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Latasha Lordes Scott is Of Counsel in the Tampa office. She focuses the majority of her Litigation and Appellate practice on the defense of bad faith and other Extra-Contractual matters, First-Party Property claims, and insurance coverage disputes. Latasha represents insurers in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

While in law school, Ms. Scott also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Kornblum in the U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Scott was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles R. Wilson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Scott also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Thomas G. Wilson in the U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit

Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2016-2019, Banking and Appeals
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2019-2020, Banking and Appeals

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame
    Master of Arts
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    Juris Doctor

Memberships

  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (2009-2021)
  • Federal Bar Association (2016-2021)
  • University of Notre Dame Black Alumni Association (2001-2021)
  • American Constitution Society (2019-2021)
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association (2009-2020)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Tampa Bay (2020)
  • Federalist Society
  • American Constitution Society

Courts

  • Florida State and Federal Courts in Litigation and Appeals

Experiences

  • Representation of Florida Gas Transmission Company obtaining dismissal of appeal. City of Miami Beach v. Fla. Gas Trans. Co., LLC, 3D19-503 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)

  • Representation of Florida Gas Transmission Company opposing jurisdictional basis for First Amendment challenge. Hurchalla v. Lake Point Phase I, LLC, SC19-1729 (Fla. 2020)

  • Explanation of evidence needed when authenticating business records to prove conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Perez v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., Case No. 2D17-1043 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019)

  • Explanation of summary judgment affidavit requirements for personal knowledge when authenticating business records of a third-party vendor. Rivera v. Bank of New York, 276 So. 3d 979 (2019)(expanding Knight v. GTE Federal Credit Union, 2018 WL 844352 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)).

  • Expounded on evidentiary requirements for personal knowledge when authenticating business records of a third-party vendor. Knight v. GTE Federal Credit Union, 2018 WL 844352 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)

  • Explanation of authentication of business records and personal knowledge needed when proving conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Spencer v. Ditech Financial, LLC, 242 So. 3d 1189 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)

  • Explanation of authentication of evidence needed when proving conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Soule v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2018 WL 3402390 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)

  • Explanation of authentication of business records to prove conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Vitaliy v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 253 So. 3d 779 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018)

  • Representation of servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Flynn Brown v. BAC Home Loans Serv., 4D15-1426 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

  • Representation of servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Suarez-Ramos v. PHH Mortg. Corp., 2D16-0249 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)

  • Representation servicer and lender by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Atchison v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., 4D15-1418 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

  • Representation of investor against due process challenge to motions to intervene. Trustbiz v. Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund, 2D15-4863 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

  • Representation of lender and servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Ruel v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., 2D15-2135 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

  • Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking servicer standing, discovery, personal knowledge to authenticate prior servicer business records, pooling and servicing agreement on summary judgment. Gibson v. U.S. Bank Nat’l as Trustee, 2D14-5584 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)

  • Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking conditions precedent, standing and personal knowledge regarding authentication of business records. Thompson v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 14D4-0893 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

  • Representation of servicer against challenge to compliance with conditions precedent, standing subsequent to merger, and attorney fees. Offir v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 4D15-4041 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

  • Representation of servicer in appeal to vacate final judgment of foreclosure. Nationstar v. Elizabeth Carmont, 13D1-5523 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)

  • Representation of servicer on motion to vacate final judgment of foreclosure. Molina v. Aurora Loan Serv., 3D13-2511 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)

  • Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking indorsement on note and challenge to pooling and servicing agreement. Murray v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 4D14-1488 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

Media

Welcome Wednesday | March 2021

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