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Edward O. Savitz

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6413
F: 813.223.9620

Ed Savitz is an experienced trial and appellate attorney whose practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation.  He regularly represents corporate and individual clients at both the trial and appellate level in matters involving construction litigation, franchise litigation, intellectual property litigation, and professional liability litigation including attorney, accountant, and design professional malpractice defense.  He is also a certified mediator in federal court.  Mr. Savitz is an approved panel attorney for most professional liability insurance carriers.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Mr. Savitz is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  He is an affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects and an allied member of the Tampa Bay Chapter and Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.  Mr. Savitz is a member and has served on the Board of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  He has also served as Chairman of the University of Tampa Board of Counselors and the University of Tampa Board of Fellows and as a Trustee of the Merrie-Woode Foundation, Inc.  In addition, Mr. Savitz has been President of University Club of Tampa and Senior Warden of St. John's Episcopal Church.  He is a frequent lecturer and presenter at risk management seminars and was a member of the Advisory Council for a major lawyers’ professional liability insurance program. Mr. Savitz is an Executive Member of the Terrell Inn Chapter of the American Inns of Court.  Mr. Savitz is a recipient of the University of Florida Law Review Alumni Association Commentary Award and the Gertrude Brick Law Review Apprentice Prize.  Mr. Savitz was commissioned as a field artillery officer in the United States Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal upon his honorable discharge in 1972.  Mr. Savitz has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa for his Construction Litigation practice in 2012 and 2015.  He has also  been named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine and has been recognized as one of the top one hundred "Super Lawyers" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine.  Mr. Savitz has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors & Recognitions

Recipient of the University of Florida Law Review Alumni Association Commentary Award

Recipient of the Gertrude Brick Law Review Apprentice Prize

Commissioned as a field artillery officer in the United States Army

Awarded the Army Commendation Medal upon his honorable discharge in 1972

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and received their "Lawyer of the Year" recognition for his Construction Litigation practice, 2012, 2015

Named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine

Named to Top 100 Lawyers in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Named to Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®

Personal

Mr. Savitz was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Tampa, Florida.

Education

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1974

  • Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review

Duke University, B.A., 1969

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit