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Asa B. Groves, III – Founder and President

Mr. Groves was born in Miami, Florida. He attended college at the University of Miami where he received his B.A. Degree in Finance in 1976. He returned to the University of Miami and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985, graduating Cum Laude. He is married to Denise Groves; they have two children, Corley and Wesley. He is admitted to practice in both the Federal and State Courts in and for the State of Florida.

Mr. Groves is a member of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation only group of trial attorneys required to be certified by the local Bench and Bar as exceptional practitioner in the community. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Association for Trial Lawyers and formerly served on the Executive Committee Member of the University of Miami/Eugene P. Spellman American Inn of Court. He is an AV® Rated Pre-Eminent ™ Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Groves has tried numerous cases in professional liability including medical negligence claims and general civil litigation involving catastrophic injuries. He has tried cases in multiple venues in the State of Florida from West Palm Beach to Key West. He has been honored to speak at multiple local and national meetings relating to issues of law and medicine.

Admitted to practice in 1985, Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, admitted in 1988.

Education:

University of Miami (J.D., Cum Laude – 1985)

University of Miami (B.B.A. 1976)

Professional Affiliations:

–  American Board of Trial Advocates

–  Defense Research Institute

–  American Bar Association

–       Florida Bar Association

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Russell M. Verona – Founder and Vice President

Mr. Verona was born in New York City, New York.  He attended college at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University where he received his B.S.M. Degree in 1988.  He then attended the University of Miami School of Law and obtained Jurisprudence Doctorate degree in 1991.  He is admitted to practice in both the Federal and State Courts in the State of Florida.

Mr. Verona has achieved the highest peer review rating attesting to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics by members of the bar and judiciary as set forth in his preeminent attorney rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Mr. Verona has been practicing in the areas of General Liability and Professional Liability, including medical negligence and construction litigation throughout the Courts in the State of Florida.  He has served on the adjunct faculty at City College and lectured at the University of Miami School of Law on numerous occasions.  Mr. Verona has represented self-insured corporations, insurance companies and third party administrators in a wide range of insurance defense matters.  He has also argued cases before several of the District Courts of Appeal in the State of Florida and has successfully won reading rulings and has succeeded in arguing one of the leading defense slip and fall cases in the State of Florida.

Admitted to practice in 1991, Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, admitted in 1995.

Education:

University of Miami (J.D. – 1991)

Tulane University (B.S.M. – 1988)

Professional Affiliations:

–  American Bar Association; Florida Bar Association; Miami-Dade County Juvenile          Justice Association

–  Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program

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7385 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173

GROVES & VERONA, P.A.

Telephone: (305) 273-7133
Facsimile: (305) 273-7763
General Email: admin@grovesverona.com