Richard M. Sebek

Richard M. Sebek: Attorney with Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. AV stamp icon
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Richard M. Sebek's practice includes nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, admiralty and maritime, premises torts, products liability, boating accidents, construction litigation and insurance litigation.


•Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, November 2008 to Present
•Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, 1994 to 2008
Associate, 1987 to 1994
•United States Coast Guard Reserve (Retired June 30, 1997)
•Senior Reserve Legal Officer, Seventh Coast Guard District Legal Office, Miami
•Commanding Officer, Reserve Unit, St. Petersburg, Promoted to Commander July 1991
•Commanding Officer, Reserve Unit, Venice
•Executive Officer, Reserve Unit, Marine Safety Office, Tampa
•Executive Officer, Reserve Unit, St. Petersburg, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander April 1986
•United States Coast Guard
Active Duty Status, June 1975 to August 1984
Detached Duty Merchant Marine Vessel Inspector, Panama City, Florida, 1981 to 1984
•U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office, Mobile, Alabama
Chief of Licensing, Commercial Vessel Inspector, Investigating Officer 1978 to 1981
•United States Coast Guard, LORAN Station, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Commanding Officer, 1977 to 1978
•U.S. Coast Guard, Cutter GENTIAN/U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BLACKTHORN, Galveston, Texas
Served on board the GENTIAN until its decommissioning, on board replacement cutter BLACKTHORN, served as operations officer and chief navigator until 1977; 1975 to 1977


AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2014, 2016-2019
Florida Super Lawyers , 2010-2018
Florida's Top Lawyers in Health Care, Florida Monthly Magazine, 2004-2006
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Stetson University College in Law, 1986
Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2013; ranked in the top 2% of practicing Florida Bar Members


•Frequent Lecturer, National Business Institute, Inc.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Health Care Litigation
  • Nursing Home & ALF Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice / Professional Liability
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Military Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 222-1121  Phone
(813) 222-3066  Fax
University Attended:
United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., with honors, 1975
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


•The Florida Bar
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association
•Hillsborough County Bar Association: Elder Law section; Health Care Law section; Military Liaison Committee
•Maritime Law Association: Products Liability Committee; Recreational Boating Committee
•Southeastern Admiralty Association
•Southeast Law Institute

Officer, United States Coast Guard, Active, 1975-1984; Reserve, 1984-1997
Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, December 7, 1953

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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Tampa, Florida