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.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Cario has litigated complex family and matrimonial matters. He is committed to putting his clients’ needs and goals first, and he makes every effort to achieve resolution while recognizing that resolution in some matters must involve court intervention and proceedings. He ensures that all clients remain educated regarding the potential outcomes and process, enabling his clients to understand the issues affecting fundamental aspects of their life.

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Admissions:

  • 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

Education:

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

Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator

Biography:

  • 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
  • Past Director, Human Rights Coalition of Hernando County
  • Past Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hernando County
  • Past 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
  • Past Board of Governors, Dawn Center Spouse Abuse Shelter
  • Instructor, Teen Leadership
  • 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