Raymond T. Elligett, Jr. ("Tom")
Raymond T. Elligett, Jr. — better known as Tom — is an experienced appellate and trial lawyer who has been at the forefront of personal injury, insurance, eminent domain and commercial litigation and appeals. Tom has participated in over 500 appeals since 1978, when he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Tom has chaired the Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and chaired The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section from 1996 to 1997. He has co-authored the book Florida Appellate Practice and Advocacy, now in its sixth edition, with the late Judge John M. Scheb, and has written over 100 published professional articles and participated in over 70 professional speaking engagements
Tom has taught appellate practice as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law for over 25 years. In addition to teaching as an adjunct law professor, he participates in the Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Program at Roosevelt Elementary School in Tampa. Tom has also served on the Development Council for Bay Area Legal Services, which provides legal services to the poor and working poor.