Hassia T. Diolombi’s practice involves defending Fortune 500 clients in complex litigation across a variety of industries, concentrating on cases involving mass torts and class action product liability claims.
Ms. Diolombi’s experience includes handling and managing cases from the filing of initial pleadings, through discovery, trial preparation and trial. Ms. Diolombi is counsel for Philip Morris USA in tobacco litigation currently pending throughout the state of Florida.
Notably, Ms. Diolombi has assisted with the firm’s defense of Philip Morris USA in various Engle-progeny cases tried in Broward, Duval, Escambia, Manatee, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and currently serves as trial counsel for Philip Morris USA.
Recent trial work includes:
- Gaboury v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., Miami-Dade County (2019),
- Blasco v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Miami-Dade County (2013),
- Mary Brown v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Duval County (2013),
- Starbuck v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., Duval County (2014),
- Bush v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., Escambia County (2014),
- Danielson v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Escambia County (2014),
- Mary Brown v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Duval County (2015),
- O’Hara v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., Duval County (2015),
- Danielson v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Escambia County (2015).
Before joining the firm, Ms. Diolombi represented Fortune 500 companies and government entities in a diverse range of matters, including litigation involving national, multidistrict class action lawsuits involving RICO, antitrust and consumer fraud issues; labor and employment law disputes; and a broad spectrum of general contractual corporate and partnership disputes involving derivative lawsuits, franchise agreement disputes, and financial and reorganizational business matters.
Ms. Diolombi is actively involved in ensuring the continued success of the firm in achieving the advancement and promotion of the firm’s diverse attorneys and creating a broader, richer environment from which to produce innovative solutions for our clients.
- J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2002
- International Comparative Law Review, Associate Editor
- Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Intern (2002); felony armed-robbery trial with ASA Anne Wedge-McMillan, obtained a verdict for the State, second-chaired
- B.A., University of Southern California, 1999
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- Defense Research Institute: The Voice of the Defense Bar
- Women in the Law Committee, Marketing Subcommittee (2014-present)
- Women in the Law 2018 Seminar, Directing Your Success, Events & Activities Co-Chair
- Dade County Bar Association
- Board of Directors
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- National Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Reviewer (2017-2018)
- Legal Opportunity Scholarship Committee (2012-2013)
- UC Hastings College of Law
- Hastings Leadership Academy for Women (July 2014)
- International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
- Trial Academy (2010)
- Emory University School of Law
- Institute for Complex Litigation & Mass Claims, Emerging Leaders Board
- James Weldon Johnson Summer Program, University of Miami School of Law, Speaker
- John Kozyak Minority Mentoring Program, University of Miami School of Law, Volunteer and Mentor
- Minority Bar Passage Program, University of Miami School of Law, Volunteer and Mentor
- Put Something Back Joint Pro Bono Project, Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Dade County Bar Association, Guardian Ad Litem
- Special Assistant Public Defender Pro Bono Project, Ensuring Equal Justice
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