John W. Bocchino represented a hospital in a 2004 wrongful death claim as to the death of 22 year old male discharged from hospital. The case involved claims of medical negligence in releasing a patient who presented after a drug overdose of recreational drugs. The patient was monitored and when awake, alert and oriented with normal mental status was turned […]

John W. Bocchino and Kyle Morat represented a Cardiologist and his practice in a claim of medical negligence for the death of a 54 year old Hispanic male who was evaluated in anticipation of a tooth extraction for infection. The patient was seen and labeled as at moderate risk for local anesthesia and thereafter was treated in a dental office […]

Partners Mindy McLaughlin and Gabrielle Osborne were successful in obtaining a defense verdict for a physician in Hillsborough County on a very contentious four week medical malpractice case.  Plaintiff was seeking significant damages after a spinal bleed resulted in paralysis.  

Bolin and Berlick Obtain Defense Verdict

Partners Andrew Bolin and Mark Berlick were successful in obtaining a defense verdict in an auto negligence claim in Pinellas County.  After receiving the case, the jury required less than 30 minutes to reach a verdict. 


Andrew S. Bolin has achieved Board Certification in Civil Trial from the Florida Bar.  Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification.  Board Certification identifies lawyers with special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics.  Only […]

McLaughlin Named ABOTA President

Mark McLaughlin was named the 2016 president of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to […]

Bolin Named FDLA President

Andrew Bolin was named President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association for 2015-2016. The Florida Defense Lawyers Association was formed in April 1967 to represent the interests of Lawyers in private practice whose practice was primarily the defense of civil matters.Over 1000 strong, FDLA now extends membership to Lawyers employed by public agencies and private corporations.

Case Law Update: Proposals for Settlement

Case Law Update – Proposals for Settlement:  In Mootry v. Bethune Cookman, the Fifth DCA affirmed a denial of a Defendant’s motion for fees pursuant to $100 PFSs. The trial court’s decision, which the Fifth DCA upheld, found the following: “In July 2012 [when the PFSs was filed], the outcome of the various claims was far from certain. The issues […]