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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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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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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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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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Education is Key – Attorney Starr Brookins

By Firm News, Tampa

On November 13, 2018, Associate Starr Brookins mentored scholars at Sheehy Elementary, after being invited by Principal Gadson. Sheehy Elementary is named after Dr. Paul Sheehy, who was one of the first African-American physicians practicing medicine in a segregated society. Ms. Brookins is working with Hillsborough County Schools, and Sheehy Elementary, to motivate our children to remain focused on their education, and to disrupt the school to prison pipeline.

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PACE Center for Girls Hillsborough – Celebrates 20 Years

By Firm News, Tampa

SCB is proud to be a sponsor this year for PACE Center for Girls Hillsborough Chapter.   We Had The Honor Of Attending The PACE Center For Girls Legacy Luncheon Celebrating PACE’s milestone 20 year anniversary SCB’s Attendees Partner – Kelly Charles-Collins  (& Pace Board Member)   Attorneys – Jeffrey Glassman & Starr Brookins Administrative members – Ingrid Doyle,  Tifani Forehand, & Cynthia Chartak   PACE has a statewide network with a local touch. The holistic, strength-based, and asset building PACE…

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SCB’ Associate Starr Brookins served as a “Girl Power” panelist for both The Centre for Girls and Joshua’s House

By Firm News, Tampa

On October 27, 2018, Associate Starr Brookins served as a “Girl Power” panelist for both The Centre for Girls and Joshua’s House, after being invited by The Junior League of Tampa. Ms. Brookins had the opportunity to speak with the children about the importance of getting a good education, remaining focused, and finding a career that you are passionate about. Ms. Brookins shared what it was like to be an Attorney at Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett, as well as a…

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SMOAK, CHISTOLINI & BARNETT PARTNER KELLY CHARLES-COLLINS ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

By Firm News, Labor & Employment, Tampa

Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett “SCB” Partner Kelly Charles-Collins has been elected to the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough County.   Kelly is a trial attorney with over 19 years of experience representing businesses in employment law matters, and providing day-to-day preventive counseling for employers and training for employees. She also presides as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Kelly is a licensed attorney in Florida, Georgia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   “Women…

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