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Experienced Attorneys, verdicts with results.
Most attorneys spend an entire career and never obtain the milestone million dollar jury verdict. But for Florin|Roebig, a Palm Harbor, Florida headquartered multi-state trial and litigation firm, landmark jury verdicts in the traditionally conservative Tampa Bay area are nothing new. Our first was in 1986 (at the time the largest jury verdict in Pinellas County, Florida history) and since that time, no Pinellas / Pasco County law firm has had more million dollar jury verdicts.
Since the founding of our firm in 1985, the average contested jury verdict obtained for their clients by Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig exceeds one million dollars ($1,000,000).
For every year since the inception of the honor in 2010, Florin|Roebig has been selected as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" by "US News and World Report" and "Best Lawyers in America." The Editorial Board of The National Law Journal named Florin Roebig as one of only 50 plaintiffs civil trial firms nationwide to its 2015 "Elite Trial Lawyers" list. Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig were recognized for this prestigious honor by The National Law Journal awards banquet in New York City in December 2015 (pictured).
Representation of national and international celebrities.
We have represented national and international celebrities, including wrestling great Hulk Hogan (medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases), former University of South Florida head football coach Jim Leavitt (wrongful termination case), New York City nationally syndicated talk show host Todd Schnitt (legal malpractice case), as well as a number of professional athletes.
In addition, we have a strategic relationship with the Jacksonville, Florida, entertainment law firm of Ossi & Najem, P.A. which has represented John Travolta (as General Counsel), the William Morris Endeavor Agency and the New York Yankees. Ossi & Najem have also performed legal work on productions starring Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, James Gandolfini, Queen Latifah, The Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Salma Hayek and others. Both Michael Ossi and Lawrence Najem are 'of Counsel' to Florin|Roebig.
In 2015, we celebrated 30 years of legal service to our community.
The firm was founded in Clearwater, Florida in 1985 by Wil Florin. Tommy Roebig joined the firm in 1986, and Michael Walker in 1988.
Up until 1991, the firm concentrated its practice to the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice and continues to do so today. In 1991 the firm expanded its practice to include employment discrimination claims (including age, race, gender, nationality, religious, and disability discrimination).
The firm later further expanded its practice to include the representation of homeowners for cases involving the negligent construction of their homes and condominiums as well as first-party insurance claims for damage to residential and commercial properties.
Young lawyers who quickly achieved a statewide reputation.
The firm quickly expanded to become one of the largest trial firms in Pinellas/Pasco counties, achieving multiple, seven-figure jury verdicts within it's first decade. In 1993, the firm constructed a teaching courtroom at Stetson University College of Law which became a centerpiece for Stetson Law School's repeated #1 national ranking in "Trial Advocacy "by U.S. News and World Report.
In 1993 the law firm partners were featured on the cover of The Stetson University College of Law Alumni Magazine (pictured) for our contributions to the law school and legal community. In 1998 Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig purchased our present 15,000 square foot trial and litigation facility (pictured on homepage).
Our state-of-the-art trial and litigation center situated on 6.2 laked and wooded acres, in the heart of North Pinellas County, Florida includes a model courtroom and an on-site trial exhibits production center.
Lawyers who give back, preparing students for their careers.
In 2006 after extensive renovations and upgrades by our firm, Stetson Law School rededicated the Florin Roebig courtroom at its Gulfport, Florida campus. The facility, originally built by the firm in 1993, is one of the largest and most technologically advanced teaching courtrooms in the nation.
The Florin Roebig Courtroom has not only regularly served as a teaching and competition classroom by the law school, but also regularly used by The Florida Second District Court of Appeals for oral argument.
In addition, since 2003 the law firm has sponsored Stetson University College of Law's annual traveling civil rights course. This award-winning legal studies course allows students the opportunity to travel the Deep South and experience famous locations critical to the nation's struggle for equal rights as well as meet with still living movement leaders.
As a result of the impact that those efforts have had on the law school and our community, in 2007, Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig were awarded the Paul May outstanding alumni award by the 10,000-member Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association.
Dedicated, compassionate, experienced attorneys.
Wil Florin, a triple Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney heads the medical malpractice group that has obtained record results in several Tampa Bay area counties. In fact, no Pinellas/Pasco attorney has obtained more contested million dollar jury verdicts (16 total, including 3 in excess of $15 million) or more million dollar medical malpractice jury verdicts (7) than Wil.
Tommy Roebig, a triple Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, leads the firm's general negligence division. Mr. Roebig's $47.4 million jury verdict in 2014 against a Tampa Bay area day spa (Essentials Massage), $41.9 million jury verdict in 2016 against Applebee's Grill and Bar, and $6.1 million jury verdict for a motorcycle accident trial in August 2017 are believed to be the largest contested jury verdicts in each of Pasco ($47.4M), Hernando ($41.9M), and Sumter ($6.1M) County histories.
Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig have represented discrimination victims from nearly every state in the nation, obtaining million-dollar plus recoveries in cases involving race discrimination, nationality discrimination, sexual harassment, class action and wrongful termination, including a $2.75 million settlement for former USF head football coach Jim Leavitt (pictured left at 2010 case press conference).
Attorneys Neil O'Brien and Luca Esposito spearhead the firm's Construction Negligence division, representing thousands of homeowners for defects related to the construction of their homes, condominiums, and commercial structures.
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Chase Florin and Attorney Kavon Smith spearhead the firm's First-Party Insurance Liability division, representing clients throughout Florida, Texas, and Colorado in cases involving the wrongful behavior of property insurance carriers in claims involving damages to residential and commercial structures.
Multi-state expansion to serve the needs of our clients.
In 2014, we opened a staffed office in Bloomington, Minnesota (located in the Minnesota Center, pictured) dedicated to the representation of those injured due to the negligent conduct of others.
We currently have eight (8) lawyers in our firm licensed to practice law in Minnesota including triple Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Michael L. Walker and three (3) attorneys who are full-time Minnesota residents in Minneapolis. In a very short period of time, we have become one of the largest plaintiff's personal injury law practices in the State of Minnesota.
In 2016, we opened a consultation office in Denver, Colorado that is limited to the prosecution of Federal Court insurance claims based on the bad faith conduct of insurers in their failure to pay policyholders in significant loss cases. Nine (9) of our lawyers are admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
In 2017, we opened a consultation office in Dallas, Texas for the prosecution of personal injury, wrongful death, and multi-district product liability claims. Wil Florin, assisted by Texas Bar member Chase Florin, heads the Dallas office and has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1980. Wil is a member of the Federal District Courts for both the Northern and Eastern districts of Texas. In addition, our other attorneys are available on a pro hac vice basis to assist in the representation of our Texas litigation clients.
Litigation that has attained worldwide attention.
Throughout the history of our firm, our cases have attained worldwide press coverage, having been featured on all of the major national television networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX), entertainment news programs such as TMZ, ESPN, Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, internationally-read newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, London's Daily Mail, and many other newspapers and online sites spanning the globe. Most recently, Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig appeared on CBS News' 48 Hours episode "The Strange Life of Dr. Schwartz," (pictured) which concerned a present wrongful death case the two are prosecuting in Florida.
Peer Recognition for a Lifetime of Achievements
In October 2018 and October 2019, respectively, Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig became only the 87th and 89th inductees to the prestigious Stetson University College of Law's Hall of Fame in the 119-year history of the school. To have been selected for the Hall of Fame, a candidate must have reached and remained at the pinnacle of their field and had a profound influence on the College of Law.
See the Stetson Hall of Fame tribute videos for Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig.
Able to quickly respond, to any event.
We have represented clients from virtually every state in the Nation. With our twin jet engined Beechcraft King Air turboprop (pictured) and/or our pressurized twin-engine Cessna Chancellor (pictured) we can quickly and efficiently respond to any adverse event, whether it occurs in a populated metropolitan area or a rural environment.
Although our clients come to us from many sources, the majority are referred by other lawyers and our past clients. There is no higher compliment that a lawyer can receive than to have others they have represented or lawyers in the community trust them with their legal problems or those of their clients. We are proud of the trust we have earned with our past clients and peers and stand ready to continue to build those relationships into the future.
Lawyers involved in their community.
To carry out our passion for community involvement, we often use our expansive grounds in Palm Harbor, Florida to host charity events, with a focus on benefitting children's organizations in the Tampa Bay area. These events include our annual Candyland Winter Wonderland (pictured), our annual Easter Egg Hunt, bicycle safety day, the skateboard challenge, family big screen outdoor movie night, physician/lawyer wiffle golf, as well as numerous other community-based events. Our 2016 Winter Wonderland and Easter egg events drew crowds approaching 10,000 and 3,000 respectively to our main office, park-like grounds.
Serving areas throughout Florida, our Palm Harbor office is both headquarters and administration for our multi-state team of board-certified trial lawyers. The Florin|Roebig legal team got its start right here in Palm Harbor in 1985, winning its first million-dollar jury verdict in 1986. Since then, Florin|Roebig has become a premier legal team for Pasco County, Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay area, and elsewhere in Florida over the past few decades. Our reputation as skilled, successful lawyers has earned us several honors and accolades, such as: being voted one of the "Best Law Firms in America" by US News and World Report, 10 years running being listed as one of the best legal teams in America by "Best Law Firms In America" being selected to the "Elite Trial Lawyers" list by The National Law Journal From our firm's inception in 1985, we have strived to become experts in areas of personal injury law. Along the way, we have added wrongful death and medical malpractice to our areas of expertise, and, most recently, employment discrimination and negligent construction. Our Practice Areas Personal injury law is our first and foremost area of expertise. However, we have now acquired competency in several other areas of law. We only represent cases for areas of law in which we are knowledgeable, as our clients deserve only the most acute attention to detail for their claims. Some of our most prominent practice areas cover the following: personal injury claims car accident claims motorcycle accident claims cast iron pipe damage claims insurance dispute claims sexual assault claims workplace discrimination claims medical malpractice claims Palm Harbor Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs If you're considering hiring a personal injury lawyer in Palm Harbor, the following answers to frequently asked questions of lawyers in our area may provide guidance and help you understand more about your potential case. Why Hire A Palm Harbor Personal Injury Lawyer? You may be wondering if hiring a lawyer to file a personal injury, car accident, or other claim in Palm Harbor is necessary. While it's not legally required to have a lawyer to represent your case, it may be in your best interest to seek legal assistance as you prepare to file your claim. If you've been injured severely, you are likely spending a lot of time in recovery. You may have doctor appointments, therapy, and spend a lot of time resting in order to heal. You may also be missing work due to your injury, which can leave you financially strained, unable to pay your bills, and facing mounting medical and other expenses. A lawyer can help you face each of these problems in turn. First and foremost, filing a personal injury claim will provide you with the compensation you need to recover financially from your injury. Florin|Roebig believes in providing clients with the best legal representation available to give them the greatest chance of winning their claim. Our personal injury cases are always on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only collect a fee if you win your case. In other words, you have nothing to lose by working with us, but stand to gain a higher chance of both winning your case and getting the compensation you deserve. How Do I Know If I Have A Case? Not every injury will warrant filing a claim. In Florida, some incidents, like car accidents, may be covered by filing an insurance claim. In other incidents, the injuries may not be severe enough to lead to life-altering impacts that result in the need for compensation. To establish your case, it's important to first review it with a lawyer who has expertise in this particular field of personal injury law. Once they review the details and documentation of your claim, they can give you a better idea of whether you have a strong case that could lead to a settlement. Florin|Roebig offers no-cost consultations to evaluate your personal injury claim. We can provide expert advice on whether your injuries and resulting expenses will be awarded damages. One factor we will need to determine is whether negligence was involved in the incident that caused your injury, and if that negligence directly led to your injury. After establishing the strength of your personal injury case, we can come up with a plan of action, if you select Florin|Roebig as your choice for legal representation. How Much Can I Win For My Case? Just as there is no way to predict the exact outcome for your case, there is no sure way of knowing the exact dollar amount you'll be awarded if you win. However, the right lawyer can review the details of your case and provide you with an educated estimate for what your claim may be worth if you do secure a settlement. Florin|Roebig attorneys have 35 years of collective experience in representing personal injury claims. Case awards total more than $1 billion for our clients, and we hold Florida courtroom records for largest contested jury verdicts in multiple counties for several areas of practice. When you choose us to stand by your side in court, you have the assurance that you will not settle for less than you deserve, even if this means taking your case to trial. How Long Will It Take To Process My Case? How long your case will take to be resolved depends on a number of factors. Giving your case the attention it deserves can take time, and some cases may last months or even years as your lawyer fights to get you awarded a fair settlement. Though it may be tempting to settle for a low offer, when you work with Florin|Roebig, we can help you persevere when times get tough to ensure you get the fairest amount of compensation in the long run. Why Choose Florin|Roebig Trial Attorneys? Since 1985, Florin|Roebig attorneys have helped injured Florida residents secure their rights and gain back what they have lost financially from their injury. More than just winning claims for our clients, our work represents a dedication to helping them safeguard against long-term financial hardship due to an injury. We are well-established in the legal industry, so we have the resources, skills, and expertise necessary to take on big insurance companies and tough legal opponents, and we're prepared to help you navigate the legal realm in order to successfully file your claim. With such a strong foundation in personal injury and other areas of law, we have developed a sense of empathy over our years of service. We will guide you through your case from a place of compassion and understanding, so you feel heard and supported every step of the way. In addition, we have a number of crucial criteria on our side, including: Long-Term Experience - Florin|Roebig has served Florida for 35 years, with personal injury as our top priority the majority of these years. A Track Record You Can Trust - More than $1 billion in case awards won for our clients, spanning a range of personal injury, product liability, construction negligence, sexual assault, and other cases. Multiple $1 Million-Dollar Settlements - Florin|Roebig not only frequently wins high settlements for clients, but has set multiple records in the state of Florida for highest contested jury verdicts. Dedication To Communities We Serve - We extend our passion for helping clients to helping the Palm Harbor community at large, using our Palm Harbor office grounds to host multiple charitable events for children's organizations. Contact Our Palm Harbor Office Today When you are ready to file a personal injury claim due to an injury from a boating accident, car accident, sexual assault, construction negligence, or another incident, look to the experts at Florin|Roebig for legal guidance. We bring decades of experience, a long record of successfully filed claims, and a history of high settlements secured for our clients. Our passion and highest focus is in helping injured victims in Florida and throughout the United States get the compensation they need to recover after a traumatic event. Instead of filing without legal aid, or accepting an insurance settlement that is far less than you deserve, contact our Palm Harbor office to work with one of the best personal injury lawyers in the Tampa Bay area.
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