Courtney Engelke focuses her practice on qui tam cases for corporate and government whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act SEC whistleblower claims, IRS whistleblower claims, and whistleblower retaliation litigation. Courtney also represents plaintiffs in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, and product liability cases.
Prior to joining Pope McGlamry in June 2016, Courtney worked at Colson Hicks Eidson, a Plaintiff’s firm in Coral Gables, Florida for six years where she represented clients in personal injury, medical negligence, products liability, premises liability, and commercial litigation. Courtney has successfully litigated and tried several cases throughout Florida, including a $4.5 million jury verdict for a hotel developer in a commercial matter where she was second-chair. Most notably, in her first trial as first-chair, Courtney secured an $11.4 million jury verdict for her clients who were catastrophically injured as a result of the defendant driver’s drag racing.
Courtney graduated cum laude from Elon University in North Carolina before she earned a Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law. While in law school, Courtney served as an Articles Editor for the Florida International University Law Review, and interned for the Honorable John J. O’Sullivan, Federal Magistrate, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. She also received the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Outstanding Student Award, the Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Law, Award and the Pretrial Advocacy Book Award.
Courtney served on the Board of Directors for the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) for three years, and is on the National Parkinson Foundation Moving Day Committee. Courtney is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Tax Payers Against Fraud Education fund.