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Jennifer W. Opiola

attorney
Born in Jacksonville, FL December 28, 1983; admitted to bar, Florida 2010.

Education: University of South Florida (B.A., Magna Cum Laude 2005), Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2010).

Member: Florida Bar Association

During her attendance at law school, Ms. Opiola was employed as a medical malpractice law clerk with Eubanks, Barret, Fasig & Brooks (Tallahassee), as a certified legal intern for Legal Services of North Florida (Tallahassee), and as a summer associate for various legal practices with Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando). Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Opiola was employed as a workers’ compensation defense associate for Eraclides, Johns, Hall Gelman (Jacksonville, FL). She expanded her practice and jury trial experience as a criminal defense associate for Epstein & Robbins (Jacksonville), and as an Assistant Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Jacksonville) where she served as assistant public defender and misdemeanor division chief, and where she was named employee of the year. She continued criminal defense as an assistant public defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Clearwater). She acted as criminal defense counsel in 25 trials, hundreds of evidentiary hearings, numerous administrative hearings, and numerous appeals. She entered automobile insurance defense practice as a claims attorney for a major Florida insurance company (Tampa), and in July, 2017, Ms. Opiola joined Reynolds Parrino Shadwick, P.A., where she continues to handle all phases of PIP litigation defense, including appeals. She became partner with the firm on September 1, 2023.

Ms. Opiola is experienced in the following areas of litigation: motor vehicle liability; coverage questions; personal injury protection; appeals; criminal defense; and traffic violation defense, including administrative hearings/appeals.

Favorable Appellate Decisions

1. PGA Chiropractic Health Center, P.A. v. Security National Insurance Company, 4D2022-2008 (Fla 4th DCA Oct. 19, 2023).

2. T.I.O. Medical Intervention, LLC v. Security National Insurance Company, 338 So. 3d 898 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022).

3. Physicians Medical Centers v. Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, Case No.: 1D21-0224) (Fla. 1st DCA April 6, 2022).

4. Jerry Cajuste, Elite Spine Group, Inc., Blue Water Pain Solutions, P.A., Beaches MRI v. Bristol West Insurance Company, 2022 WL 321219, slip copy, Case No.: 4D21-796 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 3, 2022).

5. Bartow HMA, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company, 325 So. 3d 46 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

6. Imaging Center of West Palm Beach, LLC v. Security National Insurance Company, 321 So. 3d 296 (Mem) (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

7. Gerald D. Stashak, M.D., P.A. v. Security National Insurance Company, 321 so. 3d 296 (Mem), (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

8. Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company; 322 So. 3d 1174 (mem), (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

9. Beaches Open MRI of Boyton Beach, LLC v. Security National Insurance Company, 322 So. 3d 1223 (mem), (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

10. Hanes City HMA, Inc., Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center v. Security National Insurance Co., 322 So. 3d 1175 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021).

11. Security National Indemnity Company v. Pan Am Diagnostic Services, Inc., 27 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 781a, Case No.: 2017-CV-000135-A-O, (Fla. 9th Circ. Ct. App. Sept. 13, 2019), writ of cert. denied, Case No.: 5D19-3538 (Fla. 5th DCA May 15, 2020).