Hospital Vicarious Liability

Today, there are almost as many billboards for hospitals as there are for attorneys. These facilities, especially in metropolitan areas, compete to attract not only patients, but also quality physicians. It has become common for hospitals to contract with physicians and physician groups to provide exclusive in-house medical care and treatment. It is also common […]


The statute of limitations period in medical negligence cases is more flexible than most other areas of Florida law. The standard time frame in which to file a medical negligence action is two years from the date of the incident.1 And it is usually wise to calculate the statute of limitations periods using this strict time […]

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

As Paul Knopf Bigger continues to grow, our opportunities to give back to our communities do as well. We recognize the importance of our relationship to our local communities and provide our attorneys, staff, and their families with opportunities to work together to benefit charitable organizations in our hometowns. In addition to Paul Knopf Bigger’s […]


After a two-week trial, Paul Knopf Bigger partner Brent Bigger won a $19.5 million verdict and prevailed over the nationally-recognized trial team from Jones Day who represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Our clients, Rosemarie Graffeo and Lisa Ann Brown (Graffeo), lost their devoted husband and father, Frank, in 1995 after a lengthy battle with squamous […]

Florida Appeals Court

For those of us who have chosen to devote our lives to protecting normal, everyday Americans from the people who would lie, cheat, and harm them, a noticeable trend is re-emerging in the law that places responsibilities on a buyer to actively investigate and attempt to uncover the fraud of a seller in order to […]

Outreach Program

In addition to providing excellent legal services to our clients and financial support to various causes, Paul Knopf Bigger is committed to charitable and community service. We make every effort to identify and facilitate opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our community, especially those who face some serious societal challenges. We believe […]

Wyndham Resort

Recently, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida imposed sanctions on Wyndham Vacation Resorts in the continuing case of Yaeger and Brouwer versus Wyndham.  These sanctions include orders for searching email databases, hard drives, sharepoint databases, and other shared databases and producing emails and other documents relevant to the case within a clearly specified time; […]

David Paul with American Board Trial Lawyers

Paul Knopf Bigger Partner David Paul with Chair of ACTL Florida State Committee Francis McDonald, Jr. and fellow ACTL Inductees from Florida, Celeste Higgins, Curtis Miner, and Douglas Duncan. Orlando trial attorney David Paul has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North […]