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Craig Evan Rothburd

Litigation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   4 reviews

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Complex Business, Corporate, Real Estate and Class Action Litigation

    27 years

  2. Class action
    25%

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    Business transactions with emphasis on Healthcare law

    27 years

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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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Craig

Craig E. Rothburd, P.A.
320 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite. 700
Tampa, FL, 33606-2722

Reviews

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Posted by Scott | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Tampa Business Attorney
Craig is the one of the best in the Tampa Bay area. He has handled numerous cases for myself and my business. He has extensive knowledge in healthcare and contract law and has helped us for the last 12 years. His advice is second to none and his fees are reasonable. I recommend him for all your business needs!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2013
Extremely skilled subject matter expert and negotiator!
Mr. Rothburd is highly knowledgeable in his field. I would consider him to be not only a subject matter expert but he's also well respected in his field. This is important because he had a relationship with the other party's attorney. This allowed them to unemotionally negotiate my case and come to an equitable agreement that worked for all parties. He's extremely direct and factual about the circumstances. He doesn't create unrealistic expectations and works to get the best results for the clients, and not his own personal gain. I'd not only recommend him but I'd use him again if ever in the same situation, which of course I hope never happens again in my lifetime. I'm also very knowledgeable about contracts and labor law and a tough judge of character and performance. I've had to use several attorney's for various occasions throughout my career as a CEO just in my daily general business practices and Craig falls into the top 1% of the attorney's I've known and or worked with. He and his assistant, Maria are very responsive and have great follow up. They got it done in the time frame they committed to and continued to follow up through out the entire case which was just finalized on the exact date Craig requested it to be by the way. Great job by both he and Maria!
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Posted by Howard | March 1, 2013
Enthusiastically recommend
We have relied on Craig for many years for real estate, corporate and other work. Beyond having an encyclopedic mind for the law, he is outstanding at the strategic decisions that need to be made both from a legal and business standpoint. We turn to him first on every matter, even if one in an area of expertise we will know will require a specialist in another area, because we have such confidence in his instincts and judgment. I have a law degree myself and while I never practiced law, I have had numerous occasions in various positions or businesses to work with attorneys, and I have never encountered one I thought was better.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2013
Recommended
Mr. Rothburd assisted me with a complicated exit from my company in a professional and efficient manner.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Craig E. Rothburd, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Eddy & Rothburd, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Robert K. Eddy & Associates, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1994
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • MRI Associates v. Dairyland Insurance
  • Class Settlement reached for additional payments to medical providers
  • Galura v. Sonic Automotive
  • Case settled, payments to class.
  • Gilley v. Ernie Haire Ford
  • Class certified, final judgment entered.

Associations

  • Bay Ares Legal Services - Development Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bay Area Legal Services
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Hillsborough County American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Hillsborough County American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Bankruptcy Bar of the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • Legal Network
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Special Recognition - Cy Pres and Pro Bono
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Homeless Hero - Advocacy
  • Hillsborough Homeless Coalition
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Tampa Bay Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Florida Bar Conference
  • Attorney’s Fees Including Ethical Issues - Making a Big Impact in Consumer Protection: Analyzing Consumer Impact Cases
  • 2015
  • Annual Florida Bar Conference
  • Class Actions - Making a Big Impact in Consumer Protection: Analyzing Consumer Impact Cases
  • 2015
  • Florida Legal Services - Attorney's Fees Training
  • Litigating Attorney's Fees
  • 2014
  • NCLC FDCPA Experienced Litigators' Meeting
  • Debt Collector Technologies: Tricks and Traps to Spot, Exploit and Avoid,
  • 2014
  • NCLC Class Action Symposium
  • Ascertainability After Carrera: Is it a Headache?
  • 2014
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Importance of Copyright
  • 2013
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Protecting Your Work Product - Copyright
  • 2012
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Copyright, Protecting Your Work Product
  • 2011
  • Legal Services Regional
  • Ethically Litigating Attorney's Fees
  • 2011
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Importance of Copyright
  • 2010
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Copyright, Trademark and Your Work Product
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Business Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Rothburd for approximately fourteen years and have had the privilege of working with him on numerous matters over that period of time. From that experience I can state that Mr. Rothburd's competence and intuition in business and related litigation matters are matched only by his uncompromising adherence to the highest ethical standards. I highly recommend Mr. Rothburd for all matters of commercial litigation and business tort litigation."