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Leesfield & Partners – Moving Forward

Leesfield & Partners’s continued growth welcomes our newest lawyer, Thomas D. Graham. Tom is admitted to the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars bringing new perspectives to our practice as he continues the Firm’s tradition of high level advocacy. As an Assistant State Attorney, Tom completed over 25 jury trials and 100 bench trials, and will continue his trial practice which now will be directed towards civil justice and protecting victims of negligence and wrongdoing.

Although Tom is experienced in admiralty, maritime and cruise ship litigation, he also is committed to the complete array of cases handled by our Firm. An added plus, is his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar where we actively represent and protect Pennsylvania travelers to the Sunshine State. Tom is active in numerous associations and leadership activities, now joining the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) and its New Lawyers Division.

Our firm remains active in statewide litigation, resolving cases from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. We are particularly proud of the recent influx of cases from Florida’s Gulf Coast and appreciate the opportunity to co-counsel serious matters with lawyers from that region.

Lawyers in Central Florida and the East Coast have been a consistent source of new cases and, of course, our 40-year history in the Florida Keys is supported by former clients, out-of-state visitors and local community members, as well as members of the Monroe County Bar Association.


In the first quarter of 2018, our lawyers and staff have worked on diverse subject matters ranging from cruise ship, medical negligence to gun safety. The entire team of lawyers and staff work in a seamless fashion to bring about significant results for our very important clients and co-counsel.

Our senior staff is composed of a dedicated corps of experienced and empathetic legal assistants and administrators. As gun safety becomes a bigger and more prominent issue, we are very proud of Partner Tom Scolaro’s work in exposing design and manufacturing defects against negligent gun manufacturers and distributors. Gun safety and the prolific sale of weapons is a topic of daily public scrutiny and we welcome inquiries and comments about this important topic.

Workplace safety and medical negligence are two major practice areas in our 40-year litigation history, and 2018 looks to be a noteworthy year for large case resolution in this important consumer area. In 2017:

  • Wrongful death of 35-year-old athletic man suffering from pancreatitis misdiagnosed by the negligence of emergency room doctors at a South Florida hospital.
  • 45-year-old longshoreman supervisor lost both legs when he was run over by a negligent top loader operator crushing him under the weight of heavy machinery.

We thank all of our friends and colleagues in Florida and across the country for thinking of us and including our Firm as co-counsel.

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