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Robert B. Gough, III - Shareholder

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813.227.8452
Robert B. Gough, III

Education

University of Florida, B.A., 1987
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1990, Honors

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Robert B. Gough, III - Shareholder

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Rob is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. He handles various types of commercial, construction and personal injury litigation.

Rob has worked extensively with the firm’s product liability defense group defending automobile manufacturers and automobile dealerships, as well as manufacturers of drug and medical device and recreational equipment. He also handles litigation and arbitrations involving allegations of construction-related defects and has represented numerous clients in various industries against consumer-related claims of deceptive and unfair trade practices.

Rob has defended a number of class-action lawsuits involving an array of allegations including toxic torts. Over the years, he has litigated numerous non-compete cases in state and federal courts and before the National Association of Securities Dealers and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Rob is a member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church. He is also active in the community as he is involved with various organizations including Hyde Park Preservation Inc., The Tampa Club, The Economic Club of Tampa and Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Inc.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All 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

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020)
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2009)

Published Decisions
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  • Merrill Lynch v. Murvin,
    WL 528605 609-CV-329-ORL-18DAB  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division, March 2, 2009
  • Variable Annuity Life Ins. Co. v. Hausinger,
    WL 1196009 2D05-5305  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, May 5, 2006
  • Biomet, Inc. v. Fleury,
    WL 2806679 2D04-5179  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, October 28, 2005
  • Jacobs v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.,
    WL 23126168 01-944-CIV-BANDSTRA, 01944CIVMIDDLEBROOKS  United States District Court, S.D. Florida, July 16, 2003
  • CH2M Hill Southeast, Inc. v. Pinellas County,
    WL 336309 95-02932  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, June 20, 1997
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith Inc. v. Kurgis,
    WL 4710919 208-CV-777-FTM-99DNF  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division, October 23, 2008
  • Fleury v. Biomet, Inc.,
    WL 22955935 2D02-2103  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, December 17, 2003
  • Universal Imports, Inc. v. Federal Exp. Corp.,
    WL 2952843 808-CV-00309-T-30TGW  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, July 30, 2008
  • Walack v. Worldwide Machinery Sales, Inc.,
    WL 21999384 8:00-CV-275-T-23EAJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, July 28, 2003

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Inc.
  • Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
  • Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association