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Jeffrey P. Cario


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Jeffrey P. Cario began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Hernando County, Florida.  There, he tried a variety of felonies, including several capital murder cases.  Mr. Cario left the State Attorney’s Office in 1989 and he devotes his practice to family law and criminal defense.

The Florida Bar certifies Mr. Cario as a specialist in marital and family law, and the Supreme Court of Florida certifies him as a family law mediator.

Practice areas:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Personal injury
  • Accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home injury


  • 1987, Florida
  • 1988, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1992, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2006, Georgia


  • Nova University, J.D., 1987
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1984


  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia


  • Assistant State Attorney, 1987 – 1989
  • Chairman, Hernando County Republican Executive Committee, 1990 – 1992
  • President, 1999 – 2001, Vice President, 1996 – 1999, American Heart Association, Hernando County
  • Director, Board of Directors, Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 1991-2001 and 2005 – 2009
  • Director, Human Rights Coalition of Hernando County
  • Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hernando County
  • Director, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Y.E.S. Program
  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Who’s Who American Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • Board of Governors, Dawn Center Spouse Abuse Shelter, 2008 – present
  • Instructor, Teen Leadership, 2007 – present
  • General legal counsel, Fraternal Order of Police, Inc., Nature Coast Lodge Number 164 in Hernando and Citrus Counties, 2009 – present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area


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