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7 La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

7 La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

The Best Lawyers in America®Tampa, FL, United States, July 31, 2023 — La Cava Jacobson & Goodis is pleased to announce that 7 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers has ensured the integrity and esteem of our legal recognitions,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide potential clients with the pinnacle measurement of credibility through our Best Lawyers awards as they search for counsel.”

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Erin M. Diaz – Litigation – Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Jeffrey M. Goodis – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Kari K. Jacobson – Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Louis J. La Cava – “Lawyer of the Year” Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Jonathon P. Lynn – “Lawyer of the Year” Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David S. Nelson – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Thomas Saieva – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Tia J. Jones – “Ones To Watch”
  • Mark R. Messerschmidt – “Ones To Watch”

About La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis, an AV Preeminent-rated Florida Insurance Defense Firm, handles litigation and appeals in all Florida state and federal courts. With over 40 attorneys across 7 offices, we serve clients throughout the State of Florida. The attorneys of La Cava Jacobson & Goodis are committed to providing exceptional legal services, and they have the experience, resources, credentials, and credibility necessary to assist their clients in achieving their desired results.

Lou La Cava Has Completed Florida Supreme Court Arbitration Training and Is Now A Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Lou La Cava Has Completed Florida Supreme Court Arbitration Training and Is Now A Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Louis J. La Cava Lou La Cava has earned the distinction of qualifying as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. This certification allows him to offer arbitration services throughout the State of Florida. He has successfully completed the training requirements of Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training Program and meets the qualifications set forth on rule 11.010, Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Arbitrators, as a designated “Supreme Court of Florida Qualified Arbitrator.”

Congratulations to Courtnee Reid for Being Selected by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Courtnee Reid for Being Selected by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Courtnee C. ReidLa Cava Jacobson & Goodis Associate Courtnee C. Reid has been named to The National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40. The list recognizes 40 African American attorneys from each state who are under the age of 40 and have an outstanding reputation among their peers, the judiciary, and the public.

The National Black Lawyers is an invitation-only professional development and networking association comprised of the top African American attorneys from across the country. The National Black Lawyers was created to celebrate legal excellence by promoting attorneys as subject-matter experts, developing a strong national network of top African American attorneys, and facilitating the exchange of timely information to enable their members to maintain their status as leaders.

The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40

Honoring our Nation's Heroes on Memorial Day

Honoring our Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

Honoring our Nation's Heroes on Memorial DayThis Memorial Day, La Cava Jacobson & Goodis are thankful for those who gave their lives while serving. And we’re thinking of those who have lost someone they love. Thank you for your sacrifice, and we wish you a Happy Memorial Day.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Sponsors the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Annual Seminar

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Sponsors the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Annual Seminar

This year La Cava Jacobson & Goodis sponsored the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Annual Seminar in downtown Tampa. Thomas Saieva, spoke at the seminar on the topic of Technology for the Modern Attorney/Law Firm. Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. is the local voice and the standard for excellence for the paralegal profession through its work on the issues of regulation, ethics, and education.

Happy Holiday from La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

Happy Holiday from La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis want to wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year.

Happy Holiday from La Cava Jacobson & Goodis

Congratulations to Mark Messerschmidt and Amanda Smith, on Making Partner!

Congratulations to Mark Messerschmidt and Amanda Smith, on Making Partner!

Amanda SmithMark MesserschmidtLa Cava Jacobson & Goodis is proud to announce Mark Messerschmidt and Amanda Smith as the firm’s newest partners.

Mark Messerschmidt practice is primarily focused on defending healthcare professionals, such as doctors, hospitals and other healthcare-related entities and providers.

Amanda Smith practice areas include medical malpractice, general liability, premises liability and automobile liability.

Jenifer Worley Elected to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Jenifer Worley Elected to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Jenifer S. WorleyJenifer Worley has been elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is a professional trade association of vetted and premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives dedicated to leading the profession by advancing the principles of integrity, professionalism, fair civil justice, and intellectual capital.

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!Wishing you hope, joy, peace, good health, favor, and love on this Thanksgiving Day. Good food that fills your table, good health as you work hard, and good times with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving from La Cava Jacobson & Goodis.

Thank You Veterans

On this Veterans Day, La Cava Jacobson & Goodis wants to remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. We thank each of you among us who have served, and those who are currently serving as well. Thank you for always protecting the country and the people.