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Catherine M. Saylor

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Biography

Catherine "Casey" Saylor is the daughter of founding partners, Jacob and Kim Munch. Casey was born and raised here in Tampa, Florida, and is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School. After graduating from Plant, Casey graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Education, majoring in Special Education. During her time at Georgia Southern, Casey was an active member and leader of the Phi Mu Sorority.

After a rewarding three years spent as a Special Education Teacher at Grayson Elementary in Grayson, Georgia, Casey decided to follow in her parents' footsteps and pursue a law degree. As a life-long advocate, Casey's history of advocating for children with special needs has proven to bring a unique quality to her work in representing accident victims.

Casey graduated from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida in December of 2014. While at Stetson, she graduated with honors, participated in a year-long honors program, and received multiple high grade awards. Casey also had the great honor of interning with United States Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli during her last semester at Stetson. At Stetson, Casey was selected to be a Student Ambassador, and held memberships in the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson and the Admiralty Law Society.

Much like her father, Casey and her brothers spent countless days out on the boat, learning basic boating skills and navigational rules of the road at a young age. A true Florida girl, Casey has always had a great appreciation for life on the water. Now this appreciation has translated into a dedication to the study of maritime law and advocating for victims of maritime-related accidents.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Major: Education

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Honors

  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1 Admiralty & Maritime Law, Tampa, FL - 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star for Transportation & Maritime in Tampa, Florida - 2021
  • Stetson Law Honors Program 2013 - 2014
  • Stetson Law High Grade Award: Torts - 2013, Tort Law Practice and Skills - 2014

Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Claims

Past Positions

  • Federal Judicial Intern - 2014
  • Stetson Law Student Ambassador

Professional Associations

  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Tampa Port Director 2016 - 22
  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section; Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Vice Chair 2019 - 2021
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Member 2015 - present
  • American Association for Justice Member 2020 - present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Member

Published Works

  • Author, 5 Tips to Stay Afloat, Trial Magazine - April 2021
  • Co-author, "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law," American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal - Spring 2021
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th Circuits," Southeastern Admiralty Law Seminar (June 2018)