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ROBERT E. BANKER
Shareholder / Board Member
Tampa

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

T (813) 222-1140
F (813) 222-3066

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Robert E. Banker practices in all types of litigation with special emphasis upon the defense of aviation and professional liability claims and sports law.  He is a seasoned trial lawyer who handles high profile cases.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., FL
    Attorney, June 1961 to October 2008
  • United States Air Force
    Pilot, 1956-1959

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • The Florida Bar, CLE Wrongful Death Seminar, Lecturer
  • Florida State University College of  Law , Lecturer,  "Litigation Skills"
  • IADC Trial Academy, Faculty, Boulder, Colorado
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Lecturer, "Effective Utilization of Technical Experts in Litigation" and "Engineering and the Law"
  • University of South Florida Medical School - Lecturer, Medical/Legal Problems

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Medical/Legal Committee
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers: Fellow
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice / Professional Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Sports Law
EDUCATION
  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1961 (Order of the Coif; Law Review)
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, 1956 (Beta Gamma Sigma; Honorary Business Fraternity)
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • 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, 1991-2014, 2016-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006-2008, 2010-2017
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010; ranked in the top 2% of practicing Florida Bar Members
  • Herbert G. Goldburg Award, Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2006
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2011, Personal Injury Litigation - Tampa