Skip Pita is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also been elected to the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association. He has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide since 2002. In 2011, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy named Skip as a top 100 trial lawyer in Florida. In 2010, he was recognized state-wide as a top lawyer in Florida’s Legal Elite. In 2003, Skip won a jury verdict of over $10 million for a paralyzed South Florida security officer who was in a contested auto accident with a Hertz rental car. In 2007, Skip won a medical malpractice jury award, and was nominated to the American Board of Trial Advocacy by his opponent, who was the President of the Florida Bar. In 2008, after having juries award more than Skip requested in closing argument, Skip was asked by the National Business Institute to teach at lawyer seminars on persuasive closing argument. Skip has represented numerous other clients against major defense firms and insurance carriers throughout Florida, consistently delivering successful verdicts and settlements. Skip is licensed in both the state and federal courts of Florida. He belongs to the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. Skip attended law school at Southern Methodist University, and received a masters in law at George Washington University. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas. Skip grew up in both the United States and in Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish and English.