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Mr. Staggs has been certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification.  Mr. Staggs is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Mr. Staggs has authored numerous articles, including articles published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and the University of Florida Law Review. He has also authored several chapters for publications of the Florida Bar.  Mr. Staggs has been named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine and has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.  Mr. Staggs has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 50%
  2. Debt Agreements: 25%
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%



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Bush Ross, P.A.

1801 North Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602-2656


FLMember in Good Standing199306/21/2016
NYCurrently registered 198907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2013
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2011
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2010
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2008
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawN/A2008
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawN/A2007
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawN/A2006
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawN/A2005
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy Board of CertificationMemberN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Leadership TampaMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re CelotexN/A
In re Governmental Risk Insurance TrustN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Creditor' and Debtors' Practice in Florida, Third Edition, 2007Considerations Involving CorporationsN/A
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalCritical Vendor OrdersN/A
Rutgers Computer and Technology Law JournalLessors of Computer Equipment: Do They Receive Fair Treatment Under the Bankruptcy Code?N/A
University of Florida Law ReviewPatent Danger DoctrineN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985