Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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For six weeks, the country watched as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard fought their way through their side of two defamation lawsuits. The former couple sued each other for millions of dollars, and millions of people watched the trial and verdict unfold on live television.

Now that the verdict has been announced, where does the story go from here?

What Was at Stake?

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case was the result of a very public and very tumultuous relationship and break-up. Depp and Heard were often in the public eye as the media reported on their turbulent relationship. Once the couple officially split, they both pointed the finger at the other for the negative media reports.

Depp sued Heard for $50 million dollars in a defamation suit. 

In 2018, Heard wrote an editorial for The Washington Post indicating that she was a survivor of domestic violence. Due to the public nature of their relationship, many assumed the article was about Depp, although he was never named in the article. Depp says the story led him to being shunned in Hollywood and removed from movie projects.

Heard countersued Depp for $100 million dollars. 

Heard filed a countersuit against Depp, claiming that false statements made by his legal team had led her to also be denied work in the movie industry. Heard alleged that Depp’s former attorney, Adam Waldman, made three statements about her to The Daily Mail in 2020 that were untrue. In the statements, Waldman told The Daily Mail that Heard’s allegations of abuse were a “hoax.”

To win their defamation cases, Depp and Heard needed to prove three things.

  1. The statements made about them were false.
  2. The false statements led to damages.
  3. The statements were made as an act of malice.

It took seven jurors three days and 13 hours to submit a verdict in the case.

Related: What’s the Difference Between a Civil and Criminal Case? 

What Was the Verdict?

In a recent post on this blog, we outlined the possible outcomes for the Depp/Heard verdict. But, the ending was something unexpected.

Both parties won a portion of their claims.

Depp was awarded $10.4 million.

The jury unanimously found that Heard could not prove the allegations she made against Depp and that Heard knew her claims were false when she published the essay in The Washington Post. The jury also determined that Heard acted with malice.

While the jury sided with Depp, they did not award him the full $50 million in damages. They awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The judge later decreased the amount of punitive damages to $350,000 to meet the state’s statutory cap.

Heard was awarded $2 million. 

The jury also unanimously found that Depp was guilty of defaming Heard on one account. Depp was held liable for the actions of his attorney. The jury decided Waldman’s statements were false and made with malice. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and $0 in punitive damages.

The verdict in the case is very different from the outcome of a 2020 defamation case that Depp filed against The Sun, a tabloid magazine in the United Kingdom. In that case, a judge found The Sun’s statements calling Depp a “wife beater” to be “substantially true.” Depp failed to receive any damages in the case.

Related: What Does It Take to Be an Attorney for a High-Profile Case? 

What Happens Next?

The judge has ordered the parties to come back on June 24, 2022, to enter the judgment. Once the judgment is filed, each party will have 30 days to let the other side know if they plan to file an appeal. From that time, the party must file the appeal paperwork within 30 days.

Heard’s Next Moves

Heard’s team has already vowed to appeal the verdict. They have made suggestions of possible grounds for appeal. Heard’s legal team may file an appeal and argue the court’s decisions to:

  • Keep some of Heard’s medical records and correspondence from medical professionals out of evidence during the trial.
  • Litigate the case in Virginia instead of California where both Depp and Heard reside.
  • Allow the trial to be televised and not require a sequestered jury.

Heard’s team is not limited to these options and may include different reasons in their official appeal.

Depp’s Next Moves 

At this time, it doesn’t appear that Depp’s team is planning an appeal. If Heard files an appeal, she would still need to post an appeal bond. Deep’s team can begin to seek money from Heard as soon as 22 days after the judgment is filed.

Related: Dealing With the Media During a High-Profile Case: What to Expect

Work with Attorneys You Can Trust

When dealing with legal matters large or small, you must have an attorney you can trust. Always work with an experienced lawyer who can guide your case to the best possible outcome and who can share all of your possible options with you throughout your case.

Related: Find The Best Legal Representation by Asking This One Question

If you need legal support in either a civil or criminal matter, TJ Grimaldi is here to help. Get a free assessment of your case with TJ. Request your consultation or call 813-226-1023 today.

