Firm News

Juanita Serrano Named President of National Federation of Paralegal Associations

La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. is proud to announce that paralegal Juanita (Nita) Serrano, RP® was recently elected President of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. and will serve a two year term.

NFPA is a professional, non-profit organization comprised of state, local, military and foreign paralegal associations, which represents paralegals around the world.

Speakers at Emergency Medical Associates of Tampa Bay’s 2018 Physician Retreat

Lou La Cava, Brett Gliosca and Iva Valtcheva were guest speakers at Emergency Medical Associates of Tampa Bay’s 2018 physician retreat. They updated the physicians regarding current medical malpractice litigation issues and also spoke on patient safety in the emergency room setting. Emergency Medical Associates of Tampa Bay are excellent providers of emergency medicine professional staffing to St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital – North, and St. Joseph’s – South.

Shari D. Smith Accepted Into The Voluntary Bar Leadership Grant Subcommittee

Shari D. SmithShari D. Smith was recently accepted into the “Voluntary Bar Leadership Grant Subcommittee” for the Florida Bar. The voluntary bar association grant program supports initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Florida through financial support of conferences, seminars, summits and symposia planned and hosted by local and specialty bar associations.

Lou La Cava Named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

We are pleased to congratulate Lou La Cava for being named by Best Lawyers® as 2019 Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants for his expertise in this field. Lou has received the honor of being Best Lawyers “lawyer of the year” in two out of the last 3 years. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer review survey of confidential evaluations by other top attorneys. Only one lawyer in each region can receive the lawyer of the year honor in any specific practice area.

Kari K. Jacobson Mediator Certified By Supreme Court of Florida

Kari K. JacobsonKari K. Jacobson has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator.

Florida Sheriffs Association Lifetime Honorary Membership Presented To Kari K. Jacobson

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches President Bill Frye and FSYR Board Chair Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper present Kari K. Jacobson with Lifetime Honorary Membership in the Florida Sheriffs Association due to her generosity and commitment to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

Wills for Heroes Event

Paralegal Juanita Serrano attended the Hillsborough County Bar Association event “Wills for Heroes”. TBPA paralegals have partnered with the Hillsborough County Bar Association, in conjunction with the national Wills for Heroes Foundation, to ensure the success of the Wills for Heroes program for Hillsborough County, Florida.

The Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to Hillsborough County’s first responders and their spouses or domestic partners, including wills, health care advance directives and durable powers of attorney.


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Marci L. Strauss Joins La Cava & Jacobson

Marci L. StraussMarci L. Strauss has joined La Cava & Jacobson’s Fort Lauderdale office as a partner with 27 years of medical malpractice defense experience.

Premises Liability Presentation at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Jonathan Ficarrotta, hosted a Premises Liability Presentation at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Paralegal Certification Conference

Juanita Serrano, RP organized and managed the annual Paralegal Certification Conference.  She also spoke on preparing for the exams during NFPA’s Annual Joint Conference in New York.

Joint conference includes 3 conferences for our members and focuses on leadership training, certification and paralegal regulation.