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Westchase Law, P.A. is known in the Tampa community for providing quality legal services for individual and commercial clients in an ethical, responsible, timely and cost-effective manner. We show respect and professionalism both to our clients and our adversaries and their counsel, establishing goodwill that benefits you.
Prior to forming the law office of Westchase Law, P.A. and Westchase Title, LLC in Tampa, Florida, C. Todd Marks attended the George Mason School of Law.
While in law school, Mr. Marks graded on to the Law Review and served as the Symposium Editor. Mr. Marks practiced law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Mr. Marks began his legal career in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia with the law firm of Shaw Pittman, LLP where he practiced in the emerging companies and commercial real estate practice groups.
In the meantime, Todd remained active in local and national political campaigns. Todd eventually worked for law firm Connolly, Bove, Lodge & Hutz in the commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice groups where he developed a general practice which included estate planning and other business law matters.
His experience includes real estate closings and disputes, commercial leases, commercial litigation, creditors' rights in bankruptcy, corporate formation and transactions, estate planning, employment law, and family law. Mr. Marks and his wife Jennifer are the proud parents of two boys and a girl.
Mr. Marks serves on the Board of the Westchase Charitable Foundation and has served on the Board of Church at the Bay.
Our Law Firm - Practice areas
Admitted to practice
- Florida State Bar
- Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- George Mason University School of Law, Juris Doctor cum laude, 2001
- George Mason Law Review, Symposium Editor
- University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance, 1996
Contact Tampa lawyer C. Todd Marks at Todd@WestchaseLaw.com
Before joining Westchase Law, P.A., J. Chad Self earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan. During law school, Mr. Self participated in Cooley’s Estate Planning Clinic, completing over 90 hours of pro bono work, and after graduation, Mr. Self worked as a law clerk at another Florida family law firm. Mr. Self is also a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Self has experience handling estate planning, divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, child relocation, time sharing, paternity, and termination of parental rights issues.
- Florida State Bar
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Tusculum College
Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management
Contact lawyer J. Chad Self at Chad@WestchaseLaw.com
Before joining Westchase Law, P.A., Kelly M. Albanese earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Philosophy & Political Science from The Florida State University. She went on to pursue her law degree and received her Juris Doctor degree from Barry University in Orlando, Florida. During law school, Ms. Albanese participated in Barry University’s Child & Family Law Concentration Program. Ms. Albanese also gained experience working as a law clerk for a firm located in Wesley Chapel, FL where she was consequently hired on as an Associate Attorney focusing on the areas of family law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.
- Florida State Bar
- United States Middle District of Florida
- Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
- Barry University
- Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Political Science
Before joining Westchase Law, P.A., Kylie Caporuscio earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) from American University in Washington, DC. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Caporuscio moved to Florida in January and spent her last semester as a visiting student at Stetson College of Law. During law school, Ms. Caporuscio gained legal experience working at the United States Army, a Virginia family law firm, and Florida's Guardian Ad Litem program.
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Mrs. Blake has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal.
Her substantial background includes experience in all aspects of litigation practice, with an expertise in commercial litigation and family law.
Contact Janelle at Janelle@WestchaseLaw.com.
Mrs. Rojas, a New York native, moved to Ohio, and finally settled in Florida where she has lived most of her adult life. She graduated from college and earned her certification as a paralegal. After working for several law firms in the Tampa Bay area, Mrs. Rojas landed a position at one of the largest law firms in Clearwater, FL., which amounted to the start of her very successful career in the legal field. Throughout the impressive 12 years which were spent with Attorney James A. Staack, Mrs. Rojas gained invaluable experience as head paralegal, office manager, and client relations facilitator. Over the years, Mrs. Rojas has assisted in all areas of law, but her primary focus is in Corporate and Real Estate law.
In 2000, after mastering all of her skill sets, Mrs. Rojas decided to take her wealth of knowledge and branch off to open her own title insurance practice and real estate company. Subsequently, in 2010, Mrs. Rojas merged her successful title business with Westchase Title and brought her talents to Westchase Law, P.A. Westchase Law, P.A. and Westchase Title, LLC continues to succeed and thrive in the local community providing in part thanks to Mrs. Rojas' experience in both law and title. Mrs. Rojas, also, founder of the very first chapter of the NAHREP here in Tampa, served on the board as Treasurer for 2 years.
Contact Brenda at Brenda@westchaselaw.com
Before joining Westchase Law, P.A., Hayley A. Hartenstein earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She went on to pursue her law degree and received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. During law school, Ms. Hartenstein gained experience working for a foreclosure litigation firm in Dayton, Ohio.
Her wealth of knowledge in short sales and foreclosure defense is a key asset in assisting the Attorneys to accomplish our clients’ goals. Negotiating a favorable outcome for our clients has become one of Ms. Hartenstein’s specialties. Her main focus is helping people achieve their goals by utilizing her knowledge, skills, and experience to provide the best possible service to clients.
- The University of Dayton,
School of Law
- Miami University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
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