Caroline Black Sikorske

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tampa, FL

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
 | 307 South Magnolia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-251-9200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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Caroline K. Black is a shareholder and managing partner of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta P.A., a marital and family law firm located in Tampa, Florida. Caroline received her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1984 and has focused solely on family law related matters since 1995. Caroline is a board-certified marital and family law specialist, certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Diplomat in the American Collage of Family Trial Lawyers, a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and a past president of the Centre for Women in Tampa. Her articles have been published by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the Family Law Commentator. In April 2009, she chaired the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers annual institute and has frequently lectured on family law topics on behalf of other professional organizations as well. Caroline is AV Preeminent* peer review rated through Martindale-Hubble.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Caroline Sikorske

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.sbcf-famlaw.com/caroline-black-sikorske/

Honors/Awards:

  • Received Jimmy Kynes Award for Pro Bono Service, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2009
  • Received Red McEwen Award, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2004
  • One of the 2011 Tampa Lawyers of the Year, National Law Journal
  • Recognized in Law & Leading Attorneys, A Florida Consumers Guidebook
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Marital & Family Lawyer, The Florida Bar, 1985

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Chair, AAML Institute, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • Chair, Pig Roast Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2005
  • Florida, 1985
  • President, Centre for Women, 1995 - 1997
  • Board of Directors, Centre for Women, 1992 - 1997
  • 13th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 1993 - 1996, Chair 1996
  • Member, Family Court Steering Committee, The Florida Bar, 1999 - 2001
  • Liaison, Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children
  • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, The Florida Bar, 1998 - 1999
  • Chair, CLE Committee, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1997 -1998
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1994 - Present
  • Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2003 - 2004
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chair, Scholarship Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006 - 2008
  • Board of Managers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, 2002 - Present
  • Board Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, 2001 - 2002
  • Long-Range Planning Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Chair, Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991 - 2001
  • Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1989 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Attorneys Fees and Costs," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute, April, 2010
  • "Taxation Issues in Equitable Distribution & Alimony," Florida Bar Cert Review, February, 2010
  • "Professionalism" Stetson University College of Law, January, 2009
  • "Mission Impossible: Overcoming the Negative Custody Evaluation Recommendation," AAML, May, 2007
  • Television show "Florida Justice Files," WUSF, Tampa, Florida, Spring, 2006
  • "Tactics to Consider in Custody Cases," Hillsborough County Bar Association, January, 2002
  • "The Best Interests of the Child," 13th Judicial Circuit Town Hall Meeting, Participant, April, 2001
  • Chapter 3, Marital Settlement Agreements, in DRAFTING MARRIAGE CONTRACTS IN FLORIDA, The Florida Bar, 4ed, 1997
  • Television Show "Legally Speaking," Jones Intercable, Tampa, Florida, September 11, 1996
  • "Family Law Rules," Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, December, 1995
  • "An Affair to Remember...or Not", Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, April, 1995
  • Shared Parental Responsibility, Stetson College of Law, Speaker Presentation, February, 1995
  • Speaker, "Drafting and Litigating Prenuptial Agreements," National Business Institute, December, 1995
  • Family Law, Speaker Presentation, Bridge the Gap Seminar, 1994
  • "Professionalism," Family Law Commentator, Spring, 1993
  • Chapter 15, Equitable Distribution, in FLORIDA DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, The Florida Bar, 4d ed., 1993
  • "Litigation Support" Tampa Bay Chapter, Institute of Business Appraisers, November, 1993
  • "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce," Seminar Presentation, Hillsborough County Bar Association, September, 1993
  • "The Role of the CPA in Divorce," Pinellas County CPA Club, January, 1992
  • Ethics and The Role of the Attorney, provided written materials for American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on Family Law in Florida, 1991 and Board Certification Review Course, 1992
  • "Help! I'm a Single Parent", Idlewild Baptist Church, November, 1992
  • "The Other Marital Misconduct: Dissipation of Marital Assets," Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Feb., 1991
  • "Modifying Agreements (Prenuptials/MSAs)," Family Law Support Modification Seminar, Florida Bar, September 21-22, 2000
  • "Alimony, Child Support and Temporary Issues in Divorce," Basic Family Law Seminar, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, April 2001, Spring 2004, Spring 2006
  • "Agreements," Florida Bar Family Law Certification Review Course, February 1996 - 1998, 2002-2004
  • "Agreements," Florida Bar Family Law Certification Review Course, February 1996 - 1998, 2002 - 2004

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.S., 1982
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307 South Magnolia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-251-9200

 

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