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Thomas J. Roehn

Thomas J. Roehn

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Overview

Tom Roehn has more than 40 years of experience trying complex commercial, business, real estate, agricultural, and professional liability cases of all types to juries and courts throughout Florida. Tom represents multinational, national, and local businesses and professionals in complex lawsuits in state and federal courts. These lawsuits have required not only a thorough knowledge of substantive and regulatory laws, but also an adept use of the rules of evidence and civil procedure and an ability to persuade judges and juries. Contracts, alleged fraud in real estate deals, RICO, civil theft, business torts or disputes, claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices, professional malpractice, and failed agricultural expectations have been the areas in which Tom has tried cases to verdict.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (2006-2011)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate (2007-2020)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Tampa Litigation – Real Estate (2014)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019)
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Litigation (2008, 2010)
  • Recipient, Michael A. Fogarty "In the Trenches" Award, Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial  and Litigation Section, honored for excellence in civil trial (2007)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar 
    • Trial Lawyers Section 
    • Former Vice-Chairman, Professional Ethics Committee
    • Former Chairman, Tampa Chapter Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates 
    • Former President, Tampa Chapter
  • Appointed by The Florida Bar as counsel in several disciplinary proceedings
  • Former Chairman, Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee 13B
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 
    • Former Chairman, Trial and Litigation Section
    • Former Chairman, Ethics Committee
    • Former Chairman, Fee Arbitration Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • “Preferability of a Trial to an Arbitration Hearing,” ABA Forum on Construction Law (2011).
  • “The Application of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act,” Florida Judicial College (2010).

Credentials

Education
  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 1973)
  • Georgetown University (B.A., 1970)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 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
  • Florida State Courts

Areas of Focus

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