Michelle Putvin has joined the medical malpractice group of the civil trial defense law firm La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. as an Associate.
Kari K. Jacobson has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Lou La Cava was a guest speaker at a meeting in Orlando, Florida. His presentation was an overview of medical malpractice litigation issues for physicians.
Lou La Cava has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring. The Foundation exists to provide programs and services that are a benefit to others and might not be otherwise provided by local, state or federal entities. Since 2005 Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring has provided more than a million dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer support to over 40 local non-profits serving children and families in need in Pasco and Hillsborough County. Please learn more about the Foundation at fmcfoundationofcaring.org.
Lou La Cava has once again been selected to be included in Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on confidential, exhaustive and rigorous peer-review evaluations by other attorneys.
Lou La Cava was listed by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. According to Florida Trend, all attorneys in good standing with the Florida Bar were asked to nominate who they feel are the best attorneys in the state. The listing represents the top 2% of attorneys in the State of Florida.
For the seventh consecutive year Lou La Cava has been voted by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state are listed as top attorneys in the state by Florida Super Lawyers.
Lou La Cava, Justine Adamski and Barbara Chapman have been selected among The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice Defense 2012 in Florida. The selection is based on peer review and medical malpractice trial performance in the previous 24 months. You can review information regarding this selection at MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.org.
Kari Jacobson and Jonathan Ficarrotta taught a continuing education seminar entitled General Liability, Premises Liability and Auto Claims and Defenses. The seminar included the following topics: update on new/recent case law and statutes in Florida for claims examiners; defense of medical expense claims; and use of biomechanical engineering experts.
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Louis J. La Cava as the “Tampa Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Louis J. La Cava on being selected as the ‘Tampa Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”