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Troy A. Fuhrman - Shareholder

Troy A. Fuhrman

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1990, magna cum laude
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Order of the Coif
  • Vanderbilt Law Review
    • Editor 
  • Moot Court Board

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Troy A. Fuhrman - Shareholder

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Troy is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Department and serves as the Practice Manager of the firm’s Tobacco Litigation Group.  His practice has focused on defending national clients in high stakes product liability litigation for the pharmaceutical, technology, commercial and consumer product manufacturing sectors.

Over the past twenty years, Troy has been extensively involved at both the trial and appellate levels in representing R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in state and federal courts throughout Florida.  Currently, Troy serves as both Trial and Case Managing Counsel for R. J. Reynolds in over one thousand cases pending in the state.  He has also recently served as lead counsel for an international corporation regarding an industry-wide constitutional challenge to the Florida Supreme Court.

Active in both professional and Bar-related activities, Troy has served as Counsel Liaison for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference in Atlanta, and he has served on The Florida Bar’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee.  Troy has also been elected to the Board of Directors of Business Counsel, Inc., an international organization consisting of major law firms throughout North and South America, Europe and China.

Troy is very involved with The Alumni Association of both Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Law School.  As an avid supporter of Vanderbilt, over the last several years he has also served as Fundraising Chair for both the University and the Law School.

Representative experience as counsel for:

Major cigarette manufacturers in smoking and health litigation
International corporation regarding industry-wide constitutional challenges
International cellular phone company in defense of product defect claims

Honors & Recognitions

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

  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Florida Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2012-2020)
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2019)
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)

Published Decisions
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  • Ramirez v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 3327947 2D09-2386  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 25, 2010
  • Stewart v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.,
    WL 4151331 8:08-CV-812-T-30TGW  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, September 4, 2008
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Boudinot,
    WL 2477574 2D09-185  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 14, 2009
  • McGhee v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 751507 5D10-1845  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, March 9, 2012
  • Campos v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 751508 5D10-1846  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, March 9, 2012
  • Tianvan v. AVCO Corp.,
    WL 840482 4D04-2498  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, April 13, 2005
  • Chandler v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 4866070 808-CV-1799-T-33EAJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, November 10, 2008
  • Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    830 So.2d 854, District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 30, 2002
  • Chandler v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 3794666 8:08-CV-1799-T-33EAJ  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, August 26, 2011
  • Kelly v. Philip Morris USA Inc.,
    WL 4414924 2D11-109 District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 23, 2011
  • Hargroves v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 2808231 2D07-204  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 28, 2007
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Kenyon,
    WL 1396061 2D02-1667  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, June 28, 2002
  • In re Gulf Coast Orthopedic Center-Alfred O. Bonati, M.D., P.A.,
    WL 33288824 96-14739-8P1, 00-360  United States Bankruptcy Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, August 30, 2000
  • Niemi v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.,
    WL 22187140 2D03-2600  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, September 24, 2003
  • Bishop ex rel. Estate of Ramsay v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 3758642 5D11-2004  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, August 31, 2012
  • Intermedia Communications, Inc. v. Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc.,
    WL 33647065 8:00CV1410-T-24(C)  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, December 15, 2000
  • Laschke v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
    WL 813275 2D02-1804  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 16, 2004
  • Unkel v. Liggett Group Inc.,
    WL 200046 96-1683-CV-7-17B, 96-1716-CV-T-17B, 96-1710-CV-T-17B, 96-1712-CV-T-17B, 96-1701-CV-T-17B, 96-1689-CV-T-17B, 96-2281-CV-T-17B, 97-580-CV-T-17B, 96-1707-CV-T-17B, 96-1695-CV-T-17B, 96-1698-CV-T-17B, 96-2294-CV-T-17B, 96-2885-CV-T-17B, 96-2640-CV-T-17B, 97-582-CV-T-17B  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, April 10, 1997
  • Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al,
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District. August 4, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Business Counsel
    • Board of Directors
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Publications & Presentations

Attorney Moderator: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference
Deposing Plaintiff's Liability Expert
The Defense: Florida Defense Lawyers Association

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