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Moses R. DeWitt

Moses R DeWitt

Moses DeWitt is a native Floridian and has lived in Central Florida since 1985. After graduating from Winter Park High School, he went on to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to receive his undergraduate degree in Political Science and to Florida State University College of Law to receive his Juris Doctor. Mr. DeWitt is a regular commentator for the News Junkie on Real Radio 104.1. Although Mr. DeWitt has a wide array of legal experience, today he limits his practice primarily to domestic, commercial, personal injury, and real estate litigation. Additionally, Mr. DeWitt handles appellate matters and has prevailed for his clients on numerous appeals. Mr. DeWitt is the author of numerous articles and was an editor of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.

Education
J.D. Degree: Florida State University, College of Law
• Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law (Articles and Notes Editor)
• Business Review Journal (Executive Editor & Articles and Notes Editor)

B.A. Degree: Emory University

Notable Cases
Topel v. Topel, 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 20588 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. Dec. 19, 2014)(alimony awards must be supported by competent, substantial evidence that demonstrates the need for support and the paying spouse’s ability to pay).

Ela v. Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11826 (lawsuit against OCSO for improperly accessing personal information maintained by state agencies alleging violations of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act)

Bacchus v. Bacchus, 108 So. 3d 712 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 2013)(The clear purpose of § 741.30(5)(c), Fla. Stat. is to preserve the status quo pending a final evidentiary hearing. It does not contemplate entry of a series of temporary injunctions in lieu of a full hearing on a permanent injunction.)

Garcia v. Roldan, 2012 Fla. App. LEXIS 10636 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 2012)(Dominican republic divorce was not finalized prior to entry into second marriage, so second marriage is void).

Publications
Florida Court Reverses Dismissal of Takings Claims on Statute of Limitations Grounds, Water Log, Vol. 29, No. 1, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Florida Court Eases Standing Requirement for Development Challenges, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Florida Municipality Subject to Takings Claim for Permit Denial After Applicant Refuses Conditions, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Summer 2009.

Court Grants Standing to File Suit in Light of Flood-Zone Surveyor’s Erroneous Decision, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 4, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Spring 2009.

Appellate Court Finds Operators of Sunken Vessels Fully Liable for Removal Costs, Water Log, Vol. 28, No. 3, Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Winter 2008.

Recognitions
RYSE Magazine: 25 Young Attorneys on the RYSE

Professional Affiliations
The Florida Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association – Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section
• Vice-Chair, PODL Committee, 2008 – 2011
• Vice-Chair, Law Student Board, 2010 – 2011
• Long Range Planning Liaison, 2009 – 2010
• Member, Task Force on Outreach to Law Students, 2010 – 2011
The Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court

DeWitt Law Legal Resources

commercialtransactions-150x150 The Basics: Post Judgement Modification Actions

Once the divorce has been finalized pursuant to a marital settlement agreement or ruling by the trial judge, and a final judgment is entered, the case is over. The issues have been resolved and the divorce is final.

Family at Sunset vector illustration Am I Legally Married, What Are The Consequences If I Am Not?

There are many factors that determine whether a couple is legally married. To protect the privacy of the client, some of the facts in the account below may not coincide with the facts of the actual case, but they serve to illustrate the legal principles and arguments involved.

bigstock-Gavel-With-Book-84805454 Harmless Errors on Appeal: No Reasonable Possibility Test

In November 2014, the Florida Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining whether an error committed at the trial court level in a civil case constitutes a harmless error. This is important because harmless errors do not result in a reversal of a trial court or jury decision. Only harmful errors can result in a reversal.

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