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Robert M. Fulton - Shareholder

Robert M.  Fulton


University of Florida, B.A., 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1994, Honors
  • Moot Court Board

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Robert M. Fulton - Shareholder

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Bob is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. Bob currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee. His practice primarily involves the defense of products liability, premises liability and complex tort claims. For the past several years, Bob has defended national and international clients in numerous automotive, trucking, consumer products and power tool products liability cases throughout Florida. He also has represented retailers and home builders in premises liability matters.

Bob has also represented clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, along with commercial carriers, automobile dealerships, sports franchises, and other entities in automotive and trucking accident cases.

Bob is active in both professional and Bar-related activities. He is a member of Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), and Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA). He has tried cases in federal and state courts within Florida and outside of Florida. 

Active in the community, Bob remains involved with the University of Florida Alumni Association. He was Outstanding Alumnus in 2002 for the Department of Criminology at the University of Florida and for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2003. Bob was Project Care Volunteer of the Year for Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Hillsborough County for 2001. Bob currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Lawyers with Heart for the Tampa Bay Heart Walk and is active within his church.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • le_goldseal2017
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
  • SL2018_gray

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • All Florida Federal Courts

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2011-2017)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite - Up and Comers (2007-2008)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2013-2020)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)

Published Decisions
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  • In re Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases--Report No. 09-10 (Products Liability),
    WL 1722576 SC09-1264  Supreme Court of Florida, May 17, 2012
  • Stephens v. Louisville Ladder, Inc.,
    WL 824218 8:06-CV-2299-T-30MSS  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, March 25, 2008
  • Stephens v. Louisville Ladder, Inc.,
    WL 1099101 8:06CV2299 T30MSS  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, April 10, 2007
  • Bailey as Personal Representative of Bailey v. Freightliner, LLC,
    WL 5100097 05-14354-CIV  United States District Court, S.D. Florida, January 16, 2007
  • Brady v. Chrysler Group,
    WL 1957988 07-14394-CIV  United States District Court, S.D. Florida, May 5, 2008
  • AVCO Corp. v. Neff,
    WL 793688 1D09-5531, 1D09-5548  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, March 10, 2010
  • Stephens v. Louisville Ladder, Inc.,
    WL 906724 806-CV-2299-T-30MSS  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, March 31, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Fellow
  • Network of Trial Law Firms