Joshua E. Burnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Burnett Law, P.A.
 | 200 North Pierce Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-221-5000
Fax: 813-221-5005
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Joshua E. Burnett is a shareholder in Burnett Law, P.A. Located in Tampa, Florida, he represents individuals and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Admitted to practice in both Florida and Tennessee, Mr. Burnett is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    One portion of Mr. Burnett's practice involves personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. His cases have included medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and defective drugs and other products, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies.

    Mr. Burnett's experience has also included bad faith and other insurance coverage disputes, representing homeowners and businesses in cases involving sinkhole and hurricane damage claims, and he has handled class actions against residential property builders for improper stucco application. His commercial litigation experience has encompassed trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property infringement, unfair trade practices, banking, and real estate, in both individual lawsuits and class actions. Mr. Burnett's successful track record both in and out of the courtroom has earned him the recognition of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named to Tampa Bay Magazine's annual list of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers. Mr. Burnett is a graduate of what was then known as the University of Florida College of Law, where he served on the Florida Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor with honors in 1996.

    * 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
    • 40%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trade Secret, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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    Rising Stars: 2009

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    About Joshua Burnett

    Admitted: 1996, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named One of Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010-2013
    • AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of TN
    • 2008, Tennessee
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • 1996, Florida
    • The Florida Bar
    • Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association
    • West Pasco Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice; Florida Justice Association; The American Bar Association; Hillsborough County Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
    • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1996; Florida Law Review (Senior Galleys Editor; Senior Managing Editor); Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board; Deputy Attorney General, University of Florida Student Honor Court; Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing; Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary. University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (Major: Finance; Minor: Economics), with High Honors, 1993; graduated first in class with perfect 4.0 grade point average; Mortar Board National Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Scholastic Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Society; Anderson Scholar with Highest Honors; University of Florida H.B.A. International Business Case Competition Team (among only four (4) students selected to compete against teams from around the world in London, Ontario); Outstanding Student Scholar of the Year in the College of Business Administration.
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    Office Location for Joshua E. Burnett

    200 North Pierce Street
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-221-5000

    Fax: 813-221-5005

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