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Eric Appleton has over a decade of experience representing real estate owners, commercial associations and residential community associations throughout Florida.  Mr. Appleton's practice focuses on assisting association officers, directors and property managers with corporate operations, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and transactions.  Mr. Appleton has represented real property owners, commercial associations and residential community associations in complex disputes with residents, tenants, lenders, insurance carriers, neighboring property owners, vendors and developers at mediation, arbitration and trial.  Mr. Appleton also has considerable experience litigating collection and foreclosure actions, as well as property damage claims in Florida.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    17 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    17 years
  3. Construction: 25%
    17 years
  4. Foreclosure: 25%
    17 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin Charles Older

    Eric is a great attorney who understands the needs of his clients. He gets results.


    Benjamin Older Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Meredith A Freeman

    Eric Appleton is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Florida on Community Associations law. Our firm relies on him heavily with regard to matters related to Condominium Associations and Homeowners’ Associations. Eric works extremely hard to meet his clients’ needs and consistently provides top notch legal advice and legal services. I have worked with Eric for many years and have found him to be diligent, creative, and persistent on behalf of his clients.


    Meredith Freeman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Bush Ross, P.A.

1801 North Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602-2656


FLMember in Good Standing199906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Legal Elite Up & ComerFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Rising Star Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Legal Elite (Under 40 Up and Coming List)Florida Trend Magazine2008
Legal Elite (Under 40 Up and Coming List)Florida Trend Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBush Ross, P.A.2002 - Present
AssociateMeirose & Friscia, P.A.1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar Construction Law CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Community Associations InstituteMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law SectionCo-Chairman2008 - 2009
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationLeadership Institute2008 - 2010
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionCo-Chairman2007 - 2008
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law SectionCo-Chairman2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Greenacre Properties, Inc. v. RaoPetitioner prevailed on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough LawyerNew Condominium Law Goes Too Far2008
Hillsborough LawyerAttending to Details in Real Property Litigation 2008
Hillsborough LawyerCommunity Association Turnovers2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Associations Institute, Suncoast ChapterCommunity Association Legal Issues Panel2011
April 2011Condominium Association Collections2011
Issues Facing Today's Community Association PractitionerA Practitioner's Guide to Management and Service Contracts2009
Legal Aspects of Condominium and Homeowners AssociationsReal Estate2008
Common Issues for Real Estate LawyersReal Estate2008
HCBA Real Property Seminar, ModeratorIssues for the Real Estate Practicioner 2007
1031 Exchange Issues, Moderator 1031 Exchanges2007
Condominium Law Deconstructed Condominium Law Issues2006
Community Association IssuesTurnover of Community Associations 2006