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Last updated: 11/15/2019
Philip Michael Piazza
Attorney practicing 3 years or more -- Section: Civil Trial
Professional Information
Kevin W. Korth & Associates
Attorney
100 Second Avenue South
Suite 500 S
St. Petersburg
Florida
33701  United States
 [ Map ]
727 8242232 (Phone)
Private Firm - Associate
Personal Information
813 4774148 (Mobile)
  Paper & Email Copy
  Yes
  09/21/2011
  92961
  No
  Stetson University College of Law
  May 2011
  University of Florida
  BSBA Marketing
  May 2007
  University of Florida: Masters of Arts International Business, 2008
Additional Information
Education/Experience
EDUCATION
*Stetson University College of Law, JD
*University of Florida, MIBA
*University of Florida, BSBA, Marketing
*Tampa Jesuit High School

EXPERIENCE
*Kevin W. Korth & Associates
Attorney; 10/2019 - Present

*Law Offices of Robert J. Smith, Staff Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company
Senior Trial Attorney; 4/2015 - 10/2019

*Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit
Assistant State Attorney; 5/2011 - 4/2015

*Office of the Attorney General, Children’s Legal Services Division
Legal Intern; 4/2010 - 1/2011

*PGT Industries, Inc.
In-House Counsel Summer Associate; 6/2010 - 8/2010

*Stetson University College of Law
Teaching Assistant for Professor Joshua Magidson; 9/2010 - 12/2010
Research Assistant for Professor Michael L. Rustad, Professor of Contracts, Commercial Transactions, Licenses & Torts; 9/2010 - 12/2010

*Hillsborough County Judge Daniel Perry, 13th Judicial Circuit
Law Clerk; 6/2009 - 12/2009
Social/Volunteer Organizations
*Jesuit Alumni Association
*Jesuit Alumni Bar Association
*Federalist Society Tampa Bay Chapter
*Post 9/11 Veterans Nonprofit Community Organization, Member
*Immune Deficiency Foundation, Member/Volunteer
*Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Former Member
*Pinellas County Young Republicans, Member
*Street Law, Inc.; Coordinator for Allstate’s Tampa Staff Counsel Office (2018-2019)
*Tampa Italian Club, Member
More Information
As an Attorney for Kevin W. Korth & Associates, a Staff Attorney law firm for State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company, as proscribed by Florida Rule of Professional Conduct 4-7.10(g), I represent State Farm & its insureds in causes of action arising from motor vehicle accidents & homeowners claims.

As a Senior Trial Attorney for the Law Offices of Robert J Smith, a Staff Attorney law firm for Allstate Insurance Company, I represented Allstate Insurance Company, its subsidiaries, & their insureds in causes of action arising from motor vehicle accidents, homeowners claims, subrogation rights, & windshield “glass” claims. I litigated 5 circuit civil jury trials, over 100 mediations, drafted & argued over 100 motions, & conducted over 200 depositions.

I represented Allstate Insurance Company & their subsidiaries as the Plaintiff attorney in subrogation claims both pre-suit & in litigation from July 1, 2016 through April 31, 2019. During my subrogation practice, I managed an active civil subrogation caseload of 300+ property damage, construction defect, negligent fire losses, products liability, & bodily injury cases in small claims, county, & circuit courts throughout Florida. The remainder of my employment with the Law Offices of Robert J. Smith involves the defense of first-party & third-party automobile negligence personal injury suits in Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, & Sarasota Counties. I currently defend & manage an active civil caseload consisting of over 200 bodily injury, uninsured/underinsured, property damage, & windshield “glass” lawsuits.

Additionally, my responsibilities as Senior Trial Attorney included assisting management in interviewing potential employees & mentoring less-experienced attorneys regarding legal issues & the best practices to become an efficient, effective, & ethical attorney. I further assist management by performing semi-annual file reviews to ensure compliance with internal protocols & assist in evolving litigation strategies to effectively & efficiently represent our clients. Furthermore, throughout my career as a civil litigator, I performed several training sessions for attorneys & paralegals regarding various legal issues such as; common civil procedure issues experienced in litigation, Florida caselaw updates & its practical application, techniques for opening & closing arguments, & negotiation techniques.