Thomas Craft Staples

Thomas Craft Staples

Managing Partner
Location:
Pensacola, Florida
Phone:
888-414-1326
850-696-0314
Fax:
850-438-0575
Email:
The National Trail Lawyers | Trail Lawyers This is a small law firm that handles extremely large, often complex, law suits. We have handled some of the largest medical malpractice cases in the United States. There are medical doctors on staff to review all cases. We retain expert witnesses throughout the United States to assist our clients at trial. This law firm was founded in 1973 and has served the Florida Panhandle continuously to date.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs
  • 40% Personal Injury - Plaintiffs

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1968

Published Works

  • "Obstetrics, Gynecology and Florida Law", Professional Education Systems, Inc., April, 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Florida Law, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 - Present
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 1986 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • First Circuit Justice Association, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Pensacola Community Concert Association, President
  • Split Creek Hunting Club, Member
  • Scuba Diving-Advanced and Nitrox Certifications
  • Bream Fisherman's Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney's Office, Assistant State Attorney, 1973 - 1981
  • Pensacola City Attorney's Office, Assistant City Attorney, 1976 - 1981
  • Pensacola City Attorney's Office, Legal Advisor to Pensacola Police Department, 1976 - 1981
  • United States Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1969 - 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northwest Florida Legal Services, 1999 - Present

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Phi Delta Phi