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TERRY S. FORD
Shareholder
Tampa

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

T (813) 222-2063
F (813) 222-3066

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Terry S. Ford's practice includes defense of all types of trial oriented litigation including, vehicular torts, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, professional malpractice, employment law, and general liability claims.  In addition, he practices in workers' compensation defense of employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, December 2010 to Present
    Associate, November 2008 to November 2010
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Associate, August 2004 to October 2008
  • Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Cristal, P.A., Tampa, FL
    Associate, February 2004 to April 2004
  • DuBois & Cruickshank, P.A., Tallahassee, FL
    Associate, September 2002 to February 2004
  • Polsky, Cope, Shiffermiller, Coe & Monzon, Lincoln, NE
    Senior Law Clerk, October 2000 to August 2001

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

 Presentations
  • "Spoliation of Evidence," Rimkus 6th annual CE seminar for claims handlers and other insurance professionals, Orlando, Florida, March 2011
  • "Chinese Toxic Products from Toys to Pet Foods to Drywall," Co-Authored by Nava Ben-Avraham, Terry Ford, Jeffrey James, Michele Johnson and Petra Justice. Presented by Frank H. Gassler at the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Hot Springs, Virginia, July 2009.
   Publications
  • "Claimant Fraud in the Workers' Compensation System," Author, Fowler White Boggs Banker

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • FDLA/FJA Committee on Medicare Secondary Payer Act
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Trial Lawyers section; Technology section

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Easter Seals Florida: Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Region, 2007
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Nebraska School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., magna cum laude, East Carolina University, 1999
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
  • Florida Rising Star®, 2010-2017
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2016-2017