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With more than five decades of combined experience, personal injury attorneys Angela A. Zervos and Lauren Calta provide knowledgeable legal advice and aggressive representation for accident victims across the Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida. As native New Yorkers, the attorneys take a tough approach when dealing with deep-pocketed insurance companies and negligent parties. As such, they have earned a reputation for securing full settlements and maximum verdicts for deserving clients. Zervos & Calta, PLLC has four convenient office locations in Tarpon Springs, Spring Hill, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. However, our attorneys will meet with you anywhere in Pinellas County, Pasco County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, or elsewhere in the Tampa Bay area that is convenient to you. Schedule your free consultation now to speak directly with Ms. Zervos or Ms. Calta about your case.
Zervos & Calta, PLLC
1266 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Attorney Angela A. Zervos loves fighting for her clients, especially in court. “When you go up against an insurance company, they’ve got so much money, they think they can bully you,” she says, adding that companies compare notes on which lawyers will fight and which ones won’t.
“The personal injury world is dominated by the money and the power of the insurance companies,” she says. “Unless you can get in a courtroom where they don’t control the outcome, they’ll continue to pummel you.”
A native of upstate New York, Ms. Zervos grew up in Brooklyn, then moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1985. She first became interested in practicing law at sixteen, watching TV courtroom dramas. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, then earned her law degree from Stetson University in 1996.
She soon earned her legal stripes in the courtroom, handling more than 30 criminal trials as a public defender with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Florida. In 1998, she joined the civil firm of Yanchuck & Berman, P.A., honing her focus on personal injury cases. Ms. Zervos became a partner in the firm in 2001, then formed her own practice, Zervos & Calta, PLLC, in 2017 with colleague Lauren Calta.
Before opening her own practice, Ms. Zervos settled and obtained jury trial verdicts totaling in excess of $80 million. She is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million and Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, due to obtaining verdicts or settlements in excess of $2 million.
Her practice represents victims and families of automobile crashes, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle wrecks, wrongful death actions, slips and falls, traumatic brain injuries, and medical malpractice. Since 2002, she’s won more than 90 percent of her cases against companies such as State Farm, Nationwide, GEICO, Farmers Insurance, Allstate, USAA, Liberty Mutual, Mercury, and Auto Owners Insurance. The majority of those victories involved jury verdicts that exceeded an insurance company’s coverage limits — and resulted in those companies paying her fees.
Ms. Zervos is a member of the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. She is admitted to practice in federal court for the Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Zervos is honored to earn an “AV – Preeminent” rating, the highest possible rating from the leading global legal network Martindale-Hubbell. The National Trial Lawyers Association includes her among the Top 100 civil trial lawyers in Florida.
When not in the courtroom, Ms. Zervos enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and two children. She prides herself on strong and fluid communication with each client, making herself available in person, by phone, or through e-mail for whatever issues and concerns arise — and for giving them a voice when they need it most.
Meet with Ms. Zervos by appointment at any of our office locations, including Clearwater, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, and St. Petersburg.
Attorney Lauren Calta has been protecting the rights of the injured since 1995 when she moved to Florida and began dedicating her legal practice to solely representing people who have been killed or injured through the negligence of others. She feels honored that for over 25 years, her clients, who are injured and probably at the most vulnerable times in their lives, put their full trust in her to help them obtain justice and get back on their feet. “I love what I do because it allows me to stand up and fight for people who cannot stand up for themselves” she says. “Insurance companies are like predators; they prey upon those that are down and out and will try to force people into minimal settlements if they are not represented by counsel. I don’t let that happen on my watch; not to my clients” she adds.
Ms. Calta takes every case personally and represents each client as if they were a part of her family. She takes pride in meeting with each and every client from the initial office conference, throughout settlement or verdict. “I never want my clients to feel as though they have been handed over to a legal assistant or case manager.” Raised in New York City, Ms. Calta knew from an early age that she wanted to be an attorney and make sure that people do not get taken advantage of. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University in 1988, and in 1991 graduated with her Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, where she earned the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. Straight out of law school, she became an Assistant District Attorney with Kings County District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, presenting cases before the Grand Jury for indictment, and arguing appellate issues before the New York Supreme Court. In 1995, wanting to move to warmer weather, Ms. Calta moved to Florida and transitioned her practice to personal injury law. In 2017, with over 22 years experience in personal injury law, Ms. Calta opened her own practice with her current partner, Angela Zervos.
Ms. Calta is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, and in Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which limit memberships to attorneys who have obtained significant verdicts or settlements of $1 Million or more and $2 Million or more, respectively. She is also a member of Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Florida Justice Association, the Clearwater Bar Association and Lawyers of Distinction. When not in court, Ms. Calta values her time spent with family and close friends. “Family is everything to me. It is the most precious thing in my life” she says.
Ms. Calta currently handles cases involving wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, post traumatic brain injuries, trucking accidents, slip/trip and falls, and medical malpractice cases. During her career, Ms. Calta has been actively involved in mass tort litigation against the tobacco industry, as well as against the pharmaceutical industry, representing women who developed cancer as a result of being prescribed and taking hormone replacement therapy. She is always available to her clients either by phone, meeting, or email. She believes in keeping her clients informed every step of the way through the legal process.
Lauren is available by appointment at any of our Tampa Bay office locations, including Clearwater, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, and St. Petersburg.