Profile

Thomas Culmo

Culmo Trial Attorneys
4090 Laguna St
Coral Gables, FL 33146-1425
(305) 200-5281
www.culmotrialattorneys.com


PRACTICE AREAS

Hospital Malpractice

Personal Injury

Premises Liability

Product Defects

Wrongful Death

Tom Culmo has received the "AV" pre-eminent rating from the Martindale Hubbell peer review directory (www.martindale.com).

The Martindale Hubbell review ratings are based on objective view of a lawyers high ethical standards and professional ability generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar as well as judges before whom the lawyer appears.
The AV pre-eminent is the highest rating and a testament to the fact that the lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
He is board certified as a specialist in civil trial practice by both The Florida Bar (flabar.org/certification) and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (www.nblsc.us).

The Florida Bar Board certification recognizes attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics practice.

Certification is The Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience in their area of practice.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy. In order to achieve this certification, a lawyer must demonstrate broad based and comprehensive experience; undergo evaluation by other lawyers and judges familiar with the lawyers work in the area as well as a disciplinary review; and then pass a civil pre trial practice advocacy board certification exam.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (www.abota.org).

The general purposes of this ABOTA shall be to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

Membership is by invitation only. Nomination and election are based upon peer determination of high personal characteristics and honorable reputation and members must meet specified experience criteria.

Mr. Culmo has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in catastrophic injury and death cases.

Lead counsel in over 100 jury trials
Obtained jury verdicts in 25 different counties in Florida
Successfully represented clients in claims against a large number of Hospitals and Hospital Corporations including:
Baptist Hospital -Miami
South Miami Hospital
Miami Children's Hospital
Doctors Hospital- Coral Gables
Mount Sinai Hospital- Miami Beach
Kendall Regional Medical Center- Miami
Mercy Hospital- Miami
Westchester Hospital- Miami
Pan American Hospital- Miami
Hialeah Hospital
Palmetto General Hospital-Hialeah
Palm Springs General Hospital, Hialeah
Aventura Medical Center
University of Miami Hospital
VA Hospitals
Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kindred Hospital- Miami
Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL
Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL
Fishermen's Community Hospital, Marathon, FL
Memorial Hospital, Hollywood, FL
Florida Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale
Naples Community Hospital
Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Florida Hospital, Orlando
Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte
Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
HCA Healthcare Corporation
Cleveland Clinic
Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
Southeast Alabama Medical Center

Education:

Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Admissions & Certifications:

The Florida Bar
U.S. Federal Court, Southern District, Middle District
Board Certified (civil trial practice):

The Florida Bar
National Board of Bar Examiners

Professional & Community Associations and Honors:

Miami-Dade Justice Association, Past President
Florida Justice Association
Former Board of Director
Legislative Task Force
Mercer University College of Law Alumni Association, Board Member
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
American Justice Association
Product Liability Section
Business Tort Section
Leadership Forum
Dade County Bar Association
Coral Gables Bar Association
Florida Bar Grievance Committee
Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty Member
South Florida Legal Guide, selected as a Top Lawyer in Medical Malpractice
Super Lawyers Magazine, selected as a Top Lawyer in Florida
2006, 2008-2014
South Florida's Best Lawyers Guide, selected as one of South Florida's Best Lawyers
Lectured extensively for various Trial Practice CLE programs throughout the State of Florida

CHARITIES:

Best Buddies
Christopher Columbus High School
Board of Directors
Alumni Association Board Member
Habitat for Humanity
Community Partnerships and Feed the Homeless
Mercer Law School Alumni Board