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H. Bradley Staggs

Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law
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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6415
F: 813.223.9620

Brad Staggs’ practice focuses on the restructuring and liquidation of companies in a wide array of industries.  Mr. Staggs has represented Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, institutional lenders, trustees and creditors’ committees in many complex bankruptcy cases.  Mr. Staggs also specializes in advising clients in the acquisition of distressed companies or their assets.  Mr. Staggs’ expertise encompasses mass tort Chapter 11 cases, having represented Celotex Corporation in one of the largest asbestos-related Chapter 11 cases ever filed.  In addition, Mr. Staggs has experience in insurance-related bankruptcies, having successfully confirmed a Chapter 11 plan for one of Florida’s largest workers’ compensation self-insurance trusts.  Prior to joining Bush Ross, Mr. Staggs was a member of the Business Reorganization department of the preeminent New York law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Mr. Staggs has authored numerous articles, including articles published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and the University of Florida Law Review. He has also authored several chapters for publications of the Florida Bar. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2009
   • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
   • Litigation - Bankrupcty

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

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

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


Mr. Staggs was born in San Bernardino, California and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


University of Florida, J.D., with high honors, 1988

  • Associate Editor, University of Florida Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1985

Bar and Court Admissions


New York

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York