Elaine D. Walter, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist at Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo, joined the firm in 2011 after a period of practice with an international law firm. She limits her practice to appeals and trial support. Before entering private practice, Ms. Walter was a staff attorney to former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth B. Bell, and also worked as a staff attorney in the Court’s Central Staff.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked for seven years as a university administrator for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. While in law school, Ms. Walter interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, as well as for former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero. She also participated in the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Program hosted at the University College London.
Ms. Walter is an active member of the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Network, participating in recruiting efforts for the office of admissions, acting as a panel member for programs on clerking and private practice for the career development office, and interacting with students during the partnership for professionalism program through the dean of students office.
Ms. Walter is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, The United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association, including acting as the Vice-Chair of its Appellate Courts Committee. She is also a member of the Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court and the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. Ms. Walter has also been named by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016, and was named as a Florida Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014. She was also a member of the team that received the Miami Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer Award for Appeals in 2010. Ms. Walter acquired Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability in 2014, and maintains that rating to date.
Some recent appellate written opinions decided in her clients’ favor include:
Firestone v. Temple Beth Sholom, No. 3D14-2453, 2016 WL 231339 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 20, 2016);
Campbell’s Foliage, Inc. v. Fed. Crop Ins. Corp., 562 Fed. Appx. 828 (11th Cir. 2014);
Arrowood Indem. Co v. Conroy Simberg, et al., 134 So. 3d 1079 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014);
The Zodiac Group v. Axis Surplus Ins. Co., 542 Fed. Appx. 844 (11th Cir. 2013);
Cisko v. Diocese of Steubenville, 123 So. 3d 83 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013);
Choy v. Faraldo, 120 So. 3d 92 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013);
Rubio v. Archdiocese of Miami, 114 So. 3d 279 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013);
Axis Ins. Co. v. Farah & Farah, P.A., 503 Fed. Appx. 947 (11th Cir. 2013);
Hanson v. Fowler, White, Burnett, P.A., 117 So. 3d 1127 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012);
Wear v. Alca Condo. Assoc., Inc., 90 So. 3d 337 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012);
King v. Baptist Hosp., 87 So. 3d 39 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012);
Forbes v. St. Thomas Univ., Inc. 456 Fed. Appx. 809 (11th Cor. 2012);
Harris v. Grunow, 71 So. 3d 186 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011); and
Delgado v. Laundromax, Inc., 65 So. 3d 1087 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011).
- University of Miami, School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
- (Chair, Ambassadors Program; Dean’s Fellow; Society of Bar and Gavel; Order of the Coif; Dean’s List; Associate Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review; CALI Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution)
- Slippery Rock University (M.A., Counseling and Educational Psychology, 1996)
- Purdue University (B.S., with distinction, Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management, 1991)
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