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Pennington Team Members Join Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Mgmt. & Patient Safety

Authored by: Brian Blair

Pennington P.A. is proud to announce Shareholder Michael J. Thomas and Nurse Paralegal Nena Hester have joined the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety, a statewide professional development association dedicated to proactive risk management and patient safety, and pledged to be a Gold Sponsor of the annual meeting. Partners, Ed Carbone and Jacqueline Root, are active participants in FSHRMPS, and currently serve on the Advocacy and Education Committees. Pennington has a depth of accomplished trial attorneys who pride themselves on providing exceptional legal representation, and are capable of serving the unique legal needs of all facets of the healthcare industry.

Michael J. Thomas is a board-certified civil trial lawyer, licensed to practice law in Florida and Georgia, and has been admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts for Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of Pennington’s Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Products Liability and Toxic Torts and Employment Law Practice Groups.

Nena Hester is a registered nurse, paralegal and certified legal nurse consultant with over 25 years experience in clinical and administrative healthcare delivery settings.  She is a member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

Pennington P.A. is a nationally recognized, “AV” Rated, full-service law firm with offices throughout the state. For more than 40 years, Pennington has provided high-quality, effective legal services and government relations representation to businesses and organizations throughout Florida, as well as in other states. Contact us at (850) 222-3533 (Tallahassee) or (813) 639-9599 (Tampa) or visit us at to learn more.