Angela Rodante

"Angela is a great person she is caring; she is very good at her job. They were very well prepared. I could see they did everything to the tee. I would definitely recommend Swope, Rodante. There are people on the TV, see all those commercials? I don’t know how good they are but I can tell you that Dale and Angela are very very good at what they do. "

In 2003, Angela Rodante became partner of Swope, Rodante P.A. with a focus on civil trial litigation.  Ms. Rodante handles cases involving personal injury and insurance bad faith. She is a member of The Florida Bar and is licensed to practice before the all state and federal courts in the State of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Ms. Rodante has a long history with the firm. She actually began as a runner in 1985, returned for a short time as a legal secretary, and later as a law clerk. After graduating with her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1989, she went on to earn her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1996. Angela returned to work as an associate attorney with the firm then known as the Law Offices of Dale Swope, P.A in 1997.

Ms. Rodante routinely represents clients who have been injured or wronged by insurance companies. She is committed to improving their access to the court system. With this goal in mind, she has joined numerous professional, political and social organizations.

Professional Distinctions

  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1%, 2016
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Finalist for Business Woman of the Year, 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, Martindale Hubbell and American Lawyer Media, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-Present
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell,  2012-Present
    Martindale-Hubbell does not make an independent evaluation of lawyers but relies exclusively on confidential opinions expressed by sampling selected members of the Bar and judiciary familiar with the lawyer.
  • Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, Chair’s Award, 2011
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation,  2011
  • Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2011-Present
  • Adela Gonzmart Award, Ybor City Museum Society,  2010
  • Eagle Legend Award, Florida Justice Association,  2010
  • L’Unione Italiana Ladies Auxiliary Women of Excellence Award, 2008
  • Presidential Electoral College Member, Florida, 2008

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association, 2012
  • Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
    • Immediate Past Chair, 2010-2011
    • Chair of the Board, 2009-2010
    • Chair Elect, 2008-2009
    • Treasurer, 2006-2008
    • Board of Director, 2005 – Present
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Fellow, 2010-Present
    • EAGLE, 2001-Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, 2005-2006
    • Treasurer, 2003-2004
    • Secretary, 2002-2003
    • Board of Directors, 2000- 2007
  • Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 2003-Present
  • L’UnioneItaliana, 2003-Present
  • Ferguson White American Inn of Court, 1999-2001
  • American Association for Justice, 1997-Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1997-Present
  • American Bar Association, 1996-Present

Selected Published Decisions

Macola v. Government Employees Insurance Company, 953 So. 2d 451 (Fla. 2006): in response to the questions of law certified by the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Florida held that an insurer did not extinguish its liability for bad faith under the common law of Florida by tendering its policy limits to its insured in response to the insured’s filing of a statutory civil remedy notice which alleged that the insurer had committed bad faith. A federal district court had ruled otherwise and granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer. After the Supreme Court’s decision, the Eleventh Circuit reversed the summary judgment and remanded the case back to the district court so that the plaintiffs could proceed with their suit against the insurer for bad faith.

Conklin vs. Carroll, 865 So. 2d 597 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004), rev. dism’d 871 So. 874 (Fla. 2004)