Early in his career, Bob Fulton was retained as state-wide counsel for an automobile manufacturer, which speaks to his ability to become a trusted advocate and counselor for his clients.

Bob currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee, and on the Diversity & Inclusion and Wellness Committees. He defends companies in products liability, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. Throughout his career, Bob has defended national and international clients in numerous automotive, trucking, consumer products and power tool products liability cases throughout Florida and in several other states. He also has represented retailers and home builders in premises liability matters. He prides himself on being responsive to clients and on bringing cases to a successful conclusion through settlement or trial, whichever is best for the client.

He has tried cases in federal and state courts within Florida and outside of Florida. He is one of the firm’s liaisons with the Trial Network.

Active in the community, 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. 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.

When not at work, Bob enjoys being outdoors – hiking, biking, walking and fishing. He is also passionate about watching and following the Florida Gators and the Duke Blue Devils.


  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyer, Litigation: Product Liability (2022-2023)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2013-2023)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2011-2017, 2022)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite - Up and Comers (2007-2008)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2024)
  • TAMPA Magazine's Top Lawyers (2023)
    • Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
    • Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

  • Benchmark Litigation: Litigation Star (2024) 

Credentials & Experience


University of Florida, B.A., 1991: Phi Beta Kappa

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1994, Honors: Moot Court Board

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

All Federal Courts in Florida


  • Regional counsel for automobile manufacturers, heavy truck manufacturers and power tool/consumer products companies in products liability, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

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


News & Insights

Published decisions

  • 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
  • AVCO Corp. v. Neff
    WL 793688 1D09-5531, 1D09-5548  District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District, March 10, 2010
  • Brady v. Chrysler Group
    WL 1957988 07-14394-CIV  United States District Court, S.D. Florida, May 5, 2008
  • Stephens v. Louisville Ladder, Inc.
    WL 906724 806-CV-2299-T-30MSS  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, March 31, 2008
  • 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


Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA. Legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by an experienced team of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.

"Bob has an absolute mastery of his legal environment." Client quote, Chambers USA 2023

Robert Fulton is commended for his expertise in product liability litigation. He has notable experience working with clients in the automotive sector. Chambers USA 2022

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