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About Swope, Rodante P.A.

When facing a catastrophic injury, you deserve experience, expertise, and results. At Swope, Rodante P.A., our injury attorneys have a proven track record of maximizing compensation for clients with complex cases. Our mission is to empower you to rebuild your life by securing the resources you need for the highest possible quality of life, despite your injuries.

At Swope Rodante, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if we recover compensation for you. This aligns our interests with yours and ensures we’re fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case. Our fees and all other aspects of our practice are governed by the Florida Bar, which upholds the highest standards of professionalism in the legal field.

Not all law firms are created equal and not all are capable of handling complex high stakes cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage. Our firm not only specializes in these areas of the law but more importantly focuses on cases involving two or three of these areas simultaneously. This experience puts our clients in the best possible position to pursue justice.

The history of our firm dates back to 1979 right here in Tampa, Florida when Dale Swope founded the firm as a solo practitioner. Since then success and the need for our expertise has driven the firm to grow, giving us the strength to fight and the experience to win. Swope, Rodante P.A. ranges in size from eight to twelve attorneys, with a total of about 30 staff, including paralegals, legal assistants, administrative personnel, and other team members.

While we have grown in order to meet the unique needs of our clients and special challenges of today’s legal environment, we made no effort to expand beyond our current size, and believe strongly that our clients will best be served by a team focused exclusively on getting the best outcome for a small number of clients. Also, unlike many law firms, we do not attempt to handle all types of legal matters. On the contrary, we have defined a tightly focused mission to handle only one thing: claims for people who have been catastrophically injured or the victims of insurance bad faith.

Experience: Our attorneys have decades of experience handling some of the biggest personal injury cases in Florida and around the country. Many of our cases are covered by local and national media.

We represented a client who suffered food poisoning from raw oysters as highlighted by the New York Post. Swope, Rodante P.A. earns $6.7 Million verdict for clients.

Our Attorneys stood up for a family who lost a loved one who died under the care of a mental health treatment facility as detailed here by WTSP 10 News Tampa Bay. Swope, Rodante P.A. files wrongful death lawsuit against Centerstone of Florida.

After a young child died while under the supervision of a Tampa Daycare our lawyers stepped in to pursue justice as covered by The Tampa Bay Times. Wrongful Death Lawsuit filed in Tampa by Swope, Rodante P.A.

When tragedy struck the Eckerd College campus a mother turned to our firm seeking justice for her daughter, details from the Tampa Bay Times. Swope, Rodante P.A. seeks justice for the wrongful death of a vibrant young woman.

When a negligent driver forever changed the life of a young motorcyclist our lawyers took on the fight, and won. Swope, Rodante P.A. obtains $3.8 Million verdict injured in Tampa Bay area Motorcycle Accident.

Our appellate team defeated GEICO at the Florida Supreme Court, where the insurer argued it was entitled to a $4M setoff. Florida Supreme Court sides with Swope, Rodante P.A. in favor of injured client, as covered by the Claims Journal.

Expertise: Our law firm and individual attorneys are regularly recognized as experts by peers and earn accreditations from various third party institutions. Some of the accolades the firm has received include:

Florida Bar Board Certification recognizes our attorneys special knowledge, skills and proficiency. It signifies our attorneys have met the Florida Bar’s highest standards. Swope, Rodante Managing Partner Dale Swope is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Partner Brent Steinberg is Board Certified in Appellate Practice.

Achieving the status of “Best Law Firms” from U.S. News and Best Lawyers every year since 2010. This is based on Best Law Firms’ proven methodology that relies on qualitative and quantitative data on legal skillset, achievements and client successes collected through a submission process managed by Best Lawyers.

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, representing the top 5% of attorneys. Swope, Rodante P.A. is please to be recognized by Super Lawyers for having several qualifying attorneys.

