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John F. Lauro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Tampa, FL

Lauro Law Firm
400 N. Tampa Street, 15th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-222-8990
Fax: 813-222-8991
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

John F. Lauro is a former federal prosecutor and an accomplished trial lawyer who has more than 25 years of experience with complex criminal cases and commercial disputes. He is also the founder of the Lauro Law Firm, a nationwide criminal defense and civil litigation law firm with offices in Tampa, Florida, and New York City. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lauro has handled a broad array of complex commercial and criminal matters, including cases involving securities fraud, computer crimes, contract disputes, health care fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and antitrust violations.

Mr. Lauro's high-profile successes have included a Rule 29 acquittal in a criminal case on behalf of the former president of Medical Manager (now WebMD), a very favorable result for a former NBA referee who had been accused of violating the federal wire fraud statute in connection with gambling activities and a dismissal of all civil claims against a Middle Eastern banking institution in connection with the Sept. 11 litigation pending in New York. Mr. Lauro's other professional accomplishments and recognitions include a D.C.A. award he received for recording the highest score on the Florida bar examination and an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Business Litigation


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About John F. Lauro

First Admitted: 1983

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Award for Highest Score on Florida Bar Examination in D.C.A.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Goldburg Inn of Court
  • New York, 1983
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Florida, 1989
  • Bar Association of the City of New York

Educational Background

  • Georgetown University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1979
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Office Location for John F. Lauro

400 N. Tampa Street
15th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-222-8990

Fax: 813-222-8991

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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