• Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1981), with honors
  • Purdue University (B.S., 1978), with distinction

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Edward W. Gerecke

Edward W. Gerecke


Ed Gerecke is a litigator with more than 30 years’ experience defending product manufacturers. He focuses on prescription drug and medical device defense and has been a leader in developing industry-specific defenses such as preemption and expert exclusion.

From the start of a matter, Mr. Gerecke takes a tactical approach, working with clients to formulate and achieve their litigation plan consistent with overall business goals. He is an efficient, effective problem-solver who clearly communicates the information clients need to make decisions that advance their strategy. Mr. Gerecke is adept at prioritizing and planning to achieve maximum efficiencies, whether through resolution in court or by settlement.

Mr. Gerecke’s recent honors include being named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Tampa Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” and Best Lawyers’ 2016 Tampa Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year.”

Mr. Gerecke is the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device industry group leader.