Attorneys Kelsey Alvarez & Steve D. Paveglio, Jr. Join HBS Jacksonville
Kelsey handles a variety of general liability matters with a focus on premises liability and transportation claims. She also defends professional liability cases to include medical and dental malpractice. She enjoys being in the courtroom and has both written — and successfully obtained — multiple Motions for Summary Judgment and recouped six-figure fee and costs awards for her clients. She has valuable trial experience, including direct and cross examination of key witnesses. She also serves on the advisory board for the paralegal studies program at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, she was a Partner at a national, multi-specialty firm. She earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida Coastal School of Law. She served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She was the president of the nationally ranked Moot Court program and received the national Best Oralist Award in the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also served on the editorial board for the Florida Coastal Law Review. Prior to law school, she attended West Virginia University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.
Steve D. Paveglio, Jr.
Steve handles a variety of general and professional liability matters in federal and state courts. This includes batch claims, construction defects, medical malpractice, negligent security, products liability, premises liability, and trucking/transportation. He enjoys being active in the courtroom, has written and successfully argued motions for summary judgment, and has obtained fee and costs awards for his clients.
Prior to joining HBS, Steve was a Shareholder at a national, multi-specialty firm. He earned his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. Prior to law school, he attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he played football and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government.
“Kelsey and Steve are both brilliant lawyers and we are excited to welcome them into the HBS Jacksonville family,” said Brent Allen, managing partner of the Jacksonville office.
About Hall Booth Smith
Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence.”