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Ezequiel Lugo

Tampa 501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700 Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 574-8543 (813) 222-3066

Quick Look

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.

Representative Experience

  • 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

Presentations and Publications


  • “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)

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association