson Law Review
  • Kent State University, B.A., 1986

Professional memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Section
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute

Biography

  • Orange County Legal Aid—Guardian Ad Litem, 2001–present

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