Alex Caballero Appointed to 2nd DCA Judicial Nominating Commission

We are extremely proud to announce that Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed SBCF Managing Partner Alexander Caballero to the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 1, 2022. Governor DeSantis appointed Alex from a list of nominees submitted by The Florida Bar. Previously, Governor Rick Scott appointed Alex to two consecutive terms on the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Committee—August 2012 to March 2017 and March 2017 to July 2020—and to a term as Chair from August 2017 to August 2018. Please join us in congratulating Alex on this significant honor.

Alex Caballero Appointed to 2nd DCA JNC

Caroline Black Sikorske Admitted to International Academy of Family Lawyers

Congratulations to SBCF Shareholder Caroline Black Sikorske, who recently was admitted to the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers, a worldwide association of practicing attorneys who are recognized by their peers as experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. The organization was formed in 1986 to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in divorce and family law throughout the world. Caroline said, “I have found more and more that my cases have global issues and my connection to international lawyers on these issues has been incredibly interesting and rewarding. The law around the world is so different yet so much alike.”

International Academy of Family Lawyers

Caroline Black Sikorske Included in Best Lawyers in America 2020

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta Shareholder Caroline Black Sikorske, who has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of family law, her 14th consecutive year to be included. Caroline is board certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a select group of 100 top U.S. family lawyers who practice sophisticated and complex family law matters. She was named to the list of Top 10 2018 Florida Super Lawyers, attorneys who received the highest points during the Super Lawyers nomination, research and review process. Learn more about Caroline’s family law practice at this link.

Caroline Black Sikorske Best Lawyers 2020

Jennifer Ficarrotta Honored for Florida Bar Grievance Committee Service

Congratulations and thank you to SBCF attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta, who served on The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13C from Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2018. She is pictured here with a certificate “in recognition and appreciation of meritorious service to the public and the legal profession in Florida.” Jennifer chaired the committee in 2017-2018. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one grievance committee. The committees review complaints against lawyers and decide if there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated Florida Supreme Court professional conduct rules and whether discipline against the lawyer is warranted.

Jennifer Ficarrotta Grievance Committee Service

Sarah Kay Honored With Family Law Section Award

The SBCF team is extremely proud of attorney Sarah E. Kay, who has been honored for the third time by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar with its Above and Beyond Award. The inscription reads, “For exceeding all expectations with your tireless dedication and hard work to benefit the Family Law Section.” Sarah has been a Family Law Section member since 2010 and an Executive Council member since 2015. She has served in leadership roles and as a member of numerous Family Law Section committees including Continuing Legal Education, Certification Review Course, Finance, Family Law Rules and Forms, and Technology. Congratulations, Sarah, and thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Sarah Kay Above and Beyond Award

Jennifer Ficarrotta Serves as Certification Committee Vice-Chair

We are proud to announce that SBCF partner Jennifer A. Ficarrotta has been appointed to a three-year term as Vice-Chair of The Florida Bar Marital & Family Law Board Certification Committee. The nine-member committee reviews credentials for Marital & Family Law certification applicants, implements the area’s standards, and administers and grades certification examinations. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise. Jennifer earned Florida Bar Marital & Family Law board certification in 2015.

Jennifer Ficarrotta Certification Committee Vice Chair

Jennifer Ficarrotta Named to Florida Super Lawyers List for 7th Consecutive Year

Please join us in congratulating Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta partner Jennifer Ficarrotta, who has been named to the list of Florida Super Lawyers for the seventh consecutive year. Super Lawyers uses a patented, multiphase selection process that includes nominations, evaluation of candidates by the research department and peer evaluation by practice area. Jennifer is board certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell. She devotes 100 percent of her practice to Family Law.

Jennifer Ficarrotta Super Lawyers 2019

Alex Caballero Sworn In to HCBA Board of Directors

We are very proud of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta partner Alex Caballero, who recently was sworn in for another term on the Hillsborough County Bar Association board of directors. Congratulations to incoming HCBA President Grace Yang and YLD President Jeff Wilcox and to all of the newly installed 2019-2020 HCBA and YLD officers and directors. Thank you for your volunteer service to the Tampa legal community.

