Tomas L. Gacio
injury attorney – partner
Tom Gacio is a shareholder/partner at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. Tom is a senior trial attorney who has had a long career practicing civil trial work in the personal injury arena throughout the State of Florida. He has successfully conducted many civil jury trials as far South as Fort Lauderdale, FL, as far North as Tallahassee, FL and on both the East and West Coast of Florida.
Tom has been recognized by judges he has practiced before, and his trial attorney colleagues that have opposed him, as having achieved the highest level of professional excellence. He is twice board certified as an expert in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and The National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has resolved multiple seven-figure settlements on behalf of his clients and has been named a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Tom began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Polk County, Florida. After conducting over 50 non-jury and jury trials he moved on to further his trial work experience representing insurance companies such as Allstate, State Farm, Auto Owners, USAA, Nationwide, GEICO & Scottsdale Insurance Company. His experience representing large insurance companies has equipped him on how to counter insurance company strategies to devalue a claim. He has been exclusively representing injured clients for the past ten years.
Tom achieved his board certification in civil trial law by the Florida Bar on his first attempt. Only 1-2% of attorneys in Florida are board-certified. Certification involves a rigorous peer-review process where the attorneys you practice against, and the judges you practice in front of, are called upon to evaluate your skill and knowledge in the courtroom. Candidates are also asked to support their application by listing their experience and trial outcomes and then must pass an exhaustive written examination.
Admitted to Florida Bar 1990 U. S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Honors, Awards, and Education
- Graduated cum laude in 1989 with a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Washburn University of Topeka, School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
- Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida in 1982.
- Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 2012.
- National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Lawyer since 2014.
- Tampa Bay American Inns of Court
- Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar & The American Bar Association
- Admitted to practice in the Southern, and Middle District of Florida Federal courts
- Florida Justice Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- Personal injury including automobile crashes, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
- Slip and Fall injuries;
- Workplace Injuries;
- Brain Injury;
- Wrongful Death cases; and
- Medical Malpractice claims.
- In 2017-2021, was selected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” trial attorney’s group for the State of Florida.
- In 2021 Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation by the Lawyers of Distinction Selection Committee. Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. The determination of whether an attorney qualifies for Membership is based upon a rigorous proprietary analysis https://www.thelawyersofdistinction.com/profile/tomas-gacio/
- In 2017-2021, attained an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a national law firm rating system. The “AV” rating is the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The “A” signifies legal ability to be “very high to preeminent.” The “V” represents “very high” ethical standards. Mr. Tomas Lazaro Gacio Profile | Tampa, FL Lawyer | Martindale.com
- In 2021 was admitted to lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 4th, 1964. Tom has lived most of his life in Tampa, FL. He is married and has three adult children. He speaks, reads, and writes Spanish fluently.