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More Than 45 Years of Combined Experience

Some people feel they must go to the big city to find the right attorney. This isn’t always the case. At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., our founding attorney is a former assistant state attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida and has dedicated himself to helping local families with their family law and criminal defense cases since 1989.

Certified by The Florida Bar as a marital and family law specialist, Mr. Cario has both the experience and the credentials to achieve the best possible results in your case. Attorney Kimberly Scarano has 15 years of experience, which includes past work as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Whether you are facing criminal charges, considering filing for divorce or have concerns over the custody of your children, put your trust in the experience you can trust.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
    • Alimony
    • Business and Professional Practices
    • Child Support
    • Child Custody and Parenting Time
    • Divorce
    • Paternity
  • Personal Injury
    • Auto Accident

Call today at 352-592-0040 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Jeffrey P.  Cario

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1987
  • Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Bar, Member, Family Law Section & Criminal Law Section
  • Hernando County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar, 1996
  • Family Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida, 1995


  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Chief Prosecutor, Honor Court
    • Honors: Member, State and Regional Mock Trial Teams
    • Honors: American Association of Trial Lawyers, Past President
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2020
  • Who’s Who American Law
  • Trailblazers Award, MADD of Florida
  • Top Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area
  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • 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
  • Past Board of Governors, Dawn Center Spouse Abuse Shelter
  • Past Instructor, Teen Leadership
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2004 - 2005

Attorney Kimberly A. Scarano

Bar Admission:

  • Florida, 2005


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Hernando/Citrus Inn of Court, 2013 to 2017
  • Hernando County Bar Association, Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Member

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Jeffrey P. Cario

Jeffrey P. Cario

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2021
Divorce Since 2021
Family Law Since 2021
Personal Injury Since 2021
Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2021
Divorce Since 2021
Family Law Since 2021
Personal Injury Since 2021
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