Lawrence P. Ingram

Managing Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP

Lawrence P. Ingram

Lawrence P. Ingram

Managing Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP

Biography

Lawrence (“Larry”) Ingram is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team. Larry concentrates his trial practice in professional liability defense, third-party insurance coverage, qui tam and health care fraud, and professional business disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants. In the area of professional liability, Larry’s practice focuses on the litigation and trial defense of professional malpractice claims against insurance agents and attorneys, and has defended in excess of 350 professional liability suits during his career. He is recognized as the preferred defense counsel by a number of insurers, law firms, insurance agencies and the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (“FAIA”).

In the area of insurance coverage, he provides counseling and trial representation to insurers in third-party insurance coverage disputes. In this regard, he has successfully litigated numerous declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts. In the area of health care fraud, Larry has handled the defense of high-profile False Claims Act qui tam actions in which he has obtained summary judgments for his clients. Larry also has extensive experience in litigation relating to professional business disputes including insurer/agency and insurer/insurer contract disputes and the defense and prosecution of restrictive covenant/trade secret cases through jury trial and appeal.

Prior to joining Freeborn & Peters, Larry was a Partner at Phelps Dunbar, where he was the founding partner of the Tampa Florida office and where he also served as the firm’s regional practice coordinator for the Litigation Practice Group, and as the Tampa managing partner for fifteen years.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

* Recently obtained a summary judgment in a high-profile qui tam health care fraud action.
* Recently obtained a federal court summary judgment in a high-dollar third-party insurance coverage action.
* Recently obtained a summary judgment for a Florida insurance agency in an alleged negligent procurement case.
* Recently obtained a summary judgment in a legal malpractice action.
* Recently obtained a defense jury verdict in a high profile, multi-million dollar legal malpractice trial, which verdict was affirmed on appeal. This case also resulted in a six-figure fees and costs award against the plaintiffs which was collected.
* Recently obtained a dismissal with prejudice in a multi-million dollar legal malpractice suit.
* Negotiated favorable settlements in claims against professionals.
* Obtained dismissal with prejudice in a high-profile qui tam action against a national insurance agency.
* Obtained summary judgment in two qui tam health care fraud actions against a public company.
* Prevailed in a three-week trade secrets jury trial resulting in a seven-figure recovery for a national insurance agency.
* Prevailed in numerous motions for temporary injunction.
* Negotiated resolutions to complex trade secret and restrictive covenant disputes.
* Had counseled and handled numerous insurer/agent and insurer/insurer business disputes.

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Freeborn & Peters LLP

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4

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Managing Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP
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Managing Partner
2017 - Current
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Phelps Dunbar LLP provides legal services in the areas such as admiralty, appellate litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, insurance & reinsurance, intellectual, oil & gas, energy and minerals. The company's clients include public and private companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, health care systems, educational institutions, partnerships, estates, governmental agencies and individuals. Phelps Dunbar was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.

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Member, Board of Overseers
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Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900 and part of Stetson University, is Florida's first law school.

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Middle District of Florida
Admitted to the Florida Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of Florida
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