Travis Scott

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It was supposed to be a night of music. Approximately 50,000 people gathered at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, for the Astroworld Festival. The festival was headlined by the event founder, Travis Scott. But as Scott took the stage, chaos ensued. The crowd surged, crushing attendees and leaving hundreds injured and at least ten people dead.

Now, close to 400 lawsuits seek justice for the victims. What happened? How will the cases work their way through the legal system? And, who will be responsible?

What Happened at Astroworld Festival?

On November 5, 2021, thousands of people gathered at NRG Park for Astroworld. Most of them were there to see the headliner, Travis Scott. When Scott took the stage around 9:00 pm., the huge audience began to press toward the stage, causing the large crowd to pack in even tighter. The swell of bodies increased temperatures, made it difficult to breathe, and caused attendees to fall and get stepped on by others around them.

While some attendees yelled for help and emergency vehicles began to remove people from the crowd, the concert mostly went out without interruption.

In the end, more than 300 people were treated for injuries at the festival, twenty-five people were taken to the hospital, and at least ten people died. An eleventh victim is said to include an unborn child who was lost in a miscarriage after the mother was injured at the event.

Now, nearly 5,000 legal claims have been filed against Scott, Astroworld, LiveNation, and others associated with the event.

Related: 6 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Personal Injury 

Who Is Charged with Wrongdoing?

Nearly 400 lawsuits have been filed related to the Astroworld incident. It has been reported that up to 50 defendants have been named throughout the list of lawsuits.

The primary defendants include: Scott, who performed and organized the event; Drake, who also performed at the event; LiveNation, who promoted the event; Apple Music, who streamed the event; multiple security firms involved with the event; and other producers and concert promoters connected to the event.

In the hundreds of lawsuits, there are thousands of legal claims. According to Vulture, as of May 9, there were a total of 4,932 legal claims on behalf of roughly 2,800 victims. The claims include:

  • 732 for physical injury with extensive medical treatment
  • 1,649 for physical injury with less extensive medical treatment
  • 2,540 listed as other

With so many cases filed, the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted a joint motion to combine the litigation before a single judge for all pre-trial proceedings, according to Billboard.

The hundreds of plaintiffs were grouped into four categories: those who were killed, those who have traumatic brain injuries, those who have bodily injury, and those who have PTSD. The plaintiffs are seeking wrongful death and personal injury compensation and alleging that the defendants were negligent in their duty to create a safe setting for attendees.

Related: Examples of Wrongful Death Cases Worth Fighting For

Will There Be Criminal Charges?

Shortly after the incident in November, both local and federal investigations were quickly launched.

According to Vulture, Houston city officials called the event a “mass casualty” incident. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said on November 6, “It’s now a criminal investigation that’s going to involve our homicide division as well as narcotics.” This statement came in response to allegations that someone at the event was stabbing people with needles that contained narcotics.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he was forming a task force on concert safety to study what went wrong and how to prevent something similar from happening in the future. The FBI is also involved and launched a website where people can submit recordings and photos to help investigators collect information.

While there are local and federal investigations going on, it’s unlikely at this time that there will be any criminal charges filed. According to the New York Times, the outdoor venue could have held 200,000 people. It held far fewer people at the time, and legal permits were issued and inspectors were on site. The legal case will likely remain in civil courts.

Related: Types of Personal Injury Cases: Do You Have a Claim? 

Seeking Justice for Personal Injury

What happened at Astroworld was a terrible tragedy, and the people harmed by the incident are seeking justice for themselves and their loved ones. If you or someone you know isharmed by the negligence of another party, you also deserve justice.

If you believe you have a personal injury or a wrongful death claim, talk to an experienced attorney who can guide you through the legal system to get justice. TJ Grimaldi is an experienced attorney ready to discuss your case. Talk to him during a free consultation to review your case. Call 813-226-1023 or request your consultation today.

Nicole and Alexis Oulson

Nicole and Alexis Oulson

To honor the life and legacy of Chad Oulson, a group of his family and friends launched the Oulson Family Foundation to offer support to children impacted by gun violence.

About The Oulson Family

On January 13, 2014, Chad Oulson was killed in a senseless act of gun violence. While on a mid-day movie date with his wife Nicole Oulson, Chad Oulson was involved in a confrontation with a man sitting in the row behind him. The confrontation ended with Chad Oulson being shot and killed.

