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Back to Normal? Hardly

2021-06-08T13:25:58-04:00Uncategorized|

A few years back there was a movie released named “Up in the air” starring George Clooney (A movie worth watching with a surprise ending!). The storyline was that it was Clooney's job to fly around the country and fire long-term executives and workers. He did that face-to-face. The company he worked for ultimately decided that [...]

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

2021-04-27T14:38:02-04:00Uncategorized|

I have often wondered how much evidence it takes to convince someone “beyond a reasonable doubt.” That is a standard we are all used to hearing. It is a standard throughout the United States. But just how much evidence is needed? It got me thinking. In all probability, it is a different standard to many [...]

Welcome Kali deVlaming!

2021-04-05T13:38:43-04:00Uncategorized|

deVlaming & Rivellini excitedly welcomes another deVlaming to the firm, Denis’s daughter, Kali. Kali graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with a Business Administration major. After college, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked in commercial real estate. It was there she earned a paralegal degree from Emory University. While pursuing her [...]

Sly Like a Fox

2021-03-31T10:14:21-04:00Uncategorized|

I have been watching the George Floyd case on television like millions of others.  As I listened to the prosecutor conduct some direct examinations, I wanted to jump up and say “objection!”  I just could not believe that the defense would allow what I believe to be improper and objectionable questions. Then I got to [...]

The perception of truth

2021-03-05T14:56:39-05:00Uncategorized|

I grew up believing that trials are a search for the truth. The whole truth. Moral truth. God’s truth. Unfortunately, after almost 50 years of practicing law I have come to believe that trials are not about a search for the ultimate truth. Trials are about the perception of truth. What the jury believes is true [...]

The Passing of my friend Bernie McCabe

2021-01-05T15:45:31-05:00Uncategorized|

The State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Bernie McCabe, died on January 1, 2021. Although he was experiencing some health issues, his passing was a surprise to many. Bernie and I have known each other for over 50 years. In 1969, we started as freshmen at Stetson University College of Law in [...]

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