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Brandon F. Jones, Esquire

Personal Injury Attorney & Sole Shareholder

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FORMER INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY

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14+ YEARS OF ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE

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LICENSED IN SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS

MEET BRANDON
Brandon formed Jones Law Group, P.A in 2014 with the mission to pioneer a new approach to partnering with clients to ease their worries and streamline the legal experience. Today, Brandon’s law firm, Jones Law Group, P.A., practices under the name “RHINO Lawyers” and helps anyone who is injured or arrested. His personal mission is to touch and change the lives of the people he helps.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Brandon began his legal career at a prominent south Florida plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. From there he then went on to work at a large insurance defense firm. While he enjoyed the legal challenge and experience, Brandon knew in his heart that he wanted to represent people whose lives are impacted by the negligence of others, including corporations.

Zachary D. Armocida, Esquire

State & Federal Trial Attorney

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FORMER PROSECUTOR FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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TRIED HUNDREDS OF SERIOUS CASES

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EXPERT HIGH-STAKES NEGOTIATOR

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MEET ZACH
Born and raised in New York, Zach began his legal career at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor where he litigated thousands of criminal offenses including felonies.

After handling cases from both a prosecution and defense perspective, Zach delivers every day—even outside of the courtroom.

Mark Mohammed, Esquire

Injury Litigation Attorney

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FORMER PUBLIC DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR PINELLAS COUNTY

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LITIGATED THOUSANDS OF SERIOUS CASES

MEET MARK
Mark grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from the prestigious University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003. After he began his legal career at the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office. There he worked as a Defense Attorney. During that time he litigated thousands of misdemeanor and felony offenses. Mark has been helping clients in personal injury and criminal defense matters for the past 18 years.

Christopher Shaw, Esquire

Criminal & Traffic Attorney

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FORMER ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER

MEET CHRIS
Chris is a native Floridian, raised in Daytona Beach. He began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa where he tried misdemeanor and felony cases at jury trial. Chris has focused his legal experience primarily on traffic laws for the past several years and is even asked for his legal opinion by sitting judges and magistrates. He went to undergraduate and law school at Stetson University, making him what is affectionately called a ‘double hatter’. Chris strives each day to improve the lives of his clients and help them achieve their goals.

Samantha Barker

Firm Administrator

MEET SAMANTHA

Born and raised in New England, Samantha moved to Florida in 2006. Samantha has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. As well as, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies with a concentration in HR Management. She has 18 years of experience handling all aspects of Personal Injury cases.

Samantha thrives on the opportunity to assist the RHINO Lawyers’ team in growing into the strongest team we can be. With years of experience handling all aspects of Personal Injury cases, she is committed to being available for all clients in their time of need to ensure their cases are running smoothly.

CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ, J.D.

Juris Doctor

MEET CYNTHIA
Daughter to Cuban/Peruvian immigrants, Cynthia is a Tampa resident of over 20-years. Furthermore, Cynthia is an integrated member of the Tampa community. And, has attended local schools, colleges, and now raising her family here. Cynthia has worked as a paralegal/case manager for over 11 years. Thus, experiencing firsthand the process of helping those in such a vulnerable situation. She decided then, that this would be the field she would become dedicated and committed to.

TODD METKE

VP OPERATIONS

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Todd worked in the financial and real estate industries for several years. Keeping up everyday with the operations of the office, Todd ensures that the office runs smoothly, and also maintains the firm’s accounts payable and receivable. Todd remains driven by his passion for business.

MAGGIE ARES

LEAD LEGAL ASSISTANT

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago, Maggie worked at the 13th Judicial Circuit Clerk of Court of Florida–both inside and outside of the courtroom–for almost 10 years. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Maggie assists with client consults, file creation, pleading preparation, and case management.

GENE EADES

DIRECTOR OF IT AND ONLINE MARKETING

Born and raised in Arkansas, Gene moved to Tampa in 2014. Gene has nearly 20 years of experience in multiple programming languages, systems administration and online marketing. His work includes advising and directing marketing efforts through multiple channels as well as executing brand recognition, PPC marketing and social media advertising campaigns.

ANDY SPENCER

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Born and raised in Tampa, Andy has over 14 years of experience in brand marketing and design. His work includes SEO optimization, website management, helping to determine content and organic social media marketing strategies for RHINO Lawyers. Andy thrives on maximizing influence through the power of story and words. Deep down, being creative is what drives him most.

RHIANNON KISSEL

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Born in Canada and raised in a small town east of Toronto, Rhiannon moved to Tampa in 2023 for the exciting opportunity to be a part of the RHINO Lawyers’ team. Rhiannon recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree, where she was a dual-sport varsity athlete. She has worked in marketing for the past 3 years, specializing in social media content creation. A team player, Rhiannon brings her competitiveness and drive for success.

NICOLE MERCADO-BRUNO

CASE MANAGER

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Nicole moved to Tampa in 2015. To continue her studies at the University of South Florida. Nicole is fluent in both English and Spanish. She also has vast knowledge in many different areas including marketing, design, and management. Nicole joined RHINO Lawyers eager to help our clients and provide excellent customer service.

ELIZABETH JONES

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Born and raised in Lakeland Florida, Elizabeth moved to the Tampa area in 2016. Before joining the firm, Elizabeth worked as a leasing agent for 4 years. She handled all tenant communications and managed the everyday operations of the office. Since starting at RHINO Lawyers, she remains eager to ensure things are taken care of. Elizabeth assists with the handling of case files. As well as, communication with insurance and medical providers, to ensure we have all information needed to best help our clients. Every day she continues to show how much of a hard worker she is and is always willing to help.

JACOB SOBILO

CASE MANAGER

Jacob was born and raised in New York City. Jacob moved to Tampa in 2022. He is fluent in both English and Polish. Before RHINO Lawyers he was a Project Manager overlooking many Commercial and Residential projects in New York. Now, he is committed to helping clients. As well as, he communicates with insurance and medical providers, to ensure we have all information needed to help our clients best.

YOMAIRA GONZALEZ

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Born and raised in New York City, Yomaira moved to Tampa recently with her family. Before RHINO Lawyers she was an Emergency Medical Technician. Yomaira worked as an EMT for over 10 years and is still certified to this day. Now, she is committed to helping clients every day in both English and Spanish. Yomaira continues to show her dedication to the firm and is ready to jump in and help in any way she can.

DAVID HOLTZHOUSE

LEGAL ASSISTANT

David was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He comes to us after almost 40 years in educational administration. Connecting with and serving people’s needs has been one of the most important things in life for David. Most recently, David worked for another law firm. Where he served all aspects of the client relationship. From initial inquiry to completion of all processes. David is excited to work with the RHINO Lawyers’ team. As well as, contribute to the achievement of our goals, and meeting the needs of our clients.

ALESSANDRA BERROA

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Born and raised in Switzerland with Dominican Roots, she moved to Tampa in 2017 and calls Tampa Home, She has Knowledge in different areas, including Marketing and Management, Before RHINO Lawyers she worked for over 5-years in Call Centers as a Representative and Manager, She is fluent In Spanish, German, and English. She ensures we provide our clients with the highest level of Customer Service to fulfill all of our client’s needs during the process of getting the Justice they deserve.

To sum up, our philosophy and approach is in our name and in our symbol. Like the rhino, our car accident injury, personal injury, and criminal defense teams will take on any challenge and charge through anything we go up against. This is what you get when you hire RHINO Lawyers’ team.

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