Swope, Rodante P.A. evolved from a solo practice first formed in 1979. Our law firm ranges in size from eight to twelve attorneys, with a total of about 30 staff, including paralegals, legal assistants, administrative personnel, and investigators.While we certainly have grown in order to meet the unique needs of our clients and special challenges of today’s legal environment, we made no effort to expand beyond our current size, and believe strongly that our clients will best be served if we stay small.
Also, unlike many law firms, we do not attempt to handle all types of legal matters. On the contrary, we have defined a tightly focused mission to handle only one thing: claims for people who have been catastrophically injured or the victims of insurance bad faith.
We make a deep emotional investment into improving the lives of clients, who have often been devastated by the events we are trying to vindicate. The cases are not simple. They are all over Florida, both in state and federal court, and are sometimes pushing the edge of the legal issues we care about.
Our standard caseload averages just over ten large cases per attorney, which affords each attorney the ability to focus their time and energy. Our unique team approach and selective case acquisition allows our attorneys and team members the opportunity to master challenging legal issues and explore developing areas of law while encouraging close client contact.
We try to maintain a tight focus on our practice areas, hoping to enhance our expertise in the types of cases we do handle. We sue to take money away from insurance companies and other large corporations when their negligence, deceit, or bad faith has caused harm to real people. Often our cases are very large.
We prefer to keep our firm relatively small so that we can preserve our focus on our clients and best coordinate our talents. Our emphasis on team work avails us with creative solutions lost to larger firms. We are also perfectly comfortable handling cases with insufficient insurance, especially if they involve carriers who have failed to settle when they could and should have, had they acted fairly and honestly, and with due regard for the interest of their insured.