Swope, Rodante, P.A.’s dedicated team of personal injury attorneys have been bringing justice to our clients, including victims of spinal cord injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI), for over 35 years.  When these injuries occur, those going through a catastrophic event need immediate help from a variety of outside individuals and organizations. When providing this crucial help, it is often times part of their job every day (nurses, first responders, therapists) as they go above and beyond their required duties to make an impact on the injured person and their families. In other cases, providing assistance is simply driven by a passion for helping others with their greatest benefit being the satisfaction of knowing they made a difference.

Here at Swope, Rodante P.A. we want to recognize and thank the remarkable individuals who selflessly provide support and guidance to the victims affected by catastrophic events, and their families. 

Do you know someone like this, who gives back to the catastrophic injury community?

If you would like to nominate them for the service award, we would love to hear from you. Please read the specifics of the Swope, Rodante P.A. Award for Service to the Catastrophic Injury Community below.



Any person who has gone above and beyond any professional or employment responsibilities, volunteered, or provided support to help victims of spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. We recognize support comes in many forms, the list of potential nominees is not exhaustive.

 Nurses  Massage Therapist  Rehabilitation Service Providers Nurse Practitioner 
Doctors  Mental Health Specialist   Support Group Organizer Physician's Assistant
First Responders   Support Group Administrators Mentor  Teacher 
Accessibility Contractors   Group Home Manager Caregiver   Coach
 Physical Therapist Recruiter/Career Coach  Technology Professional   Non-Profit Manager 
Occupational Therapist  Social Workers  Volunteer  Counselor 


Application Process

Nominations should be mailed with the items listed below to:

Swope, Rodante P.A. Attn:  Community Outreach

1234 E. 5th Ave

Tampa, FL 33605 

  • Cover letter including:
  1. Your name, addresses, phone number, and email address.
  2. The name, addresses, phone number, and email address of the nominee.
  3. If the nomination efforts are a result of employment or official volunteer work please include the Name, address, phone number of the institution as well as the nominee’s position.
  4. The name and phone number of one additional reference who can speak to the nominee’s efforts.
  • Personal statement of up to 1,500 words describing how the nominee contributes to the Catastrophic Injury Community using specific examples. 

Award Dates & Deadlines

One award in the amount of $2,500 is awarded annually.

For the September award, nominations must be postmarked by August 15th, a winner will be chosen by September 15th and the award will be dispersed by September 31st.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Employees, affiliates, vendors and the immediate family members of Swope, Rodante P.A., Vanguard Attorneys, or spinalcord.com are not eligible.
  • If no nominee meets the criteria, Swope, Rodante P.A. reserves the right to withhold disbursement of the award.