Marjorie S. Hensel
Marjorie Hensel serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors, and is also the Practice Group Leader for the Professional Liability Group at Bush Ross. She focuses her practice primarily in the area of professional liability defense representing lawyers and law firms, accountants, architects, surveyors, engineers, insurance brokers and agents, real estate agents, travel agents, tattoo artists and cosmeticians. Ms. Hensel has a broad litigation background in both defense and plaintiff litigation. Her ability to see a case from both sides is an asset she brings to the defense of her clients at trial.
Ms. Hensel joined Bush Ross in July, 2016. Previously she was a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson and a Shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, in Tampa, Florida.
Professional & Community Affiliations
The Florida Bar
The American Bar Association
The Hillsborough County Bar Association
The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Honors & Recognitions
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®
Florida's "Legal Elite" as named by Florida Trend Magazine, 2016-2017
Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers List by Super Lawyers Magazine (2020-2022)
Selected to the Top Lawyers List by Tampa Magazine, 2020
- Represented veterinarians before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
- Tried a case defending a Real Estate broker and obtained a defense verdict.
- Tried a legal malpractice case where obtained a directed verdict for one defendant and a defense verdict for the remaining defendants and the firm.
- Defendant granted motion for summary judgment in legal malpractice action on statute of limitations and discovery rule.
- Obtained dismissal for shareholders of law firm in AAA arbitration dispute.
- Represented a national grocery store chain in class action lawsuit filed in U.S. district court alleging violation of FACTA.
- Obtained dismissal for a foreign machinery manufacturer in products liability action on the basis of forum non conveniens.
- Defendant granted summary judgment in products liability action on basis that exercise equipment was not defectively designed.
- Defended securities brokers in class action involving mortgage backed securities.
- Defended accountant/financial planner in class action case where plaintiffs claimed the products sold were unsuitable.
- Defended officers and directors of a national racing boat organization in multi-state litigation.
- Defended class action against travel agent/planning company in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Hensel enjoys hiking, gardening and theatre. She and her family support the arts in the Tampa Bay area.
- September 15, 2021
- August 23, 2020
- June 8, 2020
- April 3, 2020
- Marjorie Hensel Discusses Legal Malpractice Claim Over Lawyer's Failure to Recover Plane Seized by DEA in Bloomberg Law ArticleJune 20, 2018
- Bush Ross to Co-Host Women's Networking Event and Marjorie Hensel to Present at 17th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management ConferenceFebruary 19, 2018
- June 22, 2017
- Bush Ross to Host Women's Networking Event and Practice Group Leader to Present at 16th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management ConferenceFebruary 8, 2017
- 'No Damages for Delay' Clause in Construction Contract Does Not Extend to Other Parties Not Named in ContractFebruary 7, 2018
- Counsel Has Duty to Have Sufficient Procedures and Protocols in Place to Ensure Timely Notice of Appealable OrdersNovember 29, 2017
- March 15, 2017
- December 14, 2016
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1988
University of California at San Diego, B.A., Political Science, 1984
Bar and Court Admissions
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Supreme Court