Mr. Shomo was raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Florida. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree with honors cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Shomo is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum® – an honor held by less than one percent of attorneys who practice in America today. This membership is one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys and litigation attorneys in the United States, and membership in the Forums is limited to attorneys who have won million or multimillion dollar settlements for their clients. As members of both Forums, Mr. Shomo has demonstrated the ability to handle extremely complex legal matters with superior results.
Mr. Shomo has also been recognized by Martindale Hubble®, an independent lawyer rating service, which has been evaluating lawyers for more than 130 years, as an attorney with the highest professional excellence in legal ability and general and professional ethical standards with his AV rating. The AV rating confirms that Mr. Shomo is a lawyer competent in both legal ability and ethical standards and has been recognized by this independent rating service as having the highest level of professional ability and respect.
Mr. Shomo has also been recognized in 2013 and 2014 as one of the Top Lawyers in Florida. Mr. Shomo is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is an organization with the primary purpose of maintaining the civil jury trial system, which is referred to as “Justice by the People.”
Mr. Shomo has litigated cases throughout the State of Florida and other states as well. In Florida, he practices in all civil courts throughout the state and is further admitted and qualified to practice in the United States Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida.
The diligent and thorough attention Mr. Shomo and his staff provide his clients often results in the opportunity for settlement and early resolution of cases prior to trial. If, however, justice and full and fair compensation cannot be achieved for his clients pre-trial, Mr. Shomo and his team have the experience and financial resources to see each case through every aspect of litigation including complex trials and appellate review as necessary.