Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Claims – Plaintiff
Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court certified
University of Florida, BSBA, 1970
Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1973.
Florida – all courts, including the Supreme Court of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinoi
W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Award, 2003
Jon E. Krupnick Award for Perseverance, 2007
The Barney” from the Barney Masterson Inn of Court,
Compassionate Gladiator Award for “Strength – Skill – Drive – Heart. An Unwavering
Advocate…A Master of the Trial…A Champion for Victims”, 2018
AV Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
“Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Florida”.
Publications and Speaking Engagements:
He is a frequent lecturer in the areas of his practice, with regard to both substantive law and
Professional and Civic Activities:
served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Florida Justice
Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Past President of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (2003-2004)
Sustaining member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of
Trial Lawyers of America)
Member and Director of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association (1996-1997).