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Favorable Defense Verdict

By Case Notes, Firm News, Florida Law, Tampa

Paul Chistolini & Kelly Charles-Collins, of Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett, obtained a favorable defense verdict on behalf of their client in Pinellas County on August 15, 2019, following a four day trial. The lawsuit was based on a clear liability motor vehicle accident in which both vehicles were a total loss, and from which Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff related a two-level lumbar back fusion and more than $322,000 in medical bills to the accident, and…

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Helping Kids Succeed

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Smoak Chistolini & Barnett had another successful school supply drive this year teaming up with the Barnes Trial Group for the second annual “Help Kids Succeed” school supply drive. We encourage community outreach through acts of kindness among the friends, families, and business in and around our community. Thank you, Team SCB!

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Lawyers for Literacy

By Firm News, Tampa

Kimberly Nuñez Esquire continues her support with Lawyers for Literacy in 2019 “Helping Children Read to Succeed” Assisted by volunteer lawyers, judges, and other professionals in our community, Lawyers for Literacy has helped over 1200 struggling third-graders pass the reading portion of the state (FSA – Florida Standards Assessments) exam and build a foundation for future success. Get Involved and Read more here: Lawyers for Literacy

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The Law & Liberty Dinner 2019

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SCB Staff attends our 13th year as Silver Sponsors of The Florida Bar Foundations Law & Liberty Fundraiser.   The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation began hosting the Law & Liberty Dinner in 2005. Since then, proceeds from this annual signature event have helped the Bar Foundation provide local legal-related charities with more than $825,000 in support and grants. Past beneficiaries include: Bay Area Legal Services L. David Shear Children’s Law Center and the Judge Don Castor Community Law Center, Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem Program, The…

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Attorney Cornelius Demps is “Building Optimal Youth Success” In Our Community

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On January 25, 2019, Attorney Demps addressed the young men of B.O.Y.S. Court in Clearwater. The program, which stands for Building Optimal Youth Success, was initiated by Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge James Pierce in 2015. B. O. Y. S. Court is an effort by the Sixth Judicial Circuit to steer wayward youth to productive lives through the use of motivational speakers, mentors, journaling,  community service, and close monitoring. B. O. Y. S. Court sessions include an inspirational speaker, opportunity for dialogue,…

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New Partner Announcement – Congratulations Jeffrey S. Glassman

By Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Firm News, Florida Law, General / Premises Liability, Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Tampa, Trucking, Auto & Motorcycle

Smoak Chistolini & Barnett is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Glassman as partner Jeffrey started his legal career in New York City in 2004, where he practiced for over a decade in the state and federal courts New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  In 2014, Jeffrey became a member of the Florida Bar, and in 2015 he joined Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett as a Senior Associate.  Professionally, Jeffrey’s practice has focused on insurance defense litigation, with concentrations in…

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Attorney Starr Brookins is helping to keep our communities safe

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On November 6, 2018, Associate Starr Brookins served as a Hearing Officer with Hillsborough County and presided over appeals related to the issuance of public vehicle drivers’ licenses in order to ensure that our communities are kept safe, while also ensuring that everyone is provided with an opportunity to be heard. Associate Brookins was first appointed to serve as a Hearing Officer with Hillsborough County, in March of 2018.

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SCB’s Thanksgiving “Donation Collection Challenge”

By Firm News, Tampa

This year SCB split into  3 teams creating a little competition this year, for our Annual Metropolitan Ministries Thanksgiving  Food Drive …and who ever said “A little competition never hurt anyone” sure was right. This year we donated over a 1/4 a ton of Food! Metropolitan Ministries is designed to help children and families, no matter how serious their needs. Whether they need to get off the streets at night, or they’re seeking education so they can get a job that will…

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