Carlton Fields, P.A

Carlton Fields, P.A

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, 4221 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 1000 | Tampa | FL | 33607

Phone: 813-223-7000 | Fax: 813-229-4133

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Year of establishment 1901 Number of partners 184
Number of offices 10 Partner to associate ratio 2.70
Biggest office Tampa Percentage of women attorneys 29.60
Number of attorneys 277 Percentage of minority attorneys 18.80
Number of associates 68 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.50
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Carlton Fields, P.A Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The staff here needs to distribute the workload more evenly between employees. It can become difficult managing work time and outside activities when you are constantly working for the firm.

Pros: This is a great place to establish yourself. The firm pushes it's employees to deliver the highest of quality work and does so in a very professional manner. With accommodating workspaces, competitive salaries, and ample time off, this firm goes above and beyond to meet the needs of every single employee. It was a great learning experience working with the wonderful staff here.

Cons: As is with most firms, workload is heavy. You need to be on your best performance to keep up with the demanding work that goes in and out of these offices every day. Finding advancement within the law firm is also an exhausting task.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Management needs to do a better job when hiring employees. Having enough people is important, but having to constantly let people go doesn't look good for morale.

Pros: Management at this firm is some of the best I have ever worked with. They treat employees just like family and everyone gets along very well. They also offer meetings on Fridays to celebrate a good work week and discuss what could be done better.

Cons: The only problem with this firm is the revolving door it creates. Management seems to hire people very quickly and don't do better interviews and background checks. They just seem to want the bodies and don't care whether people have experience or not.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Carlton Fields Jorden Burt serves business clients in key industries across the country and around the globe. Through our core practices, we help our clients grow their businesses and protect their vital interests. Our national and international litigation teams are well equipped to handle the most complex business trials, arbitrations, and appeals. We have developed especially deep experience in the defense of class actions and mass actions, white collar representation, high-stakes business litigation, and government investigations. We have tried more than 1,500 cases to judgment or verdict and defended several hundred class actions across the country. We are one of only a handful of firms that have actually tried major class action cases. In the life insurance and financial product liability areas, alone, our financial services industry attorneys have handled more than 300 class actions. The cases we handle cut across every subject area, including consumer and business fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement, contracts, shareholder disputes, antitrust, insurance, securities, products liability, construction, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, telecommunications, energy, constitutional claims, international and domestic arbitration, and federal and state governmental disputes. Our firm also advises clients on sophisticated business transactions across a range of issues and industries. With a strong presence in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami, we offer focused guidance on domestic and international matters and handle a wide variety of transactions for clients throughout the country and internationally. We counsel them on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax planning, and ERISA, and provide state regulatory counseling to clients in the life insurance and financial services sectors, the energy sector, and other key industries. We also cater to high-growth clients, including technology-based companies, advising them on capital formation, debt financing, corporate governance and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and disclosures, tax planning, and cyber-security concerns. Additionally, we offer our business clients the guidance they need to identify and protect their tangible and intangible assets, including intellectual property, and to manage their immigration and labor and employment issues. We also handle all phases of real property site acquisition and disposition, financing, permitting, and development. Our government consultants have extensive expertise dealing with federal and state regulators, legislative bodies, and executive agencies on a wide range of issues, including insurance and tort reform, health care, financial regulation, government investigations, and enforcement actions.

Practice Areas

Carlton Fields, P.A practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Asbestos
  • Aviation
  • Distressed Asset And Workout
  • Eminent Domain
  • Estates Trusts And Probate
  • Family Law
  • Food Beverage Dietary Supplement And Personal Care Products
  • Franchise Law
  • Media Entertainment Sports And Gaming
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical And Medical Device
  • Private Equity And Venture Capital
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Tax Litigation And Controversy
  • Title Insurance Litigation
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy And Creditors' Rights
  • Community Condominium And Resort Development
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Transactions
  • Consumer Finance And Banking
  • Corporate
  • Data Privacy And Cybersecurity
  • Discovery
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Executive Services
  • Experts
  • Immigration
  • International
  • Land Use And Zoning
  • Leasing And Management
  • Lobbying
  • Products And Toxic Tort Liability
  • Qui Tam
  • Whistleblower Defense
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Securities And Derivative Litigation
  • Securities Transactions And Compliance
  • Taxation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Appellate And Trial Support
  • Business Transactions
  • Construction
  • Financial Services - Regulatory
  • Financial Services And Insurance Litigation
  • Government Law And Consulting
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property And Technology
  • Labor And Employment And Erisa
  • National Class Actions
  • National Trial Practice
  • Real Estate And Commercial Finance
  • Task Forces
  • White Collar Crime And Government Investigations

Hiring Criteria

Carlton Fields, P.A follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Competitive class standing. Law review participation and publication and moot court success a plus.

Pro bono

As both lawyers and citizens we believe in putting our time, energy, and specialized skills and knowledge to work for the people and causes that most need them. There's much to do, and we feel fortunate to be able to pitch in through pro bono and community service. Some of our most experienced lawyers set the tone, which is evident in every office, and at every level. We've found that our programs, policies, partnerships, and hard work reward us as well as those we serve.

Carlton Fields, P.A Awards and Recognitions

Gwynne A. Young Receives 2012 Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Hillsborough County Bar Association

David R. Punzak Receives Roy G. Harrell, Jr. Leadership Award

Kenneth A. Tinkler Receives Paul S. Buchman Award

Equity-Based Awards and Compensation

New Decision Addressing Punitive Damages Award for Excessiveness Under Federal Law

Gwynne A. Young Receives 2012 Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Hillsborough County Bar Association

Kenneth A. Tinkler Receives Paul S. Buchman Award


Hiring and advancing diverse attorneys has been a core component of our firm culture since long before the practice gained currency in the legal marketplace. We continually assess and launch initiatives that include:

Summer associate program

Our summer associate program is an important part of our associate hiring program. Former Carlton Fields Jorden Burt summer associates make up a majority of each year's fall entry-level associate class.

The program strives to provide summer associates with a realistic view of life as a Carlton Fields Jorden Burt attorney, and to expose them to as many different practice groups and lawyers as possible. Summer associates have opportunities to meet with firm clients to observe and participate in all aspects of the firm's practice, whether in the office, at the closing table, or in the courtroom.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt summer associates have the opportunity to work with firm attorneys at all levels of experience, including the most senior. The firm encourages summer associates to participate in its pro bono initiatives and programs with local legal aid societies. Additionally, there are opportunities for summer associates to participate in Bar, civic, and community activities.

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