Overview

Courtney Burroughs’ practice primarily involves defending product manufacturers and companies against claims for personal injuries, wrongful death, premises liability, and other tort claims. She has defended clients in trucking, automotive, consumer products, power tool, and industrial accident liability cases throughout Florida. She has also defended hotel chains, retail stores, and residential complexes in premise liability and negligent security claims. As a former prosecutor, she also represents individuals or companies facing criminal or administrative charges. Previously, Courtney was Assistant State Attorney in Miami, where she prosecuted first-degree, life and capital felonies involving manslaughter, attempted homicide, armed robberies, drug trafficking, and burglaries. As a prosecutor, she gained invaluable trial and investigation experience. 

Courtney graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. In law school, she successfully defended clients in removal proceedings and earned awards in Criminal Evidence Workshop and Litigation Skills. Prior to attending law school, Courtney worked in Russia as a Fulbright Scholar. Courtney speaks Russian, Spanish and Italian and earned a Critical Language Enhancement Award to study Russian.

Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys HIIT workouts, kayaking, reading, cooking new recipes, and volunteering with The Junior League of Tampa.

Credentials & Experience

Education

University at Buffalo, B.S., 2014, summa cum laude

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2018 cum laude

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association 

Court Admissions

Southern District of Florida

Middle District of Florida

Northern District of Florida, pending

Languages

  • English, Russian, Italian, Spanish 

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • YLD Pro Bono Committee
  • Florida Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Fulbright Alumni Association of Mid-Florida
  • Junior League of Tampa
  • League of Prosecutors
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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