Meet the Team

Our Attorneys

Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins provides outstanding legal representation with honesty, stability and professional integrity while maintaining a reputation for compassion and a caring attitude. LMW Attorneys office is located in Port Richey, Florida.

Craig A. Laporte

Personal Injury Attorney

Craig Laporte has been practicing law, principally in the area of personal injury litigation since he graduated third in his class from Stetson University College of Law in 1983. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1975, he spent eight years as a deputy sheriff with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. He is admitted to practice law in all Florida state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Craig Laporte is a local legal counsel to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and statewide general counsel to the Florida Association of State Troopers (FAST), representing law enforcement officers throughout the state in labor disputes with their respective employers.

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Brian T. Mulligan

Criminal Defense Attorney

Brian Mulligan was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Florida, he attended the John Marshall Law School and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1996. He spent several years prosecuting misdemeanor and felony charges while working for the State Attorney’s office in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

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Frances Werner-Watkins

Frances Werner-Watkins is a welcomed addition to the firm of Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A. She comes from a family that has been and is still engaged in the building of Pasco County from its inception. Her family is one of Florida’s Pioneer families recognized by the State of Florida for being here for over 100 years. Her ancestry includes a long line of politicians, builders, developers and policy makers for the community.

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Brendan Gorman

We are pleased to welcome Brendan Gorman to the firm. Brendan is a graduate of Saint Leo University and graduated in the top 10% of his class at Barry University School of Law. Brendan is interested in giving back to the community and has an abiding desire to help people.

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Peter A. Proly

In Loving Memory (1946 – 2013)

In November 1967, during his senior year at St. John’s University, Pete Proly knew that he had to fulfill his military obligation during the Vietnam era before he could consider post-graduate studies. While applying for Officer Candidate School in the U.S. Navy he learned that the Navy was initiating a law program to recruit 80 law students to enter the Judge Advocate General’s Corps after admission to a Bar.

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Our Staff

Robin Libes
Legal Assistant

Robin has been with the law firm since 2003 in Port Richey, Florida and is a Personal Injury Legal Assistant working with Craig Laporte. She deals with injured clients from the moment they walk in our door until their case is concluded. She is an outstanding people person. She is a volunteer in her church and fosters dachshunds in her home.

Kimberly Ashton
Legal Assistant

Kimberly works with Brian Mulligan and Frances Werner-Watkins handling criminal cases, setting client’s appointments, scheduling court dates, and making sure our clients are where they need to be on court days. She has 20 years of experience in the criminal arena, serving 15 years as a supervisor in the State Attorney’s Office. She serves as a Board member for the Greater Hudson Little Leagues and has served in similar capacities for many other youth sports leagues.

Kristin Wainwright
Client Service Representative

Kristin is likely to be the first person you will speak with on the phone or meet at our front desk. She joined LMW Attorneys in 2013 after having worked for another local law firm. In her spare time Kristin enjoys reading biographies and memoirs. She is looking forward to being involved in more community and charitable organizations.

Aileen Valencia
Litigation Paralegal

Aileen joined LMW in 2013 as a recent graduate of the Pasco Hernando Community College paralegal program. She handles civil litigation from start to finish. Aileen moved to Pasco County from Germany in 2007 and speaks four languages, English, German, French and Spanish. She and her husband rescue cats and help them find new homes. Aileen enjoys walking and baking, and is looking forward to becoming more involved in her new community.

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