Before the movie had even started, Nicole Oulson lost her husband and the father of her 22-month-old daughter, Alexis.

“In the blink of an eye, our lives were shattered beyond belief. I lost my husband, the love of my life, my rock, my everything. Our family lost a son, brother, uncle, and friend,” said Nicole Oulson.

Chad Oulson’s family sought justice through the legal system. For eight long years, the case dragged through the court system. Then on February 25, 2022, the family received more devastating news. A jury of six found the shooter not guilty of the murder of Chad Oulson.

“After eight long years of maneuvering through the judicial system, another unbelievable blow was delivered with a not guilty verdict. Again, my family was devastated,” said Nicole Oulson.

But, the family was not going to let the ruling stand between them and honoring the life and legacy of Chad Oulson.

In May 2022, Chad’s friends and family created the Oulson Family Foundation.

Related: TJ Grimaldi Shares Reaction to “Wrong” Not Guilty Verdict in Reeves Murder Trial

About The Oulson Family Foundation

The Oulson Family Foundation is a non-profit with a mission to provide financial support to children impacted by gun violence.

Oulson Family Foundation

Nicole Oulson knows what families go through in the wake of gun violence, and she wanted to do something to offer support to families going through tragedies of their own.

“As a single mother of a young daughter, I know firsthand the financial, physical, and emotional toll that comes from gun violence. The pain is unimaginable, and the loss is something you can never plan for,” said Nicole Oulson. “After receiving an abundance of encouragement and support from people worldwide, I knew I needed to do my part.”

“The Oulson Family Foundation will strive to help other families that have children directly or indirectly impacted by gun violence.”

Nicole, Chad and Alexis Oulson

Nicole, Chad and Alexis Oulson

The Oulson Family Foundation will provide funds to help kids get what they need in the wake of being directly or indirectly impacted by gun violence.

Caretakers of children affected by gun violence can receive funds to provide financial assistance for medical bills, counseling, and education. The goal is to help families and children get what they need to heal and create a brighter future.

“They say it takes a village to raise our children. We are reaching out a hand to others to offer hope, support, and comfort during these unimaginable times,” says Nicole Oulson.

A Commitment of Support from TJ Grimaldi

For more than eight years, TJ Grimaldi stood by the family of Chad Oulson as they sought justice.

Grimaldi represented Nicole Oulson in civil matters and offered legal support throughout the criminal trial, which was litigated by state prosecutors. From the start, Grimaldi has been committed to fighting for Chad Oulson and his family, and he remains committed to that mission.

When the criminal court was unable to provide legal justice, Grimaldi sought another way to help honor the legacy of Chad Oulson, and he helped launch the Oulson Family Foundation. Grimaldi will sit on the board and work alongside Nicole Oulson and others to raise awareness and funds for families impacted by gun violence.

“It’s been my honor to represent the Oulson family, and now I’m glad I’m able to help honor Chad’s life in another way,” says Grimaldi.

“What happened to Nicole and Alexis was a terrible tragedy. I’ve seen how difficult it has been for them, and I hope the Oulson Family Foundation can help ease that burden, even just a little bit, for other families who have to endure something similar.”

How to Get Involved with the Oulson Family Foundation

If you would like to support the Oulson Family Foundation and help offer assistance to children impacted by gun violence, you can help too.

Please visit oulsonfamilyfoundation.com to learn more about the foundation’s mission and to make a donation. Your participation will offer kids a chance to heal and grow through financial assistance for medical bills, counseling, and education. Learn more and donate today.

If you or someone you know has a family impacted by gun violence, please visit the website to learn more about how you can apply for aid through the Oulson Family Foundation.

Gone But Not Forgotten #28

It has been over seven years since 43-year-old Chad Oulson went to a movie theater for date with his wife — and didn’t return home with her to their 22-month-old daughter.

During the movie previews, Oulson checked his phone to see if he had any messages from the daycare watching their daughter. She had been teething which could cause a fever, and Oulson wanted to make sure everything was okay before the movie started.

This action angered Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain, who was sitting behind Oulson.

After an altercation, Reeves pulled out his gun, fired one shot, and killed Oulson.

