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Tampa, Florida 33602

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Ezequiel Lugo is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Appellate Practice. His practice focuses on appeals and litigation support in Florida state courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He primarily handles appeals that involve insurance coverage disputes and casualty defense cases. Ezequiel has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings.


  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa FL
    Shareholder, March 2017 to Present
  • Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Tampa FL
    Senior Associate, 2013-2017
    Associate, 2009-2013
  • Florida Second District Court of Appeal, Lakeland/Tampa FL
    Staff Attorney to the Honorable Douglas A. Wallace, 2007-2009


  • "A Former Law Clerk's Views on Appellate Practice." Presented at the Breakfast and CLE with the Second DCA of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2011
  • Ezequiel Lugo, No Magic Words Required: A Brief Guide to Preserving Error in Florida State Courts from Opening Statements to the Discharge of the Jury, 37 No. 3 TRIAL ADVOC. Q. 19 (Summer 2018)
  • Anthony Russo & Ezequiel Lugo, Section 627.428 Attorneys' Fees & the Confession of Judgment Doctrine: What's a Court to Consider After a Post-Suit Payment?, 35 TRIAL ADVOC. Q. 25 (Fall 2016)
  • Ezequiel Lugo, Harmless Error Redefined, 25 HCBA LAWYER 22 (March - April 2015)
  • Ezequiel Lugo, The End of Terms of Court, 24 HCBA LAWYER 19 (September - October 2013)
  • Anthony Russo, Ezequiel Lugo & Jared Krukar, Certiorari Redefined: Would the "Functional Restatement" Function?, 42 STETSON L. REV. 403 (Winter 2013)
  • Ezequiel Lugo, The Conflict PCA: When an Affirmance Without Opinion Conflicts with a Written Opinion, 85 FLA. B.J. 46 (April 2011)


  • Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Appellate, Law & Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2007 (Law Review, Moot Court Board, Suzanne Armstrong Memorial Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and for Professional Conduct, Moot Court Award of Excellence, National Order of Barristers)
  • A.B., cum laude, Harvard, Biology, 1999 (Faculty of Arts and Science Scholar)
  • Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2019-2023
  • Former Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2012-2014
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law