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Brent Steinberg

Brent Steinberg began his employment with Swope, Rodante P.A. as a law clerk in 2009 and joined the firm full time after graduating law school in 2010. He became a partner in 2018.

Mr. Steinberg handles catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice and insurance coverage cases throughout Florida and Georgia, at both the trial and appellate levels.

In 2019, Mr. Steinberg, along with partner Brandon Cathey and associate Daniel Greene, received the 6th highest personal injury verdict in Florida – a $30.1 million award in a traumatic brain injury case.  He has also served as lead appellate counsel in cases at Florida’s First, Second, Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Steinberg is a proud double Gator, earning his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2007, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010.  While at UF Law, he was a member of the Florida Law Review, in which he was published, and he received six “Book Awards” for the highest-class grade.

Mr. Steinberg has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine, The National Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  He has also received multiple awards from the Florida Justice Association (“FJA”).  He is a member of the FJA Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Auto Insurance Committee and Insurance Bad Faith Section. Over the past 5 years, Mr. Steinberg he has volunteered more than 1,000 hours drafting bills, authoring white papers and lobbying state legislators on a multitude of insurance and civil justice issues. He also presently serves on the board of directors of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Steinberg is a frequent lecturer on automobile insurance issues and authored a chapter titled “Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Network Companies” in Florida Automobile Insurance Law, published by the Florida Bar in 2020. He also authors a bi-monthly column in the FJA Journal titled “Tips for Auto Practitioners.”

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow.
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2018-Present).
  • Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2017-Present.
  • Member of the Florida Law Review, 2008-2010.
  • Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy at the UF College of Law, 2008-2009.
  • Class representative to the student bar association at the UF College of Law, 2007-2009.
  • Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association.
    • Chair, Auto Insurance Committee, 2016 – present.
    • Section Chair, Auto Insurance Bad Faith, 2021-present.
    • Board of Directors, 2017 – 2018, 2021-present.
    • Appellate Practice Section Director, 2020 – 2021.
  • Member of American Association for Justice.
  • Member of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.
    • Board of Directors, 2021-2023.
  • Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
  • Author of Tips for Auto Practitioners, a bi-monthly column in the Journal of the Florida Justice Association, May 2017 – June 2018, January 2021-present.
  • Frequent contributor to the FJA Reading File, a weekly online digest of the most relevant articles, news, and case law updates for members of the Florida Justice Association, November 2017- present.
  • “Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Network Companies,” Florida Automobile Insurance Law, published by The Florida Bar (2020).
  • The Graves Amendment: Putting To Death Florida’s Strict Vicarious Liability Law,
    62 FLA. L. REV. 795 (2010).
  • PFS Involving Insurance Companies, Florida Justice Association Webinar (2021)
  • Auto Insurance Case Law and Legislative Update, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, 2021.
  • Uber and Lyft Claims; Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2021.
  • Auto Insurance Legislative Review and Preview, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, 2021.
  • Insurance Coverage Bootcamp, Florida Justice Association Webinar, 2020. Co-Chair and Presenter of Auto Liability Coverage Under Florida’s Financial Responsibility Laws.
  •  Debtors’ Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2020; Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, 2021; Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2021.
  • Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) Litigation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, 2020.
  • Auto Insurance Case Law and Legislative Update, Florida Justice Association Annual Review Webinar, 2020.
  • Civil Remedy Notice Webinar, Florida Justice Association, 2019.
  • Six Ways to Lose Your Appeal During Closing Argument, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, 2019.
  • Auto Insurance Case Law and Legislative Update, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, 2019.
  • Autonomous Vehicles; A Primer on One of the Biggest Changes to Our Practice in Decades, Florida Justice Association 2019 Masters of Justice Seminar.
  • Auto Insurance Case Law and Legislative Update, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, 2017.
  • Florida Justice Association.
    • 2021  Responsible Roadways Award for “relentless perseverance to protect Florida drivers”.
    • 2018 Benjamin Franklin Award for actions in support of the FJA that have spoken louder than words ever could.
    • 2018 Roadways to the Future Award for research, drafting and expert testimony on autonomous vehicles legislation.
    • 2017 Quarter Horse Award for significant contributions during the legislative session.

 

  • “Book Awards” (for highest grade) in Trial Practice, Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Drafting, Torts, and Advanced Civil Procedure, at UF College of Law, 2007-2010.
  • Academic scholarships to attend the Canterbury School of Fort Myers, the University of Florida, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.