Reeves shot and killed Oulson in a movie theater filled with eye-witnesses that included an off-duty cop, retired FBI agent, former military member, and nurse. Yet, seven years later, the case is still not resolved. Reeves has spent most of the years since the encounter out of jail, living at home under house arrest.

Delay after delay has prevented Oulson, his wife, and daughter from getting justice.

A Seven-Year Delay for Justice

TJ Grimaldi has represented Oulson‘s widow, Nicole, since Chad’s death in 2014. Since then, Grimaldi has seen Reeves’s defense team use every stall tactic possible to prevent the case from going to trial and prevent the retired Tampa police captain from going to jail.

“The defendant claims he wants his day in court, but it is very clear that the defense is taking every opportunity to delay this as much as possible,” says Grimaldi.

Reeves’ defense team has used a variety of stall tactics.

At the beginning, the case was delayed due to a debate over whether or not it was a “Stand Your Ground” case. Under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, individuals can use deadly force as a means to protect themselves without first retreating from the threat.

A Stand Your Ground claim can prevent an individual from standing trial. In some cases, individuals are granted immunity from prosecution. They don’t need to use Stand Your Ground as a defense at trial. Instead, individuals can avoid trial altogether.

Reeves’s legal team spent years trying to use the Stand Your Ground defense. Changes to the law led to multiple hearings and eventually, a wait on a Florida Supreme Court decision, all creating substantial delays for the case.

Now, the courts have finally determined that this is not a Stand Your Ground case and set a trial date.

Trial Date Set for 2022

The trial is set for three weeks in February of 2022.

Oulson‘s family is getting closer to seeking justice for Chad, but Grimaldi is worried that they will have to wait even longer.

Reeves’s defense team continues to look for ways to delay the case.

“The defense is planning to file ten to fifteen motions before the trial. I also anticipate that they will appeal any motions they don’t win, delaying the case even more,” says Grimaldi.

Motions and subsequent appeals could potentially push the trial back to a later date.

“Each day this case isn’t tried and Reeves out of jail is a win for the defense,” says Grimaldi. “It’s embarrassing. The system should not allow you to not have justice.”

Grimaldi continues to fight for the Oulson family, pushing the courts and state prosecutors to move the case forward and keeping the story alive in the media, hoping exposure will help bring justice.

“It’s sad that this case has taken so long. Families should not have to wait this long to get justice for their loved ones,” says Grimaldi.

It seems that nearly every day in the news, we hear about citizens having interactions with the police. Many of these interactions are positive, though there have been many documented cases where the public found the interactions disturbing, and those incidents have raised questions about how police conduct themselves in the field.

The police in Miami wear body cameras, as do the ones in Jacksonville and Orlando. In fact, body cameras are almost accepted as standard gear for police officers in Florida, except for one of the largest cities in the state – Tampa.

Attorney TJ Grimaldi is a strong supporter of police wearing body cameras and is urging the department to fund the program to equip every officer with a camera. As a personal injury attorney who has many years’ experience dealing in cases of wrongful death, he believes that body cams should be mandatory for police.

“I am all for cameras. They help solve questions, concerns, unknown issues and protect citizens,” Mr. Grimaldi says. “Further, they protect law enforcement and solidify evidence, testimony and opinions for all parties involved. They also help create a record of events that may otherwise be confused, forgotten, or simply made up down the road.”

In 2014, Jason Westcott’s home was raided by the Tampa Police Department and SWAT after an informant claimed he was selling drugs. According to police, Westcott brandished a firearm when they entered his home, and as a result, he was shot and killed on the spot. Police seized $2 worth of marijuana in Westcott’s home. Mr. Grimaldi now represents Westcott’s mother in a negligence lawsuit against the City of Tampa.

“For the Westcott case specifically, if law enforcement were wearing body cams, the footage could answer a lot of questions regarding Westcott’s placement, his possession of a gun, and what actually took place within the home, Mr. Grimaldi says. “This could have resulted in clear cut liability or solidified their claim of a lack of negligence which could have avoided litigation in this case, either way.”

Whether or not there is evidence to suggest that wearing a body camera would have any impact on crime rates, or how wearing a camera influences police decision-making and how officers engage with the public, making body cams mandatory could provide powerful information to supply answers to questions that otherwise remain unanswered.

