ABOUT ATTORNEY JO-ANN PULICE
A Dedicated Sarasota Lawyer Shares Why She Is Driven to Help Others
Since I began practicing law in 1986, I have devoted my career to achieving justice through litigation in the criminal and civil courts. Attorney Timothy Farrow and I founded Farrow & Pulice, P.A. in 1997 with an exclusive focus on personal injury recovery. We have 60 years of combined experience.
Why I Became a Lawyer
Over the years, many of my clients have asked me why I became a lawyer. My choice was sparked by an injustice suffered by a family member. I was in grade school when my dad was hit by a drunk driver from a wealthy family. It appeared that she received preferential treatment because of her wealth. From that day, my passion for justice was ignited.
Throughout the years, my desire for justice has been fueled by meeting individuals who were not treated fairly in the civil or criminal justice system. I often listened to people who had been wronged in some way and did not know where to turn. Many could not afford to hire a lawyer to help them. These people inspired me to practice law.
A Career Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims
After graduating from the University of Miami School of Law, one of my primary career goals was to represent adults and children who had been abused emotionally, physically or sexually. I was given the opportunity to do that during my final year of law school, when I interned at the Dade County Public Defender’s Office.
I started my law career as an assistant state attorney in the 6th Judicial Circuit under State Attorney James T. Russell, prosecuting child abuse and adult battery cases. During that time, I married a wonderful man – my partner, Tim Farrow. When we moved to Sarasota, I continued working as an assistant state attorney with Earl Moreland, state attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit.
Why Choose Farrow & Pulice?
In 1991, our amazing daughter was born. I left the state attorney’s office to devote more time to our baby girl. As she grew, I started my own practice, focusing on civil law matters.
In 1997, Tim and I founded Farrow & Pulice, P.A. We have had the privilege of representing individuals harmed by careless or negligent people on the roads and at businesses, hotels, theme parks, nursing homes and many other places. Many have suffered very serious injuries that have drastically changed their lives. They are overwhelmed by medical bills, lost wages or losing their jobs because of their injuries. Their quality of life is significantly diminished. Tim and I have devoted our practice to helping these people through their personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Our firm has successfully represented thousands of people who deserved to be compensated for their injuries. Many of our clients are Florida residents living in Bradenton, Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Some are snowbirds enjoying a warm winter. And others come from across the pond to enjoy a holiday in Florida.
Our staff is professional and personable. We continue our legal and administrative training both in-house and through outside programs.
Dedicated To Our Community and Our Clients
I often serve as a guest lecturer and give back to my community through volunteer service. I have been actively involved in our education system for the past 15 years. To combat caps on damages and “tort reform,” which in reality limits victims’ rights, I have spent countless hours campaigning for those who will best serve the interests of my clients and the middle class.
Because so many of our family members, friends and clients have had their lives changed by battling cancer, my firm supports and participates in American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 2-Day Colon Cancer March, Susan Komen 3-Day and St. Jude’s Captured for Kids events.
- Florida, 1986
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1986
- B.A., political science, University of South Florida, 1982
Professional associations and memberships
- American Association of Justice
- Florida Justice Association