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Florida Lawyers Known for Achieving Successful Results for Their Clients

Sessums Law Group, P.A. brings their experience and credibility to businesses, families and individuals along the Gulf Coast of Florida and beyond. The firm has a stellar record of success when it comes to helping Floridians with their business or personal legal needs.

Florida Bar Board Certification And What It Means to Our Sessums Law Group, P.A. Clients

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of the law. The lawyers are also required to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ethics. This process was established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court with the goal of helping consumers identify specialists in various areas of the law.

Sessums Law Group, P.A. is proud that Attorney Mark A. Sessums is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and Civil Trial Law. This designation recognizes their legal competence, experience, and ethics in these areas of the law. Mark A. Sessums is also Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is the only lawyer in the state of Florida with these three board certifications. These Board Certifications demonstrate that Sessums Law Group lawyers possess exceptional skills in all areas of trial practice.

The minimum requirements for certification by the Florida Bar of Legal Specialization are:

  • practice of law for five years;
  • substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought;
  • passing of the written examination required for all applicants;
  • satisfactory peer review of competence in the specialty field as well as demonstration of character, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of law. A background check and peer review is conducted by contacting opposing counsel, other Board Certified attorneys and judges in the area of practice; and
  • satisfaction of continuing legal education requirements.

Once certification is earned it is valid for five years and then must be evaluated for review to re-certify. Mark A. Sessums has been re-certified on multiple occasions in both Marital and Family Law and Civil Trial Law. Mark A. Sessums is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers that required passage of an additional written test and peer review.

The value of working with a Sessums Law Group, P.A. board Certified Lawyer is our clients can be confident they are working with a professional at the highest level of experience and ethics available. Experience translates to results. WE STAND FOR YOU!

Meet Our Attorneys

Paralegal and Administrative Team

Amber Messenger - Advanced Certified Paralegal

Debbie Griffis - Florida Registered Paralegal

Vlada Khalafova - Paralegal

Doreen Ryen - Paralegal

Jill Tanner - Paralegal

Lee Ann Nelson - Legal Assistant

Shannon Breeds - Legal Assistant

Michelle Reddick - Legal Assistant

Awards & Associations

  • AV Preeminent - 2023
  • Super Lawyers - 2023
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Best Lawyers - 2023
  • AAML
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Best Law Firms - 2022
  • AV Preeminent - 2021
  • Best Lawyers - 2021
  • Super Lawyers - 2021
  • AV Preeminent - 2020
  • Best Law Firms - 2020
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories, Real Success — Our Clients Speak for Us.
    "Honesty and Kindness"
    Lawyers are not all created equal. Mark Sessums came highly recommended to me after having an initial lawyer who made it seem I would have to give an equal distribution of all my assets. I would like to thank Mark and his team for all of their hard work an
    - Sheri J.
    "I respect his work and highly recommend him and his staff!"
    I had a very difficult and toxic divorce case and Mark and his team handled everything FAST and Professional.
    - Jason D.
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    - TJ D.
    "I am so very thankful that I had him and would definitely hire Mark again."
    Mark came highly recommended. He is very polite, respectful and proficient. I felt very confident he was always looking out for my best interest. Mark took care of an issue who was annoying and aggravating and brought it to an end.
    - Carolynne A.
    "Ms. Pinson is definitely the dog you want in the fight and I mean that in the best way possible."
    I truly felt as if she cared just as much as I did about my case and my family. After having a lawyer like her advocate and fight for me the way she did I wouldn't want anyone else.
    - Brandy R.
    "I truly had a warrior angel in my corner."
    Heidi Boulos and I met the day after the blackest day of my life. She guided me through the next year of pain as I ended a 40 year marriage with dignity.
    - Priscilla S.
    "Ms. Boulos, Ms. Messenger, and the entire staff at Sessums Law Group, PA have my strongest recommendation."
    They kept me consistently informed and cared about my well-being. Ms. Boulos' experience and attention to detail resulted in a very favorable outcome at mediation.
    - Chris L.
    "The entire Mark Sessums law group has been outstanding in every way."
    Wow!!! You truly deserve the very highest compliment that I can give another human being. You are “Superman” my greatest hero.
    - David H.