The experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and legal
assistants at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire have over 100 years of combined
experience in helping clients seek the damages they deserve in all personal
injury related cases, wrongful death cases, workers' compensation cases and
nursing home abuse cases.
Our office also represents individuals facing criminal charges. We do so with
the promise that our attorneys and staff will do everything possible to protect
your constitutional rights and to provide you with personalized and individual
attention. Facing a criminal charge can be very difficult and it is important
that your questions and concerns are addressed.
Regarding our personal injury clients, we understand that
these cases are very important because they deal with issues very personal to
the client. A person's health, physical fitness, ability to work and play are
vital components in everyone's life. Therefore, we make great efforts to
maintain a high level of service.
An important responsibility that we have involves staying
abreast of the laws of Florida dealing with personal injury cases. Matters
dealing with Florida's No-Fault insurance, the Florida Financial Responsibility
Act, Florida's seatbelt laws, laws of comparative negligence, joint and several
liability, and permissive use are all important to any automobile accident case.
Other cases deal with premises liability, nursing home abuse, security and
safety issues, products liability and homeowners insurance coverage issues.
Florida's Supreme Court, our District Court of Appeals, and our Circuit and
County Courts are constantly issuing new decisions that effect the laws of
Florida. The Florida Rules of Evidence, the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and
the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure are also reviewed and effected on a
constant basis by the courts of our state. Therefore, the attorneys of Kinney,
Fernandez & Boire continually review recent decisions and publications in order
to utilize the most current decisions to the advantage of our clients.
Our lawyers are proud members of several professional
organizations that help us in maintaining a high level of service. Our attorneys
are Eagle members and active participants with The Academy of Florida Trial
Lawyers and are also active in the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.
Continuing Legal Education is an important part of our practice, and our
memberships in the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Pinellas County Bar
Association and the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar help us stay
current on the changing face of Florida law. Our attorneys have completed a
number of seminars on a wide range of topics, including wrongful death cases,
evidence, insurance disputes, personal injury protection, driving under the
influence, criminal felonies and misdemeanors, bad faith in the insurance
industry and many, many more.
Our attorneys have been honored to serve on several boards, including serving on
the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the South
Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Our service to the Tampa Bay community has also
included service on the Board of Directors for Tampa Catholic High School,
sponsoring little league baseball teams, church organizations and events, and
sponsorship of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Health Care Spotlight Awards.
For all of our clients we maintain a simple philosophy:
Customer service is as important in the legal profession as it is in any other
industry. With this philosophy in mind, our attorneys and staff make special
efforts to give our clients a high level of comfort and compassion. We strive to
achieve this goal in a straight forward manner: We return phone calls. The
attorneys meet personally with our clients. We take the time to answer questions
and explain all aspects of our client's case. We regularly review files and
calendar dead lines so cases do not last any longer than necessary. We deal
professionally with insurance companies, opposing counsel and the Court to
ensure that our client's case is being heard and properly evaluated. We treat
our clients with respect and dignity.
In short, we recognize that the manner in which we treat
our clients has a direct effect on our level of success. At Kinney, Fernandez &
Boire, regardless of the outcome of any particular case, we want each client to
leave our office knowing that we did all that we could to achieve the best