Brian Rubenstein

Brian Rubenstein: Attorney with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.


Brian Rubenstein is a civil trial attorney in CSK’s Tampa office, who has been practicing law in Florida for 14 years, including the past 12 years with CSK. Brian has a great deal of experience trying cases, including multiple trials in which he was the lead attorney or first chair at those trials. Brian has an extensive range of experience in a number of different types of civil litigation. Brian defends employers against employment and labor law claims, from administrative proceedings through trial, including claims involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, wage and hour, civil rights, breach of contract, negligent retention, negligent hiring, sexual harassment, non-compete agreements, FLSA, FMLA and NLRB and class actions as well. Brian’s litigation practice also focuses on premises liability claims, negligent security claims, automobile negligence claims, wrongful death claims, sexual assault and battery claims, products liability claims and infectious disease claims. Brian has a great deal of experience in higher education law as well, in which he currently represents many colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida. Brian’s litigation experience also includes the handling of claims against insurance brokers and agents, legal malpractice, claims under unfair debt collection statutes, under both federal and Florida state law, including numerous class actions, as well as claims involving housing discrimination and fair housing statutes, condominium associations, professional liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, ERISA, commercial litigation, asbestos, products liability and nursing homes.

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Directors and Officers
  • Education Law
  • Employment and Labor
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Federal Practice
  • Fidelity and Surety Litigation and Counsel
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Hospitality Industry Defense
  • Nursing Home Health Care
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Tort: Asbestos
  • Vehicle Negligence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 864-9324  Phone
(813) 286-2900  Fax
University Attended:
University of Dayton, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2005, Florida

Professional Associations & Memberships

•Florida Bar

Birth Information:
Fort Myers, Florida, 1980

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Tampa, Florida

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