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Anita C. Pryor

Biography

Anita Pryor is a partner with Terrell Hogan and has been one of the asbestos trial attorneys since 1990. Before becoming a lawyer, Anita practiced nursing for several years, special­izing in critical care nursing. She served as Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in a large teaching hospital in California, partic­i­pating in research and super­vision of education for critical care nurses. This experience resulted in two publi­ca­tions of her own research in a very presti­gious medical journal. Anita was also an Assistant Professor of Nursing at two univer­sities and voted teacher of the year by graduate students at the Medical University of South Carolina. She maintains her Florida and Texas nursing licenses and has been a featured speaker at many nursing programs. Anita is also an accom­plished trial attorney. She has published in legal journals and argued before the Florida appellate court. She is a recog­nized leader in legal organi­za­tions. Anita’s trial work has led to numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Outside the courtroom, she has also been instru­mental in success­fully negoti­ating multi-million dollar settle­ments for her clients.

With her degrees in law and nursing, Anita serves as a powerful advocate for those who have been wrong­fully injured. She has repre­sented victims of asbestos exposure diagnosed with mesothe­lioma and lung cancer for more than 21 years and has also handled other complex products-related litigation.

Education

Texas Christian University (B.S.N., 1976)
University of Alabama in Birmingham (M.S.N., 1979)
Florida State University (J.D. with Honors, 1988)

Member Of:

The Florida Bar, admitted 1989
Jacksonville Bar Associ­ation
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Associ­ation — President 2008-09, President-Elect 2007-08, Treasurer 2006-07
Florida Justice Associ­ation (Board Member/Women’s Caucus)
American Associ­ation for Justice
Chester Bedell Inn of Court
Sigma Theta Tau

Accomplishments

2011 Bar Register of Preem­inent Women Lawyers
AV” Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Associate Editor, FSU Journal of Law Use & Environ­mental Law, 1987–89
President (1988), FSU Moot Court, 1987–1989
The Order of Barristers, 1989
Book Award, Oil & Gas Law, 1988
Book Award, Criminal Procedure, 1988
Regis­tered Nurse/Florida, Texas
Assistant Professor of Nursing teaching patho­phys­i­ology
Corpus Christi State University k/n/a Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (1983–86)
Medical University of South Carolina (graduate program) (1989–90)
Featured in  Newsweek Magazine 2012 as one of the Leaders in Asbestos Law

Publications

Pryor, A. (2009). Asbestos Victims Are My Business. In R. Sax (Ed.), Reaching The Bar: Stories of Women At All Stages Of Their Law Careers, (pp.157–160). New York: Kaplan Publishing.
Pryor A. & Bailey, G. (1989) Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Associ­ation, 108 S. Ct. 1319 (1988):An Indian Site Specific Religious Claim Again Trips Over Judeo-Christian Stumbling Blocks 5 J. Land Use & Envtl.Law 1, 293 (1989)
Pryor, A. (1984) A Comparison of Blood Cultures Withdrawn from the Arterial Line and by Venipuncture Heart and Lung, 13 (4), 411–415
Pryor, A. (1983) The Intra-Arterial Line: A Site for Obtaining Coagu­lation Studies­Heart and Lung, 12 (6), 586–590.
Leary, P., Pryor, A., & Sweers, K. (1987). Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Use of Deadly For Lawful Self-Defense, Florida Department of State, Division of Licensing, Firearms (pamphlet)
Pryor, A. (1984) Blood Cultures Withdrawn from Arterial Lines. Heart and Lung, 13 (3), 311–312 (Abstract from Poster Presen­tation).
Green, M, Lintz, C., and Pryor, A. (1980). A Study of CPR Knowledge and Skills. In Moore, T., Ramirez, A., and Slayton, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Conference on Citizen CPR. p. 226, Houston, Texas

Reported Cases

General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler Corp., Appel­lants v. Allen George Fuller and Mary Ann Fuller, his wife, Appellees, 705 So.2d 121, 1998 Fla. App. (opinion filed January 30, 1998);
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp, Petitioner v. Bill Parsons, as Circuit Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit and Ronald W. McAllister, as Personal Repre­sen­tative of the Estate of Linda S. McAllister, Respon­dents, 644 So.2d 340; 1994 Fla. App. (filed November 1, 1994).

See also: www.FloridaAsbestos.com