Torban named partner at Lash & Goldberg


Laurie Torban has been named partner at Lash & Goldberg in Miami.  Torban's area of concentration is healthcare-related litigation, including managed care, provider contracts, peer review and other healthcare issues. Torban assists hospitals and other healthcare providers in legal and regulatory matters. … [Read more...]

Florida State Ranked Nation’s 12th Best Value Law School

TALLAHASSEE — The National Jurist magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the 12th best value law school in the nation. The ranking, published in The National Jurist’s September 2012 issue, weighs important student outcomes – bar passage rate and employment rate – against tuition, cost of living and indebtedness. According to The National Jurist, the rankings are “designed to find the law schools where graduates have the best chance of passing the bar and getting a legal job, without taking on a ton of debt.” Florida State is the only law school in Florida ranked in the top 20. … [Read more...]

New generation law firm takes on insurance giants for success


STAFF REPORT While many recent law graduates face the bleakest employment picture in decades, one of South Florida’s youngest attorneys defied the economic storm and is now successfully helping clients all across South Florida. Abe Ovadia rose the ranks, starting out working out of his mother’s apartment, to managing 25 employees, as the founder of Florida P.I.P Law Firm, PA., ( . The 27-year-old South Florida native’s vision started young, and his peers' aspirations were no different. Ovadia, along with his management team have all known each other since childhood, and together they established an increasingly popular reputation forgoing against big insurance companies like State Farm, and as a result helping the “little guy.” “When I was growing up, I told my teachers I was going to be a judge. I always knew I would be in law because I … [Read more...]

Justice Pariente challenges lawyers to educate public

By Joe Wilhelm Jr., Staff Writer Three Florida Supreme Court justices and 15 appellate judges are up for merit retention in the Nov. 6 general election, but what the system is — and what it isn’t — has been the focus of an educational push by members of the legal community. Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente visited Jacksonville on Monday to attend The Jacksonville Bar Association luncheon and discuss merit retention elections as the bench and the bar work to educate the public on the process. Read more: … [Read more...]

Issue Over Concealed Handguns Crops up at RNC

ANNA M. TINSLEY The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson likes to be prepared. So when he headed to Florida to attend this week's Republican National Convention, he had his concealed handgun with him, as he usually does. "It's like a smoke detector. You don't know when you'll need it, but you keep fresh batteries in it anyway," said Patterson, a delegate to the convention. Read more here: … [Read more...]