Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Names Three New Partners

02.20.12

ORLANDO, FL. – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell law firm is pleased to announce three attorneys have been named partner. They are E. Berton Spence in Birmingham, AL., Manu Leila Davidson in Miami, and Steven I. Klein in Orlando, FL. The new partners will also strengthen the firm’s Product Liability defense team, which U.S. News & Word Report recently designated as a "Tier 1" products liability defense firm.

E. Berton Spence brings his years of practice focused on civil litigation including product liability, commercial/banking, class actions, pharmaceutical/medical device, workplace exposure, toxic tort, insurance coverage and bad faith, and general tort issues as well as on representation of lenders and CMBS special servicers regarding problem loans. Spence previously served as chief litigation counsel to one of the top 10 banks in the U.S. He also has an extensive appellate practice and has rendered numerous decisions as an arbitrator in consumer, commercial and construction cases.

Spence earned a juris doctor from The University of Alabama School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from Jacksonville State University.

Manu Leila Davidson practices in the areas of product liability, commercial/business litigation, insurance coverage, appellate, casualty and employment matters in state and federal court. She represents manufacturers of recreational vehicles and industrial equipment in matters involving catastrophic injuries. She also represents corporate clients in a variety of commercial matters including construction, commercial landlord-tenant and breach of contract disputes.

Davidson earned a juris doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Nova Law Review, and a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and International Studies from The University of Miami. She is also a member of the legal team that was named a finalist in the Daily Business Review’s 2011 Most Effective Lawyers awards.

Steven I. Klein defends cases involving breach of warranty, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Florida’s Lemon Law, representing manufacturers of passenger cars and trucks, boats and marine engines, and motor home chassis and components. He also handles arbitrations involving Lemon Law claims and lawsuits involving Magnuson-Moss claims throughout the state of Florida. Klein also represents manufacturers of automobiles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, tires, boats and other watercraft in product liability cases.

Klein earned a juris doctor, with honors, from The University of Florida College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree, with honors, from The University of Florida.

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Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including products liability, commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, insurance, professional liability, health care and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham, Alabama. To learn more about the firm, visit www.rumberger.com.

 
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