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Lawsuit Mechanics: “How Should I Prepare For My Deposition?”

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So, you are going to be giving deposition testimony soon.  For many, especially if this is the first time you have been deposed, this can be a daunting and trying time while anticipating the unknown formal proceeding yet to take place.  There are, however, a few things you can and should do to prepare for

Lawsuit Mechanics: “I’ve Been Sued. What Happens Next?”

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You are home on a Saturday afternoon, when a knock comes at the door.  You greet the unknown visitor, who responds with a stack of documents, and three dreaded words.  “You’ve been served.”  The first page begins, “SUMMONS.”  You read on, realizing that you’ve been sued.  From this moment, you have twenty (20) days to

Warnings to Property Owners

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Florida landowners owe two distinct duties to individuals that enter their property: a duty to ensure that the premises are reasonably kept safe or maintained, as well as a duty to warn others of any unsafe conditions that are not open and obvious.  In short, if a hazard that is not immediately recognizable exists on

What Can I Expect at Mediation?

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Mediation is a confidential process typically utilized after a lawsuit is filed, and in limited circumstances, before a lawsuit is filed.  Parties may be ordered to go to mediation by the judge in their case, or they may decide to go voluntarily.  The mediator is usually selected by the parties but, if they are unable

MINOR SETTLEMENTS: When Kids are Involved in Litigation

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In the State of Florida, many attorneys handle civil matters that involve minor children and their parent/guardian. Often attorneys who settle claims pre-suit do not want to get court approval of settlements involving a minor either for reasons of cost or expediency. In exploring the mechanics of a settlement involving a minor, the following questions

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner D. John Morgeson, Jr.

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D. John “Jack” Morgeson, Jr. was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a resident of Orlando since 1993. Since he began practicing law, he has represented clients in a variety of cases such as personal injury and casualty defense, contract, landlord/tenant, corporate and business entity, construction, real estate, family and consumer related matters. Additionally,

DUI: The Breathalyzer Question

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Should I take the breathalyzer test if stopped as a suspect in a DUI case? In Florida, they teach us at advanced criminal law seminars never to give a “stock” answer.  The reason is because a lawyer must know the answer to a lot of questions that are particular to that person’s arrest.  For example,

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner Lindsay N. Greene

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Lindsay Greene is a Partner of DSK Law, with twenty years of experience. She was born and raised in New York, New York.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida State College of Law. Lindsay represents

When Businesses Are Targets For Cybercrime

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Running a business can be both incredibly fulfilling, but also very nerve-wracking. As most business owners know, if you do not take the right steps – with the assistance of the right attorney – to properly protect your business, you could be facing difficult commercial and business litigation. One such area that is increasingly plaguing

For Children’s Safety, Be Conscientious About Toys

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Toys are a very big business and, in the U.S. alone, are a multi-billion dollar market.  Such a large market attracts profiteers and those willing to sidestep the governmental regulatory protections created for child protection, sometimes leaving evaluation of safety hazards only to scrutinizing parents. That is where you come into the child safety picture. 

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Andrew Ballentine’s Special Judicial Appointment

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Congratulations to our Associate Attorney in our Orlando office, Andrew Ballentine, for being appointed by Governor DeSantis for a 4-year term on the 18th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNC). “I am honored to have been appointed by Governor DeSantis as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.  The judiciary

Partner Jason Breslin Speaks to Elementary Students on Veterans Day

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On Monday, Partner Jason Breslin spoke to the First Grade Class at Timber Lakes Elementary School about the military for Veterans Day. Prior to becoming an Attorney, Jason served in the United States Air Force for 6 years.

Happy Birthday DSK Law!

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DSK Law was founded on November 7, 1976. We are proud to be one of Central Florida’s largest law firms. We now have offices in Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Melbourne.

Partner Yvette Rodriguez Brown Out in the Community

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Our Partner, Yvette Rodriguez Brown recently attended the Orlando Regional Chamber’s Membership Optimization event. The Chamber’s mission is to prepare and empower businesses through their programs. DSK Law is looking forward to participating in several of their upcoming events.

DSK Law Sponsors the 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate

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DSK Law was proud to sponsor the 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate presented by Orange County Property Appraiser, Rick Singh, which was attended by our Partners Ken Hazouri and Lindsay Greene, and Associate Ryan Wisneski. Mr. Hazouri has had the privilege of providing legal representation to the Orange County Property Appraiser for over

DSK Law Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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DSK Law is happy to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by acknowledging our Hispanic Attorneys! From probate/wills to immigration and criminal law… we can help you. Hablamos Español!

DSK Law Doing Business in Brevard County!

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Brett J. Miller recently attended the annual event “Doing Business in Brevard County” panel discussion. This event was put on by the Orlando Business Journal for business leaders from both the private and public sectors to collaborate in this panel discussion luncheon event. Did you know DSK Law has an office location in Brevard County?

Bart Valdes – Tampa Hispanic Bar Association’s New Treasurer

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Congratulations to Partner Bart Valdes the new Treasurer of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association for 2019-2020!

Congratulations to our 2019 Super Lawyers!

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Partners: David H. Simmons, Kevin Knight and Daniel F. Mantzaris. Attorneys: Cameron S. Frye and Brandon M. Sapp. Click on their names to read more about them!

DSK Law Honors the Victims of 9/11 in the Annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Run

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DSK Law and its friends and families participated in the 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.  The beneficiary, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.  DSK Law proudly supports all of our military personnel

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