If you’ve been following the Curtis Reeves’ Stand Your Ground movie theatre slaying story, there has been an update in the case. Mr. Reeves’ attorney, Richard Escobar, has filed a writ for prohibition, requesting that Mr. Reeves is not prosecuted for murder charges.

Earlier this year, Judge Susan Barthle ruled that Mr. Reeves was not acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theatre. Stand Your Ground was denied.

“This is yet another attempt by Reeves and the defense to delay the case, even after the judge heard and too, the evidence under advisement and still denied stand your ground,” says TJ Grimaldi, attorney of Nicole Oulson.

Nicole, Chad’s widow, was standing next to him when he was shot and murdered. Now, three years later, she is still waiting for justice for her and her young daughter.

“While the Oulson family continues to be without their loving father and husband, the defense continues to come up with ways to delay the case. If the defense is so certain of Mr. Reeves’ innocence they should just face the music and let a jury decide if they are right,” says Mr. Grimaldi.

If you have any questions about the details of Curtis Reeves’ case, Mr. Grimaldi is available to speak with you directly should you be providing any additional coverage of the story. He can be contacted at tj@mcintyrefirm.com, or 813.226.1023.

Mr. Grimaldi has been featured in multiple national publications including Inside Edition; Crime Stories with Nancy Grace; Good Morning America; Nightline; The View; The New York Times; The Tampa Bay Times; and DailyMail.com.

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which allows potential victims to defend themselves forcefully if they have reason to fear death or serious injury, has made headlines since it was enacted in 2005. But key changes to the law promise higher prosecution costs and greater danger to the public, according to TJ Grimaldi, Tampa attorney and partner at the law firm of McIntyre Thanasides.

The original law gained notoriety through high-profile cases such as the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the 2014 shooting of Chad Oulson in a movie theater. Oulson’s killer faced a pretrial hearing earlier this year. Grimaldi represents the victim’s widow, Nicole Oulson.

Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed SB 128 into law on June 9. Under this new version of Stand Your Ground, the burden of proof shifts from the defendant to the prosecution. Supporters expect the shift in burden of proof to protect the rights of defendants, but opponents of the change raise serious concerns. They call SB 128 the “Shoot to Kill” bill, and argue it will place a greater financial burden on the prosecution, and result in an increased case load and more deaths by lethal action. Critics, Grimaldi among them, believe the new law will increase costs for state attorney’s offices, putting additional pressure on prosecution resources.

The negative public health effects of the existing law were already noted in a study published last January by the Journal of the American Medical Association, which concluded that gun-related homicides in Florida increased nearly 32 percent between 2005, when Stand Your Ground became law, and 2014.

“From a public health perspective, we were shocked that in a given area, rates of people dying changed so abruptly and in such a sustained way,” study co-author Douglas Wiebe told ScienceBlogs. “These are people dying who otherwise wouldn’t have died. That is what is most profound about our findings.” Wiebe is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

The revised law will result in more plea deals offered, charges dropped, or defendants escaping prosecution due to prosecutorial immunity, Grimaldi said. “Dangerous defendants will have a much better chance at walking free. The change will cost the State Attorney’s Office, and in the end, the citizens much more to prosecute crimes. The State Attorney’s Office has a budget. To force it to carry the burden whenever this defense is raised will require a business decision, because the office cannot handle the increased costs.”

Grimaldi is intimately involved in Stand Your Ground issues. He currently represents Nicole Oulson, widow of the man who was shot and killed in a suburban Tampa movie theater by Curtis Reeves in 2014. Reeves’s defense sought and was denied Stand Your Ground in a pretrial hearing last March. But now the law has changed.

Since the burden will now be on the prosecution, a defendant will have nothing to lose by raising a Stand Your Ground defense. The deck, Grimaldi said, will be more heavily stacked in favor of the defendant.

TJ Grimaldi is an attorney and partner at the law firm of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito, P.A. He has been a featured expert on TV and in major publications, including Inside Edition, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, Good Morning America, Nightline, The View, The New York Times, The Tampa Bay Times, and DailyMail.com.To speak with Mr. Grimaldi regarding the recent changes in Stand Your Ground, contact him directly at tj@mcintyrefirm.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, FL. (February 23rd 2017) – Cobb Theatres has announced to the State and Defense that they are restricting the media and other individuals from attending the viewing of the theatre as part of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” hearing that began this week. The case revolves around the incident in 2014 when Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in Theatre 10 following a dispute over texting.

