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August 2013


Richard A. Gilbert is Recertified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar


 Richard A. Gilbert has earned recertification as a specialist in business litigation through the Board of Legal Specialization and Education.  Gilbert is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, is a Master Emeritus in the Justice William Glenn Terrell Inn of Court, and is listed in Best Lawyers of America in both personal injury law and business litigation.  Gilbert serves on the Development Council for Bay Area Legal Services, and he has been elected the Chair of the Pre-Law Program for Miami University for 2013-2014.


Gilbert is a shareholder with de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. in Tampa.  He is a past member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, past President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and past Chairman of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar.  


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    35 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    43 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    35 years

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101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 3400
Tampa, FL, 33602

101 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 3400
Tampa, FL, 336025195



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaPeers2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
One of the 500 leading plaintiff lawyers in AmericaLaw Dragon2007
Michael Fogarty "In The Trenches"Trial Lawyers Section of Hillsborough County Bar2003
William Reece Smith Award for Public ServiceStetson University College of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholderde la Parte & Gilbert, P.A.1979 - Present
AttorneyFowler White Boggs Banker1975 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFellow of the American Bar Foundation2008 - 2008
Florida BarBoard of Governors1999 - 2003
Trial Lawyers SectionChairman1998 - 1999
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1996 - 1998
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationChairman, Trial Lawyers Section1996 - 1997
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationPresident1995 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Navarro v Austin, et alHighest medical malpractice jury award in Florida
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawdragon.comThe Verdict By John RyanN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1973
Miami University of OhioPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970