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Since 1995, Craig E. Rothburd has been a practicing attorney in the Tampa Bay area focusing his practice on complex business, corporate, commercial and health care matters. Mr. Rothburd is a Tampa, Florida, native with strong roots in the community.  In 2000, Mr. Rothburd became involved in a number of consumer based cases and since that time has devoted a considerable amount of his practice on consumer law and litigation, with a special focus on class action litigation, all of which is in addition to the firm's ongoing complex business litigation practice.

Mr. Rothburd also handles a variety of corporate law related matters, a large portion of which are devoted to representing health care providers, their groups and practices with legal issues, including but not limited to contracting and compliance.

The firm has a client base ranging from individuals, closely held corporations, to Fortune 500 companies and large class representation.  For over 20 years, Mr. Rothburd has provided high quality counsel and sound legal solutions to individuals and businesses on cases with all levels of complexity for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Rothburd is an effective and experienced attorney who not only is a highly specialized litigator, but also an award-winning attorney who has earned the respect of clients and Florida's legal community. He has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® ― a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.  He was also listed as one of Tampa’s Top Lawyers, in The National Law Journal, named as one of Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine and listed as one of the area's top lawyers in Tampa Bay Magazine’s Top Lawyers edition.

Our philosophy
We understand that it is our business to litigate not yours.  With that in mind, we strive to minimize your exposure to litigation through consultation to assist you in making informed decisions thereby  avoiding unexpected, timely and costly consequences.  In the event litigation is unavoidable, and often it is, then we formulate and implement strategies to effectively and efficiently conclude it.  It is our goal to keep our clients long term, not to exacerbate situations to generate more work short term.

With that in mind we also recognize that law is a service industry and we strive to provide you with the best service possible.  We will make ourselves available and accessible to you, keep you informed and always provide you with practical advice.  Our approach is simple, you are hiring us to provide a service for you, which is a fact we never overlook.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    21 years
  2. Corporate: 25%
    21 years


Payment types:

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    Mr. Rothburd is fair and even-keeled in all respects. Often times as attorneys we find ourselves in vehement disagreement with the attorney(s) on the other side. It is how well we adhere to standards of professionalism in those moments which ends up defining our practice. Because of that, I want to recognize Mr. Rothburd for continuing to adhere to those standards in all of our dealings, no matter how strongly we may disagree.


    Andrew Daddono Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Craig E. Rothburd, P.A.

320 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite. 700
Tampa, FL, 33606-2722


FLMember in Good Standing199506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Special Recognition - Cy Pres and Pro BonoThirteenth Judicial Circuit2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Homeless Hero - AdvocacyHillsborough Homeless Coalition2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top LawyerTampa Bay Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCraig E. Rothburd, P.A.2005 - Present
AttorneyEddy & Rothburd, P.A.2003 - 2005
Law ClerkHillsborough County Attorney's Office1995 - 1995
Associate AttorneyRobert K. Eddy & Associates, P.A.1995 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bay Ares Legal Services - Development CouncilMember2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Litigation SectionMember2002 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2002 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Bay Area Legal ServicesBoard of Directors2008 - 2013
Hillsborough County American Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - 2010
Hillsborough County American Inn of CourtBarrister2003 - 2006
Bankruptcy Bar of the Middle District of FloridaMember1996 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MRI Associates v. Dairyland InsuranceClass Settlement reached for additional payments to medical providers
Galura v. Sonic AutomotiveCase settled, payments to class.
Gilley v. Ernie Haire FordClass certified, final judgment entered.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor with Honors1994
University of FloridaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Florida Bar ConferenceClass Actions - Making a Big Impact in Consumer Protection: Analyzing Consumer Impact Cases2015
Annual Florida Bar ConferenceAttorney’s Fees Including Ethical Issues - Making a Big Impact in Consumer Protection: Analyzing Consumer Impact Cases2015
NCLC FDCPA Experienced Litigators' MeetingDebt Collector Technologies: Tricks and Traps to Spot, Exploit and Avoid,2014
NCLC Class Action SymposiumAscertainability After Carrera: Is it a Headache?2014
Florida Legal Services - Attorney's Fees TrainingLitigating Attorney's Fees2014
Hillsborough Community CollegeImportance of Copyright2013
Hillsborough Community CollegeProtecting Your Work Product - Copyright2012
Legal Services RegionalEthically Litigating Attorney's Fees2011
Hillsborough Community CollegeCopyright, Protecting Your Work Product2011
Hillsborough Community CollegeImportance of Copyright2010
Hillsborough Community CollegeCopyright, Trademark and Your Work Product2009