Alex Caballero HCBA Board of Directors

SBCF Attorneys Named to List of 2019 Florida Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Alexander Caballero, Jennifer Ficarrotta and Caroline Black Sikorske, who have been named to the list of 2019 Florida Super Lawyers in the family law practice area and to Sarah Kay, who has been named for the seventh consecutive year to the list of Florida Rising Stars in family law.

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from throughout the United States from all firm sizes and more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers uses a patented, multiphase selection process that includes nominations, evaluation of candidates by the research department and peer evaluation by practice area. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

2019 Florida Super Lawyers Lists

Sarah Kay Honored by HAWL for Pro Bono Service

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta attorney Sarah E. Kay, who was awarded the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers 2019 Pro Bono Award on May 15 during HAWL’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon. Sarah is the Immediate Past President of HAWL. We also would like to congratulate the other HAWL members who were honored during the event. Thank you all for making a difference in the Tampa Bay community!

Sarah is pictured here with HAWL Past President Katherine Yanes and with SBCF attorney Andrew Reder.

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Frank Steinbeck Jr. Named to TBPA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta paralegal Frank Steinbeck Jr. on being named to the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Board of Directors, and for serving as the Chairman of the Association’s Charity/Community Service Committee. Frank has been working with the firm for more than six years. He is a Florida Registered Paralegal through The Florida Bar.

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Sarah Kay Named to AIFLA List of ’10 Best Female Family Law Attorneys’ for Florida

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta attorney Sarah E. Kay, who has been named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ to the list of “2018-2019 10 Best Female Family Law Attorneys” for Florida. The Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that recognizes excellence of practitioners in 13 legal practice areas. Attorneys who are named to the list must be nominated by the Institute, a client and/or a fellow attorney and must demonstrate a high standard of professional achievement in his or her field of law with an impeccable client satisfaction rating. Sarah is board certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

Sarah Kay AIFLA Top 10

Caroline Black Sikorske ‘Voted #1 By Peers’ in Tampa Magazine 2019 Top Lawyers Listing

Congratulations to the 132 Tampa Bay attorneys in 80 practice areas who are included in Tampa Magazine‘s 2019 Top Lawyers listing. The publication annually asks more than 7,000 Hillsborough County attorneys to nominate fellow attorneys who demonstrate excellence in their fields of practice. We are extremely honored that Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta Managing Partner Caroline Black Sikorske is included in the 2019 Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers listing. Caroline received the greatest number of votes in the Family Law: General category and is listed in the April/May 2019 issue as “Voted #1 By Peers.” View the issue at this link.

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SBCF Is 2019 Bay Area Legal Services Sustaining Law Firm

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, P.A. is proud to be a 2019 Bay Area Legal Services Sustaining Law Firm. The lawyers, paralegals and support staff of Bay Area Legal are dedicated to providing free civil legal services to low-income residents and nonprofits throughout the Tampa Bay area. The organization helps foster children find permanency in stable, loving homes; protects families from domestic violence and child abuse; and helps veterans and seniors fight foreclosure and retain their homes. Last year, they assisted more than 17,600 individuals, families and community groups. Support for Bay Area Legal Services promotes access to justice. We salute them for the important work they do in our communities and are proud to be a Sustaining Law Firm for the eighth consecutive year. (Photo credit: Thompson Brand Images)

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Attorney Andrew Reder Certified as 2019 Lawyers of Distinction Member

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta attorney Andrew D. Reder, who has been certified as a 2019 member of Lawyers of Distinction. The organization offers membership to no more than 10 percent of attorneys in each state. Attorneys receive certification based on evaluations of their qualifications, license, reputation, experience and disciplinary history. Andrew is a former Sixth Judicial Circuit staff attorney in and for Pasco County. He then joined the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office where he tried numerous jury and non-jury trials including prosecuting domestic violence-related offenses. Andrew joined our firm in 2015 and devotes 100 percent of his practice to marital and family law. Learn more Andrew at this link.

