Profile

Name

Eric Romano

Firm

Romano Law Group

Firm Website

http://www.romanolawgroup.com/

City

Lake Worth

State

FL

Bio

EDUCATION

%u25A0B.S. in business management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993
%u25A0J.D., Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1997
BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

%u25A0Florida Bar, 1997
%u25A0U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2002
%u25A0U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
%u25A0Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (Florida Bar), 2006
%u25A011th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
%u25A0U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
LEGAL EXPERIENCE

%u25A0Partner, Romano Law Group, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2001-present
%u25A0Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney%u2019s Office 15th Judicial Circuit, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1997-2000
%u25A0Law clerk, The Whittemore Law Group, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1996
REPORTED CASES

%u25A0Nodurft v. Servico Centre Associates, Ltd., 884 So.2d 395 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
RECOGNITION

%u25A02012 SuperLawyer
%u25A0AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2003
%u25A0Florida Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010
%u25A0Lawyer to Legacy Bronze Eagle Award, Florida Justice Association, 2011
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LEADERSHIP ROLES

%u25A0American Association for Justice, 2001-2011
Law Schools Committee, 2006-2010
%u25A0Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Co-coordinator of national finals of Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2000 & 2004-2005; Ambassador to Stetson University College of Law, 2004-2008
%u25A0Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (life member)
%u25A0Florida Justice Association, 2001-2011
Board of Directors Young Lawyers Section, 2004-2005; Board of Directors, 2005-2011
%u25A0Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Program
Volunteer speaker, 2007-2010
%u25A0Melvin Belli Society, 2006-2011
Board of Directors, 2009-2011
%u25A0National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (life member)
%u25A0The National Trail Lawyers, 2009-2011
%u25A0Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001-2011
%u25A0Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1997-2011
Bench-Bar Conference Committee Member, 2007-2008
%u25A0Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2001-2011
Board of Directors, 2005-2007
%u25A0Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA), 2001-2011
Board of Governors, 2002-2004; Parliamentarian, 2005-2006; Secretary, 2006-2007; Treasurer, 2007-2008; President-Elect, 2008-2009; President, 2009-2010
%u25A0Trial Lawyers Care (TLC)
Volunteer attorney, representing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 2001-2004
Publications

%u25A0%u201CTrial Toolbox%u2122%u201D legal outline series:
Published by Trial Toolbox Publishing Co. and Romano Law Group
%u25A0%u201CFlorida Voir Dire %u2013 The Law%u201D (2002, updated 2006)
%u25A0%u201COpening Statement%u201D (2002)
%u25A0%u201CVoir Dire %u2013 Sample Questions in a Product Liability Case%u201D (2002)
%u25A0%u201CEnforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Waivers and Releases in Florida%u201D (2007)
%u25A0%u201CRes Ipsa Loquitor in Florida%u201D (2008)
%u25A0%u201CThe Deposition Field Manual%u201D (2002)
Co-author, published by Professional Education Systems, Inc.
%u25A0%u201CThe Essence of Pain, Suffering and Anguish in Proof and Argument of Damages/Restitution%u201D (2011), co-author, The Trail Lawyer, published by The National Trial Lawyers
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

