Domenick Lazzara was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. A graduate of Tampa Preparatory High School, he moved to South Florida in 2003 to attend the University of Miami. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Domenick received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2012.
During law school, Domenick developed a passion for trial work. In his second year of law school, as a member of the St. Thomas University School of Law Trial Team, Domenick competed in four mock trial competitions and was named the Trial Team’s Most Improved Advocate. In his final year of law school, Domenick served as Trial Team President, was named to the Dean’s List both semesters, and clerked for a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
After graduating law school, Domenick was offered a full-time position at a prominent South Florida personal injury law firm. He successfully managed a demanding caseload of more than 50 plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice claims against large defendants including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Winn-Dixie.
While in South Florida, Domenick’s dedication to law school and his personal injury practice was equaled by his devotion to civic service. In his second year of law school, Domenick began an internship with Lawyers to the Rescue. He worked with individuals at a legal clinic for the homeless and mentored law students in their journey to become full-fledged volunteers. He was recognized for his outstanding work by receiving the award for “Law Student of the Year” at its Annual Public Service Awards Ceremony, held at the University of Miami School Of Law. Domenick sat on the board of directors for Lawyers to the Rescue, focusing on law school and professor outreach. He was a member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Miami, and served as a Big Brother. Finally, Domenick sat on the board of the Camillus House Young Leaders Organization, or CHYL, an organization designed to encourage young professionals to give back.
After ten years living and working in South Florida, in 2013 Domenick moved back to his hometown community of South Tampa. He worked as an associate attorney for a civil litigation firm in downtown Tampa representing clients in lawsuits involving a wide array of practice areas including personal injury, commercial litigation, and insurance defense. Domenick successfully represented the firm’s clients against the best companies and law firms in America, such as The Walt Disney Company, represented by Kaye Scholer, LLP, and ACE Westchester, represented by Sedgwick, LLP.
Domenick continues to supplement his practice with a strong commitment to civic service. He joined Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 in 2014, and was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in 2015. Domenick became a member of Egypt Shrine, dividing his time between Shrine and Fun ‘N Frolic activities, with a singular goal in mind: raising money for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Domenick is a Shrine Clown, attending events monthly as “Lil’ Bit”, an Auguste –Themed Clown, donning purple shorts and a top hat. Outside of Lodge activities, Domenick volunteers his time with the 13th Judicial Circuit as a Certified Volunteer Guardian ad Litem and devotes a large part of his practice to pro bono work. Lastly, Domenick is a proud member and supporter of the National Italian American Bar Association, and works closely with the Board of Directors to organize the Tampa Chapter for the organization.
Domenick joined The Law Offices of H.S. Stephen Lee in 2015. His practice focuses largely on personal injury, including auto accident, slip and fall, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. Domenick proudly litigates more complex claims involving local business owners, investors, and consumers. Finally, Domenick assists with litigation, and directs marketing for the firm.
Domenick’s crowning achievement is his work with the American Bar Association. Last year, Domenick was appointed vice-chair for the Young Lawyers Division, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee, and volunteered to serve as the Committee’s Content Editor. His work took him to ABA conferences across the country, including San Diego, Tampa, and San Francisco. In the 2016-2017 bar year, Domenick was appointed to the Co-Chair position, attending leadership training at the ABA’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. For the coming bar year, Domenick plans on attending conferences in: Detroit, Michigan; Montreal, Quebec; Miami, Florida; and New York, New York. Domenick has been published in a myriad of ABA publications on topics involving tort and insurance practice.
In his free time, Domenick enjoys writing, and is the author of his own legal blog entitled “The Young Lawyer.” He is a member of South Tampa Fellowship and an avid fitness enthusiast, completing his first full marathon in February 2013. Domenick also enjoys the gym, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends.
Domenick has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2013 and is admitted to the Middle and Southern District of Florida.
Learn more about Domenick Lazzara by following his Blog: http://www.domlawfl.wordpress.com.
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