Sara

Sara A. Bazzigaluppi

Florida Healthcare Attorney

Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Based in Chapman Law Group’s Office in Sarasota, Florida • Languages Spoken: Italian, English

About Me

When a health care professional’s license is in jeopardy and criminal violations are looming, Sara Bazzigaluppi has the know-how that doctors, nurses, and other licensed health care providers need in a defense lawyer.

Sara’s career at Chapman Law Group is dedicated to defending health care professionals whose license could be suspended or revoked. Whether facing the Florida Department of Health or the Agency for Health Care Administration, Sara helps with applications, self-reports and litigation defense in administrative hearings. She also handles emergency restriction/suspension orders as well as cases up for appeal with the Florida District Court of Appeals.

Sara believes that an attorney-client relationship is built on mutual trust and respect with a focus on candid communication — and that each client should clearly understand the scope of their case.

“The potential of losing your license is an incredible burden because practitioners risk losing not only their livelihood but their identity,”  says Sara, who works with doctorsnurses, and other licensed health care providers across Florida, including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach. 

“The truth is that litigation is stressful, and times will get tough. My role is to lend a hand and help people though it, but also to tell the client like it is when nobody else will bother doing it.”

Sara Bazzigaluppi, one of Chapman Law Group’s Florida-based regulatory and licensing healthcare defense attorneys, discusses orders compelling exam.

Sara, a Florida healthcare attorney who is based in Chapman Law Group’s Sarasota office, handles negotiations with impaired practitioner programs such as IPN and PRN, as well as matters involving training programs and schools. She is particularly interested in matters concerning allegations of impairment and safety to practice, including cases involving THC-positive screenings and CBD use.

She has successfully assisted several practitioners with criminal and disciplinary histories with obtaining unrestricted license to practice in the state of Florida. Sara has been successful in assisting practitioners who were accused of impairment in avoiding referral to impaired practitioner programs and return to practice without consequence on their license.

Regarding diversion accusations, Sara has been able to achieve case dismissal or reduction of penalties to unprofessional conduct charges avoiding IPN or PRN referral. She has been successful in negotiating settlement deals with prosecutors for penalties that did not include suspension.

Sara uses her passion for health care and her prior experience working in house with large hospital entities to achieve legal goals, but always keeps in mind the long-term career interests personal to each client. Sara is mindful of cost considerations and strives to identify legal strategies that can maximize each client’s resources however ample or limited. 

Sara graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she focused her studies on health care delivery and finance, health care regulatory compliance, and medical malpractice defense. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Economics degree from the University of South Florida. As part of her educational endeavors, Sara participated in leadership roles in the USF Honors College Student Council, as well as the UF Law Mental Health Law Association. Sara also believes in giving back to the community; upon graduation, she dedicated over 100 hours of pro bono services to the Alachua County community.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outside in the beautiful Florida weather, as well as supporting UF sporting events. Time permitting, Sara relishes visiting her hometown of Milan, Italy, where her entire family currently resides.

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Legal Qualifications

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2018

Legal Educations

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2017
  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Cum Laude

Memberships

  • State Bar of Florida
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Bar Health Law Section
  • American Health Law Association

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Kimberly Hutchinson
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I have been an R.N. for 28+ years and worked at the same hospital for a total of 31 years, 28 as an R.N. I called THE CHAPMAN LAW GROUP. First off I never had to make another call. Sara Bazzigaluppi, Attorney was assigned to my case with her amazing assistant Griceli Vargas-Gonzalez. Knowledgeable in the art of medicine and so kind and reassuring that by the end of our first phone conversation we were on a first name basis, Sara (attorney) and Griceli ( legal assistant ). This was worth every penny that was spent to have had such amazing, down to earth, legal team fighting for my career and my reputation.
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Ms. Bazzigaluppi handled my case. She was professional, knowledgeable straightforward. She took the time to explain what my case could entail and answered any questions/concerns I had. I would recommend any nurse facing IPN contact Chapman Law.
Kimberly Adams
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During one of the most difficult times my life Sara and her team took care of every detail efficiently and compassionately. I am forever grateful.
JB Van Camp
JB Van Camp
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Mrs. Bazzigaluppi handled my case with great care and got my issue resolved promptly. She was courteous and kept me well informed, explaining the process along the way. I would highly recommend her!
Ronald Farrell
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Sarah was absolutely incredible! Given the seriousness of my individual situation I appreciated her way of keeping me optimistic while still laying out all the details and possible outcomes so I knew what I was up against. Her and her assistant Katherine were always available to me if I had a question or needed to run something by them. She always contacted me as soon as possible to give me updates concerning my case which really made me feel like a priority to her. I couldn’t have asked for better representation!
Darryl J Blinski, MD
Darryl J Blinski, MD
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I wish to thank Sara Bazzigaluppi, my attorney in a recent matter with the Florida Board of Medicine. She and her assistant were so professional and calming. The follow up and research on my case were 100% perfect. I can not ever thank her enough. Darryl J Blinski, MD Miami
Adaline Zalkin
Adaline Zalkin
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I wish I could give Atty sara bazzigaluppi more than five stars as well as the law firm of chapman law group. Immediately, I felt that I was dealing with a very professional and high-quality caring law firm. I trusted My attorney totally. She exhibited an air of professionalism and confidence. She was very informative and very clear in all communications. I never once felt doubtful whatsoever that she would get a successful verdict for me. I was not disappointed. I would recommend that any physician or any other healthcare licensed professional use the services of chapman law group and specifically attorney sara bazzigaluppi. I am very grateful to her and the entire firm. Thank you so much For a job well done.
Margie Altman
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I had an excellent experience with Lauren Leikam, Juan Santos, and especially Sara Bazzigaluppi of Chapman Law Group, who won my case for me. I highly recommend Chapman's team of healthcare attorneys for any licensure problem. They got the job done and were a pleasure to work with. Thanks to them, I can practice medicine again.
Gina Lees
Gina Lees
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Sara from this team of professionals has been nothing less that incredible. She stood up for what she believed and helped me in ways she may never know. Always there when I had a question and didn't send senseless emails wasting my time and money. I highly recommend her if you need any legal help. Sara is knowledgeable, compassionate, strong, and professional!
John Perry
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I contacted Sara on very short notice with a very serious and pressing threat on my medical license. In less than 24 hours she developed my case assessment and defense strategy demonstrating a very thorough understanding of all matters related to the defense of medical licenses and substance abuse problems. My problem was promptly resolved. My experience with Ms Bazzigaluppi has been outstanding and I highly recommend her.
Anthony Posca
Anthony Posca
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Attorney Sara Bazzigaluppi from the Chapman Law Group was by my side during a trying time. My attorney and the firm were all very professional and kept a positive attitude when I was at my low. I highly recommend Chapman Law Group and specifically Attorney Sara Bazzigaluppi. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank my attorney for saving me from a life altering event.
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