Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.  Click on the link below to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA pride themselves on staying abreast of changes in local, state-wide, and national laws which affect their clients.

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Announcement – Attorney Sarah E. Kay Member of Executive Council

On June 24, 2015, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was sworn in as member of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.  The Executive Council is responsible to represent the Family Law Section membership, promote the Section’s goals and activities, as well as participate in and lead Section committees and activities.  Congratulations, Sarah!


Announcement – ALA Suncoast Event

On June 23, 2015, Office Administrator Bill Murphy, as a part of his tenure as a Director and Membership Chair, attended the ALA Suncoast Chapter Business Partner Appreciation event.  Click on the link below to see a photo. The Association of Legal Administrators was formed over 30 years ago to enhance the education of legal managers and promote the profession of legal administrators and functional specialists all over the world.

ALA Suncoast June 2015


Announcement – Jennifer Ficarrotta publication

Sessums Black PA is pleased to announce the publication of Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta’s chapter titled “Effective Preparation of Financial affidavits in Florida Family Law Cases” in the 2015 edition of Strategies for Family Law in Florida.  Attorney Sarah E. Kay assisted with the research and drafting of the chapter.  Congratulations, Jennifer and Sarah!


Announcement – Admin. Assistant Nelva Aleman Anniversary

On June 20, 2015, Administrative Assistant Nelva Aleman celebrated 17 years of outstanding service.  Congratulations, Nelva!


Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Top 50 Women and Top 100 attorneys

Sessums Black, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske was included in the list of the Top 50 Women attorneys and one of the two marital & family law attorneys listed in the Top 100 attorneys in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations, Caroline!

Announcement – Andrew D. Reder, Esq. joins Sessums Black, PA

Sessums Black PA is excited to announce that Andrew D. Reder, Esq. has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.    Andrew is a former Assistant State Attorney from the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree cum laude from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from Stetson University College of Law.  Welcome, Andrew!


Announcement – TBPA June 2015 Meeting

On June 11, 2015, Advanced Certified Paralegal Carol Dunlap, as a part of her regular membership, attended the monthly meeting of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association which included a legal education component titled “Law of Armed Conflict and War.” The Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.’s mission includes establishing the standard of excellence in the paralegal profession through its work on issues of regulation, ethics, and education.

Announcement – 2015 Rising Star

Sessums Black, PA is pleased to announce that attorney Sarah E. Kay has been listed as a 2015 Rising Star in family law in the Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations, Sarah!


Announcement – Super Lawyers 2015

Sessums Black, PA is pleased to announce that attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Alex Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta have all been listed as 2015 Superlawyers in family law in the Super Lawyers publication.  Congratulations!


Announcement – Attorney Alex Caballero Anniversary

On June 7, 2015, Attorney Alex Caballero celebrated 16 years of exceptional service with Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Alex!


Announcement – Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta Board Certification

Sessums Black, PA is delighted to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has become Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar.  Congratulations, Jennifer!