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Thomas Paul Vecchio

Thomas Paul Vecchio

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, General Practice, Insurance

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About Me

Thomas P. Vecchio was born in Olean, New York, where he graduated from high school in 1982. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, where he majored in psychology and became licensed to teach secondary social studies.



 
Mr. Vecchio graduated from Stetson University College of Law in May 1992, and became licensed to practice law in Florida in October 1992. As a law student, Mr. Vecchio was the recipient of the Wehle Trial Advocacy Award and Best Oral Advocate Award. He was a member of Stetson's ATLA Mock Trial Team that won a state-wide competition in 1991.


 


Mr. Vecchio's practice has been comprised exclusively of insurance defense litigation, representing carriers in first party property claims, automobile negligence actions and premises liability claims in the state circuit courts. Mr. Vecchio has focused his practice to defense of self-insured employers and workers' compensation carriers in industrial claims before the Judges of Compensation Claims, the First District Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Florida. He is a member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar, and has served as a guest lecturer for continuing adjuster education seminars sponsored by Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals. Mr. Vecchio is a member of the Workers' Compensation and Employment Law Committees of the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Vecchio is also pursuing the CPCU designation conferred by the Insurance Institute of America.


 


Mr. Vecchio was Board Certified in Workers' Compensation by the Florida Bar in 2002. In 2004, Mr. Vecchio was appointed to serve on the Rules Committee formed by the Division of Administrative Hearings for purposes of drafting and revising the Rules of Procedure for Workers' Compensation Adjudications. Mr. Vecchio was designated Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pre-Trial Procedure, Discovery, and Motion Practice. In 2007, Mr. Vecchio was appointed to serve on the Workers' Compensation Certification Committee, which is responsible for development, administration, and grading of the Workers' Compensation Board Certification examination. Mr. Vecchio was designated a Florida Super Lawyer in 2008.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Workers Compensation: 90%
    23 years
  2. Insurance: 5%
    3 years
  3. General Practice: 5%
    3 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • David Corey Dismuke

    There are few attorneys as prepared, professional and knowledgeable as Tom Vecchio.

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    David Dismuke Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Barbi L Feldman

    Mr. Vecchio is a consummate professional! I endorse him and recommend him to employers and carriers seeking a skilled and customer service oriented attorney.

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    Barbi Feldman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

3308 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL, 338034717

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Board Certified - Workers' CompensationFlorida Bar2007
Board Certified - Workers' CompensationFlorida Bar2002
Wehle Trial Advocacy AwardStetson University College of Law1992
Best Oral AdvocateStetson University College of Law1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerVecchio, Carrier & Feldman, PA1995 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Blood ServicesBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Florida BarMember, Workers' Compensation Law Board Certification Committee2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember, Workers' Compensation Section2004 - Present
Lakeland Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Polk County School Board v. SantanaN/A
Winter Haven Hospital v. NeviusN/A
Vadala v. Polk County School BoardN/A

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/ALaw1992
State University of New YorkPsychologyBach1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Essential Adjuster EthicsAdjuster Continuing Education2012
2012 Workers' Compensation ForumStatutory Presumptions Applicable to Public Employees2012