Overview

Over the past 25 years, Troy Fuhrman 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.

Troy serves as chair 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.

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.

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2020)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2019)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2012-2020)

Credentials & Experience

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 Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

U.S. Supreme Court

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

All Federal Courts in Florida

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Business Counsel: Board of Directors
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference: Counsel Liaison
  • The Florida Bar’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
  • Alumni Association of Vanderbilt University: Fundraising Chair
  • Alumni Association of Vanderbilt University Law School: Fundraising Chair

Newsroom

News & Insights

Articles & Publications

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

Published decisions

  • 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
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