Andrew Reder Lawyers of Distinction

SBCF Attorneys Rated Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent®

AV Preeminent/Martindale HubbelDid you know? Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta attorneys Stephen Sessums, Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah Kay are all rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer-rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of each lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. This honor is a reflection of an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence. We are extremely proud that these SBCF attorneys have achieved and maintained this prestigious rating.

2019 Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course

Kudos to several members of the Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta team who attended the 2019 Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course in Orlando. This comprehensive annual review of Florida family law is co-hosted by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – AAML – Florida Chapter. With more than 1,600 attendees, it is one of the largest Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events in the Southeast. Sarah Kay is a member of the committee that recruited speakers, edited materials and presentations, and helped facilitate the event. Alex Caballero was a presenter and spoke on enforcement and contempt. Jennifer Ficarrotta, Andrew Reder, Sterling Lovelady, and Frank Steinbeck, Jr. also were in attendance. Photo credits: AAML, CATECOMM and Sarah Kay.

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Four SBCF Attorneys Among Only 277 to Earn Florida Bar Marital & Family Law Board Certification

Florida Bar Marital & Family Law Board CertificationSessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta attorneys Caroline Black SikorskeAlexander CaballeroJennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah Kay are among only 277 lawyers statewide who have earned Florida Bar Board Certification in marital and family law. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 27 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Learn more about FloridaBar marital and family law board certification.

Paul Kanjorski Is ALA Suncoast Chapter 2018 Member of the Year

Jennifer Ficarrotta Recognized as Martindale-Hubbell 2019 AV Preeminent® Attorney

Jennifer A. FicarrottaCongratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, P.A. partner Jennifer A. Ficarrotta, who has been recognized for 2019 by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent® attorney—the highest possible rating—for the eighth consecutive year. AV Preeminent® signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Best Lawyers in Florida: Tampa Edition 2019 Includes Sikorske, Caballero

Best Lawyers Tampa 2019Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, P.A. partners Caroline Black Sikorske and Alex Caballero, who are included in Best Lawyers in Florida: Tampa Edition 2019, based on nomination and peer review by other Tampa Bay-area lawyers on their professional abilities and quality of legal services. Recognition in Best Lawyers is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Caroline and Alex are board-certified specialists in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar and are Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent peer review rated. Both served as Hillsborough County Assistant State Attorneys before devoting their practices exclusively to marital and family law.

Alex Caballero Matrimonial Law Arbitrator Certification

Florida Bar Certification Program Congratulates Sarah Kay

Caroline Black Sikorske In Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Congratulations to Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta P.A. Shareholder and Managing Partner Caroline Black Sikorske, who has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of family law—her 13th consecutive year to be included. Caroline is board certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a select group of 100 top family lawyers from across the United States practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters.

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Becomes CEO Council of Tampa Bay Member

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta P.A. Shareholder and Managing Partner Caroline Black Sikorske has been approved for membership in the CEO Council of Tampa Bay, the bay area’s premier organization of business leaders. The council provides opportunities for members to build relationships, generate ideas and formulate solutions. At the core is the shared desire for members to grow their businesses and positively impact the greater Tampa Bay community. Caroline is board certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Learn more about Caroline Black Sikorske by reading her online resume.

Attorney Alex Caballero Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Attorney Alex Caballero Certified as Matrimonial Law Arbitrator

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Named Top 10 Florida Attorney by Super Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is thrilled to announce that Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske was named a Top 10 Florida Attorney by the Super Lawyers publication. Congratulations, Caroline!

Attorney Sarah E. Kay Receives 2018 Chair’s Award of Extraordinary Service

On June 13, 2018, outgoing Family Law Section Chair Nicole Goetz awarded Attorney Sarah E. Kay the Chair’s Award of Extraordinary Service.  The inscription reads “In recognition of your outstanding service, unwavering dedication and continued commitment to the section.”  Congratulations, Sarah!

