La Cava and Jacobson is very pleased to announce that Jonathon Lynn has joined the firm as a partner and will be working out of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office. Jon has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer defending medical malpractice cases for physicians and hospitals. Jon has tried hundreds of cases and his talents as a trial lawyer have been recognized by many organizations. We are very proud to have Jon as part of the La Cava & Jacobson team.
Brett Gliosca has been given Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent® for his legal ability and professional ethics.
According to Martindale-Hubbell, the AV Preeminent® rating is a significant rating accomplishment–a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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.
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 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.
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 has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator.
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.
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.
Marci L. Strauss has joined La Cava & Jacobson’s Fort Lauderdale office as a partner with 27 years of medical malpractice defense experience.