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February Student Athlete of the Month

The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board is proud to announce that Hillsborough High School junior, Trinity Baptiste has been selected as the “February Student Athlete of the Month.” The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Angela Rodante presented Trinity with the award as well as… Read More


Jefferson High School Student Athlete Honored with Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award

The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that Jefferson High School senior, Daniel Erickson has been selected as the “January Student Athlete of the Month.” The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Angela Rodante presented Daniel with the award as well as… Read More


Interview with Dr. Charles Cox on Traumatic Brian Injuries, Stem Cells, and Children

Dr. Charles Cox, director of the Pediatric Surgical Translational Laboratories and Pediatric Program in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, is an expert on cellular therapies for traumatic brain injury.  He has written over 120 scientific publications about the nature of his work, in addition to serving on study sections and research teams, such as… Read More


New grant from NIH aims to help scientists and researchers restore function after damaging spinal cord injury.

When someone suffers a severe spinal cord injury, their nerves are essentially defunct, no longer carrying messages between the brain and the body.  Although there are some delicate procedures that can surgically restore some nerve endings, the process proves to be difficult.  Now, researchers are seeking ways to restore the nerve endings at the cellular level, and the new five… Read More


Dale Swope to Speak at Florida Justice Association’s Upcoming Workhorse Seminar

Dale Swope, the firm’s founding partner, will be a speaker at the upcoming Florida Justice Association’s Workhorse Seminar taking place on February 17th-20th at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld. Mr. Swope will share insight into how technology effects discovery through a lecture entitled, “Discovery in a Dawning Digital Age” on Friday, February 20th. Founded in 1961, the Florida Justice… Read More


Social Security Disability and Spinal Cord Injuries

There are different cases of severity when it comes to spinal cord injuries ranging from partial or total debilitation of nerve function.  When damaged, the spinal cord, which carries nerve signals between the brain and the rest of the body, may lose its ability to relay vital information.  At times, depending on the damage, victims of spinal cord injuries will… Read More


Say What You Mean To Say (When Serving Proposals for Settlement)

PFS’s must strictly comply with Florida Statute 768.79 and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442. In addition, the offeree must be able to independently evaluate his/her respective claim, irrespective of other parties’ decisions. An offer conditioned on an event entirely out of the offeree’s control, like the tender of a settlement check by the offeree’s insurance company, is considered an… Read More


“Facebook Privilege”

The Privacy Interest That Doesn’t Exist, but Most People Think They Have In the last decade or so, Facebook and other social media has taken over as the main way many people in the U.S. communicate. Forty years ago, people would share their vacation photos with friends using slide projectors. They would wish their friends “happy birthday” with a Hallmark… Read More