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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.

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Louis La Cava was a speaker and panelist

Louis La Cava was a speaker and panelist at the 4th Annual Vit-Buckle Society Meeting of retinal surgeons on the topic of Risk Avoidance and Management. The session was sponsored by Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC).

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Kari K. Jacobson spoke at the Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas

Kari K. Jacobson spoke at the Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas, February 22-24, 2016 on Aquatic Accident Investigations: “What Can Be Done So You Are Not Up The Lazy River Without a Paddle” with a focus on resort pools and water park accidents.

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Louis La Cava was a judge for the National Trial Competition

Louis La Cava was a judge for the preliminary round and quarterfinal round of the National Trial Competition, Region 6 Mock Trial Competition, hosted by Stetson Law School.

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Kari K. Jacobson spoke at the 2016 CLM SE Conference, Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality

Kari K. Jacobson spoke at the 2016 CLM SE Conference, Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality on Feb 5, 2016 on Aquatic Accident Investigations: “What Can Be Done So You Are Not Up The Lazy River Without a Paddle” with a focus on resort pools and water park accidents.

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La Cava and Jacobson is pleased to announce they will be opening up another full service office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

La Cava and Jacobson is pleased to announce they will be opening up another full service office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The office will open on January 4, 2016. William Carcioppolo will be joining the firm as a partner and will be working out of the Ft. Lauderdale office. The office will be defending medical malpractice cases against physicians and hospitals as well as claims against nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In addition, the office will defend administrative claims brought by the Department of Health against physicians and the defense of general liability cases.

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La Cava and Jacobson. P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm will be opening an office in Naples, Florida

La Cava and Jacobson. P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm will be opening an office in Naples, Florida. The office will be located at 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 307, Naples FL 34119. Kari Jacobson will be the resident partner at the Naples office. The office will open on November 1, 2015. It will be a full service office handling the defense of medical malpractice cases filed against physicians, dentists, nurses, mental health professionals and hospitals as well as the defense of general liability cases.

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Louis La Cava has been elevated to the rank of Diplomate by the American Board of Trial Advocates

Louis La Cava has been elevated to the rank of Diplomate by the American Board of Trial Advocates. The invitation only organization has ranks of Associate, Advocate and Diplomate. In order to reach the rank of Diplomate the member shall have at least twelve (12) years of active experience as a trial lawyer and as a member of the Bar of the state, province, district or territory in which he or she practices, shall have held the rank of Advocate for a minimum of three (3) years and shall have tried a minimum of one hundred (100) civil jury trials to a jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel or, in the alternative, shall have tried fifty (50) civil jury trials to a jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel and shall have acquired 1,000 points as defined by ABOTA Bylaw IV, Section 1.

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Lou La Cava has been a respected attorney in Florida for 30 years

Board Member Profile: Lou La Cava

lou-lacava2Lou La Cava has been a respected attorney in Florida for 30 years. There are many worthwhile charities which he and his wife April support, and the FMC Foundation of Caring is one to which he proudly donates his time, talent and treasure.

florida-medical-clinic The Foundation has invested over $1.7 million in Pasco and Hillsborough charities that assist the ill, poor, homeless, and otherwise marginalized, and volunteers and donors like La Cava are a big reason why. Lou La Cava has been a Foundation Board member for two years and has taken a lead in the community grant award process. His firm is also a key event sponsor.

La Cava grew up in New York in what he called a blue-collar family. He unfortunately lost his father when he was only six, so his mother was forced to raise he and his brother on her own. She did a very good job as both of her sons became the first family members to graduate from college.

Six years after college, La Cava took the LSAT before graduating from law school in 1985 and has been practicing law ever since, specializing in defending physicians and others that get sued in civil cases. However, that is only a small part of what La Cava does.

La Cava’s role on the FMC Foundation of Caring Board of Directors is to Chair the Community Grants Program committee. In this capacity he reviews grant applications, facilitates on-site visits to applicant agencies and leads the competitive grant award process.

And he loves every minute of it.

“Giving the money out is definitely the most fun part of my job,” he said. “It’s enlightening to see how many organizations are serving the community well, filling important gaps in our network of health and social services programs. To be in a position to give back to the community makes the investment of time and money well worth it.”

With members and supporters like La Cava, it’s safe to say that the FMC Foundation of Caring is in good hands, and able to continue to pursue its mission of leveraging resources that enrich lives by supporting measurable, immediate and lasting positive change in the Tampa Bay area.