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JOHN P. O'FLANAGAN
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Tampa

501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700
Tampa, Florida 33602

T (813) 222-1177
F (813) 222-3066

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John P. O'Flanagan practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on aviation torts, products liability, vehicular torts, premises liability, professional liability, and claims arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Attorney, January 1999 to October 2008
  • Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Felony Division, Pinellas County, FL
    Assistant State Attorney, Febuary 1997 to January 2001
  • Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Hon. Robert F. Fischer, Annapolis, MD
    Judicial Clerk, August 1995 to February 1997
  • National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA
    Legal Intern, May 1993 to May 1995
  • Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Pinellas County, FL
    Legal Intern, May 1994 to August 1994

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Amazing Case - Defending the Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit," Speaker, 2008 Young Lawyers Seminar, Defense Research Institute, Lake Buena Vista, FL, June 2008
  • "Defending the Multi-Million Dollar Damage Claim: Stewart vs. Learjet, A Case Study," Co-Authored with Robert Bourgeois, Presentation at IADC 2007 Annual Meeting
  • "Forum Non Conveniens in Aviation Torts," Co-Authored with Robert Bourgeois, Presentation at DRI Product Liability 2006 Annual Meeting
  • "Spoliation: Sword or Shield?" Co-Authored with Frank Gassler and Jeff James, at the DRI Product Liability Conference Manual, February 2004;  Reprinted in Australian Product Liability Report, Vol. 15, No. 3 and 4, April 2004, May 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association: Product Liability Committee; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; Aviation Litigation Sector
  • The Florida Bar: Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Trial Lawyers Section
  • International Association of Defense Counsel: Aviation Section
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Property Damage Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
EDUCATION
  • J.D., cum laude, The American University, Washington College of Law, 1995
  • B.A., With Honors, Eckerd College, 1992
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
  • Maryland (inactive)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Up-and-Coming Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2010, 2013-2017
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2012-2014, 2016-2018
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2012, Personal Injury Litigation – Tampa