  

 

SBCF Attorneys Recognized as 2018 SuperLawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is thrilled to announce that four of its attorneys have not only earned a 2018 SuperLawyers designation but also are designated as “Top Rated Lawyers”!  This is the 9th consecutive year as a SuperLawyer for Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske and Alex Caballero, the 7th consecutive year as a SuperLawyer or Rising Star for Attorney Jennifer A. Ficarrotta, and the 5th consecutive year as a Rising Star for Attorney Sarah E. Kay.  Congratulations to Caroline, Alex, Jennifer, and Sarah!

Attorney Sarah Kay Recognized for 2017 Pro Bono Service

Attorney Sarah E. Kay was recently recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for her pro bono legal services in 2017.  Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Labarga wrote Sarah on behalf of the Court saying “We thank you for giving freely and unselfishly of your time and legal talent to represent the poor, the powerless, the defenseless, and the oppressed among us.  Your work helps to fulfill the promise of equal justice to all.”  Click on the link below to read the letter to Sarah from Justice Labarga.  Congratulations, Sarah!

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Caroline Black Sikorske Voted #1 Family Law Attorney by Tampa Magazine

Caroline Black Sikorske was voted #1 Family Law Attorney by Tampa Magazine! Voted #1 by her peers, Caroline Black Sikorske was selected to achieve this high honor. We are proud of Caroline and her excellent skills in representing her clients.

Caroline Black Sikorske at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Competitive Edge Series

Caroline Black Sikorske participated as a panelist in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Competitive Edge Series. The March edition of the Series featured leaders of the 2017 Small Business of the Year winners. The panelists shared experiences regarding their businesses, challenges, keys to success and their insight regarding the Small Business of the Year application and evaluation process. Caroline shared that SBCF’s biggest asset is its people, a dedicated group of caring professionals who represent the Firm’s core values.

Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, Jennifer Ficarrotta, and Sarah E. Kay 2017 Florida Trend Legal Elite

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta are pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, Jennifer Ficarrotta, and Sarah E. Kay were all listed in the 2017 edition of the Florida Trend Legal Elite for Marital and Family Law.  Congratulations!

SBCF Wins the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2017 Small Business of the Year Award for 5-20 Employees

With great pride and excitement, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta announces that it has been named the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2017 Small Business of the Year Award in the 5-20 Employees Category.

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay Receives Above & Beyond Award from Family Law Section

On June 21, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay received the Above & Beyond Award from The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.  The award reads “For exceeding all expectations with your tireless dedication and hard work during your service to the Family Law Section.  Congratulations, Sarah!

 

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta named Semi-Finalist for 2017 Small Business of the Year Award

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is honored to have been selected as a semi-finalist for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Small Business of the Year Award.  The Chamber is committed to supporting small business in our community.  Beyond the SBOY Award, which reflects a significant achievement, the selection process also provides a growth opportunity as organizations take a critical look at their business.

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 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!

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

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 Sarah E. Kay recognized for her Pro Bono Work

At the 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was recognized with other attorneys who donated 100+ hours of pro bono legal service in 2016.   As part of the recognition, Sarah was presented with a gold lapel pin as well as a letter from the Supreme Court of Florida which thanked her for “giving freely and unselfishly of [her] time and legal talent to represent the poor, the powerless, the defenseless, and the oppressed among us.”  In the letter, Justice Labarga commented “Your work helps to fulfill the promise of equal justice for all.” Click on the link below to read the letter.  Congratulations, Sarah!

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Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta listed in Best of Tampa Bay 2017 in the Tampa Bay Tribune and tbt*

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that it is listed in the “Best of Tampa Bay 2017 Profile Series” in the March 31, 2017 edition of the Tampa Bay Times and tbt* newspapers.  Click on the link below to see the profile.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta prides itself on providing personal and high quality legal services.

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Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta appointed as Trustee of the Pinellas County Law Library

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Pinellas County Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino has appointed Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta for another term on the Board of Trustees of the Pinellas County Law Library.  Congratulations Jennifer!

