Attorney Sarah E. Kay Board Certified in Marital & Family Law

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta announces with immense joy and pride that, effective June 1, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay is Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar.  Board certification recognizes Sarah’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in marital and family law as well as her professionalism and ethics in practice.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Attorney Sarah E. Kay Leadership Appointments in Family Law Section of Florida Bar

On May 26, 2017, the incoming Chair of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar appointed Attorney Sarah E. Kay to serve in the following leadership positions within the Section: Chair of the Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and Member of the Ad Hoc Constitutional Revision, Equitable Distribution, Finance, and Legislation Committees. Congratulations, Sarah!

 

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Co-Presenting at AAML Seminar on Alimony

On May 25, 2017, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske will be co-presenting at an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers seminar on what alimony looks like in the modern era.  You can find out more about the event by clicking here.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta practice exclusively in the area of marital and family law to offer clients superior, personalized, and high-quality legal services.

Attorney Sarah E. Kay Earns AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  The AV® Peer Review Rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and professional ability. This honor is a reflection of an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence. By earning an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, an attorney is part of a select group of Tampa area lawyers recognized for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Supreme Court Amends the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar to accommodate the Collaborative Law Process

On May 18, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar effective July 1, 2017 to accommodate the collaborative law process.  Click on the link below to read the Florida Supreme Court opinion.  Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process which normally costs less time, money, and stress and affords participants increased opportunities to creatively resolve their differences.  Click here to read more about collaborative law.  Although the attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta continue to practice and are experienced in traditional litigation, they recognize the benefits, both financial and emotional, of not going to court.

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay Sworn In as President of Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is thrilled to announce that, on May 17, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.  Congratulations, Sarah!

 

May 17, 2017 SBCF Attorneys at the Swearing In Ceremony of Attorney Sarah E. Kay, Esq. as 2017-2018 HAWL President

Attorneys Steve W. Sessums and Caroline Black Sikorske with HAWL Member Deb Werner, Esq. at HAWL luncheon May 17, 2017

Attorney Sarah E. Kay, Esq. 2017-2018 HAWL President with 2016-2017 HAWL President Caroline Johnson Levine, May 17, 2017

SBCF Welcomes Debi Branson Hensley as New Firm Administrator

On May 15, 2017, Debi Branson Hensley joined the Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta family as the new Firm Administrator.  Debi brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her thirty-plus years serving in various office leadership, management and administrative capacities in the Tampa legal community.  Welcome, Debi!

Retirement of Firm Administrator Bill Murphy

With both sadness and joy, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta announces the retirement of its Firm Administrator Bill Murphy effective May 16, 2017. Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta wishes Bill happiness and relaxation as he embarks on his newest adventure. Congratulations, Bill!

Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta Florida Super Lawyers in 2017 Publication

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta are listed as Florida Super Lawyers in Family Law in the 2017 Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations Caroline, Alex, and Jennifer!

Attorney Sarah E. Kay Florida Rising Star in Family Law in 2017 Super Lawyers Publication

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay is listed as a Florida Rising Star in Family Law in the 2017 Super Lawyers publication.  This is the 5th consecutive year that Sarah has earned this designation. Congratulations, Sarah!

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske at the Annual Conference of the Diplomats of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske attended the Annual Conference of the Diplomats of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers in NYC the weekend of April 27, 2017.   The American College is a select group of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Lawyers in the College are recognized for handling cutting edge issues of local and national importance in the family law arena.