Amy S. Farrior

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Amy Farrior, a native of Texas, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1981, and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1986. Upon graduation from law school, Amy joined the Tampa law firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. In 1992, she joined the Tampa law firm of Schropp, Buell & Elligett, P.A., and is now a shareholder. The firm became Buell & Elligett in 2007.

Amy is admitted to practice in Florida; the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. She is Board Certified in Appellate Practice. Her practice experience includes civil appeals, commercial and personal injury litigation in several areas, including insurance coverage, contract disputes and medical malpractice.

Amy just completed her term as president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and has been a member of the HCBA's Board of Directors for many years. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. She has served as chair of the HCBA's Trial Lawyers Section and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. In addition, Amy has been editor of the HCBA's publication, The Lawyer, co-chair of the Appellate Practice Section and a member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13D. Amy is a Master in the Ferguson-White American Inn of Court and is past president of that organization. She is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Florida Bar.

Amy and her husband, Ed, have three grown children, but their house never feels particularly empty because they also have three dogs, three cats and two horses (but they don't live in the house)! In her free time, Amy enjoys exercising — everything from Pilates and weight training to spinning and horseback riding. A national Pilates magazine recently featured Amy in one of their issues.

  • University of Michigan Law School (1986, cum laude)
  • University of Virginia (1981, Bachelor of Arts in English, with distinction)
Professional recognition
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • President, Ferguson-White American Inn of Court, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, 2000-2001
  • Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, 2006-2007
Practice areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Policyholder Insurance Coverage
  • Plaintiffs' Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
Professional memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee, 1996-1999
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Treasurer, 2007-2008
    • Chair, Trial Lawyers Section, 2006-2007
    • Board of Directors, 2000-2006
    • Chair, Appellate Practice Section, 2000-2001
    • Editor, The Lawyer, 1999-2000
  • Ferguson-White American Inn of Court
    • President, 2006-2007
    • Board of Directors, 2002-2008
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors, 2007-present
Court admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States