Bradley Crocker is a seasoned business trial lawyer and associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Bradley focuses his practice on complex and high-stakes commercial cases, including business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, real estate litigation, class actions and other business disputes. His experience spans both the trial and appellate levels of state, federal and bankruptcy courts, with an emphasis on the financial services, real estate, sports, healthcare and energy sectors. In his broad litigation practice, he has litigated everything from basic contract disputes to nine-figure class actions. Bradley also frequently counsels clients on risk management and forward-thinking business strategies.

     

    Before joining the firm, Bradley clerked for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, working with the Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell and the Honorable John L. Badalamenti. Before clerking, Bradley focused on complex business disputes and real estate litigation with a national law firm, where he frequently represented financial institutions. Before that, he was an associate at another global law firm, where he defended electric cooperatives in class actions and mass actions disputing patronage capital payments. Bradley uses his accounting background and hedge fund experience to achieve efficient outcomes and creative business solutions for the firm’s clients.

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    • Defending electric cooperatives in a series of nine-figure patronage capital class action disputes.
    • Defeating plaintiffs’ attempt to join more than 40,000 cooperative members in a lawsuit claiming approximately US$115 million in damages.
    • Representing a financial institution as the largest creditor in winning a contested chapter 7 trustee election.
    • Winning a heavily contested motion to compel a case to an individual arbitration, defeating a bid for federal class action.
    • Negotiating and drafting workout and forbearance agreements with obligors in protecting rights of creditors.
    • Defeating claims by a landlord against a commercial tenant at trial, and subsequently winning an appeal of final judgment.
    • Representation of an athletic club in an investigation by the US Center for SafeSport.
    • Representation of loan servicers in contested foreclosures, consumer protection matters and related appeals.
    • Consulting with emerging companies in the agriculture, fintech, education and media industries to navigate early stage development issues.

    Education

    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, B.S.B.A., 2012

    Admissions

    • Florida, 2015

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Litigation Inn of Court

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation 2019 and 2020
    • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation 2021

    • Presenter, “Survey of Florida’s Business Courts,” Ninth Circuit Business Court Commission, July 26, 2016.

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