Brent Steinberg is a Florida Bar board-certified appellate specialist – a distinction achieved by only 216 of the more than 100,000 members of the Florida Bar. He handles catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice and insurance coverage cases throughout Florida and Georgia, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Mr. Steinberg began his employment with Swope, Rodante P.A. as a law clerk in 2009, joined the firm full time after graduating law school in 2010, and became a partner in 2018.
He has served as lead appellate counsel in cases at the Florida Supreme Court, Florida’s First, Second, Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In 2022, he argued and won two important insurance bad faith appeals at the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Steinberg has also served as trial counsel in several multimillion-dollar cases, including a $30.1 million traumatic brain injury case – the 6th highest personal injury verdict in Florida in 2019.
Mr. Steinberg is a proud double Gator, earning his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2007, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010. While at UF Law, he was a member of the Florida Law Review, in which he was published, and he received six “Book Awards” for the highest-class grade.
Mr. Steinberg has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine, The National Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also received multiple awards from the Florida Justice Association (“FJA”). He is a member of the FJA Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He also presently serves on the board of directors of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Steinberg serves as Chair of the Auto Insurance Committee and Insurance Bad Faith Section of the FJA. Over the past 7 years, Mr. Steinberg has volunteered thousands of hours drafting bills, authoring white papers, and lobbying state legislators on a multitude of insurance and civil justice issues.
He is also a frequent lecturer on insurance and tort issues and authored a chapter titled “Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Network Companies” in Florida Automobile Insurance Law, published by the Florida Bar in 2020. He also authors a bi-monthly column in the FJA Journal titled “Tips for Auto Practitioners.”
His greatest achievement, however, is being married to his amazing wife, Tara, and father to their two young children.
•Board Certified, Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar, 2022
•Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation (2021- Present)
•The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2019-Present)
•Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2018-Present)
•Superb Rated Attorney, AAVO (2017-Present)
•Member of the Florida Law Review (2008-2010)
•Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association
•Executive Committee (2022-Present)
•Chair, Auto Insurance/Bad Faith Section (2021- Present)
•Chair, Auto Insurance Committee (2016-2021)
•The Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
•Board of Directors (2021-Present)
•Member of American Association for Justice
•Member of The Hillsborough County Bar Association
•2022 Warrior for Justice Award for expertise and leadership in FJA legislative efforts to seek and secure justice for all
•2021 Responsible Roadways Award for “relentless perseverance to protect Florida drivers.”
•2018 Benjamin Franklin Award for Actions in support of the FJA that have spoken louder than words ever could
•2018 Roadways to the Future Award for research, drafting and expert testimony on autonomous vehicles legislation
•2017 Quarter Horse Award for significant contributions during the legislative session