Founded in May 2000

Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara & Bocchino, P.A., is a civil trial defense law firm representing self-insureds, insurance companies and those whom they insure throughout the state of Florida.  The firm is dedicated to defending all types of litigated matters and claims, handling litigation in both State and Federal Court.  With offices in both Tampa and Orlando, Beytin, McLaughlin is uniquely positioned to handle cases throughout Florida. Beginning as a firm specializing in defending claims brought against all healthcare practitioners, hospitals, surgery centers, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and physician extenders, the firm has expanded into all areas of insurance defense.  The firm frequently handles cases involving other types of professional liability matters, including claims against attorneys, architects, accountants, engineers, and other professionals.  We also maintain a substantial general casualty litigation practice, including product liability actions, first party insurance claims, personal injury defense of both small and catastrophic claims, premises liability cases, automobile negligence, wrongful death and bad faith actions.  Finally, the firm has extensive experience in construction defect and other property litigation. Our appellate practice handles appeals in all state and federal courts, including the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida District Courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.  The firm is also quite accomplished at defending licensing and credentialing actions, appearing routinely before the Board of Medicine for investigations by the Department of Health. The firm also handles arbitrations and administrative actions. Each of the partners and many of the associates have lectured and served as distinguished speakers in their areas of specialty. The lawyers of Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara & Bocchino, P.A., routinely give seminars for lawyers, practitioners, and corporations around the state through the National Business Institute, lead seminars in their fields as part of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, author and edit publications, including the first published Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook of The Florida Bar, and regularly provide clients with risk management seminars at their offices. Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara & Bocchino, P.A., has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to law firms.  Among the many individual distinctions our attorneys have received, we can claim the following:

  • Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers
  • Members of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
  • Members of the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar
  • President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers

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