Areas of Practice
Austin & Laurato, P.A. is a firm of trial and appellate lawyers that are governed by a few basic principles. First, we treat every case from its inception as though it were to be taken to trial, building each case on a careful, intelligent, relentless, and methodical development of the facts and the law. Whether we are speaking through a motion to dismiss, a motion for summary judgement, or to a jury, our approach is to bring a passionate creativity and intellect to make a compelling presentation.
Sinkhole Claims / Litigation
Sinkhole activity affects many home throughout the state of Florida. Austin & Laurato, P.A. has represented sinkhole clients
Insurance Claims / Disputes
Whether your home, business, or property has been damaged by a fire, hurricane, wind storm, flood, theft, vandalism or other insured loss, dealing with an insurance claim by yourself is difficult. You do not have to go it alone and you should not have to. Here, at Austin & Laurato, P.A. we have experience negotiating and litigating all types of business, homeowner, health, auto, or boat claims on all types of insurance policies.
Firm representation has resulted in several million dollar verdicts for injured clients. Firm Partner, Michael V. Laurato, is a Certified Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Those same qualities make us an effective advocate in the courts of appeals, whether defending our victories, or challenging adverse rulings, in the trial courts below. Recognizing our ability to grasp quickly essential facts of even the most complex and challenging cases, many clients, over the past decade, have hired us to represent them on appeal. Many times our lawyers have the added insight and perspective on appeal that comes from also being the trial counsel.
Austin & Laurato, P.A. has a state-wide criminal practice that includes defending individuals through trial. One of the firm’s partners, Michael V. Laurato, has defended some complex and high profile clients involved in prominent federal and state criminal cases, including large bank, medical, and tax cases. The firm has also represented clients in civil forfeiture proceedings stemming from alleged criminal.