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No Need to Reschedule – Keep Your Claims Moving and GO VIRTUAL!

We Are Able to Facilitate Virtual Examinations Under Oath, Hearings and Depositions!

Don’t cancel! Go virtual!

Recorded statements are not your only choice for presuit investigations and litigation (consent from all parties required). We can facilitate virtual Examinations Under Oath, hearings and depositions.

At this time, the claim investigation deadlines remain under each policy of insurance and under Florida Statutes.

Courthouses have limited operations and are shifting to electronic hearings and suspending jury trials. Our essential services remain uninterrupted. We are handling files via remote technological platforms (videoconference or teleconference) to eliminate the need for people to gather or come in and out of the courthouse.

There may be a small additional cost of $75 – $500.

Please review the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order for Administering Oaths via Remote Audio-Video Communications Equipment. It orders the following:

  • Notaries and other persons qualified to administer an oath in the State of Florida may swear a witness remotely by audio-video communication technology from a location within the State of Florida, provided they can positively identify the witness; and
  • If a witness is not located within the State of Florida, a witness may consent to being put on oath via audio-video communication technology by a person qualified to administer an oath in the State of Florida; and
  • All rules of procedure, court orders, and opinions applicable to remote testimony, depositions, and other legal testimony, including the attestation of family law forms, that can be read to limit or prohibit the use of audio-video communications equipment to administer oaths remotely or to witness the attestation of family law forms, are hereby suspended, and will remain suspended until the expiration of the provisions of paragraph five in In Re: COVID-19 Emergency Procedures in the Florida State Courts, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC20-13 (March 13, 2020), and any orders extending AOSC20-13.

Our vendors can assist in capturing your presuit and litigation needs via smartphone or laptop. Equipment rental services are available as well.

Capabilities of these virtual services include swearing-in, taking testimony, taking screenshots of evidence and documents, the pickup of documents and evidence by the vendor. They can organize exhibits into handy PDF files, hyperlinked, OCR’d and searchable by keyword making them easily accessible from any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

During depositions, files can be synchronized to the transcript, electronic documents can be displayed to witnesses, and mouse movements and keystrokes can be recorded on the computer in realtime.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@roiglawyers.com or call us at 1-855-ROIGLAW (1-855-764-4529).

YOUR LAW FIRM IS HERE FOR YOU!

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ROIG LAWYERS REMAINS OPEN AND CAUTIOUS THROUGH THE COVID-19 CRISIS

To our valued clients, partners, & community members:

As COVID-19 continues to affect the global community, we would like to assure you that Roig Lawyers remains fully operational. We are taking preventative measures to ensure the safety of our employees while continuing to provide services without disruption to our clients.

We want to update you on the steps we have taken to ensure business continuity for all our clients as well as the action we are taking to slow the transmission of COVID-19 for the health of our employees, our communities, and society as a whole.

Business Continuity Plan: We have a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan in place to ensure you will continue to have access to the resources and services you require. These plans were developed to cover any contingency that might interrupt day-to-day business, and have been updated to account for new challenges caused by COVID-19.

Remote Workforce: Our attorneys and professional staff are equipped to work remotely, and have been encouraged to do so as a precaution. Effective today, we are ensuring the remainder of our support staff will also be able to work remotely without interruption. This is a normal work practice for Roig Lawyers, and you will see no change in our ability to maintain the level of service you are accustomed to.

Travel Restrictions: We have instructed employees to leverage technology and conduct internal and external meetings virtually as much as possible. We have asked our employees to reschedule all non-essential travel plans and events, and we will continue to update our staff and workspaces with the latest health and wellness practices and tips provided by the United States Center for Disease Control.

Client Guidelines and Expectations: We are continuously updating our Business Continuity Plan according to our clients’ instructions and expectations of their vendors and outside counsel. We are meeting the expectations to minimize business interruption but also protect the health and safety of our employees and our clients.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the situation is changing daily. We are committed to maintaining our business operations and ensuring you continue to receive the highest quality service from us, regardless of our ability to access our offices in this unlikely occurrence.

We are fortunate that we can make these changes with no business disruption. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and share updates as needed. Please stay safe and thank you for your continued trust in us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@roiglawyers.com or call us at 1-855-ROIGLAW (1-855-764-4529).

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Nelson Bellido Elected to Board of Directors of NAMWOLF

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Roig Lawyers is proud to announce that Nelson C. Bellido, Managing Partner of its Miami office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).

Nelson is also the Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Area Committee. He has served on the Financial Services Practice Area Committee and Development Committee in the past.

About NAMWOLF
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States.

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Roig Lawyers Complimentary Webinar – Insurance Bad Faith 101

We are pleased to announce our first CE Webinar for 2020!

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Tampa attorneys Amanda Kidd and Stephanie McQueen-Zehm will present “Insurance Bad Faith 101” on Wednesday, February 12th, at 1:00 pm.  This course will provide an introduction to insurance bad faith claims and more.

This CE is approved for 1 credit for Florida adjusters.

REGISTER NOW!

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Insurance and Tort Case Law Update Published in Trial Advocate

Check out the Insurance and Tort Case Law Update by Tampa Partner, Miguel Roura and John Miller (Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.) published in FDLA’s Trial Advocate.

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The Insurance and Tort Case Law Update was originally presented by Miguel and John at the 2019 Florida Liability Claims Conference.

Click here for FDLA’s Trial Advocate.

 

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Roig Lawyers Complimentary Webinar – Injections Don’t Need To Be Painful

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We are pleased to announce a webinar perfect for October, “Injections Don’t Have to be Painful” presented by Orlando Managing Partner Scharome Wolfe. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 29th at 1:00 pm. This course explores the use of injections by pain management physicians and their teams.

This CE is approved for 1 credit for Florida adjusters.

REGISTER NOW!

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Looking Forward to the 2019 NAMWOLF Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo!

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The NAMWOLF Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo is a three-day conference providing unique opportunities to connect corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies and minority and women-owned law firms. The conference features NAMWOLF’s signature event, the Law Firm Expo, which provides an opportunity for In-House Counsel to meet with the Nation’s top minority and women-owned law firms in a relaxed networking environment.

Click here for more information.

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Two Roig Partners Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©

Roig Lawyers is proud to announce that two of our partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Congratulations to Nelson C. Bellido, Managing Partner of Miami Office and our Tampa Partner Peter S. Nayrouz on being recognized for Insurance Litigation three years in a row!

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Tampa Attorney Quoted in Article about Hillsborough County’s Teen Court

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Roig Lawyers Tampa attorney Philip L. Colesanti II was quoted in an article in the Osprey Observer entitled “Teen Court Volunteers Hear Cases Offering Alternatives To First-Time Offenders.”

The article is about the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Hillsborough County’s Teen Court that was created for first-time teenage offenders as a better alternative for Juvenile Court. Pro bono attorneys volunteer as judges and train the ‘teen’ attorneys.

Click here for more information.

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Roig Lawyers Ranked #1 in Law360’s 2019 Diversity Snapshot

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Roig Lawyers is the only minority-owned, Florida law firm ranked in Law360’s 2019 Diversity Snapshot for law firms with 50-149 attorneys.

Roig Lawyers is ranked #1 for “The Best Firms For Minority Equity Partners” and “The Best Firms For Minority Attorneys.” It is also one of three firms with fewer than 150 attorneys that include 50% equity partners of color.

Our inclusion in this list is a reflection of our firm’s identity. We are proud of our philosophy of cultural diversity in the workplace.

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