Attorney Sarah E. Kay included in 2017 Ten Best Florida Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay is listed as one of the 2017 listing of 10 Best Attorneys Florida Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  Congratulations Sarah!

Attorney Sarah E. Kay Featured in Executive Council Spotlight

Attorney Sarah E. Kay was featured in Executive Council Spotlight in the January 2017 edition of The Florida Bar Family Law Section’s e-newsletter FAMSEG. Click on the link below to read the Spotlight. Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta believes that a successful combination for an attorney includes public service and contributing to state and federal legislation through leadership in organizations such as the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay certified as a member of The Lawyers of Distinction

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that, on December 1, 2016, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was certified as a member of The Lawyers of Distinction.  Membership to Lawyers of Distinction is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States and members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.   Congratulations, Sarah!

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Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta Receives 2016 Excellence in Client Services Award

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer A. Ficarrotta, Esq. received the 2016 Excellence in Client Services Award by the American Economic Institute.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah E. Kay Listed in National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah E. Kay are listed in the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Florida in Matrimonial and Family Law.  Congratulations Jennifer and Sarah!

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Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA Listed in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report as a Best Law Firm in Florida

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that it is listed in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report as a Best Law Firm in Florida in the First Tier Rankings.

Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske and Alex Caballero listed in The Best Lawyers of America Publication

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, and Alex Caballero have all been listed in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in Family Law.  Congratulations Caroline, and Alex!

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Attorneys Caroline Black, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta listed in Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite” for 2016

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta have been listed as “Florida’s Legal Elite” for 2016 in Florida Trend magazine.  Congratulations!

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay Listed in the 2016 Ten Best in Client Satisfaction for Florida Family Law Attorneys by the AIOFLA

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay has been listed in the 2016 Ten Best in Client Satisfaction for Florida Family Law Attorneys Under 40 by the by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  Congratulations Sarah!

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Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta Listed Two Years in the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been listed for two years in the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske in three “Top” lists in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers Publication

In addition to being listed as a Super Lawyer in Florida family law, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske is listed in three “Top” lists in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers publication: Top 50 Tampa Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers, and Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers.  Congratulations, Caroline!

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Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta in 2016 Florida Super Lawyers Publication

Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta are all included in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers publication as Super Lawyers in Florida family law.  Alex and Caroline have been listed as Florida Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years.  Congratulations to all!

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay in 2016 Florida Super Lawyers Publication as Rising Star in Family Law

Attorney Sarah E. Kay is appearing in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star in family law for the fourth consecutive year.  Congratulations, Sarah!

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Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske voted #y by her peers in Family Law

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is thrilled to announce that Caroline Black Sikorske has been voted #1 by her peers in Family Law on Tampa’s Top Lawyer’s list as published in the 2016 Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Edition.  Congratulations, Caroline!

Announcement – Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta in 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Family lawyers in Florida by ASLA

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta’s selection as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family lawyers in the State of Florida for 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  Her selection was the culmination of a months-long process in which ASLA independently researched information on tens of thousands of lawyers, resulting in Jennifer’s selection for inclusion in a group comprising of less than 1.5% of lawyers overall.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Announcement – Alex Caballero to present on Complex Issues in Equitable Distribution

On February 4, 2016 starting at 1 PM, Attorney Alex Caballero will be co-presenting a 2 hour continuing legal education seminar titled “Complex Issues in Equitable Distribution” for the Marital & Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Mr. Caballero will be specifically speaking on the issues of business valuations in equitable distribution and stock options, restricted shares, and other employee benefits.  Mr. Caballero is board certified in Marital and Family Law and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He speaks frequently on family law matters and specializes in handling complex family law matters.  To register or for more information, please click here.

Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Presentation on Children’s Issues

On October 30, 2015, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske presented on Children’s Issues and Timesharing at The Florida Bar Basic Family Law seminar in Tampa.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA values giving back to the legal community, supporting legal excellence through providing high-quality continuing legal education.

