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Jeffrey Goodis Makes Top 100 Lawyers in Florida

Jeffrey M. GoodisJeffrey Goodis was named in the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.

The Florida lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers Top Lists.

Lou La Cava Wins Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year Award From The Florida Board of Trial Advocates

Louis J. La CavaLouis La Cava’s wins prestigious Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year award. Lou La Cava was nominated by the Tampa Chapter of the Florida Board of Trial Advocates for the FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the year award. Each of the 11 local chapters in Florida presented a nominee for the award. The award was to be presented at the FLABOTA annual meeting in Orlando in July but unfortunately that meeting was cancelled as a result of COVID 19. The award will now be presented during the FLABOTA meeting on October 23rd and 24th in St. Augustine, Florida. Each FLABOTA member is also a member of ABOTA the national organization as well as their local chapter.

FLABOTA is unique in that its membership is divided evenly between plaintiff and defense civil trial lawyers. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and includes many of the finest civil trial lawyers in the United States. Members are selected by their peers and exemplify the highest professional and ethical conduct. Lou La Cava has the ranking of Diplomate with ABOTA which is the highest ranking that can be achieved. A Diplomate shall have at least twelve (12) years of active experience as a trial lawyer and as a member of the Bar of the state, province, district or territory in which he or she practices, shall have held the rank of Advocate for a minimum of three (3) years and shall have tried a minimum of one hundred (100) civil jury trials to a jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel.

Brett P. Gliosca Selected For Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Editorial Advisory Board

Brett P. Gliosca

Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2020 Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.

Brett P. Gliosca has been selected to be a participant on this year’s Law360’s 2020 Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Editorial Advisory Boards. He has served on the Board since 2019.

Brett Gliosca represents physicians, nurses, hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the state of Florida in catastrophic medical malpractice claims. He began his career representing one of the nation’s largest public hospital and nursing home facilities.

Presentation on Medical Errors Presented by Lou La Cava

Louis J. La CavaLou La Cava was a speaker at Ocala Regional Medical Center’s and The Marion County Medical Society’s CME on Medical Errors. The presentation included information on the types of medical errors that are likely to lead to litigation, how to avoid them and other topics covering medical malpractice litigation in Florida. Physicians who attended this presentation obtained obtained two hours of continuing medical education.

Lou La Cava spoke at Obstetric and Gynecology Grand Rounds

Louis J. La CavaLou La Cava spoke at Obstetric and Gynecology Grand Rounds on the topic, Avoiding Litigation, Is it Possible. The audience included attending physicians, residents and medical students. The presentation included information on medical malpractice litigation, Florida medical malpractice law, patient care and how medical errors can be avoided.

Lou La Cava Presents at Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Louis J. La CavaLou La Cava spoke at Neurosurgery Grand Rounds on the topic, Avoiding Litigation, Is It possible? The audience included attending physicians, residents and medical students. The presentation included information on medical malpractice litigation, Florida medical malpractice law, patient care and how medical errors can be avoided.

America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

Louis J. La Cava Selected For America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®

America's Top 100 Civil Defense LitigatorsAnnouncing the selection of Louis J. La Cava among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of litigators in the community.

Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations

Juanita Serrano Presents at the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations Seminar

Juanita SerranoParalegal Juanita Serrano presented at the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations Annual Seminar May 18th on The Trial Paralegal Preparation of Exhibits and Electronic Trial Notebooks.

Juanita also joined the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. and obtained their national certification AACP (American Alliance Certified Paralegal).

Avoiding Litigation Presentation at Tampa General Hospital

David S. NelsonDavid S. Nelson presented “Avoiding Litigation” to the Department of Surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

La Cava & Jacobson Support Daniel Plasencia, M.D. and the Complex Clinic

I would like to thank all of our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to give back to the community. The Daniel J. Plasencia, M.D. Children’s Chronic Complex Clinic coordinates care for children with complex medical issues including premature birth, cancer, blood diseases, congenital disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, heart disease and autism. These children may have developmental delays in cognitive, motor and speech skills. It acts as a central “medical home” for chronic complex children and facilitates care among all medical specialists. The Clinic can also provide for the psychosocial needs of these children and family support. Being able to provide one of the exam rooms at this wonderful facility is truly an honor. We could not do it without the hard work of our employees and the trust and support of our clients.

Thank you!

Louis J. La Cava