Raymond T. Elligett, Jr. ("Tom")

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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.

Education
  • Harvard Law School (1978, cum laude)
  • University of Florida (1975, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with high honors)
Certification
Professional recognition
  • Justice Harry Lee Anstead Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, 2005
  • The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section James C. Adkins Award, 2006
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents Outstanding Voluntary Past Voluntary President's Award, 2000
  • James M. McEwen Memorial Award, 2011
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Tampa's Best Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Over 100 published professional articles
  • Over 70 professional speaking engagements
Leadership
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1997-1998
  • President, Honorable Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court, 2003-2004
  • Chair, The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, 1996 -1997
  • Chair, The Florida Bar Judicial Administration, Selection & Tenure Committee, 1991 -1992
  • Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, 1991-1992, 1994-1995
  • Hillsborough Association For Women Lawyers, Board 1998-2001, Treasurer 2000-2001
Practice areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Policyholder Insurance Coverage
  • Plaintiffs' Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Professional memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section, Chair 1996-1997
    • Judicial Administration, Selection & Tenure Committee, Chair 1991-1992
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President, 1997-1998
    • Outstanding Lawyer Award, 2007
  • American Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Committee
    • Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Metropolitan Bar Caucus
    • Executive Committee, 2003-2007
  • Honorable Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court
    • Master
    • President, 2003-2004
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Bay Area Legal Services Development Council, Endowment Campaign Chair
Court admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States