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Thomas Saieva and Lesley A. Stine have joined La Cava & Jacobson, P.A.

Thomas SaievaMr. Saieva specializes in the defense of hospital and professional liability cases. He has defended hospitals and professionals including physicians of all specialties, dentists, nurses and attorneys in numerous jury trials.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1976 and has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice since 1984.

Lesley A. StineMrs. Stine’s practice has been focused on the representation of physicians, nurses, dentists and hospitals in medical malpractice actions. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

America’s Top 100 Attorneys

America’s Top 100 Attorneys® Lifetime Achievement Selection For Louis J. La Cava

America’s Top 100 AttorneysAnnouncing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Louis J. La Cava among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, 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 attorneys in the community.

Jason Azzarone Lectured for Continuing Legal Education

Jason Azzarone lectured at a continuing legal education seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit” in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Azzarone spoke on two topics: The “Big Six” Admissibility Questions; and Witness Testimony and Reports.

Kari Jacobson Speaks at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Kari K. Jacobson, Esquire spoke at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference on February 23, 2017 in Grapevine, Texas.  During the conference Kari presented “Just Keep Swimming – While Avoiding RWIs” – Avoiding Recreational Water Illnesses.

Nita Serrano Elected Vice President And Director Of Certification For The National Federation of Paralegal Association

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS (NFPA®) ANNOUNCES FLORIDA PARALEGAL, NITA SERRANO, RP®, ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION

Oakbrook Terrace, IL — The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) is pleased to announce that Nita Serrano, RP® has been elected to the position of Vice President and Director of Certification for the 2016—2018 term.

Nita Serrano, RP®, is a litigation Paralegal with the Tampa law firm of LaCava & Jacobson P.A. in their general casualty department handling all aspects of cases from case inception through trial preparation and participation.  Nita has been a paralegal for over 20 years, four of those years as a freelance paralegal.  Nita specializes in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice, personal injury, nursing home and general negligence.  She has also worked in the areas of criminal and family law.

Nita earned her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Florida Metropolitan University, and her designation as a PACE Registered Paralegal (RP®) from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations in March, 2007.

Nita has been a member of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. (TBPA) and has served as a Second Vice President, President Elect; President; Board Advisor; and Director.  Nita has also been a member of the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (“FAPA”) since 2013 and was FAPA President.

Nita has been a volunteer with Wills for Heroes, Dress for Success and PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough for several years.  Nita is also a Guardian ad Litem for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa, FL.

The Vice President and Director of Paralegal Certification will assist the President in leading NFPA and the paralegal profession by overseeing and managing the administration of the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE), the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam (PCC Exam) and the PACE Standards Committee, by addressing issues related to paralegal certification and by being the main spokesperson regarding paralegal certification.

NFPA is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 8,000 paralegals and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.  NFPA’s Core Purpose is the advancement of the paralegal profession.  NFPA promotes a global presence for the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community.

Kari K. Jacobson elected to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Kari K. Jacobson has been elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.  The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction.  FDCC Membership is limited, selective, and by nomination only.

 

 

Jason Azzarone Lectured For Continuing Legal Education

December 6 & 9, 2016

Jason Azzarone taught a continuing legal education seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “How To Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)” in Ft. Myers and Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Azzarone spoke on three topics:  Establishing Authenticity and Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: the Unsurmountable Challenge; Using Expert Witnesses to Get Your Evidence in (and Keep Theirs Out); and Real-World Examples, Handy How-to’s and Sample Screen Shots.

Louis J. La Cava Named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Tampa Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

Lou La Cava has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

Congratulations to Louis J. La Cava on being named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Tampa Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”.

Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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Louis La Cava has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Louis La Cava has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its 3,500 members. Lawyers, are vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service in order to be considered for membership in this organization.

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Louis La Cava was elected to the Board of Directors of The Friends of Weedon Island

Louis La Cava was elected to the Board of Directors of The Friends of Weedon Island. The Friends of Weedon Island exists to provide advancement of environmental preservation, education, and any other related or corresponding charitable purpose by the distribution of its funds for such purposes; and to engage in the preservation and protection of Weedon Island Preserve and in the education of the general public regarding the unique environmental and historical aspect of the preserve.