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Tampa Civil and Appellate Practice Lawyers

Florida Civil Trial Lawyers and Appellate Advocates

The attorneys at Sessums Law Group, P.A. are experienced litigators and dedicated advocates. They represent individual and business clients in a variety of complex civil cases, including bench trials, jury trials, and appeals in all of Florida’s state and federal courts.  Sessums Law Group’s attorneys are known and respected for their wide range of knowledge, attention to detail, and extensive courtroom experience. The firm navigates complex cases from the pre-litigation phase through jury trial and the appellate court process when necessary.

The firm has the experience, credentials, and a record of success in civil trials and appeals, including those involving the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Auto accidents
  • Truck collisions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Estate litigation
  • Probate litigation
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Business litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Property damage
  • Legal malpractice
  • Professional liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate disputes
  • Fraud
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Construction disputes
  • Class actions

Reported appellate decisions include the following:

  • Gerber v. Dubrowski, 2023 WL 8898297 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2023);
  • Reese v. Reese, x So. 3d x (Fla. 6th DCA 2023);
  • S.H.Y. v. P.G., 320 So. 3d 797 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021);
  • Katz v. Katz, 281 So. 3d 476 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019) (per curiam);
  • Pagano v. Pagano, 205 So. 3d 601 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016);
  • Pagano v. Pagano, 2016 WL 6637704;
  • Allegro v. Allegro, 203 So. 3d 164 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016);
  • Browning v. Poirier, 165 So. 3d 663 (Fla. 2015);
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 162 So. 3d 1026 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015);
  • Jensen v. Jensen, 172 So. 3d 878 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015);
  • Card v. Card, 122 So. 3d 436, (Fla. 2d DCA 2015);
  • Campbell v. Campbell, 138 So. 3d 445 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014);
  • Jayne v. Jayne, 112 So. 3d 456 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013);
  • Driggers v. Driggers, 127 So. 3d 762 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013);
  • Flaherty v. Flaherty, 128 So. 3d 920 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013);
  • Browning v. Poirier, 128 So. 3d 144 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013);
  • Phillips v. Phillips, 110 So. 3d 456 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013);
  • Holmes v. Holmes, 100 So. 3d 745 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012);
  • Madonia v. Madonia, 96 So. 3d 896 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012);
  • Negron v. Negron, 90 So. 3d 288 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012);
  • N.H. v. JET, 66 So. 3d 1056 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011);
  • Long v. Long, 49 So. 3d 245 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010);
  • McGhee v. McGhee, 48 So. 3d 848 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010);
  • Benevides v. Benevides and Gerard, P.A., 46 So. 3d 53 (Fla. 2d DCA, 2010);
  • Mahalak v. Mahalak, 36 So. 3d 669 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010);
  • Muse v. Muse, 27 So. 3d 232, (Fla. 2d DCA 2010);
  • P.V. v. T.M., 25 So. 3d 1239 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009);
  • Four Corners Ins., Inc. v. Sun Publications of Florida, Inc., 5 So. 3d 780 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)
  • Franklin v. Franklin, 988 So. 2d 125 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)
  • Jones v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, 988 So. 2d 1100 (Fla.2d DCA 2004)
  • Massam v. Massam, 2008 WL 183700 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)
  • Rushiwal v. Rushiwal, 971 So. 2d 190 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)
  • Williams v. Williams, 923 So. 2d 606 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)
  • Lashkajani v. Lashkajani, 911 So. 2d 1154 (Fla. 2005)(trial counsel only)
  • Skone v. Skone, 870 So. 2d 230 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004)
  • Worley v. Worley, 855 So. 2d 632 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003)
  • Hutto v. Hutto, 842 So. 2d 994 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003)
  • Clark v. Polk County,753 So. 2d 138 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Harrell v. Mayberry, 754 So. 2d 792 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Clark v. Polk County, 753 So. 2d 138 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Polk County v. Sofka, 730 So. 2d 389 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999)
  • Polk County v. Sofka, 702 So. 2d 1243 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997)
  • Polk County v. Sofka, 675 So. 2d 615 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996)
  • Carlton v. Carlton, 670 So. 2d 1129 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996)
  • Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Ferrell, 670 So. 2d 1129 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995)
  • Campbell Soup Company v. Roberts, 676 So. 2d 435 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 603 So. 2d. 663 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995)

Call Sessums Law Group, P.A. today at (813) 212-8330 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Sessums Law Group, P.A. Attorneys Take Pride in Delivering Exceptional Results for Our Valued Clients

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $6,000,000.00 Recovery Fraud Civil Action

    Sessums Law Group, P.A. successfully recovered $6,000,000.00 for a client in a fraud civil action.  Prior to the client’s divorce, the client negotiated and executed an agreement with his wife’s boyfriend that sought that the boyfriend would have no contact with the client’s wife.

  • $2,740,000.00 Wrongful Death Hit/Run of Motorcyclist

    Representation of the plaintiff hit from behind on his motorcycle by a driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.  Sued the defendant; the bar that the defendant had been drinking and the defendant’s employer.

  • $1,929,000.00 Verdict Real Estate Deficiency

    Representation of estate in real estate deficiency claim resulting in joint and several liability verdict against various doctors and chiropractors.

  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement Collision

    Representation of estate in an automobile and tractor trailer collision that resulted in multiple deaths.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Medical Malpractice

    Client was burned with a hot pack after delivering her son via Cesarean section.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Nursing Home Negligence

    Representation of the Personal Representative of the Estate of the patient who died due to negligent care while in the care of the nursing home.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Trolley Accident

    Representation of passengers who were enjoying a sight- seeing tour aboard a trolley when the trolley was hit by a bus. The passengers suffered soft tissue injuries.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Hit & Run

    Sessums Law Group was recently successful in settling a case for a hard working Polk County man whose hit and run accident resulted in a need for a knee replacement.  The defendant argued that our client had caused the accident.  We were able to prove through expert accident reconstruction testimony that the accident happened as our client testified despite the minimal damage involved.

  • Confidential Settlement Stolen Property

    Client’s vehicle was burglarized and her engagement and wedding rings stolen. The perpetrator pawned the stolen items to a local pawn shop. The pawn shop ignored the hold order from the police department and sold the engagement and wedding rings. After suit filed for the Plaintiff, a confidential settlement was reached with the pawn shop for the value to our client of her stolen rings.

Florida Attorneys with Proven Expertise, Devoted to Exceptional Service

"Our firm believes in the integrity of the needs of the each client we represent. We are passionate about obtaining the maximum results allowable under the law for each client."

- Mark A. Sessums