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Hutch Pinder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

Morgan & Morgan
111 2nd Avenue NE, Suite 1600
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-318-6344
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed in Florida Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A Florida board-certified civil trial lawyer, Hutch Pinder is an attorney at the Morgan & Morgan law firm, located in all 50 states in the U.S. He works out of the office in St. Petersburg, Florida, serving people in the surrounding areas with personal injury matters, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and wrongful death.

Mr. Pinder has handled more than 50 jury trial cases throughout his legal career and recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. He has previous experience as an Assistant State Attorney, and at Morgan & Morgan, he has dealt with a range of product liability cases, class action lawsuits and mass tort claims. His vast legal knowledge and high professional standards have been lauded by his clients and fellow attorneys.

A licensed practitioner for more than a decade, Mr. Pinder serves as the president elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, and he is an active member of many legal organizations:

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar – Trial Lawyers Section
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Tampa Bay

Rooted in Florida, Mr. Pinder received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University in 2001. He pursued his legal studies at the Stetson University College of Law, where he obtained a dual degree in MBA and law in 2004. He was licensed to practice in Florida the same year, and later, he was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

Sharing his expertise on civil trial law with his peers, Mr. Pinder frequently presents at Continuing Legal Education programs, and he has written on various topics relating to personal injury lawsuits. He is also passionate about nature and strives to protect the natural marine resources in the oceans near Florida by being a part of the Coastal Conservation Association.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2019

Certificates and Credentials

About Hutch Pinder

First Admitted: 2004, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/hutch-pinder/

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers Award
  • Nominated by peers to serve as President-Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.  The St. Pete Bar has over 1,100 members and is one of the largest bar associations in the state., President-Elect St. Petersburg Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lunch Pals Volunteer at Westgate Elementary School.  I volunteered to serve as mentor to an elementary student, whom was selected by the Lunch Pals program.  The school determined that this particular student would benefit from a male mentor.  I met weekly with this student, for the duration of the school year, where we had lunch together on campus.  I found the program to be extremely rewarding.  Unfortunately for me, the student's family relocated over the summer and the student did not return to Westgate Elementary to attend fourth grade.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, 2018-Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Asian Pacific Bar Association, Tampa Bay
  • Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • Tampa Bay Trial Attorneys
  • Florida Justice Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Bar

Educational Background

  • Florida State University, B.S. Finance, 2001

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Jury Verdict:  Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 3.45 Million, 2019
  • Jury Verdict:  Bernheim v. Hurley, $145,855.58 As reflected in the public record (through court filings), this verdict was substantially in excess of Plaintiff's proposal for settlement., 2019
  • Jury Verdict: Rizzuto v. Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group, LLC 12.55 Million, 2013
  • Jury Verdict: Lock v. Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company: 1.15 Million, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I served as a speaker for this continuing legal education presentation to other attorneys., Presenter, Show Me The Money! (St. Pete Bar CLE Presentation on Attorneys' Fees, Approved by the Florida Bar), St. Petersburg Bar Association, Civil Trial Section, 2021
  • I served as a presenter to other attorneys' fees on civil trial law, specifically obtaining attorneys' fees., Presenter, Show Me The Money! Part Two. (St. Petersburg Bar Association CLE on Attorneys' Fees, Certified by Florida Bar), St. Petersburg Bar Association, Attorneys, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2021
  • "Jurisdiction and Baby Powder: It's Not Personal" (See above); "Hello Daubert, Where Do We Go From Here?" PARACLETE. St. Petersburg Bar Association, The Magazine For The Legal Profession. December 2013 / January 2014. "Navigating the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement in the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill," St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, March 2013., Author, Jurisdiction and Baby Powder: It's Not Personal, PARACLETE. St. Petersburg Bar Association, The Magazine For The Legal Profession. September/October 2019
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Office Location for Hutch Pinder

111 2nd Avenue NE
Suite 1600
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-318-6344

Last Updated: 6/7/2022

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