Wrongful Death and the Personal Representative

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Location: St. Petersburg Yacht Club - 11 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Speaker: Andrew B. Sasso, Esq. Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen


“Wrongful Death and the Personal Representative” will address the issues court-appointed personal representatives and their attorneys confront when a wrongful death occurs – focusing on the duties and responsibilities owed to the estate and survivors.  The presentation begins with a review of each section of the Florida Wrongful Death Act (i.e. Florida Statutes, Sections 768.16-768.26), reviews applicable Florida Probate Rules and Florida Guardianship Law, and concludes with a review of Florida Standard Jury Instructions and Model Form of Verdict – applicable case law is also included in the presentation.

PDF Presentation Materials  ~ Wrongful Death and the Personal Representative (October-2019)



The breakfast roundtable meeting will be held at the Johns Hopkins​ All Children's Hospital Education Conference Center located at 701 4th Street South. The meeting will begin promptly at 8 am with BREAKFAST and the opportunity to visit with fellow SEPC members at 7:30 a.m.

Advance reservations are required.


Meeting Location:

Johns Hopkins​ All Children's Education Conference Center - DIRECTIONS

701 4th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Sponsored By:

Andrew Blaise Sasso practices in the Clearwater, Florida office of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen with a practice focused in the areas of probate, guardianship, and trust litigation and administration. Mr. Sasso received degrees from University of Central Florida, B.A., 1980 and Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1983. Mr. Sasso has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1984 having served on the Board of Governors (2004-2016) (Disciplinary Procedures Committee, Chair (2006-2011), Executive Committee (2010-2011), Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Board of Governors Liaison (2012-2016), Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, Board of Governors Liaison (2012-2016), Clients' Security Fund Committee, Board of Governors Liaison (2014-2016), Designated Review for Grievance Committees 6A, 6B, 6C, (2004-2016), Designated Review for Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee (2011-2016), and Designated Review for Unlicensed Practice of Law Committees 6A and 6B (2004-2016)). Currently, Mr. Sasso is serving as the Parliamentarian of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Mr. Sasso is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and is serving as a Vice Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Mr. Sasso has served the Clearwater Bar Association, Inc. (President (2000- 2001), President-Elect (1999-2000), Secretary (1998-1999), Director (1997-1998), Bench/Bar Liaison Committee, Co-Chair (1997-1999), Probate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, Chair (1995-1996)). Mr. Sasso is a Contact Attorney for the Professionalism Implementation Panel of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga appointed Mr. Sasso to serve on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council Guardianship Workgroup (2016-2018). Mr. Sasso is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized with The Florida Bar President's Award of Merit, 2010, The Florida Bar Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, 2016, the Barney Masterson Inn of Court Professionalism Award, 2005, and the Clearwater Bar Association’s Ralph Richards Award, 2018.

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