education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2004), Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Service to Law Center Community
  • Harvard University (B.A., 2001), President, Undergraduate Council (First African-American Woman Elected)

clerkships

  • Judge Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
Fentrice D. Driskell

Fentrice D. Driskell

Shareholder
Tampa
T: 813.229.4104
F: 813.229.4133

Fentrice Driskell is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney with significant experience representing banks and other financial institutions in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. She also defends clients throughout all stages of consumer finance litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).  Ms. Driskell partners with clients to develop policies, procedures, and compliance best practices with respect to state and federal consumer protection laws, including the TCPA. In addition, she handles commercial and contested foreclosures and works with clients to enforce creditors’ remedies in bankruptcy proceedings.

As a business litigator, Ms. Driskell has handled cases involving breach of contract, civil theft, the Uniform Commercial Code, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation clause disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She also has experience litigating civil lawsuits to recover criminal restitution.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Ms. Driskell clerked for the Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Driskell also previously interned for Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Driskell currently serves as President of the George Edgecomb Bar Association and has been selected by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” each year since 2011. In 2015, she was listed as an "Up-and-Comer" in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.