Terrie L. Didier

Ms. Didier has been a partner in the firm since January 2005. She is manager of the firm’s appellate practice group. She handles both state and federal appeals. Ms. Didier gained valuable insight into the workings of Florida’s appellate court system while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter D. Webster of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal for nine years before joining Beggs & Lane in July of 2002. This appellate court experience helped form the basis for her approach to handling appeals, as well as civil cases. Ms. Didier does not focus solely on the strength in her client’s case, but she is prepared to address and defeat arguments about any weaknesses the opposition may assert in her client’s case. A thorough understanding of the facts, the law, and application of the law to a particular set of facts is critical.

She is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Her primary focus is on insurance litigation representing homeowners in the wake of hurricanes, fires, sinkholes, and other disasters. She represented numerous homeowners and homeowner associations during Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis securing not only contract damages but also bad faith damages. Ms. Didier assists other members of the firm, as well as colleagues outside the firm, in a trial support capacity writing dispositive motions and memoranda and conferring regarding potential appellate issues.

Education

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

  • J.D. (With Honors) – 1993

University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

  • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1990
  • Major: Political Science

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • A.A. – 1974
  • Major: Office Administration
Bar Membership
  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2004
  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2018
Representative Cases
  • Arnold v. Gulf Power Co., 924 So. 2d 812 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • Bailey v. Tippett, 855 So. 2d 58 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2003))
  • Ballard Cannon Development Corp. v. Sandman Properties and Development, LLC, 933 So. 2d 1251 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • Bd. of Trustees Bay Med. v. Humana Military, 447 F. 3d 1370 (Federal Circuit 2006)
  • Grappas, Inc. v. Cordova Investments, Inc., 875 So. 2d 1242 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • Hill v. Havoco of America, Ltd., 849 So. 2d 300 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2003))
  • Litvak v. Scylla Properties, LLC, 946 So. 2d 1165 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • Long v. Duerr, 36 So. 3d 660 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2010))
  • Myers v. Maggio, 866 So. 2d 103 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)
  • O’Neal v. Blackerby, 936 So. 2d 568 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • O’Neal v. Blackerby, 950 So. 2d 424 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2006))
  • Qualsure Ins. Co. v. Diaz, 1 So. 3d 182 ((Fla. 1st DCA 2009))
  • Vista del Mar Condominium Assoc. v. Fidelity National Property & Casualty Ins. Co., 3:06-cv-00372-MCR-EMT (Northern District of Florida)
  • King v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., 2014 WL 784264 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • Silver Shells Corp. v. St. Maarten at Silver Shells Condo Assn., Inc..169 So. 3d 197 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)
  • Zimmern v. Ping Lam Wu, 178 So. 3d (Fla. 1st DCA 2015 )
  • Brady v. Coastal Vascular, 2016 WL 4195434 (Fla. 1st DCA Aug. 9, 2016)
Community/Civic Involvement
  • Helping Hands, 2004 – 2005
  • Mentoring at Global Learning Academy, 2015 – present
Professional Associations
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member, 2002 – Present
  • The Florida Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Member, 1993 – Present

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