Roger W. Orlando

Mr. Orlando was first admitted to practice before the State Bar of New Jersey in 1988, after four years of undergraduate and three years of post-graduate study at Emory University’s School of Law (B.A., 1984; Juris Doctor, 1987) in Atlanta, Georgia. Roger is Georgia licensed .

 

While in law school, Mr. Orlando received the distinction of being elected by his peers to serve as the Coordinating Director of the Moot Court Board (a trial advocacy organization), was elected as a member of the Moot Court Society, and received the National Order of Barristers award. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Orlando gained admission to practice within the following additional jurisdictions: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1989); District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); State Bar of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1991); and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia (1992). Mr. Orlando spent the earlier part of his legal career defending insurance companies and self-insured businesses against consumer allegations of injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of others. Now Mr. Orlando is making good use of his insurance-defense experience.

 

Roger has chosen never again to represent insurance companies, and will only represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury as a result of the negligence of others. Insurance companies are operated by accountants with little or no regard for the human consequences of injuries caused by their insureds or businesses. Mr. Orlando has chosen to fight for the average citizen, seeking a just remedy for injuries suffered by real people. Many years ago, an Atlanta attorney of the "old guard" casually informed Mr. Orlando that a trial lawyer "wins some, and loses some." Under this premise, it would not be surprising to think that the older lawyer would expect to lose as many trials as he wins, and somehow be satisfied with that result. For a decade and a half, Mr. Orlando has been a trial lawyer with his own style and accomplishments. Mr. Orlando operates under the motto: "Losing [a trial] is like dying." From the first meeting with a client, Mr. Orlando begins in his mind to prepare his closing argument in case a trial becomes necessary. Thinking proactively, and leaving no stone unturned, often helps lead to enhanced and even surprising results. Treating a loss gravely - something to be avoided at almost any cost - keeps this trial lawyer in top form and striving for perfection at every turn. "It’s not over until I win."

 

Mr. Orlando is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: New Jersey; United States District Court, District of New Jersey; District of Columbia; Georgia;

 

O. Mark Zamora

 

 

Mark is the son of two Cuban immigrants who fled Castro's Cuba. He graduated from the University of Florida where he was named the outstanding Male Graduate of his class of more than 2,000 seniors. He is Florida licensed.

 

Mark is an innovator and champion of the rights of consumers. He was a founding member of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Member of Leadership Jacksonville, and  is an officer in the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

 

Mark is a leader in national litigation: In addition to serving as lead counsel in IN RE: TOTAL BODY FORMULA LITIGATION, where he served as trial counsel in a case with a $2 Million dollar jury verdict,  he has served as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the following matters: IN RE HYdroxycut as well as IN RE NECC Meningitis Litigation.

 

Mr. Zamora is active in his community, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at PATH Academy Charter School. He is a frequent speaker in trial lawyer continuing legal education events, and is widely considered the preeminent attorney on the topic of social media discovery and its use at trial. He has been invited to speak at Mass Torts Made Perfect, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Radius of Influence seminar by ClarisLaw. He is an officer of the Small Firm Section of AAJ and he is a founder and officer of the Rideshare Litigation Group of AAJ.  

 

Mark Link

 

Mark Link, of counsel to our Tampa office, has been a Florida licensed lawyer since 1991. Prior to law school Mr. Link attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a business degree (cum laude).  Mark Link is the co-author of Georgia Law of Damages and he has co-authored select articles for the plaintiffs’ bar including, “Punitive Damage Trial Preparation.” Mr. Link has also been a guest speaker for various seminars for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the National Business Institute (NBI).

Mr. Link has narrowed his practice to cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Mr. Link has successfully litigated personal injury and wrongful death claims involving products liability and automobile safety claims and municipal liability. 

 

 

 

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