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Janine Kalagher McGuire

Senior Associate
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tel: (954) 847-3329
Email: jkalagher-mcguire@conradscherer.com
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Mrs. Janine Kalagher McGuire is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.  Mrs. McGuire provides key appellate and litigation support for the Firm’s diverse clientele throughout all stages of litigation.

Having extensive insight as to appellate issues and process, Mrs. McGuire works closely with the Firm’s litigation teams during the trial court stages to ensure that appellate rights are preserved with a proper and compelling record should an appeal be necessary.

Mrs. McGuire has practiced within many areas of law in addition to appellate practice including health care, medical malpractice, professional liability, governmental and administrative law, and complex commercial litigation.  Mrs. McGuire’s experience in health care law includes managed care, risk management, medical staff/peer review, employment, and medical malpractice litigation.

Community Involvement/Affiliations
  • Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Board of Trustees, 2013
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to present
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Member, 1992 to present
Significant Matters/Cases
  • Rohart v. Phoenix Emergency Med. of Broward, L.L.C., 41 So. 3d 410 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)(PCA); Rohart v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 45 So. 3d 461 (Fla. 2010)(Petition for review dismissed); Rohart v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 131 S. Ct. 1570, 179 L. Ed. 2d 473 (2011)(Petition for writ of certiorari denied).  Successfully defended a large governmental entity in several appeals filed by a former employee claiming tortious interference with a business relationship, denial of due process, and denial of equal protection.
  • Padilla v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 270 F. App’x 966 (11th Cir. 2008).  Successfully defended a large governmental entity in an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, by a former employee claiming discrimination in violation of Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
  • Marmorstein v. Wallach, 993 So. 2d 535 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008)(PCA).  Successfully defended the appeal of an order dismissing a complaint with prejudice which sought to obtain a $1.7 million commission on a purported viatical settlement contract that failed to disclose the amount and method of calculating the commission as required by Florida law.
  • City of Lauderhill v. Rhames, 864 So. 2d 432 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003).  Appealed a judgment against a municipal corporation in a § 1983 action brought by several employees alleging violations of their substantive due process rights as the result of a department wide reorganization that eliminated their supervisory positions.
Awards/Recognitions
  • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Up and Comers”, 2010 to 2012

Practice Areas

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995
  • Providence College, Bachelor of Arts, 1992, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1996
  • New York Bar, 1996
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
  • Supreme Court of United States, 2004