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Jarrett L. DeLuca - Of Counsel - Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

Jarrett DeLuca focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and business tort litigation.

Francisco (Frank) ViñasThe National Trial LawyersHe has consistently been recognized by his peers in the area of plaintiff's personal injury law, has published articles in both state and national legal journals, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients. From 2012 -2015, Jarrett was listed by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of plaintiff's personal injury litigation – a recognition given to only 2.5% of Florida's lawyers. He was also named by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation only professional association comprised of the top trial attorneys in each state under the age of 40.

In 2015, he was given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law. This is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, given for high ethical standards and legal ability.From 2008 to 2011, he served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas School of Law where he lectured and worked with law students on the St. Thomas Trial Team. During that time, he also tried multiple personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits with members of his former law firm. Two of those trials resulted in confidential settlements while another resulted in a $20,000,000.00 verdict against three of America's largest tobacco companies. That verdict followed a four-week wrongful death trial involving three adult children who lost their mother to a tobacco related illness in the mid 1990's. In 2012, Jarrett was involved in a complex product liability trial against Ford Motor Company as well as a trial against CSX Transportation, Inc. which resulted in a $472,819.00 verdict for a railroad employee injured during a train derailment.

Avvo 10 ratingJarrett has written articles for state and national legal publications discussing trial strategy, arbitration agreements, cruise ship liability and other legal topics. He is the Past Chair of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Board and also serves on the Florida Justice Association's medical malpractice committee. He also regularly participates in lobbying efforts at the state legislative level to help preserve legal rights for those hurt by medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, nursing home neglect, and defective products.

AV PreeminentBefore attending law school, Jarrett graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration with a degree in Finance and interned with the Commercial Service at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. As a law student, he clerked for judges at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court where he worked on a variety civil litigation cases and had the opportunity to view trials from the judges' perspective. He then started his legal career as an associate with a full-service civil litigation law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, litigating cases related to corporate fraud, shareholder disputes, local government authority, breach of contract, eminent domain, patent and copyright infringement, and other complex commercial disputes and business torts.

 

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