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Tom Scolaro is a partner in the firm and experienced trial lawyer. He has tried many cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients including the largest personal injury verdict in Monroe County history. In that case, Mr. Scolaro obtained a $40.5 million dollar verdict for the victim of an assault in a hotel parking garage. Mr. Scolaro handles all types of complex liability and severe injury cases in all courts throughout Florida. He is a national recognized leader in negligent security cases and advocate for civil justice for crime victims.


 


Mr. Scolaro has been selected by both the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend Legal elite as a top up and coming lawyer since 2005. He has also advocated and helped pass legislation that now requires any new construction of hotels and resorts with boilers in Florida to now have carbon monoxide detectors. Mr. Scolaro and Ira Leesfield pursued this legislation after 25 clients who were unsuspecting tourists of the Grand Key Resort suffered carbon monoxide poisoning emanating from the hotel’s boiler system.

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Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    17 years
  3. Spinal Cord Injury: 25%
    17 years
  4. Brain Injury: 25%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Donald Charles Barrett

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have referred a number of clients to Tom Scolaro. He is professional, courteous and hard-working. His work-ethic and results always exceed expectations. Tom is a "lawyer's lawyer," and I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to him in the future, nor would I hesitate to hire Tom Scolaro for myself or any of my loved ones, should the need arise.

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    Donald Barrett Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel Brian Reinfeld

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom is a dutiful attorney who represents his clients in a highly effective and ethical manner.

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    Daniel Reinfeld Trucking accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Most Effective Lawyer - NominationDaily Business Review2011
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in FloridaFlorida Legal Trend Elite2008
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in South FloridaSouth Florida Legal Guide2007
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in South FloridaSouth Florida Legal Guide2006
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in FloridaFlorida Legal Trend Elite2006
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in FloridaFlorida Legal Trend Elite2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Trial LawyerLeesfield Scolaro, P.A.1999 - Present
ClerkLeesfield, Leighton & Rubio, PA1999 - 1999
Legal InternState Attorney's Office/Miami1998 - 1998
Legal InternRockland County District Attorney's Office1998 - 1998
Legal InternRockland County Public Defender's Office1997 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Miami Beach Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
America Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1999 - Present
Miami Dade Justice AssociationMember1999 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1999 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Aquarium$500,000 settlement
John Doe v. Bus Company$1,000,000 settlement
John Doe v. Car Driver$1,200,000 settlement
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Manhattan CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monroe County Bar Association Luncheon MeetingMajor Considerations for taking and defending depositions in all civil cases2015
Monroe County Bar Association Luncheon MeetingStatus on the new Florida advertising rules and the misleading effect of their extreme application to websites, online networking, radio, and television2014
Monroe County Bar Association Luncheon MeetingEthical Marketing Practices2013
Nursing Home Negligence in FloridaMisdiagnosis and Mistreatment in the Nursing Home2006
Litigating Premises and Negligent Security Cases in FloridaFinding, Selecting and Handling Expert Witnesses2005
Litigating Premises and Negligent Security Cases in FloridaApportionment of Fault in Inadequate Security Cases2005
Abuse and Neglect in Assisted Living: A look at Legal RemediesElder Justice: Shaping Policy Saving Lives2003
Litigating Nursing Home CasesHow to screen your nursing home cases?2001