Senior Counsel

Michael Califano

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MICHAEL G. CALIFANO

MICHAEL G. CALIFANO is a Senior Counsel at Lauro Law Firm. Mr. Califano was born in Bronx, New York, but has spent most of his life in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Califano graduated from the University of South Florida Honors College with a B.A. in History, prior to attending law school at Stetson University College of Law.

During law school, Mr. Califano interned at Bay Area Legal Services’ Family Law Team. After graduating law school, Mr. Califano was admitted to the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida and Southern District of Florida.

PRACTICE AREAS: ADMITTED:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

2010, Florida

LAW SCHOOL: COLLEGE:

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

University of South Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2006

ORGANIZATIONS:  

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal Bar Association

Herbert G. Goldburg–Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court

 

 

Of Counsel

Todd Cooper

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ANDREA ST. AMAND

ANDREA ST. AMAND was a partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, practicing in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation, prior to joining the Lauro Law Firm. Andrea graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 2001, and magna cum laude from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, with a B.A. in English in 1996.

She is admitted to practice in South Carolina.  She is also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. 

She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, and now lives in Charleston.

Andrea has worked on numerous trials in both the jury and nonjury setting, has successfully counseled clients through mediations, and has been a member of the trial team in the following notable cases:

  • Worked with Lauro Law Firm in obtaining a Rule 29 acquittal in a criminal case on behalf of a former executive of Medical Manager (now WebMD), who had been accused of violating federal securities and conspiracy laws;
  • As special counsel to a United States Bankruptcy Trustee, obtained a $484 Million jury verdict, the largest in South Carolina history.  The case involved the failure of a loan product based on publicly held securities, over 70 financially sophisticated claimants, and assets, evidence and witnesses in multiple international jurisdictions;
  • Represented The Episcopal Church in a dispute over the break-up of the Diocese of South Carolina, with over forty parties and $500 Million in assets at stake;
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a car seat manufacturer in a wrongful death case; and
  • Represented a multi-national pharmaceutical company in a commercial dispute and resolution involving the development of a diet supplement.
PRACTICE AREAS: ADMITTED:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

2001, South Carolina

LAW SCHOOL: COLLEGE:

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2001

College of Charleston in South Carolina, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

ORGANIZATIONS:  

South Carolina Bar

 

 

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Associate

Todd Cooper

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TODD J. COOPER

TODD J. COOPER is an Associate at Lauro Law Firm. Mr. Cooper was born and raised in central Florida. Mr. Cooper graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Psychology, and then graduated from Barry University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Cooper was a professor’s research assistant and a founding member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

PRACTICE AREAS: ADMITTED:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

2010, Florida

LAW SCHOOL: COLLEGE:

Barry University School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Central Florida, B.A., 2001

ORGANIZATIONS:  

The Florida Bar

 

 

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