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Meet Unice Salzman Jensen, P.A.
Unice Salzman Jensen, P.A. Shareholders
TR Unice, Jr., Esq. – President and Managing Shareholder - born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, December 29, 1957. Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1982; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, 111th Circuit, 1985; and U.S. Supreme Court, 1987. Attended The American University, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 1982. Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer and, nationally, by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Unice began his law practice as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida in 1983, immediately after law school, where he served on the Arson Prosecution Unit working closely with insurance companies, state arson and fraud investigators and local fire investigative teams. READ MORE
Andrew J. Salzman, Esq. – Shareholder - born West Palm Beach, Florida, August 19, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Florida. Education: University of Florida (B.S. 1982); Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 1986). U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. Assistant State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1986-89. Member: Clearwater Bar Association (Chairman, Local Government Law Committee 1992-94; Director, Young Lawyers Section; Chairman, Athletic Committee); The Florida Bar; Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association; Pinellas Inns of Court; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Florida Bar Grievance Committee Member (6-C); Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Claims Litigation Management Alliance. Mr. Salzman is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. READ MORE
Jeffrey D. Jensen, Esq. – Shareholder - born in Charleston S.C. in 1967. Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2006; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2009, and the United States Supreme Court, 2009. Mr. Jensen attended the University of South Florida, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2005. READ MORE
Unice Salzman Jensen, P.A. Associates
Ariana Siller, Esq - Associate - Ariana was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan before she attended Purdue University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law. Upon graduation, Ariana attended Stetson University College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree with a concentration in International Law. Between her courses at Stetson, Ariana interned at a Tampa litigation firm and was highly involved in the community with programs such as Big Brother Big Sister and St. Petersburg’s Community Law Program. As a result of her commitment to others, Ariana earned Stetson’s Leadership Development Certification and the William F. Blews Pro-Bono Award.
Prior to working for Unice, Salzman, Jensen, Ariana worked in a litigation firm where she represented individuals that were involved in motor vehicle accidents. Ariana is also a co-organizer of the Tampa Chapter for Hashtag Lunchbag, which is a community service organization that gathered monthly for efforts to provide food to the less fortunate members of our community. In her free time, Ariana enjoys relaxing at any one of the many beautiful Florida beaches, possibly with her dog Austyn, attending local Clearwater boxing classes, and spending time with the few family members she has here in Florida.
Vanessa Gerlich, Esq - Associate - Vanessa was born in Tettnang, Germany and grew up in Cape Coral, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated summa cum laude and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, she was actively involved in organizations such as the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. She was also involved in several externships, such as the local government externship with The City of St. Petersburg Attorney's Office and the In-House counsel externship with IRONMAN World Triathlon Corporation. Upon graduation, Vanessa worked at a personal injury civil litigation firm. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys going boating, going to the gym, and watching football.
Chris Johnson, Esq - Associate - Christopher Johnson, Esq. – Associate – born in Columbia, Missouri and grew up in Palm Harbor, FL where he attended East Lake High School. He graduated from Valencia College (A.A., General Studies), the University of Miami (B.A., Political Science), Emory University School of Law (J.D.), and The Citadel Graduate College (M.A., Sport Management). While at Emory Law, he served as President of the Emory Litigation Society and Managing Editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Before practicing law, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Florida Atlantic University and held similar roles at the University of Miami and The Citadel. He previously worked in civil litigation at Abril Law and in criminal defense at Chestney & Sullivan. Mr. Johnson is admitted to the Bar in Florida and Tennessee.
Mariana “Ana” Gallastegui, Esq - Associate - Born in Clearwater, Florida, Mariana “Ana” Gallastegui attended the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Ana attended Fordham University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. While at Fordham, she was heavily involved in the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy program. During law school, Ana interned with a private firm in Tampa. Upon graduation, she practiced estate planning at a small firm in Clearwater and insurance litigation at a large firm in Tampa. She has experience with medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, and auto glass litigation. In her free time, Ana enjoys everything Broadway. She also loves soccer and baseball.