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Joseph M. Rooth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in New Port Richey, FL

Rooth Law Firm P.A.
8212 Massachusetts Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-478-2826
Fax: 727-849-0499
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Florida Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%), Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph M. Rooth is the founder of Rooth Law Firm, P.A., located in New Port Richey, Florida. Representing clients throughout Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Hillsborough counties, he focuses his practice primarily on helping victims of workplace injuries or occupational diseases to obtain their rightful workers' compensation benefits. Mr. Rooth also assists clients who are seeking benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance. He is certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law by The Florida Bar.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Rooth attended Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991. He then moved to Florida and pursued his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1994. Mr. Rooth is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Having a desire to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas as well as to forge connections with fellow attorneys, Mr. Rooth is an active participant in several legal organizations. His memberships include the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the West Pasco and Clearwater bar associations. Mr. Rooth has also served on the board of directors of Florida Workers' Advocates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers in the state, and he is a former chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his track record and high degree of ethics, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Social Security Disability


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2009

Certificates and Credentials

About Joseph M. Rooth

First Admitted: 1994

Professional Webpage:


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2011
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Stetson University College of Law, 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation law by the Florida Bar Association, 2000
  • Re-Certified by the Florida Bar for Workers' Compensation , 2020
  • Re-Certified by the Florida Bar for Workers' Compensation, 2015
  • Re-Certified by the Florida Bar for Workers' Compensation, 2015
  • Re-Certified by the Florida Bar for Workers' Compensation 2005; 2010; and 2015, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Mediation Strategies, Florida Workers' Compensation Forum, 2012
  • Speaker, Winning Mediation Strategies, Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Honored Hero Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Tampa, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Program Chair for Tampa Bay Workers Compensation and Disability Inn of Court, 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Workers’ Advocates, Member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Chairman
  • West Pasco Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Tampa Bay Board of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.  , 2021
  • Tampa Bay Board of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. , 2020
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Office Location for Joseph M. Rooth

8212 Massachusetts Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34653

Phone: 727-478-2826

Fax: 727-849-0499

Last Updated: 9/8/2021

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