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RICHARD K. BOWERS
Shareholder
Tampa

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

T (813) 222-1151
F (813) 222-3066

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Richard K. Bowers is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney that practices in the defense of all types of trial oriented litigation, including medical malpractice, personal injury, aviation, extra contractual and property damage litigation. Mr. Bowers is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law with the Florida Bar.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Attorney, July 1988 to October 2008
  • United States Air Force Academy
    Associate Professor of Law, 1983 to 1988
  • 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL
    Judge Advocate, 1980-1983

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Presentations
  • "Voir Dire," Speaker, The Florida Defense Lawyers Association, May 1996
Publications
  • "Economic Testimony in Personal Injury Cases," Author, The Business of Insurance in Florida - Managing Recurring Problems In Florida Tort Litigation, June 12, 1996
  • "Potential Pitfalls of Appearing in Civilian Court," Author, 18 The Reporter (OTJAG) 5, December 1991
  • "Practical Considerations of Applying the Seatbelt Defense to a Wrongful Death Claim," Author, 9 Trial Advocate Quarterly 9, July, 1990
  • "The Substantive Use of Prior Statements in Child Abuse Trials," Author, 26 A.F.L.Rev. 83, 1987

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar: Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Trial Lawyers section
  • United States Air Force Reserve (Retired): Colonel
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Council
  • Florida Hospital Association
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Aviation
  • Extra Contractual Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation
EDUCATION
  • J.D., With High Honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1980
  • B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1975
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
  • Colorado
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • Colorado State Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2006-2014, 2016-2017
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2004-2011, 2014; ranked in the top 2% of practicing Florida Bar Members
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006-2017