Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Welcomes Six Associates

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Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell welcomes six associates to the firm including: Joleen East (Tampa), Kayla Platt Rady (Tallahassee) and Albert Li, Stacy Mateu, Erik Perez, and Victor Sanabria (Miami).

Joleen East concentrates her practice in the area of casualty litigation defending theme parks, water parks, and other businesses against premises liability, auto negligence, and various tort claims. Before joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, East served as a law clerk for the circuit judges presiding at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court. There, she gained experience in a wide variety of practice areas including insurance coverage matters and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act claims. East graduated, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Kayla Platt Rady practices in the areas of constitutional law, employment and labor law, governmental and administrative law, and casualty defense litigation. Prior to joining Rumberger, a significant portion of Rady’s practice focused on law enforcement and corrections liability, civil rights litigation, and insurance defense representing counties, cities, sheriff’s offices, and police departments. Rady earned her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.

Albert Li practices in various areas of construction law, including representation of contractors, developers, and design professionals in construction defect claims and disputes and was selected as one of Florida Super Lawyer’s "2018 Rising Stars" in construction law. Li earned his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law along with his MBA.

Stacy Mateu focuses her practice in the area of casualty defense and insurance coverage litigation. Mateu joins Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell from a civil litigation firm where she handled an active trial practice in the areas of premise liability, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, HIPAA violations, cyber security, privacy violations, first party property, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. Mateu graduated, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.

Erik Perez’s practice encompasses all aspects of civil litigation with a concentration in the areas of product liability, warranty litigation, and casualty defense. Prior to joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Perez practiced with a national litigation defense firm handling multi-million dollar construction defect cases and other complex civil matters. Perez received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Victor Sanabria focuses his practice on commercial litigation, general aviation litigation, and casualty litigation in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Sanabria practiced commercial litigation at a premier Florida law firm with a concentration on construction litigation, business torts, and community association representation. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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