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Scott. J. Seagle

Coppins Monroe, P.A.
1319 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, FL

Phone: 850-422-2420
Fax: 850-422-2730
Firm Web Site: www.coppinsmonroe.com

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Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Governmental Liability
  • Professional Liability

Practice and Personal Background

Mr. Seagle is a highly qualified and experienced civil trial lawyer who is admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Following his graduation magna cum laude from Troy University in 2004, he graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 2008. Mr. Seagle joined Coppins Monroe that same year as an associate attorney where he quickly distinguished himself and his exceptional work led the firm to promote him to equity shareholder in 2015. Mr. Seagle represents private and governmental clients in all areas of civil litigation in both federal and state trial and appellate courts and with emphasis in the areas of civil rights and constitutional law, employment discrimination and retaliation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and tort actions of all kinds. Constitutional claim experience under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 includes First Amendment (defense of preliminary injunctions and suits concerning speech, association, retaliation, and the Establishment Clause), Fourth Amendment (excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search and seizure), Eighth Amendment (deliberate indifference/medical deliberate indifference), Fourteenth Amendment (procedural and substantive due process), Fifth Amendment (takings), and more. Employment experience includes representation of clients before the EEOC/FCHR and in litigation concerning all manner of employment discrimination and retaliation claims (race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, etc.) as well as whistleblower, workers’ compensation and FMLA retaliation claims, and general advice and counsel regarding HR policies and procedures. Tort experience includes negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, premise liability, defamation, intentional torts, property damage, and many more. Business experience includes representing clients with formation, dissolution, contracting, and other business disputes/issues of all kinds. Mr. Seagle also has extensive experience representing clients at the appellate level which includes both briefing and oral advocacy before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Florida (briefing only), as both appellant and appellee. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Seagle is a lecturer and trainer on issues of tort liability, sovereign immunity, and constitutional law. He has conducted internal employee investigations and drafted/revised, contracts, business policies and procedures, employee handbooks, etc. ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE LAW The State of Florida (all courts); Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA); William H. Stafford American Inn of Court, Tallahassee, Florida. Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals PUBLICATIONS & FEATURE PRESENTATIONS: Featured Speaker, Wakulla County School Board, Religion in Public Schools (employee training on the competing rights and obligations imposed by the First Amendment) (2014 and 2017). Featured Speaker, Florida League of Cities 2014 Risk Management Seminar, Notice and the Duty to Inspect and Maintain (2014). Featured Speaker, Florida Association of County Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education Program, Reviewing Governmental Immunity, Seeking interlocutory relief from an erroneous denials of governmental sovereign immunity (2013). The Joint Defense Agreement in Civil Litigation, TRIAL ADVOCATE QUARTERLY, Summer Edition (2011). Navigating Reductions in Force in a Turbulent Economy, H.R. ISSUES & INSIGHT, Spring Edition (2008).

Meetings Attended

2018, 2020

Firm Description

Coppins Monroe, P.A.

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