Scott T. Borders

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Morgan & Morgan
 | 201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-5505
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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    Born and raised in Tampa, Scott T. Borders has been an attorney at Morgan & Morgan since 2000. Working out of the firm's office in his native city, he now focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, helping clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Borders is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, and he has been certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar.

    Mr. Borders devotes a significant portion of his time to representing people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of health care practitioners or facilities. The medical malpractice cases, which he has handled have involved misdiagnoses, surgical errors, birth injuries and medication mistakes, among other matters, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through both negotiated settlements and jury verdicts, including several for seven-figure amounts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Borders worked on consumer protection cases, including those involving the state's lemon law as well as its Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and his track record in these matters was equally positive. His colleagues have taken note of his successes both in and out of the courtroom, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Borders majored in criminal justice at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984 and was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society. He then went on to attend Stetson University College of Law, and he participated in moot court competitions before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Borders is a member of the Florida Justice Association and other professional groups.

    *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%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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    About Scott Borders

    Admitted: 1988, Florida

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    • Rated AV Preeminent by Matindale-Hubbell
    • Named to Florida Super Lawyers List 2007 - 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The National Criminal Justice Honor Society
    • The Judicial Nominating Commission, 2010-2014
    • The American Board of Trial Advocates since 2008
    • The Florida Justice Association since 1989
    • The Hillsborough County Bar Association since 1988
    • The Florida Bar, 1988


    • Kelly v R. Martin Salzgeber, D.D.S., 2nd District Court of Appeal 2002
    • Danielle Turner v. Gunwant Dhaliwal, M.D., 2011
    • Delgado v. Courtesy Pontiac GMC-Truck, Inc, 2nd District Court of Appeal 1997
    • Mason v. Porsche Cars of North America, 5th District Court of Appeal 1993
    • Estate of Alma Davis v. Drse. Nussbaum, Palomado and Corpus, 2004
    • Degraw v. Gualtieri, 2014
    • Brent and Suzanne Starr v. Dr. Parnassa and Sebring Heart Center, 2015
    • Pandelo v. Edmonds, D.C., and Bee Ridge Chiropractic Center, LLC, d/b/a, 2015
    • Rachel Pandelo v. Darren Edmonds, D.C., Bee Ridge Chiropractic Center, LLC, d/b/a Bee Ridge Chiropractic Center, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, 1984

    Industry Groups

    • The Florida Justice Association
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    Office Location for Scott T. Borders

    201 North Franklin Street
    7th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-223-5505

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    Last Updated: 1/7/2021

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