John Guyton successfully obtained an arbitration judgment in favor of his client

Given that not all Florida Courts have resumed jury trials due to COVID-19, the attorneys at Rywant Alvarez Jones Russo Guyton, P.A., have been actively participating in many types of alternative dispute resolution methods.

Partner, John Guyton, successfully obtained an arbitration judgment in favor of his client. In the case at issue, the Claimant asserted claims for violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA”), Magnuson Moss Warranty Act Implied, Magnuson Warranty Act Express, Revocation of Acceptance Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, and Breach of Contract.  The Arbitrator found that the Claimant failed to provide any evidence to support her claims and found in full favor of the Respondent.

Final Arbitration Award

Kim Nunez to speak at Hot Topics in Evidence 2020 CLE put on by the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar

Our Attorney, Kim Nunez, will be speaking at the Hot Topics in Evidence 2020 CLE put on by the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar on September 25, 2020.  Kim will speak about mindfulness and its connection to the practice of law and how mindfulness meditation can be used as a tool to manage stress. Kim will discuss the health benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation and provide lawyers with practical tips on how they can incorporate this practice in their personal and professional lives. Kim will also walk the participants through a mindfulness meditation exercise. She hopes that this presentation encourages lawyers to become more intentional about their physical and mental health.

Welcome Cassidy Fordiani

Cassidy J. FordianiRywant Alvarez is happy to welcome Cassidy Fordiani as the newest attorney to our team! Cassidy is an attorney in the firm’s Tampa office. She received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Prior to law school, Cassidy attended the University of South Florida and obtained her B.A. in Criminology in 2016. Cassidy focuses her practice on insurance defense and first party property litigation. She is originally from Fort Myers Florida but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since moving here for her undergraduate studies.

Eight Rywant Alvarez Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Rywant Alvarez is proud to announce that five of our partners have been named 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and three attorenys have been named 2020 Florida Rising Stars. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are chosen after an evaluation on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement including verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar or other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background and other outstanding achievements.

The Florida Super Lawyers includes Manuel J. Alvarez, John Guyton, Greg Jones, Andrew Russo and Michael Rywant

The Florida Rising Stars include Amanda McDermott, Matthew Holtsinger and Amanda Dunn

Greg Jones featured on GivingBack TV supporting Faith Cafe

Greg Jones was featured on GivingBack TV supporting Faith Cafe.  Greg has been working with Faith Cafe for the last 15 years. Faith Cafe serves the homeless and hungry in Tampa.  Their mission is to serve their neighbors in need with dignity and respect.

GivingBack TV Feature

Learn more about Faith Cafe

Rywant Alvarez proudly supports Bay Area Legal Services

Rywant Alvarez again this year is proud to be a sustaining law firm supporting Bay Area Legal Services

COVID-19 Announcement

As the news relating to COVID-19 continues to develop, we wanted to touch base with our valued clients and friends and make you aware that the members of the Rywant Alvarez team have capability to work remotely.

We are hopeful that the duration of this event will be limited, but Rywant Alvarez will employ all necessary resources to continue to provide services to our clients.

We wish you all health and safety.

John Guyton Obtains Final Judgment for Injunctive Relief in Employment Case

John Guyton obtained a final judgment for injunctive relief on behalf of his client in an employment dispute regarding a non-compete agreement.


Final Judgment Order

Rywant Alvarez welcomes Kim Nunez!

Kimberly I. Nuñez

Rywant Alvarez is pleased to announce our newest attorney, Kimberly Nuñez. Kim is an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.  Her practice focuses on insurance litigation and personal injury.  She graduated from Stetson University College of Law.  Kim is originally from Sarasota and has lived in Tampa since she was an undergrad at the University of South Florida.  Kim is fluent in Spanish.  She volunteers with Lawyers for Literacy where she tutors elementary school children in vocabulary and reading.

Melissa Isabel Granted Motion to Dismiss for Fraud

We are pleased to announce that Melissa Isabel obtained a dismissal in favor of our client.  After three years of contentious litigation, Melissa was able to brief and successfully argue the Plaintiff had committed and perpetuated a fraud on the court.  The trial court granted the motion a month prior to the scheduled jury trial.

Order Granting Motion to Dismiss