Lynley Beth Flagler
Ms. Flager is of counsel to LaVoie & Kaizer, P.A. Ms. Flagler graduated with Great Honors from The University of Oklahoma and received her BA in Letters (Humanities) in 1988. She received her JD from the Tulane University Law School in 1991. During law school, Ms. Flagler achieved honors in Trial Advocacy (top 5% of class), as well as Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Products Liability. She also served as a Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem during her time at Tulane.
Ms. Flagler has been a member of the Florida Bar in good standing since 1991. From 1991 through 2001, she served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Since 2001, she has advocated on behalf of criminal defendants; served as corporate counsel for a large national insurance company; and represented insurance companies and their insureds in matters involving bodily injury liability, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, and general civil litigation. Since 2010, Ms. Flagler has focused her practice on representing injured parties as well as advocating on behalf of criminal defendants.
Ms. Flagler’s civil experience includes first-chair jury trial and bench trial experience in cases involving motor vehicle bodily injury and premises liability, including cases involving complex and novel medical issues; extensive first-chair experience in mediations involving claims for personal injury; and experience with post-trial motion practice. She has achieved successful disposition in favor of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury lawsuits through motions for summary judgment, judgment on the pleadings and other motions involving complex legal issues. Ms. Flagler also has significant experience in all phases of civil litigation, from pre-suit negotiations and global settlements through litigation, discovery, and trial.
Ms. Flagler’s criminal experience as a prosecutor for the State of Florida and as a criminal defense attorney includes first-chair jury trial experience, grand jury experience, bench trial experience, and appellate experience in cases involving charges of murder, vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, capital sexual battery and child abuse. She has extensive experience with accident reconstruction experts and medical experts involved in those cases. She also established groundbreaking law involving the Jimmy Ryce Act.