Suzanne Barto Hill

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Suzanne Hill maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice with extensive experience litigating complex commercial and business disputes, lender disputes, consumer litigation, professional liability, intellectual property, class actions and employment litigation. She has handled appeals and tried jury and non-jury cases throughout Florida state and appellate courts, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Suzanne routinely represents financial institutions, lenders, law firms, business owners and professionals in a variety of commercial matters including claims involving Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and its Florida counter-part, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Uniform Trade Secret Act and civil RICO, as well as claims involving breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation, trade secrets, intellectual property, real estate, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder/partner disputes, employment, commercial collections, non-compete agreements, and class actions. She has successfully obtained and defended claims seeking immediate injunctive relief. In addition to her litigation practice, Suzanne regularly consults with clients on employment matters and litigation prevention, including compliance with debt collection laws.

Suzanne has represented legal professionals throughout her career. She has defended attorneys in a wide variety of claims, including claims of negligence, malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims of intentional and negligent wrongdoing. She also defends lawyers in state bar proceedings involving grievances and claims of misconduct.

Suzanne’s employment practice includes litigating and consulting on claims involving sexual harassment, discrimination, disabilities, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She represents clients in administrative claims before the EEOC as well as in state and federal court. She assists employers with daily employment issues, and regularly consults with employers on employment matters, including the preparation and review of employee manuals and handbooks. She also conducts seminars for management and employees on employment related issues, including sexual harassment education and training.

Suzanne’s intellectual property litigation practice focuses on protecting, enforcing and defending client’s intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and related litigation. She has successfully defended clients in federal court against claims of infringement, and prosecuted infringement claims on behalf of clients obtaining injunctive and other monetary relief. Outside of the courtroom, she also consults with clients on business strategies relating to protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights including evaluation, analysis, negotiation and agreements.


•Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2019
•Florida Trend Magazine Florida Legal Elite 2012

Articles & Presentations

•Author, Recovering or Defending Claims for Business Lost Profits in Commercial Disputes, Orlando Business Journal’s Consult the Counsel, May 2018
•Panelist, Mentor and Sponsorship: Creating Growth in Your Organization & Network, Women in Law & Leadership Summit, April 2018

Ratings and Certifications

•AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell




•Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognizes Nineteen Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys
•Rumberger Continues to Diversify Leadership: Appoints Orlando Attorneys to Management
•Suzanne Hill Helps Women Boost their Legal Careers with Advice on Finding Mentors and Sponsors at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit
•Twenty One Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018
•Nineteen RKC Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017
•Twenty Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Receives Tier 1 Ranking From Best Lawyers In America
•Fourteen Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers In America
•Florida Trend Names Eight Rumberger Attorneys to Legal Elite 2012
•Companies lose staff but can save assets
•Precedent-Setting Ruling Validates Foreclosure Practices


•Recovering or Defending Claims for Business Lost Profits in Commercial Disputes
•When Does a Claim for Legal Malpractice Accrue in the Litigation Context?
•Compelling Borrowers To Produce Personal Financial Information To Facilitate Foreclosure Mediation No Longer Permitted
•Dismissal Pursuant to Rule 1.420(b) For Failure To Timely Amend Carries Consequence Of Dismissal With Prejudice
•4th DCA Confirms Plaintiff Must Establish Standing To Foreclosure At The Time Of Filing The Lawsuit Under UCC
•FDCPA: 11th Circuit Provide Warning/Encouragement to Creditors and Debt Collectors
•Debt Collectors Beware - Are You Seeking to Collect A Time Barred Debt?
•Revamping the ADA
•Candidates Beware: Brush Up on Florida Campaign Finance Laws
•Email Poses Challenges to Attorney - Client Privilege: Target case offers lesson for corporations and their counsel

Beyond My Bio

•Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Celebrates Diversity in the Workplace and Honors Asian and Pacific Island American Attorneys This Month

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking and Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment and Labor
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
407.839.4512  Phone
407.835.2037  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S., Finance, with high honors, 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts of Florida, Bankruptcy Division; U.S. District Court of Michigan (Eastern); U.S. District Courts of Florida (Northern, Middle, Southern); 1990, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Professional & Civic Activities

•Council 101, Active Member
•American Bar Association
•Orange County Bar Association
•The Florida Bar
•Judicial Nominating Commission for the Middle District of Florida

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, October 27, 1963
Reported Cases:
Notable Cases: Beck v. Codilis & Stawwiarski; Miller, et al. v. Roberts

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

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