My name is Paul Cavonis and I’m a personal injury attorney. My area of practice is injury law and civil litigation. I am known as the firm’s trial lawyer. I handle the vast majority of the litigation in the office, including all of the personal injury litigation.
I went to Stetson College of Law and graduated with honors. I was part of the trial team, and we won the national trial competition in Miami. I started trying cases as soon as I started practicing law in 1994. One of my first cases was a products liability case, six months out of law school, which I was able to successfully resolve. Since then, I have successfully handled many, many cases.
Why Did I Become an Attorney?
I got into law because it was something I had an infinity for from a very young age. I grew up in a single-parent household. My mother was a waitress, and I’m the first person in my family who went to college. I had a lot of support – my mother and big brother – who was always pushing me forward. I always gravitated to the law because I like helping people, I like speaking in front of people, and I like arguing positions. I found the practice very rewarding.
One of the fascinating things about the law is that you always see something that is different. Even though I’ve handled thousands of automobile accidents, they are all different. The people are different, the injuries are different, and the facts and circumstances of the case are different. When you listen to people’s stories, you really get a good appreciation for their background, what they suffered, and what their loss is in any particular incident. It is very satisfying at the end of the case to wrap all of that up, get them a good settlement or good verdict, and to the best of my ability put them back to where they were prior to their accident.