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How Can We Help You?
Catania & Catania, P.A. is a team of Tampa attorneys, counselors and staff dedicated to giving each and every client the highest quality of legal service available in the most efficient manner possible, regardless of the situation.

The Highest Possible Compensation
Since 1992, the attorneys, counselors and staff of Catania & Catania have had one mission: to get each and every injured client the best recovery possible. We have a distinguished record of winning high awards and settlements on behalf of our clients. And we only collect a fee for our services if we succeed.

Top Legal Expertise
Catania & Catania provides the highest quality of legal specialization both inside and out of the courtroom. We represent only injured parties – never insurance companies – and we’re known for treating every case as if it’s going to trial. This is important for you to know. It means that insurance companies will be less likely to try and push you around when Catania & Catania is handling your case.

Personal Service
Our small size enables us to deliver personal and attentive service. Our clients work with the partners of the Tampa law firm – not lower level associates or case managers. So you’ll always have a legal expert to address your questions.


Paul B. Catania
Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Educational and Professional Background

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After graduating from the University of South Florida, Paul received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University in May 1988 and was admitted to practice law in September of 1988. Paul is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of Florida and all jurisdictions within the State of Florida.

Paul believes the mission of this firm is to make sure that all clients have legal representation. To ensure this goal, it is important for insurance companies to know which law firms try cases and which ones just settle cases. As a result, insurance companies understand our reputation of treating every case as if it’s going to trial.

Paul practices plaintiff’s personal injury/wrongful death, auto negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and product liability. Paul has lived in the Tampa area for over 23 years and is currently residing in North West Tampa with his children.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Auto Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Product Liability

Peter F. Catania
Co-Founder and Senior Partner
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Educational and Professional Background

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After graduating from the University of Florida, Peter received his Doctor Juris Prudence from Loyola University in 1989; Peter is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and is a member of Trial Lawyers of America and Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.

Peter Catania knows the other side of personal injury and wrongful death claims. He began his career in 1990 as a defense lawyer, representing insurance companies and their insured. He worked for an insurance defense firm, which provided him with a unique insight into the inner workings of insurance companies.

In 1992 he established Catania & Catania with his brother Paul to represent the people, not the powerful corporations. Peter is currently practicing in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death, insurance law and trial practice. Peter lives in South Tampa with his three children.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Auto Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Product Liability

Wendy Cousins-Savage
Attorney
Educational and Professional Background

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Wendy graduated from Duke University in 1987 and went on to graduate from the University of Florida College of Law in 1992. She received the Federal Courts Books Award and Environmental Law Book Award.

Wendy has extensive experience in contract law and commercial litigation working on commercial and securities matters. She also has experience in working in both the state and federal court of appeals.

Wendy has been published in RTC’s Repudiation of Contracts under FIRREA: A Broad Power to Achieve Broad Legislative Goals.

She is involved with the Tampa Museum of Art’s Avant Garde Steering Committee, a member of Tampa Writers’ Alliance and a volunteer for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Teen Court.

Practice Areas

  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Robert Samartin
Attorney
Educational and Professional Background

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Originally from Harding Township, NJ, Rob came to the Tampa area attend college and graduated from law school in 1989. Rob is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals – 11 Circuit. Rob is a member of the Florida Justice Association as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Rob has committed his 20 years as a trial lawyer to defending the interests of individuals and families in the Bay Area and throughout Florida. Rob began his career trying cases next to Peter Catania and has known, and worked with, the Catania family for over 20 years.

Rob practices Plaintiff’s personal injury, auto negligence, nursing home negligence and product liability. Rob has lived in the Tampa area for over 30 years and resides in South Tampa with his wife Julie and their three sons.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Auto Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Product Liability

Melissa Wiegner
Attorney
Educational and Professional Background

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Melissa is a graduate of The University of Tampa and St. Thomas University School of Law, in Miami, Florida. After graduating from law school in 2000, she returned to Tampa where she has exclusively represented individuals in the areas of Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury for a firm in Hyde Park prior to joining Catania & Catania, P.A.

Melissa is Licensed to practice law throughout the state of Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar and National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. She resides in Riverview.

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers’ Compensation