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Tammy de Soto Cicchetti, Esq.President and Senior Trial Attorney

Tammy de Soto Cicchetti is President of The Cicchetti Law Firm, having founded the firm in 1997 after years of defending insurance claims and companies as a partner with a Tallahassee law firm. She has spent 25 years handling insurance-related lawsuits and is uniquely qualified to bring your insurance claims and to assist other attorneys on difficult insurance matters, such as cases involving bad faith and coverage, recovery of attorney’s fees and issues regarding whether certain acts constitute legal malpractice.

Mrs. Cicchetti practices in all Florida state courts and has been admitted to practice in the United States Federal District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts Courts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been admitted pro hoc vice in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. She handles matters at the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to launching The Cicchetti Law Firm, she was the managing partner of the Tallahassee law firm Callahan & Cicchetti, P.A., where she represented a diverse group of clients, specializing in insurance defense work and handling serious personal injury and wrongful death claims for individuals and families, as well as medical and legal malpractice and nursing home negligence matters.

Mrs. Cicchetti is married and has two children. When she is not attending one of her children’s sports events, she is cooking for friends, watching college football, traveling or spending time at the local shooting range.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, The Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Florida State University

Affiliations (Past and Present)

  • Florida Bar
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, William H. Stafford Inn, Alumni
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Florida Academy of Women Lawyers
  • Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association
  • Tallahassee Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Keiser University, Board of Directors
  • Zonta Club International
  • Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Gold Key Honor Society
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Board of Directors;
  • Executive Committee of the Tallahassee Sports Council;
  • National Association for Women in Construction;
  • Tallahassee Builders’ Association
  • Defense Research International
  • Member USCAA Law Network

Awards and Appointments

  • National Businesswoman of the Year, State of Florida (2004, 2005 and 2006)
  • Chairman, State of Florida, Business Advisory Council
  • Chairman from Florida for House Majority Trust (2006)
  • Co-chair, State of Florida, President’s National Business Advisory Council
  • National Leadership Award, Presidential Business Advisory Council
  • Selected to be a member of the President’s Committee on Tax reform (2006)
  • 2006 Partnership in Excellence Award
  • Florida Judicial Nominating Committee (Jeb Bush appointee, 2006)
  • Vice-Chair, Florida Judicial Nominating Committee (2007)
  • Chair, Florida Judicial Nominating Committee (2008)
  • Vice-Chair, Judicial Nominating Committee of the American Judicature Society (AJS)
  • Congressional Order of Merit, National Republican Congressional Committee (2006, 2007)
  • Congressional Order of Merit, National Republican Congressional Committee Presidential Commission (2008)
  • Member, Million Dollar Roundtable, National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Counsel (2006).
  • Master of the Bench, William H. Stafford Inn of American Inns of Court (since 2003)
  • Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Florida Bar
  • Special Counsel, Florida Bar (2001)
  • Named one of five Florida Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Defense in the Big Bend (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Named a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage in the Big Bend
  • Received a Personal Invitation to the 55th American Presidential Inauguration
  • Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Business Leadership (2005)
  • General Counsel, Tallahassee Tiger Sharks Hockey Team
  • General Counsel, Tallahassee Scorpions indoor Soccer Team
  • General Counsel, Tallahassee Arena Football Team
  • Nominated for one of Corporate America’s prestigious awards, the 2016 Legal Elite Award
  • Awarded America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016, by American Registry
  • Membership Approved for Network of Professional Women 2016/2017
  • Awarded Investor’s Review US Law Firm Award by Investor Review Magazine
  • The Cicchetti Law Firm was awarded 2016 Best of Business Award in Tallahassee
  • Nominated for Inclusion in the National Association of Professional Women, which recognizes women from around the world from aspiring professionals to the most accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders.
  • Selected as Corporate Vision’s only 2016 Female Lawyer of the year for Florida
  • The Cicchetti Law firm was selected by Corporate Vision as the 2016 American Law firm of the year
  • Nominated by the 2017 Business Who’s Who to represent the professional community of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Publications

  • Florida Corporate Practice (2002, 2003)