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Take Their Word for it: Our Past Clients Share Their Stories of Success With DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A.

Though many clients come to us with little previous legal experience, our skilled lawyers have been helping local Floridians protect their rights and resolve their legal problems for over 40 years. Some of those clients share their personal stories and describe their experience working with our legal team. You can also take a look at the reviews our clients have left us on Google and Facebook. If you have worked with our firm, we would love to hear about your experience!

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

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  • "From his depositions to the medical witnesses to his cross-examinations to his closing, Paul just ran that courtroom. It was very impressive. He made it easy. He made a horrible process easy. I would definitely recommend him and this law firm."

      Ron and Renee's Rear-End Car Wreck (Transcript) Renee: So I was taking my children to school. We were stopped behind another vehicle, waiting on a school bus on the opposite side of the road to load kids from an apartment complex, and got hit from behind while we were stopped. My seat back kind of collapsed. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) estimated that he was going 40 miles an hour, so there were no brakes, no nothing, just slammed into the back of my car. At the time, I was very active. I was running and going to the gym. Because it's a lower back pain, that kind of stopped. Ron: I called around to a couple of law firms, and I think maybe I spoke with Monica. And based off of that, I decided that this one seemed like the proper firm for us. Monica pretty much is on top of it from the very start. Renee: Peggy also kept us well informed, and Jennifer's always been a great coordinator or things for us. Ron: Pretty much the whole process we were kept informed. Monica let us know what was going on. Paul was great. Renee: He's a great guy. He's very detailed oriented. He was amazing during the trial, he didn't miss a beat. Preparing us for trial was great. When I got up to testify, it was like I was sitting here in the office, talking with him in the office. Ron: Every time he got up, you kind of felt relaxed because you knew it was going to go right. Renee: Having somebody who can put you at ease, even if you're not going to go to trial, if you're just going to go to mediation or whatever, having somebody who can put you at ease from the beginning of the process to the end of whatever process it is, is great. Ron: Now usually it's nerve-racking. You just didn't feel it with Paul. I enjoyed the days in court. Seriously. I was only up on the stand for maybe 15, 20 minutes, but it lasted two and a half, three days. I enjoyed those days in court. He got up there. He's not a huge guy, and it was just him against a couple lawyers with the insurance company. And he just, he was like a giant out there. I mean it was like a Perry Mason moment, you know what I mean? I mean seriously. Renee: It was almost like he could predict what they were going to say, so he had his response ready. Ron: From his depositions to the medical witnesses to his cross-examinations to his closing, Paul just ran that courtroom. It was very impressive. He made it easy. He made a horrible process easy. I would definitely recommend him and this law firm.

    Ron and Renee
  • "The diligence that Paul, Monica and Jennifer showed was great. I couldn’t have done anything without them. They were guiding me the whole time."

    Sean had just finished working out at the gym and was driving his beloved Stella to the dog park. Stella is more than just a yellow Labrador. She’s family. They were sitting at the light on Tyrone Boulevard at 66th Street. The light turned green. Before Sean took his foot off the brake, they were hit hard from behind. The impact threw Stella into the back of Sean’s seat. His back already injured, Sean instinctively turned to see if Stella was alright and further injured himself. “I was more concerned with her than anything at that point,” recalled Sean. Sean’s employer referred him to DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and recommended he speak with attorney Paul Cavonis. Sean’s employer was familiar with the law firm from his involvement with Seminole Rotary Club and other community groups. Sean initially spoke with Paul, and then with paralegal Monica Case. The team met with him the next day. “We went over everything,” explained Sean. “Everything was quick and easy. They told me that it was going to take about a year, but within the year, it was constant contact letting me know what was going on, setting up my doctor appointments, meeting with doctors.” “Then paralegal Jennifer Pachoumis came in about five months into the case to help Monica get everything put together. The diligence that Paul, Monica and Jennifer showed was great. I couldn’t have done anything without them. They were guiding me the whole time.” The sign of a great legal team is how well they keep their clients’ informed. “Not only did Paul, Monica, and Jennifer call me, they’d write me emails and make sure I went over all the documents two to three times making sure everything was correct.” It wasn’t just about Sean. “Not only did they ask how I was doing, but how Stella was doing,” explained Sean. “That was a really big deal. Stella is like my child because I don’t have a wife or kids. That made me feel like they genuinely cared about my well-being as well as Stella’s well-being.” “It’s a family atmosphere there, and that’s what I liked,“ exclaimed Sean. “I couldn’t say enough about DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis.” Sean is right about our firm’s family atmosphere. We’re committed to helping every member of your family. Even beloved pets like Stella. When you need help, we’re here.

    Sean
  • "They made me feel like I was a person, and not just a case."

    *Name withheld pursuant to a confidentiality settlement agreement.  Testimonial (Transcript) It was actually through another referral, they recommended the firm. And I had never even heard of Paul or this firm or anything. Being out-of-state I had absolutely no idea about any of this. So I called, and the rest has been history. I think I worked with Jeri and with Paul, and I did speak with Paul.   The lines of communication were always open, the availability was always there for me if I had any questions or anything, and they just walked with me through the entire process. I was just so taken aback, that it’s like, ‘Wow!’ These people are going the extra mile and they’re listening to what I’m saying, and trying to help me along, and they’re so kind and so respectful.   They made me feel like I was a person, and not just a case. I am a person behind all this, and I am dealing with sorrow, and tragedy, and confusion, and they just carried the ball. But I just felt that it was a very personal relationship that we developed through phone communications. They were very kind, very respectful.   I would definitely contact them if I needed help, or if I knew someone else needed help. As good as Paul Cavonis is, I wouldn’t hesitate in a heartbeat to use the firm. That just worked out perfect for me.

    Anonymous
  • I'd highly recommend Paul to anyone who needs an honest, aggressive attorney.

    Mr. Angelo O. of Largo was badly injured in an auto accident at the intersection of Ulmerton and Belcher Roads in 2005. The accident forced him to have back surgery. He was represented by Attorney Paul Cavonis. Suit was filed in the case and the matter settled a few weeks after a successful mediation. "I was very pleased with Paul's work. He's an honest guy. He says what he means. Everything I've ever asked him to do he's done and done well. I'd highly recommend Paul to anyone who needs an honest, aggressive attorney."

    Angelo O. of Largo