Nicole Oulson, who was shot in her wedding finger by Reeves when reaching up trying to get his attention, has been attending the hearing alongside her attorney, TJ Grimaldi of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito. It has been suggested that Cobb will have security at the door restricting entry to certain people, possibly including Mr. Grimaldi and Ms. Oulson.

The restriction is causing the media to file a suit of action with Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.

“Cobb is trying to prevent everyone from seeing and being at the theater because there is a current lawsuit against them,” Ms. Oulson’s attorney TJ Grimaldi concludes. “They don’t want any negative light on them and are trying to prevent bad press against them for our civil suit.”

Thomas Peck, general manager for Cobb Theatres, was called to the stand Wednesday. In court, he testified that he spoke with Reeves, but could not give specific details of their encounter. Peck told the court, “I’m not trying to be evasive, but it’s been three years and there was a lot going on that day.”

Stand your ground, a highly controversial area of self-defense law, is being used by Reeves’ defense team. If the judge accepts this, Reeves will be immune from being charged and the State will not be able to prosecute him.

About McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito, P.A.

Established in 2006, McIntyre Thanasides is one of Tampa’s top 25 largest law firms, representing a wide spectrum of legal issues from criminal defense, complex business litigation, bankruptcy, personal injury and more.

Because our firm handles a wide variety of legal issues, for individuals and businesses alike, we’re the attorneys with whom you can have an enduring relationship, your lawyers for life. We can help you with your legal issues at work – a breach of contract case or asset acquisition – and we can help you with personal matters – your cousin’s DUI or brother’s personal injury case. We can also be an asset to your business – a commercial real estate transaction or a contract negotiation.

News contact:

TJ Grimaldi, Partner and Attorney

TJ@mcintyrefirm.com

813-266-1023

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Curtis Reeves’ Movie Theatre Shooting Case Hearing Set for February 20th 2017

Prosecution and Stand Your Ground Defense hearing to take place

TAMPA, FL. (February 14, 2017) – A hearing is set for the case of Curtis Reeves next week at the Dade City Courthouse, more than three years after Chad Oulson was shot and killed in a Pasco movie theatre by Reeves.

Nicole Oulson, who was shot in her wedding finger by Reeves when trying to protect her late husband, will be attending the hearing alongside her attorney, TJ Grimaldi of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito.

Oulson’s family has been waiting three years since Reeves pulled the trigger for the hearing to take place.

Stand your ground, a highly controversial area of self-defense law, is being used by Reeves’ defense team. If the judge accepts this, Reeves will be immune from being charged and the State will not be able to prosecute him.

“It’s the only road he can take,” says Grimaldi. “Reeves will have to convince the judge that he was justified in murdering Oulson, when Oulson threw popcorn in his face when confronted about using his cell phone in the movie theater, prior to the movie even starting.”

“He will have to justify his actions which ultimately left a man murdered, a widow and soon-to-be five year-old daughter alone without a husband and father,” says Grimaldi.

Chad Oulson was unarmed and 43 years of age at the time. Reeves was 71. A former police captain, Reeves has been under house arrest since 2014.

About McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito, P.A.

Established in 2006, McIntyre Thanasides is one of Tampa’s top 25 largest law firms, representing a wide spectrum of legal issues from criminal defense, complex business litigation, bankruptcy, personal injury and more.

Because our firm handles a wide variety of legal issues, for individuals and businesses alike, we’re the attorneys with whom you can have an enduring relationship, your lawyers for life. We can help you with your legal issues at work – a breach of contract case or asset acquisition – and we can help you with personal matters – your cousin’s DUI or brother’s personal injury case. We can also be an asset to your business – a commercial real estate transaction or a contract negotiation.

News contact:

TJ Grimaldi, Partner and Attorney

TJ@mcintyrefirm.com

813-266-1023

A trial date has been scheduled for the deadly movie theater shooting that took place in Wesley Chapel last January.  The case involves Curtis Reeves, who is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson, and will be tried August 24, 2015.  Attorney TJ Grimaldi represents Nicole Oulson in the case.