Firm Practice Areas

Experienced Florida attorneys committed to excellence and results

Sessums Law Group, P.A. is a results-based law firm with a commitment to providing creative and individual solutions to each client’s legal problems.

The firm’s goal is to partner with clients in order to provide value along with the best possible legal outcomes. The firm focuses its practice in the following areas:

Each of the trial lawyers at Sessums Law Group has considerable experience and a successful track record litigating cases in Florida’s state and federal trial and appellate courts. However, their excellent courtroom reputation can be leveraged at the negotiating table to resolve disputes favorably for clients through mediation or settlement.

Clients select Sessums Law Group because they believe the firm’s combination of experience, personal attention, and passion for justice provides a competitive advantage in court or at the negotiating table. With Sessums Law Group individuals, businesses, and families can feel secure that they have a powerful and thoughtful advocate to take their case personally and fight for a fair and just result.

Our flexibility and diverse knowledge means we can be your lawyers for a lifetime. We stand for you — now and in the future.

Aggressive personal injury attorneys

We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for clients injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or business. Mark A. Sessums is board certified in civil trial law, which means he has the knowledge and expertise to be an effective advocate for you. Review our personal injury page to learn more about services we offer in injury cases.

Auto accidents — We help victims who were injured in auto accidents recover full and fair compensation for all types of injuries, including neck injuries, brain and spinal trauma, loss of limbs and traffic fatalities.

Truck accidents — One of the challenges in a heavy truck accident case is figuring out who is responsible to pay for the damages. We have the experience and legal knowledge to determine which person or business entities should be held responsible for the damages caused by an 18-wheeler accident and pursue recovery for you.

Wrongful death — The family of a person who dies as a result of accidental injuries may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. An award in one of these lawsuits can help compensate a family for the loss of their loved one’s future earnings.

Brain and spinal injuries — Traumatic brain and spinal injuries can devastate a family. We seek to hold those responsible accountable for the damage they caused.

Accidents caused by drunk, distracted or aggressive drivers — Distracted, drunk and aggressive drivers are responsible for the vast majority of traffic accidents occurring on our roadways every year. Drivers who engage in these reckless behaviors should be held accountable to their victims. We seek full and fair compensation for clients whose injuries were caused by such drivers.

Accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists — Despite laws requiring adequate auto insurance, many accidents with injuries are caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists. Victims in these cases face significant obstacles to recovery. We aggressively pursue compensation for victims from any source legally available.

Steps after an auto accident — Even the strongest personal injury case can be compromised if the injured person takes the wrong actions after the accident. Take the time to review the steps you should take and refer back to this information in the future if you find yourself wondering what to do after a car accident.

Determining injury cases — A question we hear frequently is Do I have an injury case? While the fact of the injury may be apparent, the real question is whether another person or business should be required to pay for your medical treatment and related damages. We explain the factors in evaluating your personal injury case and help you navigate the legal road to monetary recovery.

Compassionate family law attorneys

The process of getting divorced and ironing out property divisions and custody matters is rarely a pleasant experience. Sessums Law Group, P.A. strives to minimize your anxiety by delivering personal service, reliable advocacy and a flexible approach to finding creative solutions in cases of domestic instability. Mark A. Sessums is double board certified in Civil Trial Law and Marital and Family Law and is particularly qualified to help families in transition. Review our marital and family law page to learn more.

Divorce — We help husbands and wives pursue or defend against contested divorce proceedings. We also handle uncontested divorces and help secure solid settlement agreements. Our goal is to protect your rights throughout the process and to ensure a final agreement that is both fair and flexible.

Divorce mediation — Sometimes mediation is the quickest and least expensive way to handle family law issues. We are equipped to engage in divorce mediation with clients or to serve as mediators or third-party neutrals.

Child custody and support — We handle all kinds of disputes related to child custody, support and visitation for parents, whether you have been accused of contempt for failure to pay or if your ex-spouse refuses to pay a court-ordered support obligation.

Alimony and division of marital property — We have extensive experience fighting for alimony and fair division of marital property. We represent potential payers or payees of spousal support.

Support modification and enforcement — If you need to enforce or modify an existing court order for child support or spousal support, we can help. We gather relevant evidence to demonstrate a material change in circumstances in support of a petition to modify. Alternatively, we use discovery tools to reveal evidence in support or defense of a contempt petition for non-payment.

Parental and visitation rights — Spending adequate time with your children is a right and benefit every parent and child should enjoy. If your rights have been hampered by a custodial parent or guardian, we fight for your parental and visitation rights so you have a chance to build and maintain strong, healthy parent-child relationships.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreementsPrenuptial and postnuptial agreements can protect assets acquired prior to marriage if the agreements are properly negotiated, drafted and executed. A mistake can render an agreement unenforceable. We assist clients by drafting enforceable premarital and post-marital agreements.

Experienced, professional representation across a range of other areas

At Sessums Law Group, P.A., we want to be your full-service law firm. We are equipped to represent you in a variety of other practice areas, including:

Business and banking — Sessums Law Group provides comprehensive legal representation to clients in business and banking transactions and other related matters, including:

  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Real estate and commercial landlord/tenant laws and litigation
  • Contract drafting and enforcement
  • Licensing disputes
  • Collection actions
  • Acquisition or sale of businesses
  • Land disputes
  • Breach of contract actions
  • Fraud actions
  • General counsel for banks and private investors
  • Foreclosures
  • Lender liability claims

Criminal defense — We take a firm stance when defending clients against criminal charges, whether you have been charged with an ordinance violation, misdemeanor or felony offense. Some of the cases we handle include:

  • DUI
  • White collar crime
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Racketeering / RICO
  • Tax evasion
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription fraud
  • Violent crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Arson
  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Weapons offenses
  • Border searches and seizures
  • Sex crimes
  • Violations of injunction

We have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate the charges and present compelling cases to judges and juries in support of your acquittal.

Estate planning — Most people know how they want their property to be dispersed when they die, but many fail to create an estate plan to make sure their wishes are carried out when the time is right. We guide clients through the estate planning process. We give you the information and tools you need to secure your family’s future.

Civil litigation and appeals — Some disagreements — from family turmoil and personal injury claims to boundary line disputes and class actions — can’t be settled without going to court. We are dedicated advocates who stand up for you through each stage of civil litigation, including the appeal if necessary, backed by the expertise of a board-certified civil trial lawyer.

Contact our Lakeland or Sebring office today to arrange a meeting

Sessums Law Group, P.A. represents clients with a variety of legal problems in and around Polk, Highlands and Hillsborough counties. Our team of compassionate professionals is ready to partner with you to develop a winning strategy. We offer free consultations in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, and legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis in those cases. Call our Lakeland office at 877-826-5630, our Sebring office at 863-658-4796, to arrange an appointment or contact us online. At Sessums Law Group, P.A., we stand for you!