Thomas Craft Staples

Managing Partner

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.

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

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

  • 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

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

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

  • Harrison v. University Hospital, Circuit Court First Circuit (Award: $3,500,000.00 1985)
  • Madden v. Sacred Heart Hospital, Circuit Court First Circuit (Award: $5,200,000.00 1989)
  • Jeffrey v. Six Flags Over Georgia, Inc, Federal Court, Northern District of Florida (Award: $3,500,000.00 1985)

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Northwest Florida Legal Services, 1999 – Present

  • English

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Phi Delta Phi