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Attorney Clementine “CC” Conde Earns Highest Possible AVVO Rating

Congratulations to Criminal Defense Attorney Clementine “CC” Conde for earning the highest possible AVVO Rating

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Learn more about this rating and why it’s important – click here

See Clementine’s Client Reviews on AVVO – click Here

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What You Need To Know About Litigation

Sometimes lawyer verbiage can be a little bit confusing, so today I’m going to share with you what litigation is and how our firm stands out in this area. There are a lot of personal injury attorneys out there, but many of those same personal injury attorneys will not take your case to trial, if a satisfactory settlement is not reached.Law Offices of Lucas _ Magazine

When you hire Lucas Magazine, we handle your file from intake to trial. We are in the courtroom fighting for your rights. At Lucas Magazine we begin preparing your case for trial from the moment you walk through the door. In most cases insurance companies are just not going to immediately write a check for your injuries. The personal injury process is a complicated one, but at Lucas Magazine we make it easy for you.
We have award winning board certified civil trial attorneys who oversee and personally handle all of our cases. And most importantly – they will go to trial. Our litigation paralegal team has many years of experience working in the trial field.

Our attorneys, who have over 152 years of experience will be personally assisting you through depositions, mediation and most importantly – trial. Lucas | Magazine will be with you every step of the way to make the process as simple as possible.

Call us today for a free, no obligation legal consultation at (727) 849-5353

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What You Should Know About Health Insurance, Disability and Your Personal Injury Claim

Florida law requires that your health insurance be reimbursed for any moneys they have paid on your behalf due to injuries that you have from a personal injury claim. Your health insurance must be paid back from the money received in the settlement.Law Offices of Lucas - Magazine

Our office works closely with your health insurance company to ensure moneys paid by them for your injury is at the lowest payback possible to maximize your recovery from your personal injury claim. It is really important to keep in mind that, if you receive government assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid or if you’re on Social Security disability, you need to inform your attorney immediately.

There are lots of personal injury attorneys around, but not all of them are familiar with government assistance and medical liens. At Lucas Magazine we have attorneys that practice social security disability law and are able to safeguard your rights, so you are not left paying back additional money after your case is settled.

If you have any questions regarding your current or a new personal injury claim and how it is affected by health insurance, government assistance or disability, we are here to help you.

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Winner of the Lucas | Magazine Stanley Cup Challenge [Game One] is….

The Winner is…

Jennifer Strouse Kolodziej

Please contact Therese at (727) 849-5353 to claim your $25 Publix Gift Card

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated and keep an eye out for our GAME TWO CONTEST! 

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Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine – Stanley Cup Contest!

The Lucas | Magazine Stanley Cup Challenge!

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The winner will receive  a $25 Publix Gift Card


Contest Rules:

1.  Post the TOTAL Combined points for tonight’s game on our Facebook Page – click here

2.  Everyone that posts will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card

3.  Please post ONE TIME ONLY (you will be disqualified for posting more than one time)

4.  You must be a fan of our Facebook page to be eligible to win

5.  You must post BEFORE the game begins (8pm)

6.  The winner will be selected no later than Friday, June 5

7.  We will post the winner on our Facebook Page

Good Luck!



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Important Public Service Announcement – Thieves in The Tampa Bay Area Breaking Into Cars

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CRYSTAL RIVER, FL (WFLA) – A few weeks ago during a Little League game in Hudson, thieves made off with purses and wallets from at least six cars.

The thieves smashed the car windows to get in.Law Offices of Lucas - Magazine (1)

Haydee Solicito’s daughter snapped pictures of the damage. “I’m usually careful about my purse but this time I just slacked off. I just left it on my seat and put a white sweater on it,” Solicito said. “I’m telling everybody, ‘Take your purse with you. Don’t leave it there.’”

The crooks have hit at least 10 cars during the past two months. They robbed cars parked at Suncoast Gymnastics in Odessa. They also rummaged through cars at nearby Trinity Medical Center.

Thieves broke into Kelly Miller’s car as she watched her son play baseball. “That was pretty low. That was absolutely low. What are you gonna do? Bet I don’t leave my purse in the car again,” Miller said.

She had tucked her purse under her seat but left the strap hanging out. “Lesson learned, unfortunately the hard way,” Miller said.

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Lucas|Magazine in the News – Helping “Pasco Kids First”

NEW PORT RICHEY — Doug Saxon wanted to put some extra “fun” into fundraising.

As part of his campaing for Honorary Governor of West Pasco, Saxon decided to stage a kickball tournament that would benefit Pasco Kids First and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the governor race.

Eighteen teams signed up for the event’s second year, according to Becky Bennett, director of development for Pasco Kids First. The nonprofit organization has program to shield children from abuse and strengthen families.

Sponsors were Faux Iron Studios, Law Offices of Lucas and Magazine, McWilliams & Son, Trinity Rotary Club and Young Professionals Group.

Prevailing as champions was Team Bilira-Kick, named after its “general manager” U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. R-Palm Harbor. Captain Mike Ciminna led his troops, Manuel Bilirakis, Michael Bilirakis, Danny Brantley, Eric Clark, Olivia Jenkins, Dan Paasch, Stephanie Pontlitz, Summer Robertson, Beth Weinzetl, Donald Yerkes and Pam Yerkes.

Runner-up team Balls & Dolls wore orange shirts and black shorts for uniforms. They are captain Matt Goodman, Stephen Brugger, Kayla Consentino, Daniel Corriere, Roxanne Juhnke, Justin Lawrence, Stacia Leidolf, Mike Manning, Amanda Smith, Travis Trice and Nathan White.

