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Skillfully Resolving Complex Challenges

WhiteBird, PLLC was built around the principle of delivering top-quality legal representation that exceeds our client’s expectations. With a client-focused philosophy and a results-driven approach, we work side-by-side with our clients to help them navigate complex challenges to reach their personal and professional goals. Backed by decades of experience, diverse skill sets, and deep knowledge of the law, WhiteBird strives to give each client the attention and advice necessary to overcome challenges as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. We’re more than just your lawyer—working with us means that you have a partner on your side focused on your success and with your best interests in mind.

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A Smaller Firm With Deep Experience

WhiteBird is a boutique-sized law firm with large law firm knowledge and skill sets. Our size gives our clients the unique advantage of often speaking and interacting with the attorney that was initially hired, as opposed to a team of attorneys who do not know or understand your legal needs. WhiteBird’s attorneys are some of the best in their field. We look forward to using our experience to assist you with your legal needs.

Relationships Matter

Our hope is that each representation will become a long-term relationship. As a result, we help you manage today’s issues while keeping an eye on the horizon. We provide value-added representation, helping you move forward into the future with confidence.

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SPECTRUM OF SOPHISTICATED LEGAL MATTERS

Our Core Services

Appellate
Aviation Law
Business Litigation
Construction
Corporate Law
Estate & Trust Litigation
Estate Planning & Probate
Family Law & Divorce
Guardianship
Health Care
Land Use
Litigation
Local Government Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate
Tax Law
Adam M. Bird
Amanda G. Smith
Bradley F. White
Sean A. Mickley
Clifford R. Repperger Jr
Dale A. Dettmer
Grant H. Haas
Greg P. Durham Sr
John R. Kancilia
Joseph F. Messina
Lesley-Anne M. Marks
Paul R. Berg
Ryan D. O’Connor
Theodore L. Shinkle
Tiffany M. Decossaux
our team

Adam M. Bird

Partner

Adam M. Bird is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. He was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida, where he attended high school at Florida Air Academy. After graduating first in his class in 2001, Adam was awarded the National Merit Scholarship and was accepted into the Honors Program at the University of Florida. Adam studied in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and graduated…

Amanda G. Smith

Partner

Amanda G. Smith is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC, practicing in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate administration, and guardianship. Amanda helps individuals and families achieve their estate planning objectives through proper planning. For many of her clients, this includes preparing wills, health care proxies, durable general powers of attorney, and trusts tailored to her clients’ various needs. Amanda’s goal is always to…

Bradley F. White

Partner

Brad F. White is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. He is both an attorney and a CPA and his knowledge of finance, accounting and tax helps him better serve his clients and their business interests. Brad’s practice areas include corporate, taxation, real estate, banking and finance, health care and regulated products. Brad has significant practice experience representing clients involved in complex business transactions, including mergers,…

Sean A. Mickley

Partner

Sean A. Mickley is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. He is board-certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law and represents all players in construction and real estate disputes through each stage, including state and federal court litigation, arbitration, dispute review boards, and administrative hearings. Over the course of his career, Sean has represented owners, developers, contractors, designers, and subcontractors across various markets, including commercial…

Clifford R. Repperger Jr

Partner

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Dale A. Dettmer

Partner

Dale A. Dettmer is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. He concentrates his practice in business law, estate planning, and real property law. Dale is board-certified in Taxation by the Florida Bar Board and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can achieve, recognizing excellence in legal ability and ethics. As an active member of the legal community, Dale has held many leadership positions,…

Grant H. Haas

Attorney

Grant H. Haas is an Attorney at WhiteBird, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on corporate law, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate concerns. He works with businesses of all sizes, representing them through the life cycle of their enterprise. As a Florida native, Grant is proud to be a graduate of two of the largest universities in the state. He studied finance…

Greg P. Durham Sr

Partner

Gregory “Greg” P. Durham, Sr., is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. A civil trial lawyer, Greg focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation. He has significant experience with first-party and third-party claims on behalf of insurance company clients throughout Florida. Greg defends claims for premises liability, breach of contract, automobile and personal injury negligence, medical malpractice, and declaratory action disputes. His experience also includes the…

John R. Kancilia

Partner

John R. Kancilia is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC, and practices in health care, corporate law, tax planning, and wealth transfer. John assists clients in health care and other industries in complex organizational matters, transactions, and compliance issues with health care fraud and abuse laws. He is board-certified by the Florida Bar in Health Law and was board-certified in Tax Law from 2012-2022, signifying his…

Joseph F. Messina

Partner

Joseph “Joe” Messina is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC, practicing aviation law. Joe has an extensive history in the aviation industry, including serving as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Team for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport. He also served as the airport’s Integrity Officer and the Right to Know Officer. In…

Lesley-Anne M. Marks

Partner

Lesley-Anne Marks is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. She concentrates her practice on appellate law and family law matters. For Lesley-Anne, her practice is not just a vocation but a calling. Her compassionate approach to problem-solving has made her a respected leader in the legal community. Early in her career, Lesley-Anne had the privilege of working closely with retired Judge Kerry I. Evander of the…

Paul R. Berg

Partner

Paul Berg focuses his practice on civil litigation, serious personal injury, product liability, complex business disputes, construction claims, and wrongful death. A lifelong resident of Florida, Paul is board-certified as a specialist by The Florida Bar in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial Law. Paul maintains an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.…

Ryan D. O’Connor

Partner

Ryan D. O’Connor is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. His practice includes litigation involving business transactions, real estate matters, construction disputes, and probate issues. With a wealth of experience as a civil litigator, Ryan is dedicated to guiding his clients through every facet of the litigation process. One of the distinguishing aspects of Ryan’s legal career is his extensive background in appellate matters. Early in…

Theodore L. Shinkle

Partner

Theodore “Ted” L. Shinkle is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC, and an experienced trial attorney focusing his practice on maritime law, personal injury, and employment discrimination defense. He is board-certified by the Florida Bar in Admiralty and Maritime Law, signifying his expertise and proficiency in his legal practice. During his career, Ted has represented ship owners, cruise lines, dredging companies, yacht owners, small boat owners,…

Tiffany M. Decossaux

Partner

Tiffany M. Decossaux is a Partner at WhiteBird, PLLC. Her areas of practice include estate and trust litigation and guardianship litigation. She routinely represents guardians, trustees, beneficiaries, and other fiduciaries in contested matters. In addition to advocating for her clients, Tiffany is certified as a Florida Supreme Court circuit civil mediator. Prior to entering private practice, Tiffany worked as a clerk for the Honorable Brian…

What Makes Us Unique

Client-Focused

Many firms will say that the client comes first, but at WhiteBird, PLLC, it’s the foundation of our firm. Everything we have built has been to find a way to better serve those who place their trust in us.

Results-Driven

We best serve our clients by first understanding the results our clients need and then formulating a legal strategy focused on achieving those results. This allows us to stay on target and provide economical and effective representation. Achieving the results our clients need drives us to do what we do.

Details Matter

Details often make the difference between success and failure. Our clients rely on us to pay attention to the details, spot the ones others miss, and understand the role those details play in their overall goals. We dig deep into the nuances of your case to identify every strength and weakness and find the best way forward.

Deliberate And Intentional

Mountains aren’t climbed without careful planning and preparation. We don’t just react to circumstances. We develop carefully tailored solutions that are carefully thought through at every step. We work closely with our clients to formulate a strategy focused on helping them get to the top.