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Brian W. Schaffnit

Partner
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2261
Fax813.229.1660
bschaffnit@slk-law.com

Assistant

Mandy Desilles
Direct813.227.2236
mdesilles@slk-law.com

Brian represents businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and administrative matters.  Clients turn to him for tenacious representation with a client-focused approach. He recognizes the importance of listening to client goals and working closely and collaboratively with each client to develop a strategy designed to achieve those goals. Brian zealously advocates for his clients in a wide array of matters, including:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Negligence & Wrongful Death
  • Construction Defects
  • Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Community Associations

An experienced litigator, Brian has obtained summary judgments and jury verdicts for Plaintiffs and Defendants; tried arbitration cases to award; and, successfully defended clients against professional license complaints.  Brian also counsels clients on non-litigation matters.                    

Beyond the courtroom, Brian enjoys coaching youth baseball and flag football.

Honors

  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Tampa Bay Seminole Club, Board of Directors

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Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1998

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2011
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003

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