Meet the Team at Deitsch & Deitsch, PLLC
Stephen Douglas Deitsch was born in Long Island, New York. By the time he was five, he made up his mind to become a trial lawyer, and stand up for those who could not protect themselves. Initially practicing criminal law as a Trial Attorney with the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office, he spent his first few years as a lawyer fighting to protect the rights of Florida’s citizens who could not afford to hire an attorney. In 2002 he entered private practice and, for nearly twenty years he has been fighting for full and fair compensation for people injured through another’s negligence, or who were being cheated by their insurance company. In his spare time he likes to read, mountain bike, and camp with his wife and four kids.
Kerri Wright Deitsch
Kerri Wright Deitsch is a founding partner at Deitsch & Deitsch. Always ready to stand up, speak out and advocate for the “little guy” facing formidable foes — Kerri views The Law as one of society’s “great equalizers” — and relishes using it, along with her 17 years of of experience, to gain Justice for Deitsch & Deitsch clients.
An “almost native” of Florida, Kerri moved with her parents to The Sunshine State at 3 years old from the Philippines, where her father was a Navy physician. She grew up in the Tampa area, attended University of South Florida for undergraduate studies, and was a member of their division one Track & Field team.
The Deitsch & Deitsch Team
Melissa is Deitsch & Deitsch’s Operations Manager. Melissa holds a bachelor’s from Keiser University as well as a Masters in Paralegal Studies from National Juris University. Driven to solve problems, she is not only a trained litigation paralegal, but also the firm’s go-to person for establishing the firm’s procedure and protocols. When she’s not working you can find her on top of a mountain enjoying solitude. She is a native of Okeechobee Florida where she resides with her son.
After nearly two decades in the banking industry, Jennifer Glenning decided to try something new: the legal profession. Working in the firm’s PIP department she is vital in processing our clients claims and cases.
Maripaz De Almeida
Maripaz is Deitsch and Deitsch’s Chief Pip Paralegal. With more than 15 years experience in every aspect of insurance litigation, she is a vital part of Deitsch and Deitsch’s team. Fluent in English and Spanish, she loves to travel and see the world. When she is in town, she likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and dog.
Heather is a litigation specialist and oversees management of the firms digital documents. She works from home where she is able to both focus on her job with Deitsch and Deitsch, as well as her other job as a mother of two. When not working, she and her husband love spending time with their family, traveling and “staycationing” at Disney.
Christelle “Chrissy” is the front desk manager & receptionist and property damage paralegal. Personable and professional, she is often the first person prospective clients associate with our firm. With previous experience in the banking industry, she helps the firm’s clients as they fight to put their lives together after a loss or accident.