Business, Rules and Laws: Let Us Protect You
This will be a live virtual event offered during SW Regional - Virtual Event
Course Description: Course discussing various and frequent laws and rules impacting the chiropractic profession in Florida. Attendees will learn about the Florida chiropractic scope of practice; the various new laws passed in the 2020 Legislative Session that impacts the profession; differences in a PIP versus mandatory BI auto practice and how the law differs; and the current 2021 Legislative Session and what you might expect.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant
Kimberly Driggers, JD
Kimberly A. Driggers is the owner of Driggers Law, PA, where she represents the Florida Chiropractic Association as its Assistant General Counsel and serves as one of their Lobbyists. For the prior twenty-plus years, Ms. Driggers was in private practice in Orlando and Tallahassee, Florida, initially representing the interests of insurance companies in their defense of injury and insurance claims. After a number of years and for the majority of her practice, she put her insurance knowledge to use in representing medical providers, injured patients, and homeowners in the denial of insurance benefits, litigating insurance claims in courts throughout Florida.
Ms. Driggers is well known in the area of Personal Injury Protection insurance law (No-Fault or PIP insurance) and has authored numerous articles, testifies regularly in the Florida Legislature, and lectures for the Florida Chiropractic Association throughout the State of Florida. She is a longstanding member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.
In August 2019, Ms. Driggers became the first Non-Chiropractor and seventh woman since 1963, to be elected to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession that develops, administers and scores standardized exams for the chiropractic profession.
She received her B.A. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1990. Ms. Driggers attended the Florida State University College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1994.
Paul Lambert, JD
Paul Watson Lambert has represented the Florida Chiropractic Association since 1977 and has been a member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys since 1978 serving as its president since 1985. Mr. Lambert has been in private practice since 1977 limiting his practice to representing health care providers and trade associations.
Mr. Lambert graduated from Florida State University (BA 1968) and was granted a juris doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1971. Mr. Lambert was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1971 and is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Mr. Lambert served as a Florida Assistant Attorney General (1971-74), staff counsel to the Florida Legislature Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (1975), Staff Director to the Florida Senate Select Committee on Property Rights & Land Acquisition (1975-76) and staff counsel to the Florida Senate President’s Office (1977). Mr. Lambert has served as Chairman of the Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, President of the Florida Government Bar Association, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, and served on the Florida Pain Management Commission of the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.
Mr. Lambert has lectured extensively on matters relating to health law, administrative law, personal injury protection and psychology law.
Coretta Anthony-Smith, Esq.
Coretta Anthony-Smith is a native Floridian, born and raised in Naples, Florida. After graduating from high school, Coretta attended Georgetown University where she earned her B.S. in Marketing. Thereafter, she worked in the insurance industry learning the ins-and-outs of the insurance industry and the inner workings of insurance companies. In 1996, Coretta began law school at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she graduated in 1999. After graduating from law school, Coretta worked for two prominent insurance defense firms representing several major insurance carriers. In 2004, Coretta stopped representing insurance companies and changed her focus to representing consumers and individuals in claims against insurance companies.
In 2007, Coretta formed Anthony-Smith Law with only one other employee. The firm has now grown to more than 12 employees. Coretta focuses on representing people against insurance companies in various insurance disputes including but not limited to property damage claims, homeowner’s claims, personal injury protection claims (“PIP”) and wrongful denial of coverage claims. She also represents individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls and victims of nursing home neglect.
Coretta is also licensed to practice law in all counties in the State of Florida, as well as the Federal Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. She also serves on the Florida Bar’s Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee and previously served on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee (2010-2017). Coretta was also a contributing editor on the Tenth and Eleventh Editions of The Florida Bar’s, Florida Automobile Insurance Law, No-Fault Insurance (2018 and 2019).
Coretta also believes in giving back to the community and works on many charitable events. She is currently a board member of Saving Our Sons, an organization dedicated to strengthening male leadership in underprivileged areas. She has also received several awards for her community service and generous sponsorship donations.
Michael Silverman, JD
Prior to joining the firm, I served as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer to a nationally licensed mail order DMEPOS and pharmaceutical provider. I earned a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. I graduated cum laude from both institutions and earned two book awards for academic excellence. While in law school, I interned for the late Senior Federal Judge Ryskamp in the Southern District of Florida.
A lifelong political and public service activist, Jack Hebert is the founder and principal of The Mallard Group., Inc. He has extensive experience in local, state and national politics. For over two decades, Jack has partnered with the Florida Chiropractic Association, assisting in state executive and legislative branch lobbying, issue research, member education and programming development.
- 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
- 2.00 Florida Laws and Rules (FLR) credit