Peter J. Mackey

Florida’s Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Florida provides broad protection for homeowners via its homestead exemption laws.  There are three general types of homestead exemptions under Florida law: Exemption from forced sale before and at death to meet the demands of creditors; Protection for spouses against the sale of the homestead without their joinder and protection for spouses and minor children against […]

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Personal Injury: The Million Dollar Difference Could be Getting a Second Opinion

“Show me the money!” When a lawyer evaluates a personal injury case for an injured client a point of emphasis is always where the money will come from to compensate the injured party.  Often times, the source is an insurance policy.  However, what if the injury/accident, or even a death, occurred at work? In Florida,

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Lawyer Lives Matter: Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case

Everyone gets hurt.  It’s not an “if” but a “when”.  Serious injuries can result in enormous medical bills, lost time/wages from work, permanent pain and suffering, and even death.  If someone, something, or someplace is responsible for the injury, no one should just surrender to the financial impact the injury can and will have on

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Board Certified Attorneys: Are They All Experts?

Board Certification is admirable; it is evidence of experience and likeability in one’s local Bar. But, don’t be fooled by window-dressing labels when selecting your trial attorney. I have found the vast majority of such “trial attorneys” are ineffective and unjustifiably arrogant. Recently, there has even been a court decision which allowed a non-certified trial

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