â€“ Claims Against the Government (Federal Tort Claims Act)
â€“ USERRA Claims
â€“ Commercial Litigation
Todd Romano is an attorney at the law firm of Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida where he maintains a practice in the areas of Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Mesothelioma/Asbestos, Claims against the Government (Federal Tort Claims Act), and Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Romano received his B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Iowa in May of 1995. Upon completing his final season as a scholarship student-athlete on the Iowa Football Team, Mr. Romano enrolled at the Stetson University College of Law in the fall of 1996, and he received his J.D. degree from Stetson in May of 1999. After earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the summer of 1998, Mr. Romano then began his active duty tour in the U.S. Marine Corps in the fall of 1999.
Upon successful completion of the U.S. Marine Corps' Basic Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia in June of 2000, and the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island in October of 2000, Mr. Romano reported to his duty station at Camp Pendleton, California, where he served as a Judge Advocate. Mr. Romano began his Marine Corps legal career as a Civil Law Attorney, where he conducted and oversaw criminal and civil investigations, drafted policy and opinion letters on government ethics and standards of conduct, and conducted legal review of requests for information under the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Mr. Romano was then appointed as the Head of the Claims and Investigations Section of the Civil Law Office, where he conducted, reviewed and oversaw criminal and civil investigations, as well as claims brought by and against the United States and the U.S. Marine Corps under various Federal Claims Acts. Mr. Romano was then designated to serve as a Trial Counsel (prosecutor) where he prosecuted a wide variety of over 120 criminal cases under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps on July 1, 2003, Mr. Romano returned to Florida and joined Romano, Eriksen & Cronin, which became Romano Law Group in May of 2007.
Mr. Romano is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and he is an EAGLE member of The Florida Justice Association (formerly The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers). Mr. Romano is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District and the Southern District of Florida, and to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Romano lives in Royal Palm Beach with his wife, Sarah, their daughters, Ava and Mae and their son, Will.
Education, Training and Experience:
University of Iowa, B.A. in sociology, May 1995
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., May 1999
Naval Justice School, October 2000
United States Marine Corps, Active Duty, 1999-2003
Florida Bar, 1999
Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2000 - 2007
Supreme Court of the United States of America, June, 2005
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, May 2006
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, October 2007
Professional Memberships & Leadership Roles:
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association, EAGLE member
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Palm Beach County Justice Association
â€œCity Traffic Control Device Engineers and Technicians â€“ Working With Them During the Investigation Phase of the Case; Listing Them as an â€œExpertâ€ or a â€œFactâ€ Witness and Why; Direct and Cross-Examination in Depositions and at Trial; Effective Use of Demonstrative Aids With City Traffic Engineers and Much Moreâ€ â€“ Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) Absolute Litigators Conference XII; Las Vegas, Nevada, March 26, 2007.
â€œLitigating â€˜Non-Compete Agreement' Casesâ€ - Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) Absolute Business Tort Litigators Conference I; Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28, 2007.
â€œHow to Make Every Deposition a Winnerâ€ (Joint presentation with John F. Romano) â€“ Iowa Trial Lawyers Association 2007 Annual Convention; Des Moines, Iowa, November 8, 2007.
â€œWinning Creative Pretrial Motions - How They Work and Why They Workâ€ â€“ 360 Advocacy Institute's â€œPersonal Injury Litigators Summit 2008â€; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 8, 2008.
â€œInnocent Intentâ€ or â€œNo Good Deed Goes Unpunishedâ€ â€“ How Six Trial Lawyers Were Disbarred or Suspended While Doing What Each Thought Was Ethical at the Timeâ€ â€“ 360 Advocacy Institute's â€œPersonal Injury Litigators Summit 2008â€; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 10, 2008.
â€œStrategies and Techniques in Conducting Direct Examination of Surviving Family Membersâ€ â€“ Torts Made Perfect and 360 Advocacy Institute's â€œKeeping Ahead of the Paradigm Shift;â€ Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-16, 2009.