Boyd & Jenerette Associate Brooke DiSalvo Recently Obtained Final Summary Judgment
March 15, 2023 by boydjenerette on News
Brooke DiSalvo, an associate in the firm’s Jacksonville office, recently obtained a final judgment in favor of a construction company and its owner who were sued for wrongful death arising out of a construction site accident in Bay County, Florida.
The Plaintiff alleged that the company and its owner were liable for the death because the owner informed the decedent of the construction job and loaned the decedent construction supplies on the day before the accident. It was undisputed that the construction company owner was not present on the job site at any time. Additionally, the construction company owner provided an affidavit confirming that he withdrew from the project before work began due to a material misrepresentation of the project’s details provided by the roofing subcontractor.
Ms. DiSalvo successfully argued that the construction company and its owner were not liable because they were not present on the job site, did not employ the decedent, and had no control over the construction site.
About Brooke A. DiSalvo
Brooke DiSalvo is an associate attorney working for the firm in Pensacola, Florida. Ms. DiSalvo primarily focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, including coverage issues and insurer bad faith/extra-contractual liability. Ms. DiSalvo also has significant experience defending first party property actions, employment disputes, and cases interpreting Florida’s assignment of benefits laws.
In law school, Ms. DiSalvo spent years training to be a litigator as a member of Cumberland School of Law’s top-ranked National Trial Team. Ms. DiSalvo and her team won both the 2017 Florida National Trial Advocacy Competition and the 2018 Drexel University Battle of the Experts National Trial Competition. During these trial advocacy tournaments, Ms. DiSalvo and her trial partner were undefeated, never losing a ballot from any judge. Ms. DiSalvo’s team also reached the final four round at the American Association for Justice Trial Regional Competition in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ms. DiSalvo is also an advocate for the effective use of technology in the legal profession and was awarded the highest grade in Advanced Skills in Trial Advocacy, a law school course focusing on the effective use of courtroom technology during trial.
Brooke is a Florida native and enjoys golfing, going to the beach, and spending time with her dog, Griffin.