Tonya Willis Pitts
Mrs. Pitts began her legal career with Gulfcoast Legal Services in Sarasota, Florida representing low-income families in consumer rights and housing litigation issues. She also advocated for public housing families for habitable housing and protection of their housing rights.
Mrs. Pitts also practiced workers’ compensation insurance defense for McConnaughhay Duffy Coonrod Pope & Weaver, P.A., one of the largest insurance defense firms in Florida. She later continued practice in insurance defense and employment law with Brown Clark Christopher & DeMay, P.A. While at Brown Clark, Mrs. Pitts conducted extensive legal work in workers’ compensation and successfully appealed the following cases: Allen vs. Term Personnel of Sarasota, Inc., et al., 902 So.2d 794 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005); Wren vs. DMS, Inc., et al., 906 So.2d 1065 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005) She was also an education lecturer for courses on employment and workers’ compensation matters.
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