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Bret C. Gainsford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Orlando, FL

Morgan & Morgan
20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-420-1414
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, E-Discovery, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Bret C. Gainsford is an attorney with Morgan & Morgan in Orlando, Florida, where he represents clients in personal injury claims and other cases involving issues such as product liability, wrongful death, insurance disputes and mass torts. He is the head attorney for the large law firm’s asbestos and mesothelioma litigation department.

Born and raised in South Florida, Mr. Gainsford graduated with honors from the University of Florida. After earning his law degree from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, he returned to Florida, where he worked for a defense-oriented law firm, where his practice involved premises liability, e-discovery and other issues. In 2010, he began working with Morgan & Morgan and representing plaintiffs, including people harmed by asbestos products and people injured by defective products.

Mr. Gainsford is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Diddle and Northern districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the board of the Central Florida Gator Club and has volunteered with the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation.

Morgan & Morgan was founded in Orlando in 1988 and quickly earned a reputation for helping plaintiffs recover substantial awards and settlements in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and other areas of the law. It now has well over 100 attorneys in 17 states and has recovered more than $5 billion on behalf of its clients.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%E-Discovery
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas



9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021

About Bret C. Gainsford

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, B.A., with honors, Political Science cum laude, 2003


  • Named “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, Miracle Miles 5k/15k Committee, Volunteer
  • Central Florida Gator Club, Board Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern Districts of Florida
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for Middle Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for Southern Districts of Florida
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Bar
  • Illinois Bar
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Office Location for Bret C. Gainsford

20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-420-1414

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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