Last year was no ordinary Thanksgiving eve for Eva. She was rear-ended as she approached Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. Her head struck the driver’s side window leaving her bleeding. The at-fault driver apologized, but insisted he could not wait for emergency services to arrive. He refused to show Eva his driver’s license or insurance card. He gave her his telephone number, but instructed her to wait at least one hour before calling.
Eva knew she would need help, but was unsure where to turn. A friend at her church, recently retired DHC paralegal Jill Iacopelli offered advice. Paul Cavonis’ team would do a great job.
Eva’s first contact with DHC was with paralegal Monica Case. “I was very impressed with Monica’s knowledge. She was professional but not intimidating. She was also patient. I do not speak the legal language and she always had the time to explain things to me without making me feel like an idiot for asking a question.” She shared the same sentiments about paralegal Jennifer Rosenberg, “I felt very at ease to be open with her. I felt valued.” Eva also commented on how kind and accessible Paul was.
After her settlement, Eva wanted to address her estate planning. She turned to DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. Once again, Eva had praise. “Christine was very informative, patient and transparent. I was impressed with how everything was taken care of, put together and presented to me. I think Christine and Best [King] did a wonderful job.” Eva prides herself on her ability to judge character. “Once I meet someone, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a law firm or if you are one of my students... you get in my heart because I can tell you are genuinely a person that I can trust.”
One way Eva expresses her trust and appreciation is with her amazing cooking. Eva learned to cook by watching her father, who was a professional chef in Hungary. “You give your profession, and you do it well. So I give my cooking, which I guess I do well. I like to show you how I appreciate you with food because everybody has to eat.”
“Hiring an attorney is scary because you hope you are hiring the right firm,” explained Eva. “Here I found from the very beginning transparency, honesty, and that you are here to do what is right, no matter what. And that integrity and doing what is right is what really matters.”
We truly appreciate Eva as well. She embodies one of the reasons we love what we do. We cherish the very human and familial connection with our clients.