Our Mission

Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. is a plaintiff oriented law firm, located in the Metro-west area of Orlando, Florida. We are a general civil litigation law firm, with experience in: corporate formation, homeowner insurance disputes, insurance disputes, slip and falls, automobile accidents, construction disputes, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

Here at Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. we make sure the scales of justice work for you. We advocate for out clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. It is our mission to fight for those individuals who feel violated and ignored by unsympathetic insurance companies.

At Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. our goal is to zealously fight for the rights of our clients and make sure their needs always come first. We have more than a decade of combined insurance experience. Let us take care of your legal needs!

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Our Attorneys

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Coretta Anthony-Smith

Coretta Anthony-Smith is a native Floridian, born and raised in Naples, Florida.  After graduating from high school, Coretta attended Georgetown University where she earned her B.S. in Marketing.  Thereafter, she worked in the insurance industry learning the ins-and-outs of the insurance industry and the inner workings of insurance companies.  In 1996, Coretta began law school at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she graduated in 1999.  After graduating from law school, Coretta worked for two prominent insurance defense firms representing several major insurance carriers.  In 2004, Coretta stopped representing insurance companies and changed her focus to representing consumers and individuals in claims against insurance companies.

In 2007, Coretta formed Anthony-Smith Law with only one other employee, her cousin, Carla Anthony.  Carla has an MBA from the University of Houston and oversees the firm’s business operations. The firm has now grown to more than 10 employees.  Coretta focuses on representing people against insurance companies in various insurance disputes including but not limited to property damage claims, homeowner’s claims, personal injury protection claims and wrongful denial of coverage claims.  She also represents individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice claimants and nursing home neglect.  If you have an insurance dispute of any kind, please contact Coretta as she may be able to help you.

Coretta is also licensed to practice law in all counties in the State of Florida, as well as the Federal Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.  She also serves on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee and has been on that committee since 2010.

Coretta also believes in giving back to the community and works on many charitable events.  She is currently a board member of Saving Our Sons, an organization dedicated to strengthening male leadership in underprivileged areas.  She has also received several awards for her community service and generous sponsorship donations.  For more information, please feel free to contact her at canthony@anthony-smithlaw.com


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Earl I. Higgs, Jr.

Earl I. Higgs, Jr. was born in Miami, Florida and now resides in Orlando, Florida.
He has over 13 years of legal experience in insurance litigation and appellate practice. Earl earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and was a member of the Florida Gator Football Team. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school Earl was selected as member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy as part of an open writing competition.

Earl has lived in Orlando, Florida since 1999 and began his legal career practicing insurance defense. Thereafter, he worked for a large Plaintiff’s firm in Orlando, Florida and handled numerous First Party Insurance claims in both State and Federal court including, Personal Injury Protection, wind and hail claim, hurricane and sinkhole claims, fire claims, theft loss and long and short term disability claims. Thereafter, Earl worked in a Plaintiff’s firm where he litigated personal injury claims and specialized in representing contractors and restoration companies in claims against insurance companies throughout the State of Florida. He is well versed in all issues related to First Party insurance and appellate practice and is available to assist with any insurance related issues.

Earl is licensed in Florida and is admitted in Federal Court, in the Middle District of Florida. He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association and the Orange County Bar Association.

Practice Areas:Personal Injury Protection, personal injury, slip and fall, wind and hail, hurricane, fire, theft, long & short term disability, sinkhole, bad faith and coverage claims, auto accident, insurance claims and appellate practice. For more information, please feel free to contact him at ehiggs@anthony-smithlaw.com


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Luis M. Ventura, Jr.

Miami, Florida native, Luis M. Ventura, Jr., launched his career as a law clerk with Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. in 2012. Successfully gaining admission to the Florida Bar in 2013, Ventura advanced to serve as an associate attorney at Anthony-Smith Law.

His May 2010 Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law from Florida’s flagship institution, the University of Florida, became the cornerstone of his quest for justice. Before earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in May 2013, Luis Ventura made an indelible impact, competing at the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition; serving as the Justice for the Cherry Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; and interning with Justice For Our Neighbors, a non-profit organization providing free legal services to immigrants. An accomplished law student, and qualified legal professional, Luis Ventura was awarded the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Scholarship in June 2013; and is now a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. You may contact him regarding your legal matters at lventura@anthony-smithlaw.com

Languages:

English and Spanish


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Dave T. Sooklal

Dave T. Sooklal was born in Trinidad,  moved to Miami, Florida and now resides in Orlando, Florida.  He earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of Florida.  Subsequently, Dave earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University.  Thereafter, he earned his law degree with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law.

While in law school, Dave was a student representative in the Immigration Clinic where he represented clients in deportation proceeding before Miami’s Immigration Court and developed a passion for client advocacy.  In addition, he was awarded the Caribbean Bar Associations Judicial Internship Scholarship and interned in Florida’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit where he drafted judicial appellate opinions.  He began his legal career practicing appellate litigation in Central Florida.  Thereafter, Dave moved to another Orlando firm where he practiced foreclosure defense, real estate, and appellate law.

Dave is licensed in Florida and is admitted in Federal Court, in the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit.

 


Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. is a plaintiff oriented law firm, located in the Metro-west area of Orlando, Florida. We are a general civil litigation law firm, with experience in: corporate formation, homeowner insurance disputes, insurance disputes, slip and falls, automobile accidents, construction disputes, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
Here at Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. we make sure the scales of justice work for you. We advocate for out clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. It is our mission to fight for those individuals who feel violated and ignored by unsympathetic insurance companies.
At Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. our goal is to zealously fight for the rights of our clients and make sure their needs always come first. We have more than a decade of combined insurance experience. Let us take care of your legal needs!

read more