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Eric N. Appleton

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6404
F: 813.223.9620

Eric Appleton has over a decade of experience representing real estate owners, commercial associations and residential community associations throughout Florida.  Mr. Appleton's practice focuses on assisting association officers, directors and property managers with corporate operations, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and transactions.  Mr. Appleton has represented real property owners, commercial associations and residential community associations in complex disputes with residents, tenants, lenders, insurance carriers, neighboring property owners, vendors and developers at mediation, arbitration and trial.  Mr. Appleton also has considerable experience litigating collection and foreclosure actions, as well as property damage claims in Florida.  Mr. Appleton is also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court mediator.

Mr. Appleton has frequently appeared as a lecturer at various events sponsored by The Florida Bar, the Community Associations Institute, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and Lorman Education Services.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Florida Bar

  • Construction Law Committee
  • Condominium and Planned Development Law Committee

American Bar Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Co-Chair, 2006-2009
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute, Member

Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter

Certified Circuit Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court

Honors & Recognitions

Named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine, 2014

Recognized as a member of Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine, 2008 and 2012

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2009

Named to the "Florida Super Lawyers" list by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2014


University of Florida, J.D., 1998

  • University of Florida Alumni Merit Scholarship Recipient

University of Florida, B.S., 1995

  • Anderson Scholar with Distinction

Bar and Court Admissions


United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit