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Elizabeth Zwibel

Managing Partner & Lead Trial Lawyer

Elizabeth Zwibel

Elizabeth Zwibel  has  been  a practicing  trial  lawyer  for  over  33  years,  bringing with  her  a  wealth of  experience  and  passion  for  defending the  rights  of  the  seriously  injured  and  underinsured.   Ms.  Zwibel  earned  her  Bachelor  of Science  from  Boston  University  and  later  earned  her Juris Doctor  from  George  Mason  University  School  of Law  in  1988.  After graduation,  she  practiced law  in  the  Washington  D.C.  Metropolitan  Area  as  a  defense  litigator  for several  years  before passing the  Florida  Bar  in  2000.

A dedicated  attorney,  Ms.  Zwibel  has  established  a  strong  reputation  in  the  legal community. Prior  to  her partnership at Swope, Rodante, P.A., team,  she  led  a  solo  practice  firm  and  built  an  impressive  record  cocounseling  with  firms  throughout  Florida  to  obtain  multimillion  dollar  verdicts  and  settlements including  one  of  the  largest  mild  traumatic  brain  injury  verdict  in  U.S. history.  Additionally, two of her  jury  trials  were  in  the  top  100  jury  verdicts  in  the United  States,  receiving  jury  verdicts  of 53  Million  and  28.5  million,  respectively.

Ms.  Zwibel  has  received  numerous  accolades  in  recognition  of her keen  ability  to  handle  the complexities  of  catastrophic  cases.  She  is  a member  of  National Trial Lawyers,  an  organization comprised  of  trial  lawyers  who  exemplify  superior  qualifications,  and  has  been  inducted  into  the Florida Verdicts  Hall of  Fame  by  the  Daily  Business  Review.  She  is  a frequent  lecturer nationwide on  catastrophic  complex  litigation,  traumatic  brain  injury,  and  product  liability.

Professional  Distinctions •  Top 100 Trial  Lawyers,  National  Trial Lawyers •  Florida Verdicts  Hall  of Fame,  Daily  Business  Review •  Nation’s Top  One  Percent,  National  Association  of Distinguished  Counsel   •  Multi-Million  Dollar Advocates  Forum •  Million Dollar Advocates  Forum •  “Superb” Rating,   AVVO •  “Preeminent  AV”  Rating,    Martindale  Hubbell •  Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers  Magazines •  Top 50 Most Influential  Trial Lawyers  in  the  Nation,  National  Trial Lawyers •  Florida  Trend  Legal Elite •  Florida Association  for Women  Lawyers,  2011  Woman  of the  Year •  American Bar Association,  Member •  Tampa Bay Trial  Lawyers •  American Association  of  Justice,  Member •  Florida Justice  Association,  2002-present Professional  and  Community  Involvement •  Florida Justice  Association o  Board of Director,  2006-2008 o  President of  the  Women’s  Caucus •  Presidents’  Task  Force  on  Victims  of  Crime   •  Certified  Hospice  Volunteer,  2011 •  Former Board of  Director  for the  Ronald  McDonald  House

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