TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2012) – Guy Spicola, a 17-year Hillsborough Circuit Judge and two-term Chief Judge, has been appointed by the United States District Judge in Louisiana to serve on the class action Appeals Panel for claims related to the BP “Deep Water Horizon” oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.
According to Spicola, who currently practices at the Law Offices of Guy Spicola, this is the largest class action suit in history, involving five states: Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. To date, more than 53,000 claims have been filed and billions of dollars are involved. Florida leads the other states in the highest number of claims.
About Guy Spicola
Guy Spicola served for over 17 years as a Circuit Judge in Hillsborough County, with two terms as a Chief Judge. Prior to that, he served for 13 years as a State Senator representing Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. He presently practices law at the Law Offices of Guy Spicola. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating by his fellow lawyers, was named by the Legions Society as a “Top Lawyer,” and is a member of the Million Dollar Forum. His areas of practice are civil litigation, trials and mediation. A full biography is available upon request, and more information is available at www.guyspicolalaw.com.