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Congratulations on Your Admission to the Practice of Law

Congratulations on Your Admission to the Practice of Law

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis would like to congratulate our law clerks, Kevin Heckman, Taylor Kinmon and Dylan Farrow on passing the Florida Bar exam. We applaud their outstanding achievements and welcome them as our newest Associates.

Jeffrey M. Goodis Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for Medical Malpractice Law

Jeffrey M. Goodis Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for Medical Malpractice Law

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, St. Petersburg (2023)Congratulations to Jeffrey M. Goodis for being named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, St. Petersburg (2023). The Lawyer of the Year distinction is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for each specialty and location.

Best Lawyers in America® 2023

Eight La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

The Best Lawyers in America®Best Lawyers® announces the release of the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™, which honor and celebrate the professional accomplishments of the top legal talent in the country who were selected by their peers through
Best Lawyers’ purely peer-review selection process.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis would like to congratulate the following lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:


Louis J. La CavaLouis J. La Cava
Litigation – Insurance
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Kari K. JacobsonKari K. Jacobson
Construction Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jeffrey M. GoodisJeffrey M. Goodis
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

David S. NelsonDavid S. Nelson
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jonathon P. LynnJonathon P. Lynn
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Erin M. DiazErin M. Diaz
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 for work in:


Tia J. JonesTia J. Jones
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Mark MesserschmidtMark R. Messerschmidt
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Miami

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Miami

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - MiamiLaCava Jacobson & Goodis, an “A.V.” rated medical malpractice and insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Miami, Florida.

The office will be helmed by Gregory Glasser, who will be joined by Mario Gomez, and will further the firm’s statewide footprint to better serve its’ clients. Messrs. Glasser and Gomez  bring over 50 years of experience defending all types of general liability cases.  In addition, the office opens with full support staff to meet our clients’ needs.

“We’re excited to be joining a firm with a statewide profile and one that is recognized for its high standard of excellence,” said Mr. Glasser. “Miami is a strategic market for our firm as it will allow us to better serve our clients and meet their ongoing needs in the State’s largest  metropolitan area. Greg and his team have built a strong reputation in the Miami legal community and their practice and client base closely parallel the core practices and clients that LJG was founded upon” stated founding Shareholder, Louis J. LaCava.

Located in the Dadeland Commercial District, the new office brings LJG’s office count to 7 providing statewide and coast-to-coast coverage within the Sunshine State.


Gregory Glasser

Gregory GlasserGregory Glasser is active in the South Florida community, having served on the Board and as a Vice President at the Alper Jewish Community Center, and he sponsors multiple programs for Patches (a not-for-profit pediatric care center).

Mr. Glasser’s practice will  focus on commercial litigation, catastrophic injury cases (premises liability, negligent security and motor vehicle accidents), insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of professional malpractice matters.  His clients range from large insurance companies, banks and hotels, to individuals and their businesses.

Mario Gomez

Mario GomezMario Gomez  is an experienced trial attorney having served as both defense counsel and in-house counsel throughout his career. Mr. Gomez’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury claims involving premises liability, automobile negligence, trucking, and negligent security.  Mario has gained significant trial experience throughout his over two decade career.  He has first-chaired dozens of cases to verdict.

Mr. Gomez has given dozens of seminars on issues of general liability defense, coverage matters and bad faith litigation.  He is an active member of the Florida Bar.  Since joining La Cava Jacobson & Goodis, Mario will continue handling general liability defense, automobile liability defense, insurance issues, and general civil litigation matters.

Wishing You a Warm Happy Memorial Day

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, La Cava Jacobson & Goodis would like to honor the memory of our servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom and wanted to thank their families for their sacrifice. We would also like to thank every person who has served and protected the country. We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for our country. May their courage and dedication never be forgotten.

The Florida Bar

Nita Serrano Appointed to the Thirteenth Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committee

Juanita SerranoThe Supreme Court of Florida recently approved the appointment of Juanita Serrano to the 13th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee “A”. The Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committees (UPL), are involved with complaints alleging that an individual is practicing law without a license and are investigated by one of 31 local circuit committees composed of lawyers and nonlawyers.

International Society of Barristers

Lou La Cava Accepted Into the International Society of Barristers

Louis J. La CavaCongratulations to Lou La Cava, on being inducted as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. The organization was formed to recognize each era’s best advocates and to have them join to support the retention of trial by jury, professionalism, and ethics. Membership is by invitation only which is proceeded by a rigorous screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges.

International Society of Barristers

Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Brett P. Gliosca & Mark R. Messerschmidt

Brett P. GlioscaBrett P. Gliosca recognized by Best Lawyers® in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.


Mark MesserschmidtMark R. Messerschmidt was awarded recognition on the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch list. Recognition by Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Jeffrey Goodis Recognized in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2021

Jeffrey M. GoodisLa Cava Jacobson & Goodis is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Goodis has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.

Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida Legal Elite. The Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - Naples

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Naples

La Cava Jacobson & Goodis - NaplesTo serve our clients better we are pleased to announce that the Naples office for La Cava Jacobson & Goodis has expanded into new space at:

9150 Galleria Court, Suite 100
Naples, FL 34109

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