Announcement – Jennifer Ficarrotta listed in 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by AIOFLA

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been recognized as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2015.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Top 50 Women and Top 100 attorneys

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske was included in the list of the Top 50 Women attorneys and one of the two marital & family law attorneys listed in the Top 100 attorneys in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations, Caroline!

Announcement – 2015 Rising Star

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that attorney Sarah E. Kay has been listed as a 2015 Rising Star in family law in the Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations, Sarah!

 

Announcement – Super Lawyers 2015

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta have all been listed as 2015 Superlawyers in family law in the Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations!

 

Announcement – Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta Board Certification

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is delighted to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has become Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

 

Announcement – 2015 Best Law Firms

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Announcement – Sarah E. Kay Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay has been listed as a 2014 Rising Star in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations, Sarah!

 

Announcement – Super Lawyers 2014

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta have been listed as 2014 Florida Super Lawyers in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations to all!

Announcement – Clearwater Oyster Roast Best Decor Award

On May 16, 2014, the Clearwater Bar Association announced that Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA’s booth The Sweet Taste of Freedom at the 75th annual Oyster Roast won Best Décor.  Click here to see a picture of Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta and Scheduling Assistant Nelva Aleman with the award. 

Announcement – Jennifer Ficarrotta listed as a Top 40 Under 40 Florida Family Lawyer

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that the American Society of Legal Advocates selected Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family lawyers in the State of Florida for 2014.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Announcement – 2014 Best Law Firms Ranking

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that they have received a First Tier ranking in Tampa, Florida in family law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014.

Announcement – 2014 Best Lawyers Publication

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, and Alex Caballero have been listed in the 2014 Best Lawyers publication for family law.  Congratulations Caroline, & Alex!

Announcement – 2013 Florida Trend Legal Elite

Attorney Alexander Caballero has been recognized in the Florida Trend Legal Elite publication as “Legal Elites” in Marital & Family law.  Congratulations Alex!

Announcement – 2013 Legal Elite Up & Comer

Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been recognized in the Florida Trend Legal Elite publication as an “Up & Comer” in Marital & Family law.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Announcement – Sarah E. Kay Family Law Section Awards

On June 26, 2013 Attorney Sarah E. Kay was awarded a 2013 Rising Star Award in recognition of her enthusiasm, initiative, and outstanding service to the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a 2013 Outstanding Committee Chair Service award in recognition of and in grateful appreciation of her outstanding service, dedication and loyalty to the Florida Bar Family Law Section throughout 2012-2013 as Chair of the Florida Bar Journal for the Family Law Section Publications Committee.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Announcement – Top 50 Women Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske was listed in the Florida Top 50 Women Lawyers in the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers publication.

Announcement – 2013 Florida Super Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer A. Ficarrotta were listed as 2013 Florida Super Lawyers in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication.

Announcement – 2013 Rising Star

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay was listed as a 2013 Rising Star in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication.

Announcement – Inn of Court Best Presentation

On June 11, 2013, Attorney Sarah E. Kay, as a member of the Hon. John N. Conrad’s pupilage, was awarded Tampa Bay Inn of Court’s 2012-2013 Best Presentation of the Year.  The presentation presented on January 8, 2013 was titled “Honey I Shrunk the Judge:  Best Practices for Alternative Dispute Resolution.”  Congratulations, Sarah!

Announcement – Alex Caballero listed in 2013 Florida’s Best Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Alex Caballero has been listed in the 2013 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for Family Law.  Congratulations, Alex!

Announcement – Caroline Black Sikorske listed in 2013 Florida’s Best Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske has been listed in the 2013 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for Family Law.  Congratulations, Caroline!

Announcement – Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA Tier 1 Law Firm

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publication.

Announcement – Jennifer Ficarrotta 2012 Rising Star

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta was listed in as a 2012 Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication.


Announcement – 2012 Florida Super Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black, and Alexander Caballero were listed as Florida Super Lawyers 2012.

Announcement – 2012 Top 50 Women Lawyers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black was listed in the Top 50 Women Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2012.