Martindale-Hubbel has given it’s highest rating “AV Preeminent” to most of the Swope, Rodante P.A. attorneys who have practiced long enough to qualify. The rating is one of the hardest accolades an attorney may receive as it requires input from other established attorneys with personal knowledge of the attorney. Martindale-Hubbel has also published 89 peer reviews from other attorneys with a cumulative 4.9 star rating, out of 5.

Swope, Rodante P.A. has been recognized in 2024 by BGC Attorney Search Firm as a “Top Law Firm” in Tampa, FL. This is a testament to our legal prowess and outstanding workplace culture.

While we could go on and list hundreds of accolades our attorneys have earned here, instead we encourage clients to learn more about each of our attorneys on a personal and professional level through regularly updated biographies.

Meet Our Team

Why We’re Trusted

Our clients trust us with their lives, for without the resources we obtain for our clients they may not be able to obtain life extending care and the resources which enhance their quality of life.

We have also earned the trust of attorneys throughout the state of Florida. In fact, most of our cases come from other attorneys who ask us to co-counsel with them on their largest and most important cases. Sometimes we help other attorneys find insurance coverage that isn’t obvious, in other instances our ability to break down complex fact patterns helps the client, an in every case our wealth of trial and appellate experience enhances the level of representation the client receives.

We make a deep emotional investment into improving the lives of clients, who have often been devastated by the events we are trying to vindicate. The cases are not simple. They are all over Florida, both in state and federal court, and are sometimes pushing the edge of the legal issues we care about. Cases are worked on collaboratively with senior attorneys and a team of paralegals and assistants.

Since we really do try our cases and generally expect to win them, the hours put into each case are often long and the preparation intense. But here, the whole firm works beside our injured clients trying to improve the world, one case at a time.

With so much at stake, we are keenly aware of the trust our clients place in us which makes our success more meaningful, and their gratitude heartwarming.

Client Reviews

5-Star Client Review

“Dale and Angela, along with the rest of their team did an awesome job with our case. They worked well with our other legal team that got us to this point, then they, working with our other team finished it to our complete satisfaction. We are grateful!”
– Michael T., Google Review

5-Star Client Review

“They Fought for Us!! And They Never Gave Up Hope! They actually felt the wrong that we were dealt, and they pursued justice as if we were part of their family.”
– Kelly, Google Review.

The trust our clients and other attorneys place in us is not take for granted. We work every day to maintain that trust, not only because it is critical to our business but because our success is critical to the lives of families in Tampa and throughout Florida who have suffered the worst losses imaginable.

Our Authors and Editorial Policy

Content on our website is derived from decades of experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and other complex cases. Our authors have experience working with clients from the initial investigation, through trial, appeals, and collecting on the judgement. The content is reviewed and edited by attorneys and non-attorneys who specialize in communications. The intent of these updates is to ensure our community understands the principles of law without having become an attorney. Learn more about our Attorney Authors here.

Swope, Rodante P.A.’s reputation has earned it the trust of those in the academic, legal, and business communities who have come to rely on us and cite our work. We work hard to gain the trust of our clients and their communities, we hope to earn your trust as well. Here are some of the organizations that have put their trust in us and cite us as a source.

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasailing

SpinalCord.com – https://www.spinalcord.com/spinal-cord-injury-lawyer

XINSURANCE – https://www.xinsurance.com/risk-class/water-sports-insurance/

Revere Health – https://reverehealth.com/live-better/second-impact-syndrome-dangerous-effect-multiple-concussions/

If you have read this far we hope you better understand our firm and the people who make it what it is today. If you have questions about your own situation please do not hesitate to contact us so we may help answer those questions. Whether or not we can help you our consultations are free and our team is ready to listen.

Avvo 5-Star Client Rating
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
Firm Partners have AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Board Certification from The Florida Bar
Members of the American College of Coverage Counsel
Featured in Tampa Magazine's Top Lawyers in 2023
Best Law Firms 2024 Award from Best Lawyers
Florida Legal Elite award
Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 award
Awarded "The Best Lawyers in America"
Recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the nations top one percent in 2023.
Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Our attorneys are members of the Florida Justice Association