Caballero, Aleman Celebrate Work Anniversaries

We’re pleased to announce that this month marks the 22-year work anniversary for two members of the SBCF team, Senior Administrative Assistant Nelva Aleman and Managing Partner Alex Caballero.

Nelva started working with us in 1988 and has rejoined the firm several times over the years. She previously served as Executive Director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Chapter, worked part-time at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa and also was a stay-at-home mom.

Alex Caballero worked at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in Tampa before he joined the firm in 1999. Alex was a Lead Trial Attorney where he tried numerous jury trials, including prosecuting in the Felony Domestic Violence Specialty Division. He is board-certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar, is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell, is a fellow of the AAML and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Alex also has been named to the 2021 lists of “Top 100” Florida and “Top 50” Tampa Bay Super Lawyers. Alex is a former Chair of the Judicial Nomination Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and is currently on the Judicial Nomination Commission for the Second District Court of Appeal. The main question that Alex asks himself frequently these days is, “How have 22 years gone by so quickly?”

Please join us in congratulating Nelva and Alex on their SBCF work anniversaries.
22-Year Work Anniversaries

SBCF Attorneys Named to ‘Top 50’ 2021 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers List

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay-area attorneys, our colleagues and friends, who have been named to the 2021 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers “Top 50” list. Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of “top” attorneys and candidates are measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered and the patented multiphase selection process is rigorous and methodical. The Top Lists feature attorneys who have been named to the Super Lawyers lists and who have the most total points earned. We are pleased to announce that SBCF partners Caroline Black Sikorske and Alex Caballero are among the 50 attorneys who earned spots on the “Top 50” list.

Caroline Black Sikorske Alex Caballero

Administrative Assistant Madison Sasser Joins SBCF

We are happy to announce that Madison Sasser has joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant. Madison is an experienced legal assistant who supports trial preparation, drafts legal documents, communicates with clients, and coordinates scheduling. She also is a creative writer who manages podcasts and blogs, serves as a ghostwriter, and curates content for business proposals and plans. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Florida, where she was an active member of the Mock Trial Team. Please join us in welcoming Madison to the SBCF team. Contact her at or (813) 251-9200 Ext. 131.

Madison Sasser, Administrative Assistant

Paralegal Kendall Tobin Joins the Firm

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the SBCF team. Kendall Tobin has more than five years of experience as a paralegal and legal assistant working in marital and family law matters. Her background includes legal research and drafting pleadings, motions and notices, affidavits, proposed orders, and final judgments. She also manages correspondence to judiciary, opposing counsel and clients, and discovery and preparations for trial, mediation, and hearings.

Kendall studied Political Science and French at the University of Pittsburg and Political Science at the University of North Florida. She anticipates completing her bachelor’s degree in 2022 at the University of South Florida. She also is a Florida Notary Public and has volunteered as a tax return preparer through the United Way Suncoast’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Kendall devotes 100 percent of her practice to marital and family law.
Kendall Tobin, Paralegal

Sterling Lovelady Recognized for Pro Bono Service

Congratulations to the Bay Area attorneys and organizations that recently were honored with Thirteenth Judicial Circuit 2021 Pro Bono Service Awards. The annual circuit pro bono service awards recognize individuals, law firms and organizations, and attorneys who performed 20 or more hours of pro bono service in 2020, to honor their outstanding contributions to the community. We are very proud of SBCF attorney Sterling Lovelady, who was recognized for pro bono service in the 20-49 hours category. Thank you to Sterling and to all who were honored this year for volunteering your time to make a difference in the lives of low-income Tampa Bay Area residents.

Sterling R. Lovelady