Education & Bar Activities

 

Education:

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida,  United States of America, 1996  

  • J.D.  

  • Honors: Cum Laude

  • The Long Island University C. W. Post Campus, Brookville, New York, United States of America, 1993

  • B.A.

Admitted:

  • Florida

  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeal 11th Circuit

  • U. S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar

  • American Bar Association

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association

  • United States Supreme Court Bar

  • Federal Bar Association

  • The Florida Bar Member Appellate Court Rules Committee, 2001- 2004

  • ABA Judicial Division, Member Appellate Rules Committee

  • Diocese of St. Petersburg, Diocesan Pastoral Council (2006-2016), Chairman (2015-2016);         Chairman Formation and Education, Member (2002-2005), Chairman (2004-2005)

  • Holy Name Church, Gulfport, FL,  Chairman, Finance Committee

  • Holy Name School, Past Chairman, Advisory Committee

Classes & Seminars Taught

  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Section 2014

  • The St. Petersburg Bar, Appellate Section 2014

  • Preservation of Error, St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Litigation and Appellate Section

  • Basic Appellate Practice Seminar: Preparing for An Appeal, The Florida Bar Legal Education Committee and Young Lawyers Division

  • Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law, 2005 AIG Healthcare Seminar

  • Evidentiary and Other Sanctions: What to Look Out For and How to Avoid Them, 2005 Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • Preservation of Error During Jury Selection, St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference

  • Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law, 2004 AIG Healthcare Seminar

  • Preserving the Appellate Record, 2003 Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law, 2003 AIG Healthcare Seminar

  • Hot Topics In Florida Trial Practice Issues, 2002 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • How to Avoid Summary Judgment and/or How to Get (And Keep) Summary Judgment, 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • Punitive Damages: Recent Cases, 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • Using a Trial Checklist, 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar

  • Mr. Biasotti has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law providing instruction on Appellate Practice

Professional Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2009-2018) 

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate) (2009-2018)

  • Listed as Best Law Firm 

  • Listed in National Law Journal Fast Track Partners (October 27, 2005)

  • Recipient of Stetson University’s Adjunct Years of Service Award (2010)

  • Stetson Lawyer’s Association Outstanding Alumni Award (2005)

  • E. Harris Drew Award for Excellence in Written and Oral Advocacy (1996)

  • Robert Orseck Florida Bar Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award (1996)

  • Stetson Writing Competition Best Law Review/Seminar paper (1996)

Published Works

  • Florida Appellate Practice:  Orders Subject To Review, Fla. B. CLE Manual, 6th ed., 2006

  • Preservation of Error, St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Litigation Section and Appellate Section,

  • May 26, 2006

  • Preservation of Error During Jury Selection, St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference, October 1, 2004

  • An Overview of Recent Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, The Parcalete, September, 2002

Professional & Civic Activities

Past Positions:

  • Carlton Fields, St. Petersburg, Florida 1998-2011

  • The Honorable John Robert Blue, Florida Second District Court of Appeal, Judicial Clerk, 1997 - 1998

  • Columbia Artists Management, Inc., New York, Treasurer, Vice President and CFO, 1983 - 1994

  • Columbia Artists Management, Inc., Trustee and Administrator: Pension, Profit Sharing, and ESOP Plan.

  • Gilman Paper Company, New York, Systems Analyst and Computer Programmer

 

Civic Activities:

  • Appointed by Govenor Scott to the Florida Second DCA Judicial Nominating Commission (2014-2018)

  • The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee (2001-2007); Appellate Record Subcommittee, Chair (2004-2006); General Subcommittee, Vice-Chair (2004-2005)

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, Chair, (2002-2003)

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Diocese of St. Petersburg, Diocesan Pastoral Council (2006-2016); Diocesan Board of Catholic Formation and Education, Member (2002-2005), Chairman (2004-2005)

  • Most Holy Name Church (Gulfport, Florida), Finance Committee, Chairman

  • Stetson University College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Appellate Practice)

  • Stetson Lawyers' Association, Advisory Council (2005-2008)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Appellate Brief Writing,” ABA YLD Mid-year Meeting, Orlando, FL (February 2, 2010).

  • Moderator, “The Art and Science of Appellate Oral Persuasion,” AJEI Summit Meeting of the ABA Appellate Judges’ Conference (AJC), the Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys (CASA), and the Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL), Orlando, FL (November 21, 2009).

  • "Do’s and Don’ts in Preparing and Presenting an Appellate Oral Argument," The Florida Bar’s Basic Appellate Practice Course, Tampa, FL (Nov. 13, 2008).

  • "Preservation of Error,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Litigation and Appellate Section (May 26, 2006).

  • "Basic Appellate Practice Seminar: Preparing for An Appeal,” The Florida Bar Legal Education Committee and Young Lawyers Division (March 2006).

  • "Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law,” 2005 AIG Healthcare Seminar, Atlanta, GA (August 5, 2005)

  • "Evidentiary and Other Sanctions: What to Look Out For and How to Avoid Them,” 2005 Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL (April 21, 2005).

  • "Preservation of Error During Jury Selection,” St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference (October 1, 2004).

  • "Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law,” 2004 AIG Healthcare Seminar, New York, NY (June 3, 2004).

  • "Preserving the Appellate Record,” 2003 Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL (September 4, 2003).

  • "Hot Topics in Florida Healthcare Law,” 2003 AIG Healthcare Seminar, New York, NY (June 22, 2003).

  • "Hot Topics In Florida Trial Practice Issues,” 2002 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL  

  • (February 26, 2002).

  • "How to Avoid Summary Judgment and/or How to Get (And Keep) Summary Judgment,” 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL (November 2, 2000).

  • "Punitive Damages: Recent Cases,” 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL (November 2, 2000).

  • "Using a Trial Checklist,” 2000 AIG Trial Lawyers Seminar, Miami, FL (November 2, 2000).

  • Mr. Biasotti has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law providing instruction on Appellate Practice (Spring 2008, Fall 2005, and Fall 2003) and Legal Drafting (Fall 2001).