Elizabeth Collins Plummer is a partner in the Orlando office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. She is an experienced trial lawyer and practices in diverse types of civil litigation with a focus in the areas of insurance defense, concentrating on matters pertaining to personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, legal malpractice defense, employment-related claims including employment discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, and civil rights violations.   

Since 2006, Ms. Plummer serves as an approved instructor of continuing education, certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services.  Throughout her years of practice, Ms. Plummer has represented major insurance carriers in all aspects of their claims – from inception through completion and appeal – handling document-intensive investigation and extensive discovery aspects while consistently working with claims specialists to develop and implement successful litigation, settlement, and trial strategies in cases involving high-dollar values, emotionally charged issues, and heightened confidentiality concerns.

Prior to joining QPWB, Ms. Plummer worked with several well-established insurance defense law firms where she represented major national property and casualty insurance carriers and handled myriad of matters for corporate and private clients, including hospitals, in all of her areas of practice. She has also represented plaintiffs and defendants while working at a Gainesville law firm, where in addition to her insurance defense practice, she also focused on matters pertaining to children’s rights and contested guardianships.  Ms. Plummer commenced private practice in 2000 as an associate with a Gainesville, Florida law firm where she practiced for ten years focusing on medical malpractice, employment and housing discrimination, coverage and contract analyses, and other insurance defense cases and civil litigation appeals.  While in Gainesville, she served as both the President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Young Lawyers Division and President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Ms. Plummer received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law in May 2000 and Bachelor of Science, with honors, from the University of Florida in May 1995, graduating with a major in advertising.

Ms. Plummer is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.  

Select Published Court Opinions and Jury Verdicts

Winslow v. School Bd. of Alachua County, 48 So. 3d 81 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

McCloud v. Fortune, 510 F. Supp. 2d 649 (N.D. Fla. 2007)

Hernando County School Board v. Nazar, 920 So. 2d 794 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)

Robertson v. Hecksel, 420 F.3d 1254 (11th Cir. 2005)

Zachem v. Paradigm Properties Management Team, Inc., 867 So. 2d 1263 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)

Rosier v. North Florida Regional Medical Center, Inc., 06 FJVR 4-5 (June 2005)

Published Works and Presentations

  • Speaker, Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Florida Liability Claims Conference (FLCC), Using Advanced Technology to Position a Case for Settlement (June 2018)
  • “All or Nothing” Proposals for Settlement: The First and Second Districts Certify Conflict, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2009
  • Speaker, Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Florida Liability Claims Conference (FLCC), Recent Developments in Florida Case Law (May 2009)

Leadership and Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) (Member 2013 – Present)

          – Associate Editor of The Briefs (2013-2015)
          – Law Week Committee (2013 – present), Co-Chair (2013) and Secretary (2014)

– Appellate Practice Committee (2015 – Present)

  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA (2018 – Present); Guardian ad Litem, Legal Aid Society of the OCBA (2015 – Present)
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL)(Member 2013 – Present)
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (EJCBA) (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, & Union Counties)

         – President (March 2010-May 2011)
         – President, Young Lawyers Division (2004)
      – Executive Board Member (2006-present) and Member (2000-2012), served on Long-Range Planning, Professionalism, Community Service, Advertising, and Website Committees
         – Clara Gehan Florida Association for Women Lawyers (8FAWL)(Member 2000-2012)

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bench and Bar Committee (March 2010-May 2011)
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court, Barrister; National Inn of Court Liaison (2008-2011); Board Member and Group Chair (2007-2011)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) (2007-Present)

         – Chair of the Editorial Board for the Trial Advocate Quarterly (TAQ) (2008- 2010);
         – Editorial Board Member (2012- present)

  • Approved Continuing Education Instructor, Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services (June 2006-present)
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers and Appellate Practice and Advocacy Sections
  • Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL)(2009-2012)
  • Distinguished™ rating in Litigation, Personal Injury, and Appellate Practice by Martindale Hubbell®


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