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RICHARD M. SEBEK
Shareholder
Tampa

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

T (813) 222-1121
F (813) 222-3066

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Richard M. Sebek's practice includes nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, admiralty and maritime, premises torts, products liability, boating accidents, construction litigation and insurance litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, 1994 to 2008
    Associate, 1987 to 1994
  • United States Coast Guard Reserve (Retired June 30, 1997)
    • Senior Reserve Legal Officer, Seventh Coast Guard District Legal Office, Miami
    • Commanding Officer, Reserve Unit, St. Petersburg, Promoted to Commander July 1991
    • Commanding Officer, Reserve Unit, Venice
    • Executive Officer, Reserve Unit, Marine Safety Office, Tampa
    • Executive Officer, Reserve Unit, St. Petersburg, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander April 1986
  • United States Coast Guard
    Active Duty Status, June 1975 to August 1984
    Detached Duty Merchant Marine Vessel Inspector, Panama City, Florida, 1981 to 1984
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office, Mobile, Alabama
    Chief of Licensing, Commercial Vessel Inspector, Investigating Officer  1978 to 1981
  • United States Coast Guard, LORAN Station, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
    Commanding Officer, 1977 to 1978         
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Cutter GENTIAN/U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BLACKTHORN, Galveston, Texas
    Served on board the GENTIAN until its decommissioning, on board replacement cutter BLACKTHORN, served as operations officer and chief navigator until 1977; 1975 to 1977

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  Presentations
  • Frequent Lecturer, National Business Institute, Inc.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Elder Law section; Health Care Law section; Military Liaison Committee
  • Maritime Law Association: Products Liability Committee; Recreational Boating Committee
  • Southeastern Admiralty Association
  • Southeast Law Institute
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Nursing Home & ALF Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice / Professional Liability
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Military Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
EDUCATION
  • J.D., With Honors, Stetson University College of Law, 1987
  • B.S., With Honors, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1975
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 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, 2005-2014, 2016-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2010-2017
  • Florida's Top Lawyers in Health Care, Florida Monthly Magazine, 2004-2006
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Stetson University College in Law, 1986
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2013; ranked in the top 2% of practicing Florida Bar Members