TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (JULY 2018)

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL


Registration is closed


Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.



SPEAKER: Kevin Fitzsimmons and John Cain with Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons Hewitt & Cain

TOPIC:  “Insurance and Bad Faith Law – the Current State of the Law in Florida”

SUMMARY: Our presentation will give a brief overview of the legal requirements insurance adjusters must follow in Florida.  We will focus upon three areas – licensing of adjusters; proper adjusting of claims; and the consequences of violating these rules.  This presentation should give attendees a better understanding of the Florida insurance claims process, thus assisting them in their dealings with Florida claims’ professionals.  


Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, July 12, 2018, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

Regular Entrée:  Bourbon BBQ Glazed Chicken with Crispy Onions / Vegetarian Entrée: 3-Cheese Ravioli with Alfredo/ CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

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TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit 

A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay

Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:

Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. (RASi) is a professional registered agent service company, which provides the best value for corporate and registered agent services through innovative technologies, competitive pricing and quality service. With offices in all 50 States, DC and international jurisdictions, RASi represents thousands of companies across the nation



SPEAKER'S BIO:  Mr. Fitzsimmons is a Board Certified Trial Attorney whose experience and training includes the representation of individuals, businesses, major insurance companies, manufacturers and local & state governments. Specifically, he has experience in litigating a variety of matters, including liability & casualty issues, civil rights, employment matters and commercial transactions & litigation. He has a top rating of "A-V" from the national Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards), and was recently selected as a 2008 Florida Super Lawyer - a distinction awarded to less than 5% of Florida attorneys.

Practice Areas: Auto liability, Premises liability, Commercial Litigation; Insurance and Surety Defense; Labor and Employment; Civil Trial; Construction and Property Law.

Admitted: 1995, Florida, United States District Court: Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida and District of Colorado.

Law School: University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1994. Member of the Law & Public Policy Law Journal and Environmental Law Society.

College: Florida State University, B.A., 1991. Officer of Alpha Tau Omega and Director of the SAFE, Student Escort Service.

Published Articles: Author: Discovery in International Arbitration Vol. 7:5, Hillsborough County Bar Journal Lawyer 10 (February 1997); Encountering Irish Justice, Vol. 11:6, Hillsborough County Bar Journal Lawyer 20 (March 2001).

Born: Kettering, Ohio, March 3, 1969.

Membership: Tampa Gator Club and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Seminole Boosters


SPEAKER'S BIO:  Mr. Cain is a former State of Florida Prosecutor.  As a prosecutor he handled thousands of criminal cases and conducted numerous jury trials.  He worked closely with all local law enforcement agencies and learned the methods of the State Attorney’s Office.  In addition to his intense criminal exposure, Mr. Cain is also a civil trial attorney whose experience and training includes the representation of individuals, and businesses through all aspects of litigation. Also, Mr. Cain is a former Marine and fluent in Spanish. 

Practice Areas: Criminal law, Auto liability, Premises liability, Commercial Litigation; Insurance and Surety Defense; Civil Trial.

Admitted: 2004, Florida, United States District Court: Middle District of Florida.

Law School: University of Syracuse College of Law, J.D., 2004.  Global Law and Practice Certificate. 

College: Florida State University, B.S., 2001.

Professional Memberships: Hispanic National Bar Association - Former Florida Regional President (Attorney Division); Hispanic National Bar Association – Former National President (Law Student Division); Hispanic Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (“HYPE”) – (Geared towards the reduction of Hispanic High School and College Drop outs).

Born: Long Island, New York.  September 24, 1976.

Raised: Quito, Ecuador, South America.

Languages: Spanish 

TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.


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