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The Florida Bar

Nita Serrano Appointed to the Thirteenth Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committee

Juanita SerranoThe Supreme Court of Florida recently approved the appointment of Juanita Serrano to the 13th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee “A”. The Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committees (UPL), are involved with complaints alleging that an individual is practicing law without a license and are investigated by one of 31 local circuit committees composed of lawyers and nonlawyers.

Jacksonville University

Kathryn Adams Presents to Graduate Nursing Students at Jacksonville University

Kathryn A. AdamsOn Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Kathryn A. Adams, an associate at the Jacksonville office of La Cava Jacobson and Goodis, P.A. gave a presentation at Jacksonville University to the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Students in their Role Transition Course.  The presentation, titled “Medical Malpractice for Nurse Practitioners”, introduced the graduate students to Florida’s litigious climate and focused on things they could do each day to prevent or prepare for any unwanted litigation.  Topics covered included staying within the Nurse Practitioner’s Practice Act and ensuring they follow and understand the ARNP Protocol established by their supervising physician.  Ms. Adams was honored to speak to these future ARNPs at Jacksonville University and looks forward to returning again.

International Society of Barristers

Lou La Cava Accepted Into the International Society of Barristers

Louis J. La CavaCongratulations to Lou La Cava, on being inducted as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. The organization was formed to recognize each era’s best advocates and to have them join to support the retention of trial by jury, professionalism, and ethics. Membership is by invitation only which is proceeded by a rigorous screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges.

International Society of Barristers

Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Brett P. Gliosca & Mark R. Messerschmidt

Brett P. GlioscaBrett P. Gliosca recognized by Best Lawyers® in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.


Mark MesserschmidtMark R. Messerschmidt was awarded recognition on the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch list. Recognition by Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.

Jeffrey Goodis Recognized in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2021

Jeffrey M. GoodisLa Cava Jacobson & Goodis is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Goodis has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.

Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida Legal Elite. The Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - Naples

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Naples

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - NaplesTo serve our clients better we are pleased to announce that the Naples office for La Cava Jacobson & Goodis has expanded into new space at:

9150 Galleria Court, Suite 100
Naples, FL 34109

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The American College of Trial Lawyers

Jonathon Lynn Inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

Jonathon P. LynnWe congratulate Jonathon Lynn for being inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College of Trial Lawyers is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - Jacksonville

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Jacksonville

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - JacksonvilleWe are pleased to announce the opening of our new Jacksonville office to better serve all of our clients in Northern Florida! We welcome lawyers Jenifer S. Worley, Kathryn A. Adams, Lauren Williams and Taylor A. Morgan.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

Jonathan Ficarrotta Becomes Shareholder

Jonathan FicarrottaLaCava Jacobson Goodis are pleased to announce Jonathan Ficarrotta has become a shareholder. Mr. Ficarrotta has almost 20 years experience in handling premises liability, general liability and trucking claims.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

Tia Jones becomes Partner

Tia J. JonesTia Jones has become a partner. Ms Jones’ Practice is dedicated to premises liability, general liability and negligent security claims.