The Spirit Award went to the Meares Plumbing team.

See-saw kickball battles raged most of the day on fields at Gulf High School and Schwettman Education Center.

The Gulf High Baseball team opened the concession stands and sold food and drinks at both fields as a fundraiser for their team.

New Port Richey City Councilman Chopper Davis came on board as an umpire. Rick Hess, executive director of Pasco Kids First, also was on the officiating crew. Others calling the shots were Pete Dawley, John Fessel, Paul Friedlander and Mario Iezzoni.

People who did not get a chance to see the kickball action can still aid Pasco Kids First. On Thursday, the Saxon 4 Safe Kids Bingo Night at CARES Elfers Center. A Ladies Night event CARES Elfers Center is set for May 29. The Saxon 4 Safe Kids Clay Shoot will be May 30.
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Do You Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

There are many circumstances and events that can result in personal injury lawsuits. If you have sustained a physical injury and think that someone else is at fault, you might wonder whether consulting with a personal Law Offices of Lucas - Magazine (3)injury lawyer is worthwhile. Having a seasoned, legal professional in charge of your case can provide a number of benefits. Following are several important things to consider when you want to know how a lawyer can help you.

Different Personal Injury Cases

The following are some of the injuries and events that commonly result in personal injury claims:

Car crashes
Bicycle accidents
Truck accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians
Bus accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Plane crashes
Trip, slip and fall accidents
Falling down stairs
Falls from heights
Accidents on construction sites
Nursing home neglect or abuse
Work-related injuries
Sports injuries
Dog bite injuries
Medical malpractice
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Drowning accidents
Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
Defective product injuries

If you have sustained an injury due to one or more of the above-mentioned events, it is important to get in touch with a reputable personal injury attorney as quickly as you can.

Case Evaluation

Given that certain elements of a case must be proven in order to recover damages after these events, all legal claims are not guaranteed to be viable. You can tell your version of the events that resulted in your physical injury to an attorney and he or she can tell you whether or not sufficient negligence existed on the part of the other party to validate your claim. Frivolous lawsuits that are likely to be dismissed in court can be avoided through the diligent evaluation of your case.


It is necessary to gather and present sufficient evidence to the court. An experienced team of legal professionals will have the resources and skills that are necessary for collecting evidence on your behalf which can include the reconstruction of accidents, expert testimonies and more.

Negotiating Settlements

Few personal injury cases ever make it to trial and are instead settled outside of court. An attorney will be able to effectively negotiate with the other party in your case in order to help you obtain a fair, feasible settlement without having to go to trail.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

If a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached through negotiations, attorneys can explore options in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that could be suitable for your case. Among some of the more common options in ADR are arbitration and mediation and both of these methods can help you resolve your claim while saving both money and time.

Going To Trial

If a fair and just settlement agreement is not attained through any of the above-mentioned methods, a personal injury lawyer can represent you at a trial in court. There are very specific rules for jury trials pertaining to procedure and evidence and an experienced attorney will have complete knowledge of the trial process and its nuances. It is therefore, very important to have a seasoned litigator handling your trial in order for the jury to rule in your favor and to award you the compensation that you deserve.

People who have sustained injuries in preventable accidents should learn more about their legal options by talking with experienced personal injury attorneys in a timely fashion. Securing good legal representation will ensure that you receive the full value of your claim and that your rights are duly protected. Common examples of the losses that can be recovered in Florida personal injury cases include lost wages, property damages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Get in touch with a New Port Richey personal injury lawyer right now to arrange for your free consultation!    Call (727) 849-5353 TODAY

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Are You A Victim of Landlord Negligence?

Considering the constant changes in Florida’s economy, more people than ever before are finding themselves tenants, whether residential or commercial.Law Offices of Lucas - Magazine (2)

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, it is very important to understand all of your rights and duties; especially the ones that you may not be aware that you have.  Under Florida Law, a landlord owes a duty to their tenant to protect the tenant from reasonably foreseeable criminal conduct.  This means that if you have ever been the victim of a crime on property that is owned by your landlord, you may have a claim against them for damages resulting from your injuries for their negligent failure to provide adequate security; or if they were aware that crime was prevalent in that particular area.

Our office is staffed with some of the best litigators in the state, who can thoroughly investigate as to whether your landlord should have an known an attack was likely to occur.  Please give us a call today for a free consultation if you believe you may have been the victim of negligent security.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of landlord negligent security, PLEASE call our offices TODAY to schedule a no-obligation assessment of your case!  Call (727) 849-5343 or click here

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Helpful Information Regarding Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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Auto insurance is a pretty confusing area of life. My name is Nikki and I’m an attorney at the Law Offices of Lucas Magazine and today I’m going to talk to you a little about maintaining uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance policy.

This type of insurance compensates a person who is injured for any type of injury that is caused by negligent driver.

That means someone else might cause the accident in which you were hurt and that means they have no insurance to pay for your medical treatment. This is where uninsured and under insured motorist coverage comes into play, there is a chance were you could be stuck paying for your own medical treatment for an accident where you were not the negligent driver.

So essential driving or riding in a vehicle without uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in the State of Florida is a huge gamble that you should not take. I cannot tell you how important it is, to make sure that you are covered in the event that you are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have bodily injured coverage.

Feel free to contact our office for free consultation or if you just want to bring your policy in to make sure you do have the right coverage we will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options!”

Have you been injured in an accident?  Don’t wait – contact our offices TODAY for a no charge case evaluation!   Call (727) 849-4343 or visit out “contact us page“.   The Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine – your New Port Richey Personal Injury Law Firm

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