Mark McLaughlin was born in Maine and attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance.  


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  • JD., University of Florida College of Law, 1990
    • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
    • Moot Court Team
    • Two Time American Jurisprudence Book Award Winner
  • BA., Florida State University, 1985
    • Degree in Risk Management and Insurance


  • Florida Bar
  • All Florida Courts
  • US. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • US. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Top Attorneys and Rising Stars in Florida
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Florida
  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay
  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Trend, Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Best Attorneys in Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Attorneys in Florida
  • Meritorious Public Service to the Public and Legal Profession in Florida, by Grievance Committee 13A of The Florida Bar
  • Pro Bono Recognition by The Supreme Court of Florida, The Young Lawyers Division
  • Division of The Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Executive Counsel for the Trial Lawyers Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • The Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  •  ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
    • 2016 President of the Tampa Bay Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Starting Right Now, Mentor
  • Speak Up, Past Member of the Board of Directors
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Past Board of Directors


Publications & Speaking Engagements


  •  “Physicians Risk Management Seminar – The Health Law” Jordan, Roberts & Company, October 1995
  • “Advanced Issues in Florida Medical Malpractice” National Business Institute Seminar, March 2003
  • “Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice” Florida Liability Claims Conference, June 2003
  • “Medical Evidence in Florida Court: Your Guide to Effective Use” National Business Institute Seminar, April 2004
  •  Practical Ethics Hours: Avoiding Ethical Problems With Good Client Communication” HalfMoon Seminars, Inc., April 2005
  • “Successful Medical Malpractice Suits and Defense” National Business Institute Seminar, May 2006
  • “Successful Medical Malpractice Suits” National Business Institute Seminar, May 2007
  • “Depositions A-Z” National Business Institute Seminar, August 2007
  • “New Developments in Florida Medical Malpractice” National Business Institute Seminar, October 2007
  • “Dirty Litigation Tactics: Dealing with the Rambo Litigator” National Business Institute Seminar, June 2008
  • “Practicing with Ethics, Civility and Professionalism” Tampa Bay Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, May 2010
  • “Write it Now or Fight it Later: Lessons Learned, Consents & Documentation” Florida Medical Clinic 2010 Provider Conference, August 2010
  • “Current Trends and Topics in Florida Personal Injury Law” Western World Insurance Company Conference, October 2013
  • “Electronic Medical Records” MAG Mutual Insurance Company Conference, April 2015
  • “Trial Lawyer’s Executive Council” Speaking engagement to council members, 2015
  • “Advanced Medical Malpractice” Florida Bar Seminar, 2018
  • “Pre-Suit Screening in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases” Lawline Webinar, August 2018