Tom Culmo

Co-Founder, Partner

Mr. Culmo practices in the areas of hospital malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, product defects, wrongful death, and commercial litigation matters. He is board certified as a specialist in civil trial practice by The Florida Bar ( and the National Board of Trial Advocacy ( He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (

Mr. Culmo represents individuals and families who have been victimized by negligent conduct, defective products and decisions made by large corporations and insurance companies that needlessly endanger the public. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters. With more than 3 decades of trial experience, he has tried cases for his clients in courtrooms throughout Florida and across the country. Mr. Culmo has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials, obtained jury verdicts in 25 different counties in Florida, and has successfully represented clients in claims against a large number of hospitals and hospital corporations. 

Mr. Culmo has received numerous professional acknowledgments throughout his career. He has been included in the Best Lawyers in America®, has received the “AV” pre-eminent rating from the Martindale Hubbell peer review directory, and selected as a Top Florida Lawyer in Super Lawyers® Magazine since 2006.

Mr. Culmo graduated from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, J.D. He also earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Wrongful Death
  • Commercial Litigation
  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Federal Court, Southern District, Middle District
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association: Past President
  • Florida Justice Association:  Former Board of Director
  • Mercer University College of Law Alumni Association:  Board Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • American Justice Association: Product Liability Section, Business Tort Section, Leadership Forum
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty Member
  • “AV” pre-eminent rating from the Martindale Hubbell peer review directory
  • Named Best Lawyer in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  • South Florida Legal Guide, selected as a Top Lawyer in Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, selected as a Top Lawyer in Florida2006, 2008-2020
  • South Florida’s Best Lawyers Guide, selected as one of South Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Lectured extensively for various Trial Practice CLE programs throughout the State of Florida
  • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Noteworthy Cases

Successful Claims Against Hospitals & Hospital Corporations
  • Baptist Hospital -Miami
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Doctors Hospital- Coral Gables
  • Mount Sinai Hospital- Miami Beach
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center- Miami
  • Mercy Hospital- Miami
  • Westchester Hospital- Miami
  • Pan American Hospital- Miami
  • Hialeah Hospital
  • Palmetto General Hospital-Hialeah
  • Palm Springs General Hospital, Hialeah
  • Aventura Medical Center
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • VA Hospitals
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Kindred Hospital- Miami
  • Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL
  • Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL
  • Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Marathon, FL
  • Memorial Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • Florida Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Naples Community Hospital
  • Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando
  • Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
  • Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte
  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • HCA Healthcare Corporation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
  • Southeast Alabama Medical Center

Tom Culmo

“The Bike Lawyer”

Tom Culmo is a trial lawyer and a lifelong cyclist. His passion for cycling has led him to extensive experience handling cases involving defective bike components including carbon fiber rims, forks and frames against many of the industries’ largest and well-known bike manufacturers. In addition, he has significant experience handling other types of bicycle crash cases involving highway and roadway design issues, as well as bicycle/vehicular interactions. As an active member of the cycling community, Culmo understands and has the necessary expertise to handle all type of bike-related cases.