Lisa B. Fountain, Shareholder, is a seasoned civil litigator with experience in litigating complex actions. Ms. Fountain began her career over 25 years ago as a plaintiff’s attorney where her practice included litigating general liability matters, medical negligence actions, personal injury claims, class actions and product liability cases.
Ms. Fountain later served as a hospital and physician defense attorney where she represented physicians, hospitals, and health systems in the defense of medical negligence cases involving wrongful death, profound spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, birth related injuries, medication errors, pharmaceutical products as well as matters involving physician credentialing, peer review and HIPAA issues. Ms. Fountain’s practice has also included administrative and governmental matters with a focus on health care facilities and providers. Following the enactment of federal laws related to patient safety organizations, Ms. Fountain, alongside her father James M. Barclay, served as general counsel to the first patient safety organization to become federally certified in the country.
In 2009, Ms. Fountain expanded her civil litigation practice to include matters involving labor and employment and civil rights litigation. Ms. Fountain represents both public and private employers in the defense of cases involving Title VII (race, sex, religion, color and national origin), whistleblower, sexual harassment, ADEA, ADA, FMLA claims as well as constitution violations.
Ms. Fountain lectures and publishes articles both statewide and nationally on labor and employment issues, civil litigation issues, patient safety organizations, medical records, and other health care related issues. Ms. Fountain earned her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, and her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, cum laude. While in law school, Ms. Fountain served as a law clerk for United States Magistrate Charles R. Wilson, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. She is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Fountain is also a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Tallahassee Women Lawyers.