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Lewis F. Collins, Jr.

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Tampa
Partner

Phone

(813) 281-1900

Address

777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
#500
Tampa, Florida
33602

Email

Practice Areas

  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Coverage Defense
  • Employment Law Group
  • Extra-Contractual
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical & Professional Malpractice Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Product Recall
  • Trucking

Education

  • Florida State University
  • Loyola University
Lewis F. Collins, Jr. is a Partner at Butler Pappas.
Lewis has over 30 years of experience in jury trials lawsuits throughout Florida.  He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990.  He is an "AV" rated Preeminent Lawyer and was recognized as a "Leading Florida Attorney" in the field of Products Liability Defense by Leading American Attorneys (an honor awarded to less than 2% of Florida Attorneys).  Lewis has been named a "Florida Super Lawyer" and was selected as one of "Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers" by his peers.  

Lewis specializes in complex commercial and catastrophic injury cases and has a vast array of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, bad faith, products liability, automobile negligence, drug and medical device, wrongful death, employment law, and professional liability defense.  

Extended Biography

Lewis has proudly served the defense community as the President of three national defense organizations: Lawyers for Civil Justice (2009 – 2010); Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (2006-07) and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (1995-96).  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute and was honored to serve as Dean of the Litigation Management College at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2001 - 2002).

In recognition of his innovative litigation style and success in the courtroom, he has authored numerous articles that have appeared in national peer-reviewed legal treatises and publications.  He is a sought after lecturer on a variety of topics including: trial tactics, persuasion, technology, legal malpractice, bad faith, leadership, products liability, discovery, ethics and total quality management. 

Lewis is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida (1979) and Colorado (1991); United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Case Types

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • ADA
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Coverage/Defense
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Automobile Claims
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • CGL
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Chemicals - Environmental Liability
  • Chemicals - Toxic Tort
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Lease Construction and Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - EIFS
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Excess Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Indemnity Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Stucco
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Contractor Controlled Insurance Program
  • Contribution Claims
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Coverage - Homeowner's
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Drugs
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Law - Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law - Whistle Blower's Act
  • Engineering Malpractice
  • Environmental - Contamination Coverage
  • Environmental - Contamination Liability
  • Environmental - Hazardous Waste Coverage
  • Environmental - Hazardous Waste Liability
  • Environmental Liability - Chemicals
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Excess Coverage
  • Explosions
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • False Arrest
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • First Party Coverage Issues
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • HO
  • Homeowner's - Coverage
  • Homeowner's - Insurance
  • Hurricane Losses
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Intellectual Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Malpractice - Engineering
  • Manufacturer Liability
  • Manufacturer Liability - Medical Devices
  • Mass Torts
  • Material Failures
  • MDL - Mass Torts
  • Medical Devices - Manufacturer Liability
  • Mold - Environmental Liability
  • Mold - Toxic Tort
  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Multi-District Litigation
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Security - Violent Crimes
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Patent Litigation
  • Personnel Disputes
  • Police Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Price Fixing
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Accounting
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Professional Malpractice - Legal
  • Professional Malpractice - Municipal Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Psychiatric/Psychological
  • Professional Malpractice - Surveyor
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Malpractice
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Slander
  • Sovereign Immunity Issues
  • Structural Collapse
  • Surveyor Malpractice
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Title VII
  • Toxic Tort - Chemicals
  • Toxic Tort - Isocyanates
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trademark/Patent Litigation
  • Transactional - Commercial Litigation
  • Trucking
  • UIM
  • UM
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Unfair Debt Collection Act
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Whistle Blower's Act