Jay A. Hebert
As a well-established defense lawyer within the Tampa Bay legal system, Jay Hebert puts his clients first. He is dedicated to serving his clients not only by navigating them through the complicated and daunting court system but also by helping them stay on the right side of the law.
“One of the reasons people come to me is that we try not to put a Band Aid on the problem. I get to the root of the problem and solve it. I consider myself more of a problem solver. That’s how I have distinguished my career from many others.”
Born in Winter Park, Florida, Jay A. Hebert is a Florida native who attended Clemson University (B.A., 1985) and continued his education at Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1990). In 1991, he was admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court, the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Hebert started his own firm, The Hebert Law Group, in 1994.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pinellas County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity.
Since 2010, Mr. Hebert has spoken to numerous school groups and parents about the possible negative impact the internet has on friendships and relationships. Jay Hebert has also taught as an adjunct Professor at the Stetson University College of Law and regularly speaks to students as a guest lecturer.
He has received the AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 out of 5.0 since 2005 and received a superb rating, 10 out of 10, by AVVO. He has also been recognized by Marquis as Who’s Who in American Law.
Joseph P. Ludovici
Born in Miami, Florida, Joseph P. Ludovivi, is a Florida native who attended University of Florida (B.A., 1985) and continued his education at Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1989). While at Stetson, he became the Founding President of Stetson's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society. In 1990, he was admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Supreme Court in 1997.
He is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section), The Florida Bar (Member Section on Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law), St. Petersburg Bar Association (Chairman of Social and Athletic Committee 1992-1993), Hillsborough County Bar Association, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Legal Commission member 1994-1998.
After his admission to the Florida Bar, Mr. Ludovici was employed as an Associate with Lyle & Skipper, P.A. On April 1, 1991, Mr. Ludovici became associated with Fox and Grove and on January 1, 1996, he became a Partner in what is now known as Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, and Mueller & Lancaster, LLP. On July 1, 2000, Mr. Ludovici became "of Counsel" to the Firm and began Mediating cases on a full time basis. In January 2003, Mr. Ludovici opened his own Practice, which continues to be limited to Private Mediations.
Mr. Ludovici is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Mediator and has Mediated over 600 cases since 2000 in the area of Worker’s Compensation and General Civil Litigation. Mr. Ludovici is also certified in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediations and is available for court appointed or private mediations to resolve these cases.
Since 2009, Mr. Ludovici has been an adjunct Professor at the Stetson University College of Law and has taught classes in Negotiation Techniques and Mediation.