Zoila Lahera

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Biography

Practice Description

Zoila Lahera is an associate with the firm’s litigation group. She represents both entities and individuals in civil litigation in a variety of state and federal courts on issues ranging from professional, insurance and casualty defense to business litigation. Zoila’s practice emphasizes civil procedure and discovery issues. She regularly handles pre- and post-trial matters including post-settlement and attorney fee challenges.

Additionally, Zoila’s civil litigation practice emphasizes issues of fraud and malfeasance. She devotes much of practice to whistleblower actions from detection, through fact gathering, drafting complaints, litigation and appeals. Zoila works cooperatively with governmental agencies to protect whistleblowers in these qui tam actions. She also defends large health care systems in various matters relating to HIPAA, patient privacy, PIP, Worker’s Compensation, and consumer-related issues including FCCPA, FDCPA, TCPA and FDUPTA.

Born in Cuba, Zoila and her family were granted political asylum in the United States, for opposing the Castro regime, in 1996. They quickly settled in the Tampa Bay Area where she grew up and received her education. Zoila is bilingual, speaking fluent English and Spanish.

Professional Recognition

William F. Blews Award Pro Bono Service Award

Resource Library

•George Bamis and Todd Jennings Named Shareholders
•Justin L. Dees Joins MFM as Of Counsel
•Will Stainton Joins St. Josephs Hospital Foundation Board
•Cassie Selm and Zoila Lahera Join MFM as Associates
•Andrew Sasso Recognized by Clearwater Bar Association

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Health Care
  • Appellate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., Criminology, cum laude, 2015
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude; Stetson Law Review, Senior Associate; Top 15%, 2018
Year of First Admission:
2018
Admission:
2018, Florida; All Florida State Courts
Memberships:
The Florida Bar.
ISLN:
1000382632

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Tampa, Florida

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    Tampa, FL
    One Tampa City Center, Suite 2000 , 201 North Franklin Street
    Tampa, FL 33602

    813.273.4294 Phone

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