Troy J. Crotts
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
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 "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense by Best Lawyers in America®, 2015 and 2022
Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa in the field of Personal Injury Defense by Best Lawyers in America®, 2014
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
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.
- September 15, 2021
- August 23, 2020
- June 8, 2020
- Nineteen Bush Ross Shareholders Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition, Including Two Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year"August 16, 2019
- May 30, 2019
- Seventeen Bush Ross Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Including Three Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year"August 15, 2018
- June 18, 2018
- Sixteen Bush Ross Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Including Two as "Lawyer of the Year"August 15, 2017
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986
- Notes Editor, Stetson Law Review
University of Florida, B.S., 1983
- Public Relations Major
Bar and Court Admissions