People first suspected Vince Trimarco might have had a future as a lawyer when, as a kid, he would draft contracts and have them reviewed by his grandfather, a retired district attorney and judge in the Bronx in New York City. In 1999, he enrolled at the University of Miami to study law. It was there where professors like Laurence “Lonnie” Rose, Harvey Sepler, and countless others helped him to realize that he had a talent (if not a gift) as an advocate.
After graduating in May 2002, the Honorable James Marion Moorman, longtime Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hired Vince to work in Highlands County. It was at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring where, for a period of almost two years between late 2002 and late 2004, he successfully argued more motions for judgment of acquittal than any other defense attorney. In November 2004, Mr. Moorman promoted Vince full-time to the felony division in Bartow in Polk County. Vince tried cases at a near-breakneck pace over the next several years, often averaging a rate of one felony jury trial taken to verdict a month, if not more, while handling a regular docket of cases.
In late 2007, Vince was offered a rare opportunity by the late Jackson Flyte, to help pioneer the then-new Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel. For almost five years, he continued to advocate for those indigent clients that the Public Defender could not represent, serving under Mr. Flyte, Mr. John Hendry, and others. During his last eight months with the Regional Counsel, Vince tried no less than nine felony jury trials to verdict, including a second-degree murder; several sexual battery cases; aggravated stalking; a burglary of a dwelling with grand theft, dealing in stolen property, and false verification to pawnbroker; and more.
In October 2012, Vince moved into private practice in Central Florida. In his first five years in private practice, he expanded his knowledge and experience into family law, commercial litigation, foreclosures, small claims and debt collection, as well as civil traffic infractions and injunctions. It was during this time that Vince became the first attorney to successfully argue an appeal for the Guardian ad Litem’s Defending Best Interest programs, receiving positive coverage in the August 15, 2017 edition of The Florida Bar News.
Vince is very happy to have joined Musca Law. His position with the firm allows him to focus on what he does best – which is to say, to analyze cases like pieces on a chessboard to predict opposing counsel’s next move, and to advocate for his clients to find the best possible outcome for them.