Gary L. Sasso

Gary L. Sasso


Carlton Fields, P.A.

Recognized since 2005

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Appellate Practice
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Gary Sasso represents business clients in securities fraud and consumer fraud class actions and other complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, in the financial services industry, energy sector, products manufacturing industry, and services sector. Mr. Sasso has tried cases in the areas of securities fraud, business contracts, products liability, professional malpractice, employment discrimination and termination, eminent domain, bankruptcy, construction, administrative law, and land use in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Mr. Sasso has argued appeals on diverse issues including business fraud, federal and state constitutional claims, products liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, national bank regulation, employment discrimination, federal occupational safety and health regulation, eminent domain, county taxation, and public utilities law.

Before joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Sasso worked as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White on the United States Supreme Court; and as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Location

  • Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, Suite 1000
    4221 West Boy Scout Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33607-5780

Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Gender Diversity Task Force (2016-2017) - Member
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Death Penalty Steering Committee (2008-2010)
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation - Jury Innovation Task Force (2009-2010) Council Member (2003-2006) Task Force on Independence of the Judiciary, Co-Chair (2006-2007) Task Force on Vision Implementation (2006) Editor-in-Chief, Litigation (published by the ABA Section of Litigation) (2001-2
  • American Heart Association - Chair, 2008 Heart Ball
  • American Law Institute (ALI) - Council (2011-present), Executive Committee (2012-present)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Board of Directors (2012-present) Talent Development, Vice Chair (2012-present)
  • Straz Performing Arts Center - Board of Trustees (2008-present), Chair (2014-Present), Vice-Chair (2012-2014) Chair, Broadway Ball (2011)
  • Tampa Bay Partnership - Chair, Board of Directors (November 2009-November 2010), Executive Committee (2008-2016)
  • Tampa Museum of Art - Board of Trustees (2013-2016)
  • The Florida Council of 100 - Board of Directors
  • Tocqueville Society, United Way of Tampa Bay - Chair (2010)
  • United Way Suncoast - Chair, Regional Board of Directors (2012-2013)

Carlton Fields, P.A.
Los Angeles, California

116 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

32 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Appellate Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Tampa (2018)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Tampa (2017)
  • Appellate Practice, Tampa (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Appellate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defendants
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Securities
  • Toxic Tort

Awards:

  • Recipient, Tampa Connection's Tampa Citizen of the Year Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Diversity Best Practices' CEO Diversity Leadership Award (2008)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers (2006-2016)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend's Florida Hall of Fame (top 100 lawyers), Florida Legal Elite (2004-2016) (representing the top 1.6% of all attorneys practicing in Florida), and as one of Florida Legal Elite's "Top Managing Partners: Head of the F
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2016); Florida Super Lawyers' Top 10 and Top 100 (2013)
  • Inductee, Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Listed in Lawdragon's 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Awarded Peter McCall Prize for attaining the highest grades in law school graduating class
  • Awarded Carrye G. Barkenkopf Scholarship at Penn Law School for first in class ranking

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Embracing Diversity


by Gary Sasso

Beyond Statistics

Embracing Diversity

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