Don’t Forget About the Flood Insurance

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Don’t Forget About the Flood Insurance

Don’t Forget About the Flood Insurance

Hurricane Sally brought 6 ft. of storm surge and flooding of up to 30 inches when it came ashore along the Gulf Coast. Homeowner’s insurance provides coverage for some forms of water damage, such as if hurricane winds blow debris through your window and rain damages your carpeting. Flooding or storm surge damage caused by […]

Your House May Be Covered, But What About Your Belongings?

Your House May Be Covered, But What About Your Belongings?

Many Gulf Coast residents are trying to put their lives back together after the devastation brought by Hurricane Laura & Hurricane Sally. Many of these victims lost not only their homes, but personal belongings that they spent a lifetime acquiring. Many insurance policies will cover your personal property in the event of a storm. After […]

Filing Insurance Claims Following Hurricane Michael

Filing Insurance Claims Following Hurricane Michael

Through the course of representing policyholders in first-party property insurance claim disputes, they often ask about the insurance carriers’ claims handling time limits. Here is a general overview of some important deadlines insurance carriers must follow in Florida: Acknowledgment of Communication within 14 Days In Florida, an insurance carrier must acknowledge receipt of your insurance […]

Florida Homeowner Bill of Rights – What it means, and what you need to know:

Florida Homeowner Bill of Rights – What it means, and what you need to know:

By Adry Polo, Esq. & David J. Moscoso, J.D. Candidate 2018 Your insurance company must comply within 14 days: In the U.S., many States have a Bill of Rights which must be provided to insured homeowners by their insurance company. However, in Florida insurance companies providing residential property insurance coverage must provide a copy of […]

More Unlicensed Contractors Arrested in Bay County

More Unlicensed Contractors Arrested in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announced Friday November 30th, the arrests of six individuals by the CUFF task force. Citizen’s United Fighting Fraud, or CUFF, is comprised of officers from The Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit, The […]

How can one of our Attorney’s Help You File a Claim Dispute After Irma?

How can one of our Attorney’s Help You File a Claim Dispute After Irma?

By Jose I. Carrillo, Esq. At Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC., our attorneys understand that dealing with an insurance company can be a difficult process. If a hurricane damages your home or business, you expect your insurance provider to fulfill their promise and compensate you for your loss in a timely manner. By undervaluing, underpaying, and […]

Preparing for a Hurricane: Helpful Tips for Boat and Yacht Owners

Preparing for a Hurricane: Helpful Tips for Boat and Yacht Owners

By Angel Gimenez, Esq. and Ariel Peralta J.D. Candidate 2018 As we Floridians well know, a powerful hurricane, resulting from storm surges, and other marine-based catastrophes can cause horrible damage, but as we were recently reminded by Hurricane Irma, even an indirect hit can do plenty of damage to boats, vessels, and docks. One of […]

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Oscar Espinal

Business Development/ Community Liaison/ North and Central Florida Manager

Jhojama Rodas

Jhojama Rodas has worked as a legal secretary for over ten years and joined Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC in 2008.

Frances Quesada Ibarra

Frances Ibarra began working as a paralegal in 2013 and joined Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC in 2018.

Sandra Neu

Sandra Neu has been in charge of the Marketing department and Community Outreach at Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC since 2007.

Jacqueline Jorge

Jacqueline  Jorge has worked in the legal sector for over 25 years and is currently a Senior Paralegal at Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC.

Paralegal and Office Manager Jacqueline Jorge ensures the smooth running of the Law Office on a day-to-day basis.

Following many years with our office, as a legal secretary and paralegal, in 2012, she officially was named office manager, assisting our attorneys and managing our great staff.

Jackie continues to assists with cases, which is her drive.

Jackie’s reliable, respectful, and patient temperament serves her well when working on matters concerning particularly challenging issues that may be stressful for clients.

Erik Arriete Esq.

Erik Arriete has over 20 years of expertise in family law, personal injury, and first-party insurance claims. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami and later obtained his juris doctorate from Florida International University.

Aubrey Rudd, Esq.

Aubrey Rudd has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1991, after graduating from Stetson University’s College of Law in 1989. Rudd specializes in first-party insurance disputes and also serves as a title and closing agent. 

Julio A. de Armas

Julio A. de Armas, is a Miami-Dade native who practices mainly civil litigation, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy. Julio is licensed to practice law both in Florida and New York. In addition, Julio practices civil and commercial litigation throughout the state.

Julio graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Florida International University and later received his juris doctorate degree from Albany Law School in New York. Julio is also a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the South-Miami Kendall Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. 

Joanna J. Kallinosis

Joanna J. Kallinosis is an associate in the Miami office of Gimenez and Carrillo, where she focuses her practice primarily on first party and third party property claims, representing homeowners across the state. Prior to joining Gimenez and Carrillo, she was an associate with a well known plaintiff firm and prominent insurance defense law firm in Miami, where she handled first party property defense claims, third party liability claims, and nursing home defense litigation.

Mrs. Kallinosis received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in May 2016; she earned her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Magna Cum Laude in 2012, and her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Magna Cum Laude in 2011, from Florida International University. While in law school, she served as Executive Editor of the St. Thomas School of Law Intercultural Human Rights Law Review (ranked #6 in the world), and as Vice-President of the Moot Court Board; where she competed in and coached at several national competitions.

She was a recurrent member of the Dean’s list, received the Book Award in Florida Constitutional Law, earned several merit-based scholarships, and was recognized for her pro-bono work in the community. Mrs. Kallinosis also served as a judicial intern for the Hon.  Tinkler Mendez, Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Florida, served as a certified Guardian ad litem, and as a clerk in several prominent law firms where she gained experience in automotive liability, personal injury protection, and product liability.

Mrs. Kallinosis is licensed to practice law in Florida, is a member of The Florida Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. 

Sergio Sotolongo

Sergio Sotolongo received his bachelor’s degree in 2020 from Florida International University and has been a member of the Florida Bar since November of that year. 

Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

Joseph G. Tesmond has 12 years experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Dade County, FL Public Defender’s office. Before leaving the office to launch his own full-service criminal defense law company, Mr. Tesmond progressed through the ranks and became a Felony Division Training Attorney. For more than 23 years, he has been a member of the Florida Bar.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tesmond has fought hard to protect the constitutional rights of each and every client and to handle each client and case personally on an individual basis. Mr. Tesmond believes that early professional representation is key to resolution of any issue to the client’s satisfaction.