Sessums Black announces with immense joy and pride that, effective June 1, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay is Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar. Board certification recognizes Sarah’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in marital and family law as well as her professionalism and ethics in practice. Congratulations, Sarah!
On May 26, 2017, the incoming Chair of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar appointed Attorney Sarah E. Kay to serve in the following leadership positions within the Section: Chair of the Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and Member of the Ad Hoc Constitutional Revision, Equitable Distribution, Finance, and Legislation Committees. Congratulations, Sarah!
On May 25, 2017, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske will be co-presenting at an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers seminar on what alimony looks like in the modern era. You can find out more about the event by clicking here. The attorneys of Sessums Black practice exclusively in the area of marital and family law to offer clients superior, personalized, and high-quality legal services.
Sessums Black is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV® Peer Review Rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and professional ability. This honor is a reflection of an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence. By earning an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, an attorney is part of a select group of Tampa area lawyers recognized for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards. Congratulations, Sarah!
On May 18, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar effective July 1, 2017 to accommodate the collaborative law process. Click on the link below to read the Florida Supreme Court opinion. Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process which normally costs less time, money, and stress and affords participants increased opportunities to creatively resolve their differences. Click here to read more about collaborative law. Although the attorneys of Sessums Black continue to practice and are experienced in traditional litigation, they recognize the benefits, both financial and emotional, of not going to court.
Sessums Black is thrilled to announce that, on May 17, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. Congratulations, Sarah!
On May 15, 2017, Debi Branson Hensley joined the Sessums Black family as the new Firm Administrator. Debi brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her thirty-plus years serving in various office leadership, management and administrative capacities in the Tampa legal community. Welcome, Debi!
With both sadness and joy, Sessums Black announces the retirement of its Firm Administrator Bill Murphy effective May 16, 2017. Sessums Black wishes Bill happiness and relaxation as he embarks on his newest adventure. Congratulations, Bill!
Sessums Black is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah E. Kay is listed as a Florida Rising Star in Family Law in the 2017 Super Lawyers publication. This is the 5th consecutive year that Sarah has earned this designation. Congratulations, Sarah!
Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske attended the Annual Conference of the Diplomats of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers in NYC the weekend of April 27, 2017. The American College is a select group of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Lawyers in the College are recognized for handling cutting edge issues of local and national importance in the family law arena.