%u25A0%u201CThe Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Fall Convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; Orlando, Florida; October 19, 2001
%u25A0%u201CDebunking Defense Experts%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar (moderator); Tampa, Florida; February 20, 2002
%u25A0%u201CThe Twelve Winning Steps of Discovery Enforcement Through Objections, Making and Defeating Motions to Compel, and Sanctions%u201D
Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI), Absolute Litigators Conference VII; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 8, 2002
%u25A0%u201CConducting the Thorough and Coordinated Pre-Trial Investigation%u201D
PESI, Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference I; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 8, 2002
%u25A0%u201CThe Investigation, Preparation and Handling of Sexual Offense Cases%u201D
Paralegal Association of Florida, Palm Beach County Chapter Dinner Meeting; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 8, 2002
%u25A0%u201CThe Criminal Justice System: A View From Both Sides%u201D
Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class; Jupiter, Florida; July 18, 2002
%u25A0%u201CA Criminal Law Panel: A View from All Sides%u201D
Paralegal Association of Florida, Annual Seminar (moderator); West Palm Beach, Florida; September 20, 2002
%u25A0%u201CThe Criminal Justice System: A View from Both Sides%u201D
Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class; Port St. Lucie, Florida; October 22, 2002
%u25A0%u201CLeadership and Persuasion in Advocacy%u201D
Stetson University College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Skills class; St. Petersburg, Florida; October 28, 2002
%u25A0%u201CMastering the Trial Notebook in Florida%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; February 14, 2003
%u25A0%u201CHome Depot Justice: Providing Jurors With the Right Tools%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 28, 2003
%u25A0%u201CDrugs and Organized Crime%u201D
Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class; Port St. Lucie, Florida; March 10, 2003
%u25A0%u201CEssential Litigation Skills for Florida Paralegals%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; July 11, 2003
%u25A0%u201CThe Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Fall Convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; Orlando, Florida, October 23, 2003
%u25A0%u201CThe Law and Procedure of Causation in Neck and Back Injury and Related Injury Cases%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; January 29, 2004
%u25A0%u201CThe Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; February 13, 2004
%u25A0%u201CMotions to Dismiss for Fraud%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 21, 2004
%u25A0%u201CCriminal Law Review for Paralegal Certification Examination%u201D
Paralegal Association of Florida, Palm Beach County Chapter; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 15, 2004
%u25A0%u201CEssential Litigation Skills for Paralegals%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; July 20, 2004
%u25A0%u201CAdvanced Personal Injury Practice in Florida%u201D
National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; December 17, 2004
%u25A0%u201CGive %u2018em a Taste of Their Own Medicine: Making the Defense Medical Examiner your Witness%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 3, 2005
%u25A0%u201CPreventing and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida, February 18, 2005
%u25A0%u201CThe Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; March 23, 2005
%u25A0%u201CCross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert%u201D
Palm Beach County Justice Association, Trauma for Trial Lawyers II Seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 13, 2005
%u25A0%u201CStrengthen Your Case Using Persuasive Writing Techniques%u201D
National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 20, 2005
%u25A0%u201CLeadership and Passion in the Practice of Law%u201D
Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter; St. Petersburg, Florida; September 6, 2005
%u25A0%u201CCurrent Effects of the Collateral Source Statute F.S. 768.76%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Collateral Sources Seminar; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; January 19, 2006
%u25A0%u201CEffective Use of the Treating Doctor to Prove Your Client%u2019s Damages%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 10, 2006.
%u25A0%u201CImage is Everything: Enhancing the image and public perception of our profession while being zealous and ethical advocates for our clients%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 23-24, 2006
%u25A0%u201CThe Criminal Defense Trial Start to Finish%u201D
National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; March 31, 2006
%u25A0%u201CA View from the Other Side%u201D
Palm Beach County Justice Association (moderator); West Palm Beach, Florida; June 22, 2006
%u25A0%u201COpening Statement Demonstration%u201D & %u201CDirect Examination of a Lay Witness%u201D
Lecture & demonstration, Florida Justice Association, Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute; Orlando, Florida; August 25, 2006
%u25A0%u201CLeadership and Passion in the Practice of Law%u201D
Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter; St. Petersburg, Florida; November 7, 2006
%u25A0%u201CHow to Make Every Deposition a Winner%u201C
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts Seminar; Atlanta, Georgia; December 1, 2006
%u25A0%u201CAvoiding and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud%u201C
Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar; Snowmass, Colorado; December 15, 2006
%u25A0%u201CDefeating Summary Judgment in Deposition%u201C
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 16, 2007
%u25A0%u201CProof and Argument of Damages%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar (moderator); Orlando, Florida; February 23, 2007
