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For nearly 30 years, the attorneys at Rinaldo Law Group have built a solid reputation as trustworthy professionals. Founded on the principles of ñDignity and Trustî the Firm works hard to ensure their clientsÍ recover for ALL of their harms and losses in all types of personal injury cases.


As a founding partner and lead attorney at Rinaldo Law Group, Catherine M. Rinaldo has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients. She has represented hundreds of clients in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.

Ms. RinaldoÍs experience includes:

Amputations, Automobile Crashes, Bicycle Crashes, Birth Injuries, Brain Injuries, Bus Crashes, Catastrophic Semi-truck Crashes, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Crashes, Negligent Security, Pedestrian Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Spine Injury, Truck Crashes, Wrongful Death, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination.

She is licensed to practice in ALL Florida Courts and has co-counseled and partnered with law firms around the country to secure the best results for her clients.

Ms. RinaldoÍs personal approach is based on her strong conviction that every client has the right to be treated with dignity, kindness and patience. ñWhen a client engages our firm, I want them to know that their needs and concerns are of the utmost importance to us. All matters are handled with the highest legal attention and with full respect for the sensitive nature of the circumstances.î

The firm utilizes the latest technology to investigate cases and gather critical evidence. This information is presented to the insurance company or corporation in a manner that is both compelling and persuasive, to ensure your full recovery.

Rinaldo Law Group also helps you locate the best health care providers and experts _ those who are honest, gifted with the art of healing, value patient advocacy and carefully document injuries.

The majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, the attorneys at Rinaldo Law Group handle each case with the passion, energy and resources required to prove your harms and losses in a Court of law. This ensures the maximum recovery whether the matter is resolved with or without a lawsuit.

Catherine M. Rinaldo, Attorney at Law

Catherine M. Rinaldo has been a licensed attorney and member of the Florida Bar since 1985. She is the founding partner of Rinaldo Law Group which first opened it doors nearly 20 years ago. The vision then, as now is ñto do everything in our power legally and ethically to right the wrongs, harms and losses visited upon our clients.î Her law firm is based on superior quality, unsurpassed personal service and referral-based growth. Ms. Rinaldo and her firm work tirelessly to secure justice and monetary compensation for their clients.

Today, Ms. Rinaldo has reached the highest level of recognition of an attorneyÍs competence and experience with a ñPreeminent AVî rating from Martindale Hubbell and an ñExcellentî AVVO rating. She is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Forum and the Million Dollar Forum. Her law firm has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

After graduating law school, Ms. Rinaldo defended negligence claims brought against insurance industry giants such as State Farm, Liberty Mutual, USF&G and Allstate. This provided unique insight into how the insurance industry evaluates and defends claims, giving Ms. Rinaldo a clear advantage in defending her clients and securing verdicts and settlements in their favor.

In 1985, Ms. Rinaldo earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. While in law school, she clerked for District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr., assisting in the prosecution of crimes against the citizens of New Orleans. She was also the first law clerk hired by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.

As a mother of three young adults, Ms. Rinaldo is actively involved in her childrenÍs development as well-rounded citizens. She is also active in the community and a leader among her peers. Over the past several years, she has served as a Girl Scout Leader and on the Parish Counsel of her church.

Ms. Rinaldo and her husband are avid hikers and stay actively involved in mission work and with several local charities.

While in high school, Catherine M. Rinaldo worked for one of the preeminent female attorneys in the State of Florida, Ann Loughridge Kerr, Esquire. Ms. Rinaldo then attended the University of South Florida, finishing her undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
In 1981, while attending George Washington, Ms. Rinaldo worked on Capitol Hill as a staff assistant for the House Subcommittee on Transportation and Tourism. This Subcommittee was responsible for the drafting and passage of the Superfund and Railroad Deregulation bills.

In 1984 Ms. Rinaldo was awarded a summer fellowship with the Department of Justice, Civil Division in Washington, D.C., where she assisted in the defense of civil claims filed against the United States Government.

Mrs. Rinaldo is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of several professional organizations including:

´ The Florida Bar Association
´ Florida Justice Association
´ Florida Justice Association WomenÍs Caucus
´ Hillsborough County Bar Association
´ Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association

Ms. Rinaldo is listed as AV in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubell. She has achieved the ranking of ñExcellentî by AVVO. She is a top rated ñExcellentî by AVVO. She is a member of the Multimillion Dollar Forum and the Million Dollar Forum. Ms. Rinaldo served on Ethics Committee 1A of the Florida Bar and is a former member of the William Terrell Inns of Court.

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