Theodore L. Tripp, Jr.

Partner
ttripp@hahnlaw.com 239.337.6710

Summary

Theodore L. Tripp Jr. has more than four decades of experience handling a wide range of complex civil lawsuits in both state and federal courts. This includes acting as lead trial counsel in significant business disputes, probate, trust and other litigation matters. He has represented businesses, business owners, personal representatives, trustees, municipal and county governments, and landowners in multimillion-dollar litigation at both the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts. In addition, Ted has handled civil disputes for individuals, banking institutions, developers, contractors and governmental entities in the trial and appellate courts.

Ted has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law since 1986, and Board Certified in Business Litigation since 1997. He also earned Certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate in 1989. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been named on multiple years in Best Lawyers in Business Litigation and Bet the Company Litigation. Ted has been named one of “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, and listed in the most recent editions of Florida Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America®, among other publications. Ted has maintained  AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ability and ethics, for more than 25 years.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2008-present
  • Partner, Garvin & Tripp, 1981-2008
  • Partner, Simon, Schindler & Tripp, P.A. Associate, Tobias Simon, P.A. 1976-1981
  • Served as lead trial team of litigation attorneys involving a dispute among the developers of Naples Bay Resort. Following a trial in federal court, recovered more than $50 million for client and successfully defended $30 million counterclaim.
  • Served as lead counsel in adversary proceedings brought in trust litigation involving Rawson Wood [Case No. 11-CA-1469] with trust assets in excess of $10 million.
  • Litigation involving the Estate of Erich Trost [11-CP-1815] involving estate assets in excess of $20 million and the Estate of James Bernet [04-CP-5172], a challenge to a will in the context of an estate valued in excess of $110 million.

Credentials

Education

Florida State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1976

 

Florida State University, B.S., 1972

Community Involvement

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Vice President; the Board of Directors, Member

 

Lee County Legal Aid Society, President; Board of Directors, Member

 

Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center, President; Board of Directors, Member

 

Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, President, Standing Committee, Member

 

Diocesan Review Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, President

 

Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, 2006-present

Awards & Distinctions

Who’s Who in American Law

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, 2013-17

 

Florida Super Lawyers®, 2009-17

 

“Florida’s Legal Elite,” Florida Trend

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Florida

 

U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Southern District and Middle Districts of Florida

Memberships & Affiliations

Lee County Bar Association, Member

 

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

 

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

 

The Florida Bar, Sections on Trial Lawyers, Appellate Practice, Member

 

Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation

 

Master Emeritus, Calusa Inn of Court