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Smoak & Chistolini has Super Lawyers

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Smoak & Chistolini is pleased to announce that Managing Member Bill Smoak has been selected to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list and Partner John V. Trujillo, Jr. has been selected to the 2014 Florida Rising Stars List.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than…

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John V. Trujillo, Jr, Joins Smoak & Chistolini as a Partner

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Smoak & Chistolini is proud to announce that John V. Trujillo, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in our Tampa office.  John has held an of counsel relationship with the firm for close to 5 years and been instrumental in the growth and success of the firm over that time.  Mr. Trujillo has extensive experience in the complex casualty defense practice and civil litigation arena and focuses his practice on the litigation and pre-trial resolution of a number of…

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Smoak & Chistolini Sponsors Law & Liberty Dinner

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S&C was the proud sponsor of the Law & Liberty Dinner on Thursday, May 15th at the Hilton Tampa Downtown, hosted by The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. This event featured an evening with award winning commentator, actor, and economist Ben Stein. The dinner raises funds to benefit the charitable endeavors of the Bar Foundation and organizations within the community that provide services to poor, disadvantaged, and disabled individuals in need of legal assistance. In attendance at the event were firm attorneys, Bill…

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Smoak & Chistolini’ s Trial Court Dismissal of a Client is Affirmed By Second District Court Of Appeal

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Paul Chistolini and Bill Smoak successfully obtained a Per Curium Affirmed victory in holding up a trial court’s order granting the dismissal, with prejudice, of a business owner who was sued in an incident arising from a liquor store robbery and violent criminal attack.  The trial court granted Smoak & Chistolini’s motion to dismiss the case based on the absence of recognizable duty by the actual business owner for the allegations in the complaint. On appeal, the plaintiff argued that…

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