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Mark A. Sessums formed the firm now known as Sessums Law Group, P.A., in April, 2008.  The firm has six (6) lawyers and represents litigants in all types of civil and criminal matters in all courts throughout the State of Florida and in other jurisdictions.  Mr. Sessums has been Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1997.  Mr. Sessums and has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 2010, and was Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2015.

Mr. Sessums is recognized for excellence in Best Lawyers in America.  Mark has been nominated each year as a “Super Lawyer” since the inception of the rating service in 2006.  Mr. Sessums and his firm are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Sessums’ rating through AVVO.com is ten out of ten. Mark Sessums served as an Eagle in the American Justice Association.  Mark A. Sessums gained admittance to Litigation Counsel of America, a prestigious trial lawyer’s organization.  The firm’s offices are in Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, and Sebring.

Mark was born and raised in Tampa, FL and is a 5th generation Floridian.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I was able to recover substantial compensation for a package driver who was T-boned by a vehicle while on the job.

How did you build a successful practice?

Through years of hard work and obtaining excellent results for clients.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

A lawyer who follows through on what they tell the client they can deliver.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Critically important-we know the judges; the court personnel; the experts; and nuances of the cases from our own personal knowledge.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

Yes, for injury cases.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

We can discuss that in the conference.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Commitment to excellence.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Meeting new clients and achieving their desired results.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Spending time with my family; outdoor activities; traveling; reading; cards.

Are you involved in your community?

Yes-I am Senior Warden for my church and am on the Talbot House Board of Directors.

Position Organization Location Duration
Partner/ShareholderSessums Law GroupLakeland, FLPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Florida Levin College of LawJ.D. Law School1989  
University of FloridaBachelor of Arts1983
State / Court Date
Florida1989
  • Member, Florida Justice Association, 2008 - Present
    Eagle Member, American Association for Justice, 2008 - Present
    Co-Chair, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, 2007 - 2007
    Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2006 - 2006
    Vice-Chair, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, 2006 - 2007
    Member, Polk County Family Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present
    Executive Council, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2002 - 2007
    President, Polk County Family Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003
    Chair, 10th Judicial Circuit Bar Association Grievance Committee, 2000 - 2001
    Member, 10th Judicial Circuit Bar Association Grievance Committee, 1999 - 2000
    Vice-Chair, Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1996 - 1997
    Member, Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, 1995 - Present
    Member, Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee, 1994 - 1998
    President-Elect, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1994 - 1995
    Board of Directors, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1991 - 1993
    Member, Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1990 - 1993
    Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1989 - 1995
    Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    Member, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
    Member, Polk County Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
    AVVO, Rated 10 of 10 - Highest possible rating, 2011
    AV Rating - Highest Achievable        Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Electrocution Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $125,000 Settlement Description: Representation of estate in claim against electric company due to claim that they had not properly trimmed tree limbs resulting in plaintiff's death, claim against homeowner's insurance company for premises liability. Defective Drug/Miscarriage Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $150,000 Settlement Description: Representation of plaintiff against a drug manufacturer for a defective drug that resulted in miscarriage. Damage to Property Practice Area: Insurance Outcome: $170,000 Settlement Description: Representation of plaintiff against insurance company for damage to crane.

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Institute, Legislative Update, Florida Chapter, 2007
    Florida Bar Journal, Halfway Houses and Mental Health Treatment Facilities-Establishing Duty In Tort, 2003
    Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Fees-The High Point and the Current State of the Law, 1999
    Florida Law Review, Vol. 41, #5, What are Wife's Contributions Worth Upon Divorce: Toward Fully Incorporating Partnership into Equitable Distribution,  1989
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Mark Alexander Sessums
2212 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
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