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Mark Alexander Sessums

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Divorce & Separation, Family, Personal Injury, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

Mark A. Sessums is a trial lawyer with over 23 years of professional experience.  Mark is one of only four lawyers (out of 70,000+ lawyers) in Florida who is board certified in both Marital and Family Law and Civil Law.  Board certification indicates that Mark has achieved special knowledge, skills and proficiency and is considered an expert in these fileds of law.  Mark has successfully tried many complex family law and civil trial cases and has numerous reported appellate decisions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  5. Car Accidents: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Thomas Flaherty

    I highly recommend Mark Sessums for any litigation, from the mundane to the most complex. Mark is highly respected by his peers and judiciary throughout Florida. Mark is well versed in the law, understands how to manage a case, is responsive to client needs and controls the court room with his calm, yet forceful demeanor. When you hire Mark you will be represented by vigorous, forceful, intelligent and experienced counsel.

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    Mark Flaherty Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Sessums Law Group, P.A.

2212 Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL, 33813

Sessums Law Group, PA

559 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL, 33870-3869

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198908/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
AVVORated 10 of 10 - Highest possible rating2011
AV Rating - Highest AchievableMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Board Certified - Family LawFlorida Bar1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeEagle Member2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation CommitteeCo-chair2007 - 2007
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2006 - 2006
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation CommitteeVice-Chair2006 - 2007
Polk County Family Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionExecutive Council2002 - 2007
Polk County Family Lawyers AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
10th Judicial Circuit Bar Association Grievance CommitteeChair2000 - 2001
10th Judicial Circuit Bar Association Grievance CommitteeMember1999 - 2000
Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeVice-Chair1996 - 1997
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1995 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules CommitteeMember1994 - 1998
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect1994 - 1995
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors1991 - 1993
Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeMember1990 - 1993
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1995
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary SocietyMemberN/A
Polk County Trial Lawyer's AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Electrocution$125,000 Settlement
Defective Drug/Miscarriage$150,000 Settlement
Damage to Property$170,000 Settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s InstituteLegislative Update, Florida Chapter2007
Florida Bar JournalHalfway Houses and Mental Health Treatment Facilities-Establishing Duty In Tort2003
Florida Bar JournalFamily Law Fees-The High Point and the Current State of the Law1999
Florida Law Review, Vol. 41, #5,What are Wife's Contributions Worth Upon Divorce: Toward Fully Incorporating Partnership into Equitable Distribution1989

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Bar Certification Marital and Family Law ReviewEquitable Distribution2013
Florida Bar Certification Marital and Family Law ReviewEquitable Distribution2012
Florida Bar Certification Marital and Family Law ReviewModification of Alimony and Child Support2011
Florida Bar Certification Marital and Family Law ReviewModification of Alimony and Child Support2010
Florida Bar Certification Marital and Family Law ReviewFinal Judgments2008