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Gus Michael Centrone

Consumer protection Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Gus

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Gus Centrone has been practicing law since 2006.  He started his career defending high-profile, white-collar criminal defendants, such as corporate executives, judges, and sports figures, typically in federal court.  His work also involved representation of  corporations, including government contractors, HMOs, and local restaurants, in internal investigations and litigation.


Centrone has defended people accused of a variety of crimes in both state and federal courts.  Those crimes range from felony drug possession/trafficking, mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, sex crimes, battery, and attempted murder.


In 2009, Centrone also began representing individuals and businesses in the area of consumer protection law, primarily representing individuals and Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Those matters involved alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Credit Repair Organizations Act, and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.


Centrone has appeared in a variety of the nation's courts, both trial and appellate, at both the state and federal level.  He has also litigated class actions and multidistrict litigation.


A Tampa native, Centrone is a graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, and has authored articles on federal sentencing and other topics. 

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Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.
100 S. Ashley Drive
Suite 1450
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
"The best law team I could have ever asked for."
It is with great pleasure and pride that I am afforded an opportunity to speak of Centrone and Shrader, PA and the caliber of representation I have received on numerous occasions. Both Gus and Brian are of the upmost ethical, forth right and just attorneys I know. Gus Centrone has represented me in several matters that I thought would haunt me forever. He has stood beside me, answered any questions that I had and put to rest any concerns that arose. He advised me on decisions I needed to make with care and honesty. Working in the legal industry myself, I have a first had knowledge of how stressful lawsuits can be for all parties involved. I can say that I truly slept well at night knowing he was by my side. I will continue to turn to Centrone and Shrader for anything that may present itself in the future. I am assured to whatever end result I know that I was represented with the best law team I could have ever asked for.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2013
Consult Mr. Centrone first! He's an excellent attorney.
Mr. Centrone is one of the best attorneys I have ever had. In my particular case he fixed what my first attorney failed to do. Mr. Centrone listened to my concerns, answered all of my questions, gave me great advice as to my legal rights, and implemented a plan of action that resulted in my desired outcome; he truly acted in my best interest. It is rare to find an attorney that has a genuine concern for their client- I felt this way through the entire process. Mr. Centrone is extremely professional, knowledgable, trustworthy, confident, and most importantly a defender and a fighter in the courtroom. Every step of the way I was informed about the happenings of my case, non of which I had to initiate. All of my phone calls and emails were answered very promptly. Mr. Centrone did for me what other attorneys would not and could not do. I cannot convey how grateful I am for Mr. Centrone's devotion to my case. From here forward Mr. Centrone will be the attorney I use in any future cases. I highly recommend him!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Centrone & Shrader, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Lash & Wilcox PL
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Lauro Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Credit Card Fraud
  • We were able to obtain a sentence of only five years probation with a period of house arrest. The client received no jail time.
  • Harrier v. Verizon Wireless Personal Communications, LP
  • See published opinion
  • In re Jones
  • See published opinion


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009


  • The Federal Lawyer
  • The Dog Days Are Over: Traffic Stops, Terry Stops, and Dog Sniffs After Rodriguez
  • 2015
  • ABA Criminal Litigation Committee
  • Calculating Loss From A Theft Of Honest Services Under The Federal Sentencing Guidelines (co-authored with Katherine Yanes)
  • 2008
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine
  • Pick Your Battles: Direct Appeals, Motions for Post-Conviction Relief, and Habeas Proceedings in Criminal Cases
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • 25th Annual Federal Sentencing Seminar
  • Plea Bargaining Panel
  • 2016
  • 18th Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines Basics
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
Endorse Gus
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable & experienced advocate."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great advocate."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gus is a conscientious, smart, and skilled attorney. He works hard to get the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Gus is resolute and knowledgeable. I would recommend Gus to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Centrone is a smart, diligent, and talented attorney with a rare blend of intellectual interest in the law and street smarts."
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Tampa Consumer protection Lawyer Gus Michael Centrone
Gus Michael Centrone
Consumer protection Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 17 years
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