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Effective litigation and mediation services
Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. represents Florida individuals and businesses with injury claims and other insurance coverage matters. Each of the firm's lawyers has decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of Florida insurance law. They address your insurance issue quickly and efficiently, getting results at a reasonable cost. The firm's attorneys litigate your case when necessary, or they help your resolve your case through mediation.
Reliable counselors in all aspects of insurance

Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. understands that injury litigation is a balance between the personal needs of injured people and the practical realities of insurers and other businesses. The firm's lawyers are equally adept at working with injured plaintiffs seeking damages or insurance companies in need of claims defense.

Statewide representation with a focus on Central Florida
The Tampa Bay area law firm has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants throughout Florida, from Pensacola to Miami. Many of the firm's clients come from nearby Polk County or the Gulf Coast:
-Sun coast counties
---Hillsborough
---Pinellas
---Manatee
---Sarasota
---Charlotte
---Lee

-Nature coast counties
---Pasco
---Hernando
---Citrus
---Levy
---Dixie
---Taylor
---Leon
---Bay
---Escambia

The firm also handles cases in Gainesville, Daytona Beach, and Orlando. You get excellent legal service from Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. no matter where you are located in Florida.
Main Office

Main Office
102 West Whiting Street, Suite 601
Tampa  FL  33602

Phone
  • 813-226-1872
Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys in Tampa
Knowledgeable lawyers serving Central Florida
Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in Florida personal injury cases. The firm's attorneys understand the complex relationship between the rights of injured people and the concerns of insurance companies. You can trust the firm's lawyers to vigorously pursue your objectives, whether you are the injured party or an insurance provider. The firm can help resolve your injury claim dispute at trial or through mediation.

Automobile accidents
Florida's no-fault insurance law poses challenges for people who are severely injured in automobile accidents. The minimum coverage provided by PIP insurance is often not enough to cover significant medical bills. The lawyers at Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. help:

-Car accident victims - to file lawsuits seeking additional damages
-PIP insurance carriers - to defend claims that exceed policy minimums

Premises liability
When a person is injured on someone else's premises, the property owner may be liable for damages. An injured person must prove that the property owner did not provide the required duty of care. The attorneys at Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. work with:

-Injured people - to prove their injuries were the result of negligent property maintenance
-Casualty insurance carriers - to demonstrate the property owner fulfilled the duty to warn or protect

Products liability
An individual may have grounds for a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a product that causes injury during normal use. There must be proof of negligent defects in the product's design, manufacturing or marketing. Kadyk & Delesie, P.A. represents:

-Consumers hurt by products - to establish that the manufacturer was negligent
-Business insurance carriers - to show that the manufacturer could not have been aware of a defect, or provided sufficient warning of potential danger

Wrongful death
The survivors of a person who was killed due to someone else's negligence may seek compensation under the Florida Wrongful Death Act. It must be shown that the death was due to a wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty. The firm's lawyers assist:

-Survivors - in receiving compensation for the loss of a loved one
-Insurance providers - in defending claims that a death was wrongful

D. James Kadyk

Jim Kadyk has more than 30 years of experience as an injury and insurance attorney. He holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM from Martindale-Hubbell and is a Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

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Curriculum Vitae

Practice areas
Personal injury
-Wrongful death
-Property casualties
-Insurance policy disputes
-Insurance coverage analysis and litigation
-Professional liability

Bar admission
-Florida, 1977

Education
-J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1977
-B.A., The Colorado College, 1974

Professional memberships
-The Florida Bar
-Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell

Born
-Tampa, Florida, 1952
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

James Craig Delesie Sr.

Jim Delesie has nearly 40 years of experience as a Florida injury and insurance attorney. He is the former head of the Workers' Compensation Practice Group at Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen. Jim holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practice areas
-Workers' compensation
-Civil litigation

Bar admissions
-Florida, 1972
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1972
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 11th Circuits, 1972

Education
-J.D. with honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1972
---Phi Kappa Phi
---Order of the Coif
-B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1962

Professional memberships
-The Florida Bar
-American Bar Association
---Workers' Compensation Section
---Torts Section
---Insurance Practice Section
-Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell

Military service
-U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Aviator, 1957 - 1970

Born
-Detroit, Michigan, 1940
Education
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctorate

J. Craig Delesie Jr.

Craig Delesie has worked as an injury and insurance attorney in Florida for 20 years.

He holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM from Martindale-Hubbell and is a Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

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Practice areas
-Personal injury
-Workers' compensation
-Wrongful death
-Casualty insurance
-Automobile accidents and injuries

Bar admission
-Florida, 1991

Education
-J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 1991
-B.A., University of Tampa, 1987

Professional memberships
-The Florida Bar
---Workers' Compensation Section
---Labor and Employment Section
---Trial Lawyers Section

Honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell

Born
-LeMoore, California, 1965
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

H. Vance Smith

Vance Smith is a native of Tampa, Florida. After attending local public schools, he enrolled at the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1964. In 1968, a Juris Doctor degree was conferred by John B. Stetson University College of Law and he began the private practice of law as an associate with Macfarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly. Over time, he served as a partner, managing partner and director of that firm. On August 15, 1997, he became a founding shareholder and president of Smith Clark Delesie Bierley Mueller & Kadyk with nine of his former partners at Macfarlane Ferguson. In 2008 he retired from Smith Clark and became Of Counsel to the successor firm of Kadyk Delesie & Espat. Vance established Resolution Solutions LLC to provide affordable mediation services as an adjunct to his continuing trial practice.

As a civil trial lawyer, Vance specializes in tort and commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. His trial practice has provided extensive experience in the state and federal courts throughout Florida and many regulatory agencies. He is also considered an expert in insurance matters both as a litigator and as an expert witness.

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Practice areas
-Personal injury and wrongful death
-Products liability
-Professional liability
-Insurance/ ERISA
-General commercial litigation
-Construction
-Banking
-Real estate
-Securities
-Environmental-toxic tort
-Director and officer liability
-Fidelity and surety bonds
-Mass tort litigation
-Copyright and trademark

Bar admissions
-Florida, 1968
-U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, 1968
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits, 1968
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1968
-U.S. Tax Court

Credentials
-United States District Court Arbitrator
-American Arbitration Association Arbitrator
-Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Education
-J.D., Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1968
-Phi Delta Phi
-B.B.A., University of Miami, 1964

Professional memberships
-The Florida Bar
-Hillsborough County Bar Association
-Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
-Defense Research Institute
-Federation of Insurance Counsel

Honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell

Born
-Tampa, Florida, 1942
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

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