Professional Profiles

Title: Attorney
Email: bruce@botsfordlegal.com


TRIAL ATTORNEY BRUCE BOTSFORD

A Fort Lauderdale native, Mr. Botsford received his high school degree at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, and his law school degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1994.  Mr. Botsford has a wide and varied legal background, including foreclosure defense, business litigation, insurance disputes, personal injury, and wage and overtime law.

In addition to his own trial practice, Mr. Botsford is also an appellate attorney who drafts and argues appeals for his own firm, and also assists other law firms in the community with their trial and appellate matters.

He is admitted to practice before all Florida courts and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

EDUCATION

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
Juris Doctor, May 1994

Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts in History, 1991



ARTICLES

Bruce Botsford, A Survey of Statutes of Limitations in Inverse Condemnation Actions,
Current Condemnation Law, American Bar Association ch. 6 (2006)

REPRESENTATIVE APPELLATE CASES

·Steinberg v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. --So.3d-- (Fla. 4th DCA October 21, 2015)
(foreclosure, appellate court deciding whether, and to what extent,
documentary stamp taxes apply on principal adjustments in a foreclosure
action)
·Perez v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., -- So.3d -- (Fla. 4th DCA August 19, 2015)
(reversing final judgment of foreclosure where plaintiff failed to prove it had
standing at time the lawsuit was filed)
·Ginsberg v. Northwest Medical Center, Inc., 14 So.3d 1250 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
(reversing summary judgment entered in favor of hospital in a medical
malpractice case based upon the informed consent doctrine)
·Martin v. Gulfstream Metal Plating, Inc., 977 So.2d 688 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
(premises liability, appellate court setting forth the duties a business owner
owes to the public when its employees bring a dog upon the premises)
·Henderson v. Coral Springs Nissan, Inc., 757 So.2d 577 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)
(class action consumer litigation, court refused to enforce arbitration where the
defendant car dealer had voided the sales contract by demanding a higher
down payment after delivery and otherwise repossessing the motor vehicle)
·Allen v. Oakbrook Securities Corp., 763 So.2d 1099 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
(class action securities litigation, appellate court refusing to extend Florida's
securities law to non-Florida residents)
·Fairfield Foods, Inc. v. Proven Concepts, Inc., 748 So.2d 1048 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
(one of the few decisions in Florida upholding a jury verdict piercing the
corporate veil of a major corporation, in this instance, Mrs. Fields Cookies)
·Spatz v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co., 746 So.2d 1137 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
(reversing a trial court's decision denying an insured significant disability
insurance benefits)