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Rocco Cafaro - Shareholder

Rocco Cafaro

Education

University of South Florida, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2001, Honors

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Board Certified by The Florida Bar

  • Board Certification Badge
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Rocco Cafaro - Shareholder

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Rocco is a Shareholder in the firm’s Construction & Design Group. As a Board Certified Attorney in Construction Law, his practice includes construction and design matters, commercial/business litigation, and products liability. In addition, Rocco has defended one of the world’s largest automotive corporations and numerous other large companies in products liability, premises liability, and casualty cases.

Rocco is active in professional and Bar-related activities. He served two years as an elected director on the board of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Hillsborough County Bar and currently serves in leadership positions for several organizations.

Rocco is active at First Baptist Church of Brandon and in various youth sports involving his four children. Rocco and his wife, Katie, also enjoy competing in triathlons.

Honors & Recognitions

  • 2016 Legal Elite - Florida Trend
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • All Florida Federal Courts

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2010-2011, 2013-2016)
  • Florida Trend’s Up and Comers (2007-2008)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010-2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2018)

Published Decisions
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  • JC Money Center v. Norris Systems, LLC,
    Slip Copy (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition 2012 WL 209439 2D11-95
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. January 25, 2012
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 4557256 207CV-476-FTM-34SPC
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division. December 21, 2007
  • Gottlieb v. Hansen Homes of South Florida, Inc.,
    22 So.3d 79 (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition 2009 WL 3792457 2D09-2095
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. November 13, 2009
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 8174976 2:07-CV-476-FTM-99
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Ft. Myers Division. May 18, 2009
  • Mackillop v. Parliament Coach Corp.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 3430072 09-CV-1939-T-23TBM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. October 21, 2009
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5120772 2:07-CV-476-UADNF
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 04, 2008
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5120820 2:07-CV-476UA-DNF
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 04, 2008
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5120901 207-CV-476-UADNF
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 04, 2008
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 4552564 2:07-CV-00476-FTM-36
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Ft. Myers Division. September 30, 2011
  • Acciard v. Whitney,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5120898 207-CV-476-UA-DNF
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 04, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Florida Independent Concrete & Associated Products, Inc. (FICAP)
    • Associate Member
  • Wade Boggs Award Committee Appointee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division

Publications & Presentations

  • "From Chinese Ports to American Courts, and Beyond: An Overview of Chinese Drywall in the United States." (Emily Whelchel, Lara Tibbals, co-presenters). ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Annual Spring CLE and Leadership Forum, May, 2011.