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Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta

Contact Information

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
307 S. Magnolia Avenue
Tampa FL 33606-2237
Work 813-251-9200


Practice State

Florida

Emphasis

Specializing in handling complex family law matters.

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Counties

  • Charlotte, Florida
  • Collier, Florida
  • Duval, Florida
  • Hillsborough, Florida
  • Lee, Florida
  • Manatee, Florida
  • Pasco, Florida
  • Pinellas, Florida
  • Polk, Florida
  • Sarasota, Florida

Education

Florida State University of Law   Tallahassee, Florida   J.D. with high honors    April 1993   Honors:  Law Review and Order of the Coif

University of South Florida   Tampa, Florida   B.A. in Criminology and Psychology   Graduated cum laude   May 1990

 

Legal Organizations

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta   Tampa, Florida 1999 to present

Assistant State Attorney   Lead Trial Attorney, Felony Division  -  Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office   1993-1995; 1995-1999

Attorney    Flowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A.   -   Tampa, Florida  1995

Professional Associations and Positions:

Hillsborough County Bar Association (Chair, Family Law Section (2012-2013), Chair-Elect, Family Law Section (2011-2012), Secretary/Treasurer, Family Law Section (2010-2011), Executive Council member, Family Law Section, Former Chair of the Education/Articles Committee, Family Law Section, Former Member of Editorial Staff, Family Law Section Newsletter, Former Chair of Interdisciplinary Committee, Family Law Section, Former Chair of Long Range Planning Committee, Family Law Section 

The Florida Bar  -  Member, The Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Certification Committee (August 2012-July 2015); Executive Council Member, Family Law Section (2003-2008); Chairperson, Grievance Committee 13B (June 2002-June2003); Chairperson, Grievance Committee 13F (Jan. 2009-Dec. 2009), Member, Grievance Committee 13B (May 2000-June2002); Member, Grievance Committee 13F (May 2007-Jan 2009), Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee of Family Law Section (2002-2003); Secretary, Continuing Legal Education Committe of Family Law Section (2002-2003); Co-Chair, Continuing legal Education Committee (2004-2005); Secretary, Publication Committee of Family Law Section (2008-2009)

Appointments:  Appointed by Governor Rick Scott to Judicial Nominating Committee for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (August 2010-July 2016);  Appointed by Florida Supreme Court to Florida Board of Bar Examiners (2003-2008);  Emeritus Member, Florida Board of Bar Examiners (2008 to Present)

Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group - Member (2012 to Prsent)

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals  -  Member (2012 to Present)

 

Awards

Emeritus Member, Florida Board of Bar Examiners (2008-Present)  Member of Judicial Nomination Committee for 13th Judicial Circuit (8/2012-7/2016)

CLE Presentations

Speaker, “Legal, Emotional & Ethical Issues:  Our Role in Helping
Clients Through the Divorce Process,” Tampa Bay Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, April 2001.

Program Co-Chair, “Solutions to Discovery Roadblocks,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section, April 2003.

Speaker, “Marital Agreement” and “Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice,” Family Law Update Seminar, May 2003.

Speaker, “Rotating Custody,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2004.

Speaker, “Family Law Update,” Florida Law Update seminar, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, June 2004.

Speaker, “Fees and Costs in Family Law- How to Get Awards and Avoid Pitfalls,” The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, October 2004.

Speaker, “Mechanics of the Matrimonial/Family Law Certification Exam,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section, December 2004.

Program Co-Chair, “Child Support and Alimony; Investigating the Numbers,” Florida Bar, Family Law Section, March 2005.

Speaker, “Family Law Update,” Florida Law Update seminar, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, June 2005.

Program Co-Chair, “Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section, August 2005 and August 2007.

Speaker, “Parenting Plans/Time-Sharing Evaluations,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 2008.

Speaker, “Thinking Outside the Box: Innovative Approaches to Families in the Courts,” The Florida Chapter of AFCC:  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, February 2009.

Workshop Leader, “Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar,” The Florida Bar
Family Law Section, August 2009.

Panel Participant, “Practicing with Professionalism,” The Florida Bar, September 2009.

Program Co-Chair and Speaker, “Show Me the Money,” Alimony and Child Support Seminar, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, March 2010.

Speaker, “Opening Statements, Defendant’s Perspective,” State Court Trial Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, June 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Chair, “Understanding Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law Cases,” Family Law Section seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2011.

Speaker, “Efficient Communications: Scheduling and time management, email communications,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section, March 2011.

Speaker, “Direct and Cross Examinations of Witnesses,” Trial Advocacy Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, January 2012.

Speaker, “Digital, Electronic Issues, Including Who’s Spying on Whom?” The Florida Bar Family Law Section, March 2014.

Speaker, “Ethical Issues:  What are They and What to do About Them,”
The Florida Bar Family Law Section, October 2014.

Author

Domestic Violence Injunctions in Divorce Cases, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Magazine, December 2000.

How Long is the Bridge For Bridge the Gap Alimony, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, November 2001.

 Factors in Determining Attorney Fees Awards, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer  Magazine, May 2002.

Real Property vs. Personal Property-Do Titles Make a Difference? Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, June 2004.

What Defines Income Under F.S. Ch. 61: From a Business Perspective. Co-written with Ingrid Anderson, Esq.The Florida Bar Journal, November 2004.

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse by Those Entrusted with Their Care, The Florida Bar Journal, March 2008.

Parenting Coordination:  The only child-focused process in parental separation and divorce that empowers parents to parent. Co-written with Valorie Hoppenworth, M.A., LPC
The Florida Family Law Section, Commentator, Summer 2008.

New Administrative Order for Temporary Relief Hearing Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Magazine February 2010.

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