John F. Lauro

John F. Lauro


Lauro Law Firm

Recognized since 2012

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Litigation - Securities

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Mr. Lauro has an extensive national practice as a trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience. He is a native New Yorker, and his firm has offices in New York and Florida. Mr. Lauro graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He began his practice with the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis. Mr. Lauro was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he prosecuted international narcotics and white collar criminal matters. After government service, Mr. Lauro established a practice in Florida and New York, and became a partner with a national law firm. In 1994, he founded the Lauro Law Firm, which specializes in complex criminal and commercial litigation involving health care regulation, securities law, money-laundering, anti-trust, tax, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, etc. Recently, Mr. Lauro obtained a Rule 29 acquittal on behalf of the former president of Medical Manager, Inc. (later WebMD), in a complex criminal securities fraud trial.

Mr. Lauro has been continually selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers, and was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.. He participates extensively in the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and is an active member within the legal communities in Florida and New York where he frequently participates in various continuing education, writing, and speaking engagements.

Location

  • 400 North Tampa Street, 15th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

Education

  • Georgetown University, A.B. American Government and Politics, magna cum laude, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Bar Association of the City of New York - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law Inn of Court - Member Emeritus
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Tampa (2022)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tampa (2021)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tampa (2013)

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

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Fellow - American College of Trial Lawyers 2014
  • Super Lawyers of the Year 2013 - White Collar Criminal Defense
  • James H. Kynes Memorial “In The Trenches" Award
  • Best Lawyers 2012 - 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2008 - 2014
  • Chambers USA Ranked Leading Individual 2013
  • Florida Trends' - FL Legal Elite 2013
  • Best Lawyers Florida - Tampa’s Best White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney 2014

Publications

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