Cole, Scott & Kissane ("CSK") is proud to announce that it has been named the largest law firm in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine. Read More >>>>
Review 100: Litigation Leads Growth in Attorney Counts at Florida Firms Cole, Scott & Kissane Managing Partner Richard Cole, whose firm leads the survey for a second years, found it "very satisfying" that growth at his firm came across the state. Click here to read entire article.
CSK Partners Barry Postman and Karly Wannos obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-profile 5-day bench trial in West Palm Beach. CSK represented a wealthy businessman and a local preparatory school he founded in a claim brought by the school’s former Athletic Director for defamation. The Plaintiff was represented by Jack Scarola of Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, and the case was litigated for 3 years. The Court allowed Plaintiffs to plead punitive damages, and Plaintiff and his wife asked for over $18 Million in damages at trial. The presiding judge took the matter under advisement for[...]
CSK Partners Gene Kissane and Benjamin Esco received a great trial result, following a 7-Day Trial for a very serious auto accident case. The 17-year old plaintiff was a passenger in the backseat of our 17-year old insured’s new BMW. The insured was driving his friends to school. The insured was speeding (62 in a 40 ) and ran a red light. At the same time, another car was making a left turn into the intersection, and the insured struck the other car without braking, causing the insured’s vehicle to careen into a light pole, stopping the car instantly. The[...]
Jonathan Midwall and Arthur Alves obtained a very good result last week following a 4 day Jury trial in Broward County. The Plaintiff, a sympathetic 87 year old grandmother, claimed that the property manager and owner of an apartment building were negligent by failing to properly inspect her apartment unit for bedbugs when she complained she was being bitten by the same and they purposely failed to perform an appropriate response to her ongoing complaints in an effort to prevent her from breaking her lease. The Plaintiff alleged that as a result of the Defendants’ negligence that she suffered permanent[...]
Rebecca Ortiz v. Chapters Health System, Inc./Travelers - Tampa District Denise Murray of the Tampa office secured a complete defense verdict in a workers’ compensation case with potential exposure exceeding $500,000.00. The Claimant is a 56-year-old Hospice Aide who injured her lower back when assisting a patient while working for the Employer in 2014. She underwent lumbar surgery and received ongoing medical care as well as pain management. The Claimant filed a Petition for Benefits requesting permanent total disability benefits and the Employer/Carrier raised a misrepresentation defense. The Claimant told her physicians she was by all practical means “disabled” and[...]
CSK paralegal Shelly Zambo was featured in a recent Florida Bar newsletter for her article on the future of Florida Registered Paralegals. Ms. Zambo and fellow CSK paralegal Karen George were recently appointed to serve on the Florida Registered Paralegals Enrichment Committee, an honor that reflects their dedication to the betterment of the Florida legal profession. Read on for Ms. Zambo's featured article. THE FLORIDA BAR FRP ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE IS ON THE MOVE The future is bright for Florida Registered Paralegals. The inaugural meeting of the Florida Bar’s newly-formed Florida Registered Paralegal Enrichment Committee was held at the Bar’s[...]
CSK is proud to share that two of our Florida Registered Paralegals have been appointed by the Florida Bar President to serve a four-year term on the FRP Enrichment Committee. Shelly Zambo and Karen George, along with 40 other FRP's around the state, were appointed by the Florida Bar President to this newly created board to represent and promote the profession and to bring awareness to legal professionals of the importance of becoming a Florida Registered Paralegal. Congratulations Karen and Shelly!