%u25A0%u201CDiscovering the Truth About Defense Experts%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Auto Negligence Seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 17, 2007
%u25A0%u201CUse of Technology in the Courtroom%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; West Palm Beach, Florida; June 14, 2007
%u25A0%u201CTo Ski or Not to Ski: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Waivers and Releases%u201D
Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar; Beaver Creek, Colorado; December 16, 2007
%u25A0%u201CA People%u2019s Practice%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention (moderator); New Orleans, Louisiana; January 31, 2008
%u25A0%u201CThe X%u2019s and O%u2019s from the Criminal Law Pros%u201D
Co-Chair, Association of Trial Lawyers of America %u2013 New Jersey, Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; May 1-2, 2008
%u25A0%u201CThe Paralegal%u2019s Role in the Criminal Defense Trial%u201D
National webcast; National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; June 18, 2008
%u25A0%u201CGetting to Green %u2013 Make it Happen in Your Organization%u201D
Best Practices 2008, sponsored by Palm Beach County Clerk of Court; West Palm Beach, Florida; October 22, 2008
%u25A0%u201CRules of Evidence%u201D
Lorman Education Services; West Palm Beach, Florida; October 24, 2008
%u25A0%u201CLearn to Speak Latin %u2013 Using Res Ipsa Loquitur to Win Your Case%u201D
Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar; Beaver Creek, Colorado; December 16, 2008
%u25A0%u201CPreparation of a Powerful Trial Notebook%u201D
National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; January 27, 2009
%u25A0%u201CRisky Business: Defeating Pre-Injury Liability Waivers%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 19, 2009
%u25A0%u201CNot Until You Pry it from My Cold Dead Hands: Combating Forfeiture%u201D
360 Advocacy Institute Criminal Defense Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada; March 16, 2009 & New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 24, 2009
%u25A0%u201CRisky Business: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Releases/Waivers%u201D
InjuryBoard Conference; St. Petersburg, Florida; June 4, 2009
%u25A0%u201CGetting the Most Out of Your Evidence%u201D
National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; September 29, 2009
%u25A0%u201CSnow, Skis and Spoliation: A Primer on Preservation of Evidence%u201D
Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar; Vail, Colorado; December 16, 2009
%u25A0%u201CDo My Eyes Deceive Me? Understanding Eyewitness Misidentification%u201D
360 Advocacy Criminal Defense Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 9, 2010
%u25A0%u201CDebunking the Trucking Companies%u2019 %u2018White Hat%u2019 Defenses%u201D
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America national webcast; April 20, 2010
%u25A0%u201CThe X%u2019s and O%u2019s From the Criminal Law Pros%u201D
New Jersey Association of Justice Boardwalk Seminar (moderator); Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 22, 2010
%u25A0%u201CLegal Ethics for Everyday Practice%u201D
National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; August 4, 2010
%u25A0%u201CLegal Ethics of Attracting Clients%u201D
National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; August 4, 2010
%u25A0%u201CAnatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys%u201D
National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; November 11, 2010
%u25A0%u201CShoot for Thrill or Shoot to Kill?: A Primer on Gun Rights and Self-Defense in Florida%u201D
Delray Beach Police Benevolent Association; Delray Beach, Florida; February 24, 2011
%u25A0%u201CThe Blink Principle: Understanding How Jurors Form Immediate and Lasting Impressions%u201D
Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 24, 2011
%u25A0 %u201CJury Selection Challenges and Strikes %u2013 The Law and Procedure of Voir Dire%u201D
Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 24, 2011
%u25A0%u201CCommunicating Effectively with Conservative Jurors%u201D
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 14, 2011
%u25A0%u201CThe Blink Principle in Voir Dire%u201D
Co-chair, Criminal Law Section, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 15, 2011
%u25A0%u201CEffective Use of Two-Person Trial Team%u201D
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 15, 2011
%u25A0%u201CDirect Examination of Plaintiff%u2019s Accident Reconstruction Expert in a Trucking Case%u201D
Mock trial presentation, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; Atlanta, Georgia; May 6, 2011
%u25A0%u201COpening Statement, Direct Examination of Lay Witness, Direct Examination of Expert Witness, Closing Argument demonstrations%u201D
Florida Justice Association Trial Advocacy Institute; Tampa, Florida; August 25-27, 2011
%u25A0%u201CDebunking the Trucking Company%u2019s White-Hat Defenses%u201D
Association of Plaintiff%u2019s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America National Interstate Trucking Summit; St. Louis, Missouri; September 16, 2011
%u25A0%u201CBlack Hat Plaintiff%u2019s Tactics: What Not to do When Representing a Plaintiff in a Trucking Case%u201D
Association of Plaintiff%u2019s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America National Interstate Trucking Summit; St. Louis, Missouri; September 16, 2011
%u25A0%u201CCriminal Law Overview%u201D
Palm Beach Atlantic College Business Law Class; West Palm Beach, Florida; October 5, 2011
%u25A0%u201CThe Blink Principle: Understanding How Jurors Form Immediate and Lasting Impressions%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association Fall Conference; Key West, Florida; October 14, 2011
%u25A0%u201CTips, Techniques and Tactics%u201D
Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (moderator); New Orleans, Louisiana; February 16, 2012
%u25A0%u201CConnecting with Jurors%u201D
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 26, 2012