Ronnie J. Bitman is a co-founder of Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC and is considered one of Florida’s leading lawyers. Aside from handling day-to-day firm operations, he has litigated a wide range of complex and unique matters, which gained him recognition as one of Florida Trend’s Rising Stars, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Florida SuperLawyers, and the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award winner.
Ronnie has handled an array of complex commercial matters ranging from consumer fraud class actions, contract and employment disputes, trade secret litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practice matters, intellectual property litigation, business and partnership disputes, personal injury actions, wrongful death actions, numerous appeals, and multiple business transactions.
Ronnie is general counsel to several major business clients, handling many aspects of overall business strategy, litigation prevention, transactions, litigation, and appeals. He is a mainstay in Florida’s consumer financial services litigation scene, representing banks and mortgage servicing clients in highly contested litigation and appellate matters.
Additionally, Ronnie acts as local counsel for various out-of-state firms, handling difficult litigation for major corporations and acts in the same capacity for high-profile celebrity clientele such as Justin Bieber, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, and Lindsay Lohan.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||06/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Florida Legal Elite™||Florida Trend Magazine||2016|
|Rising Stars™||Super Lawyers||2014|
|40 Under 40™||Orlando Business Journal||2014|
|Rising Stars™||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Stars™||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Florida Legal Elite Up and Comers™||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Partner||Pearson Bitman LLP||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Roth JCC of Greater Orlando||President||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||N/A|
|George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association Committee on Business Torts Litigation||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association Committee on Class Actions and Derivative Suits||Member||N/A|
|Federal Communications Law Journal||Rocking Wrigley: The Chicago Cubs’ Off-Field Struggle to Compete for Ticket Sales with its Rooftop Neighbors||2004|
|Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||B.A.||2000|
|Virgilio v. Ryland Group, Inc.|