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The firm was established in 2000 after Mr. Eckard went into private practice after leaving the State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. He has tried over 30 jury trials and over 100 bench trials.

Mr. Eckard has been a member of the US/Cuba Legal Forum, a not for profit organization designed to foster ties with Cuban Lawyers in Cuba, to normalize trade relations between the United States and Cuba and to explore legal issues effecting U.S. entities doing or wishing to do business there. Mr. Eckard has written several articles including "Doing Business in Cuba, Now and Post-Embargo" and "Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries with a Special Comparative Study on Cuban Intellectual Property Laws." Mr. Eckard has represented various entities against the United States Treasury Department, Office Foreign Asset Controls, in regards to travel to Cuba, pursuant to 31 CFR 515 .

Mr. Eckard has served on the Board of Directors for the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association and the Barney Masterson Inns of Court.

In 2004, Mr. Eckard was part of a delegation of lawyers, federal court judges and law professors that participated in a joint-cooperation agreement with the City of St. Petersburg, Russia and its legal community. The Honorable Elizabeth Kovachavich, Chief Judge, Middle District of Florida, headed the delegation. The delegation traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and participated in a weeklong legal and judicial exchange of information and ideas to help promote and assist in Russia’s legal system reforms.


Languages spoken: Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
    17 years, 120 cases
  2. Business: 10%
    17 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($200-350/hour)

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3110 Palm Harbor Blvd Ste A
Palm Harbor, FL, 346831903


DCActive 201411/29/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199901/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar2014
Victor O. Wehl Trial Advocacy AwardStetson University College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barney Masterson American Inn of Courtmember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
La Mirage v. Salon Metro et. alComplaint and Motion for TRO Denied
The Nicholas Group vs. Julia JonesPending
Suncoast Graphics Factory, Inc. vs. Ellis GraphicsInjunctive Relief was granted in favor of the PL.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Criminal Litigation SectionGo to Cuba: Do Not Pass Go, Go Directly to Jail2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawInternational law and businessLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of South FloridaExercise ScienceMA - Masters1991
University of South FloridaExercise ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Stetson College of Law Solo Practice InstituteTime Billing and Collections2013
Stetson Solo Practice InstituteTime Billing Collections2012