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PictureCraig E. Rothburd
Managing Partner and Founder

Email: Craig Rothburd  | Phone: 813-251-8800

 

 

 

 

Areas of practice

  • Complex business litigation
  • Class actions
  • Commercial law
  • Consumer law
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate
  • Litigation
  • Healthcare law

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2014

Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year – Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Florida Trend Magazine – Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Super Lawyer
  • Special Recognition Award (advancement of legal services for the poor)  – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit , Florida
  • The National Law Journal – Tampa’s Top Lawyers
  • Homeless Hero – Advocacy – Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition
  • Tampa Bay Magazine’s – Top Lawyers

Education

  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1990

Professional memberships

  • Florida Bar Consumer Law Protection Committee Vice Chairperson, Member since 2013
  • Federal Bar Association – Middle District of Florida Chapter
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)

Professional experience

  • Partner, Craig E. Rothburd, P.A., 2005 – present
  • Partner, Eddy & Rothburd, P.A., 2004 – 2005
  • Associate Attorney, Robert K. Eddy & Associates, P.A., 1995 – 2003
  • Law Clerk, Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, 1995
  • Law Clerk, Ira Weinstein, Esquire, 1991 – 1994

Civic organizations

  • Member, Development Council, Bay Area Legal Services Inc., 2014 – present
  • Past Director, Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., 2008 – 2013
  • Director, Member, Democratic Professionals Council, Tampa Bay Chapter, 2008 – 2011
  • Member, Schaarai Zedek Temple, 1999 – present
  • Member, Museum of Art, 1996 – present
  • Member, Tampa Theatre, 2001 – present
  • Member, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 2001 – present
  • Member (Scholarship Club), Gator Boosters, Inc., 2001 – present
  • Fundraiser, Hillsborough County Education Foundation, 1999 – present
  • Member, Royal Krewe of Privateers 2011 – present

Reported cases

  • U.S. Hospitality of Tampa Bay, Inc. v. Alite, Case No. 2D09-3832, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 34, Fla. L. Weekly D379, Opinion Filed February 18, 2009.
  • Santiago v. Sunset Cove Investments, Inc., Case No. 2D07-1598, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 33 Fla. L. Weekly D 401, Opinion Filed February 1, 2008.
  • Liberatore v. 21st Century Satellite Communs., Inc. (In re 21st Century Satellite Communs., Inc.), Chapter 11, Case No. 01-08592-8P1, Adv. Proc. No. 01-335, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, TAMPA DIVISION, 278 B.R. 577, 2002 Bankr. LEXIS 559; 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 188, May 15, 2002, Decided.
  • Ryan v. Stalley, Case No. 2D99-5009, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 775 So. 2d 296, 2000 Fla. App. LEXIS 14836, November 15, 2000, Opinion Filed.
  • Vaughan v. First Union Nat’l Bank, Case No. 98-02889, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 740 So. 2d 1216; 1999 Fla. App. LEXIS 10907, 24 Fla. L. Weekly D 1894, August 13, 1999, Opinion Filed.
  • Levine v. Saavedra, Case No. 98-00550, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 727 So. 2d 1110, 1999 Fla. App. LEXIS 2621; 24 Fla. L. Weekly D 668, March 12, 1999, Opinion Filed, Released for Publication April 5, 1999.
  • Case Credit Corporation v. Furr, Trustee, Case No. 96-5517, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL, FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT 136 F.3d 1330, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3977, February 3, 1998, Decided.
  • Wilson v. Calfee, Case No. 96-03457, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 706 So. 2d 310, 1997 Fla. App. LEXIS 14449, December 31, 1997, Opinion Filed.
  • Mandalay Shores Cooperative Housing Association, members v. Mandalay Shores Cooperative Housing Association, Inc. Case No. 95-3142, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL, FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT, 107 F.3d 23, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 1956, January 23, 1997, Decided, January 23, 1997, Filed.

Other significant class action cases:

  • MRI Associates of St. Pete, Inc. v. Dairyland Insurance Company, et al., Case No.: 8:11-cv-665-JSM-MAP United States District Court, M.D. Fla., Tampa Division
  • MRI Associates of St. Pete, Inc. v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company et al., Case No.: 10-CA-016785 Div. D13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • Advantage Open MRI, Inc. v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, et al. Case No.: 08-11104 Div. F 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • MRI Associates of St. Pete v. Property & Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford, Case No.: 10-03925  Div. B 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa Florida
  • AFO Imaging, Inc. v. Peak Property and Casualty Insurance Corp., et al., Case No.: 08-CA-21533 Div. C 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa Florida
  • AFO Imaging, Inc. v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., et al., Case No. 08-CA-021531-I Div. C 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa Florida
  • Galura, et al. vs. Sonic Automotive, Inc. Case No.: 02-12274, Div. B, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • Gilley v. Ernie Haire Ford, Inc., Case No.  02-8101 Div. I ., 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • Veal v. Crown Auto Dealerships, Inc., Case No. 8:04-CV-0323-T-27MSS, United States District Court, M.D. Fla., Tampa Division
  • Pope v. Charter Warranty, L.L.C., Case No.: 06-000083, Div. A, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • Mantzouris, et al. v. Scarritt Motor Group, Inc., Case No.: 03-CV0015-T-30, United States District Court, M.D. Fla., Tampa Division
  • Croxall, et al. v. Asbury Automotive, L.P., Case No.: 03-6201, Div. C, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
  • Cotten, et al. v. Ferman Management Services Corporation, et al., Case No.: 02-08115, Div. A, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida

Biography

  • Loves his family, music, Gator football, travel, art and culinary interests