Jeffrey W. Warren
Jeff Warren has a nationally-recognized legal practice in Chapter 11 reorganization cases, both as a courtroom counsel and as an out-of-court negotiator and problem solver. Mr. Warren was lead bankruptcy counsel to the debtor, Celotex Corporation, in one of the largest Chapter 11 cases ever filed. He successfully argued Celotex v. Edwards before the United States Supreme Court, establishing national precedent regarding the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges. Mr. Warren’s experience in and out of court has equipped him to render advice to business clients seeking solutions for complex commercial problems. Mr. Warren is a certified Circuit Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
Past Director, President and Chair of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association.
American Bankruptcy Institute
Past Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee of The Florida Bar.
Trustee Emeritus for the University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc.
The Florida Bar
Honors & Recognitions
Mr. Warren has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in honor and recognition of his professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. As a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mr. Warren served as a Contributing Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal from 1992 to 2011. He is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, accredited by The Florida Bar. He served as Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee of The Florida Bar. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors, then President and Chair of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. Mr. Warren served as a Trustee for the University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc. from 1993 through 1998 and he has served as a Trustee Emeritus since 1999. Mr. Warren is the author of several chapters for publication of The Florida Bar and numerous articles regarding creditors’ rights issues. In 2008, the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association presented Mr. Warren with the Douglas P. McClurg Professionalism Award. Mr. Warren has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 1995, and received their 2011 and 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" recognition in the field of Bankruptcy Creditor Debtor Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation, respectively. In 2013 he was inducted into Florida's "Legal Elite Hall of Fame" by Florida Trend magazine. Mr. Warren has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2006, and was named among the top ten Florida "Super Lawyers" in 2008, 2009, and 2013-2015, and among the top one hundred in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Mr. Warren has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Warren was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and raised in Starke, Florida.
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University of Florida, J.D., 1972
University of Florida, B.S., 1969
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
United States Supreme Court