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Troy J. Crotts

Shareholder, Executive Committee Member,
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6445
F: 813.223.9620

Mr. Crotts' practice focuses on health care and general civil trial matters. He frequently defends clients in litigation involving physician and nursing medical negligence, motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, and general liability claims.  He has tried many cases to verdict over his 35-plus-year career and has significant trial experience.  Mr. Crotts also has experience representing health care providers before the Agency for Health Care Administration in licensing and disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Crotts has spoken to many groups and has been published on various topics, including medical malpractice.  Some of his publications and writings include: "Making Sure the Left-Hand Knows What the Right Hand is Doing: Representing Health Care Practitioners in Medical Negligence Cases"; "The Nursing Home Residents' Rights Act - A Good Idea Gone Bad!"; "Evaluation and Defense of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Cases" and "Minor Settlements - Do it Right the First Time or You May Pay Twice!" He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, was selected in 2007 as one of the Top Ten lawyers nationwide by a national and international insurance carrier, and has been regularly recognized by his peers across Florida for his defense work.  In 2022, he was named Tampa's "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense by Best Lawyers in America®; which he also received in 2015. In 2014, he received recognition in the field of Personal Injury Defense. He currently serves on the Executive Committee at Bush Ross, having previously served as Firm President and as Co-Practice Group Leader for Civil Trial and Healthcare.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer since 1994.

Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator since 2022.

Guest Lecturer in Trial Practice, Stetson College of Law

The Florida Bar

American Bar Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Pinellas County Bar Association

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

American Board of Trial Advocates

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (past member and Vice Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section)

Honors & Recognitions

Named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa for Medical Malpractice Defense (2015, 2023) and for Personal Injury Litigation (2014)

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2007
   • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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

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

Named to Top 100 Lawyers by Florida Trend Magazine

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

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


Mr. Crotts was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Sarasota, Florida.


Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986

  • Notes Editor, Stetson Law Review

University of Florida, B.S., 1983

  • Public Relations Major

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