Paul R. Cavonis

Paul R. Cavonis

Injury Law and Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
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  • DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A.
  • 8640 Seminole Blvd Seminole, FL 33772
  • 727-397-5571
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Paul Cavonis Martindale-Hubbell and Florida Bar badgesA Proven History Of Making Things Right

I've been practicing law for over 25 years and have trial experience including both jury and non-jury trials.  I pride myself on my courtroom experience and firmly believe such experience is essential to get good results for my clients.  There is no magic or mystery to this.  We all know that negotiating from a position of strength results in the best possible outcome.  When you have an experienced trial lawyer on your side, you are in a position of strength because your opponent knows your lawyer will take your case to trial if necessary.  

As I explain to my clients when describing the litigation process, the strategy should always be to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. By planning for trial and expressing the willingness and ability to take the case to trial, the likelihood of trial decreases substantially.  This is so because your opponent knows you are ready, willing and able to assert your rights in court, thereby creating favorable conditions for a good out-of-court settlement.  Simply put, having an experienced trial lawyer in your corner increases the chances your case will settle under favorable terms out-of-court.  On the other hand, if you are represented by an attorney who doesn't go to trial, and believe me there are many of them, you're chances of a favorable out-of-court settlement decrease. Again, there is no mystery to this. Using the example of an injury claim, why would an insurance company pay you what your claim is worth if they know your attorney won’t or can't take your case to trial?  The answer is simple: there is no reason for them to pay a fair amount because the insurance company knows your attorney is likely to take whatever settlement they offer. It will come as a surprise to no one that insurance companies want to pay as little as possible.

In our firm, most cases don’t require a trial because we prepare them for trial. It's a simple formula that just plain works. Make sure whoever you hire as your lawyer understands this. We certainly do.

Benefits of hiring our law firm include: 

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  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • Experts On Your Side
  • Solid Advice
  • Trustworthy Advocate
  • Empathetic And Caring
  • Aggressive And Persuasive
  • Problem Solver
  • Effective Litigator

Tireless Advocate Delivers Help For The Hurt

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Education and Certifications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association


AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017

Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021, 2020, 2019

Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Tampa's Top Rated Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, ATLA/AAJ, 1993

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