Ms. Zervos is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and has been in the Tampa Bay Area since 1985. She attended the University of Florida and University of South Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1992. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1996 and began her legal career as a Public Defender with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, FL. While there, she tried over 30 criminal jury trials.
In August of 1998, Ms. Zervos joined the firm previously known as Yanchuck & Berman, and within only three years was named partner. Since 1998, Ms. Zervos has focused solely on representing victims of personal injuries and battling the insurance industry, both in and out of the courtroom. From 2001 through late 2016, Ms. Zervos was a managing partner of Yanchuck, Berman, Wadley, Zervos & Thomas, P.A, and managed the Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill offices. In early 2017, Ms. Zervos took her more than eighteen years of personal injury experience and opened her own practice, Zervos & Calta, PLLC, which today has four office locations.
Over the past two decades, Ms. Zervos has fought the hard fight against many insurance companies including State Farm, Nationwide, GEICO, Farmers Insurance, Allstate, USAA, Liberty Mutual, Mercury, and Auto Owners Insurance. Her trials have been predominantly in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Sarasota counties, and most of her jury verdicts have exceeded the insurance company’s policy limits, resulting in payment of attorney’s fees and costs by the insurance company.
Most of Ms. Zervos’ verdicts have been published in Florida’s Jury Verdict reporter. Ms. Zervos has established a reputation within the insurance company industry as being aggressive, zealous and well-prepared in the courtroom. Because of her trial experience and the many successful jury verdicts obtained over the past 20 years, she is often able to procure larger than average settlements on behalf of her clients.
In 2013, she was honored by receiving an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, based on reviews from the judiciary and her peers’ reviews. She is also ranked in the TOP 100 civil trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association. She is a life-time member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, due to having obtained verdicts and/or settlements in excess of $2,000,000.00. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, and is admitted to practice in federal court for the Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Zervos has been a managing law firm partner since 2001, handling only personal injury cases. She prides herself on meeting personally with each and every client and being readily accessible to all of her clients at any time, by phone and/or email. She currently handles cases stemming from automobile and motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, brain injuries, slip and falls, and legal and medical malpractice.