Cardillo Law Firm

Our law firm is a termite property damage & plaintiffs litigation firm that represents condominium & apartment complexes, commercial developers & homeowners who have termite damage claim disputes with their pest control or insurance company.

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Cardillo Law Firm based in Tampa, Florida is a termite property damage and plaintiffs litigation firm devoted to the area of termite damage and property insurance law. Our lawyers represent condominium complexes, apartment complexes, commercial developers, and homeowners who have termite damage claim disputes with their exterminators such as Orkin and Terminex or their insurance carriers. Our practice also encompasses rotted wood, decay and other collapse cases. Pete Cardillo, the founding attorney of Cardillo Law Firm, focuses exclusively on the prosecution of termite damage claims on behalf of individual homeowners, condominium associations and developers. The firm prosecutes termite damage claims in Florida, Georgia and other parts of the U.S. Cardillo is Florida Bar Board Certified as an expert in business litigation, a noted authority in the area of termite claims litigation and has been featured in many articles and newscasts. If your property has been impacted by termite damage, you should understand your legal rights under your pest control contract and insurance policy. Contact Cardillo Law for a no obligation phone consultation.
Main Office

Main Office
2707 West Azeele Street, Suite 100
Tampa  FL  33609

Phone
  • 8138019050
Fax
  • 8138317747
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Cardillo Law Firm is a termite property damage & plaintiffs litigation firm that represents condominium & apartment complexes, commercial developers, and homeowners who have termite damage claim disputes with their pest control or insurance compan
Cardillo Law Firm based in Tampa, Florida is a termite property damage and plaintiffs litigation firm devoted to the area of termite damage and property insurance law. Our lawyers represent condominium complexes, apartment complexes, commercial developers, and homeowners who have termite damage claim disputes with their exterminator pest control company or their insurance carrier. The 3 main areas we cover include: Termite Control Company Liability, Termite Damage Insurance Claims & Claims Against Sellers of Termite Damaged Property. Our practice also encompasses rotted wood, decay and other collapse cases. Pete Cardillo, the founding attorney of Cardillo Law Firm, focuses exclusively on the prosecution of termite damage claims on behalf of individual homeowners, condominium associations and developers. The firm prosecutes termite damage claims in Florida, Georgia and other parts of the U.S. Cardillo is Florida Bar Board Certified as an expert in business litigation, a noted authority in the area of termite claims litigation and has been featured in many articles and newscasts. If your property has been impacted by termite damage, you should understand your legal rights under your pest control contract and insurance policy. Contact Cardillo Law for a no obligation phone consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In 1996, Pete began his focus on the representation of property owners throughout the state of Florida who have suffered termite damage, with claims against either their termite company or insurance carrier. In 1999, he was named the managing partner of the Tampa litigation department of a national law firm, a position he held until 2003. By then, his focus had evolved to the point of exclusively representing property owners with termite damage and insurance claims. Despite tremendous success in building that firm's Tampa litigation department from its genesis into a formidable team, Cardillo decided that he could best serve his Florida termite clients by opening his own boutique law firm. In 2003, Cardillo founded Cardillo Law Firm, and as a result, he has been able to devote the exclusive attention and service expected by his termite claim clients. He now handles termite damage related cases throughout Florida, in Georgia and other parts of the U.S.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Lawyer Pete Cardillo was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before all three of Florida's federal district courts the Middle, Southern, and Northern Districts of Florida. Cardillo has served as a federal arbitrator and is a master in the Tampa Bay Inns of Court. He has tried more that 30 jury cases. For the past 11 years, Mr. Cardillo has received the "AV" Peer Review Rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell based on evaluations from fellow attorneys. He has also been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine seven years straight from 2006 2012, representing 5% of Florida attorneys. Pete is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association. Cardillo is a member of Community Associations Institute and the Bay Area Apartment Association, to which he frequently contributes his legal termite knowledge.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

To our knowledge, Cardillo Law Firm is the only firm that concentrates its practice to litigating termite damage disputes. Attorney Pete Cardillo has been featured in several news termite dispute news stories as can be seen on http://www.cardillolaw.com/news/video and published articles on termite law and preventitive actions that can be taken by homeowners and condominium associations. Review articles here:http://www.cardillolaw.com/news/articles He has tried more that 30 jury cases including several notable cases including:
Kelly v. Balboa Insurance Company, _F. Supp. 2d _, WL4761905 (M.D. Fla. 2012); Park Place Condominium v. State Farm, WL 2470105 (M.D. Fla. 2011); Lakeview Condominium v. Nationwide, WL1453813 (N.D. Fla. 2011); Wang v. American National Property and Casualty Company, WL 52869 (M.D. Fla. 2011); The Oaks v. Allstate, WL 67971 (M.D. Fla. 2011); The Oaks v. Allstate, WL 4542899 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 4274747 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Sheffield Woods v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, WL 3385311 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 2293265 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 2956923 (M.D. Fla. 2009); Kelly v. General Star National Indemnity Co., WL 3034654 (M.D. Fla. 2007); Rollins and Orkin v. Lighthouse Bay, 898 So.2d 86 (Fla.2d DCA 2005); The Sandalwood Condominium Association at Wildwood, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 294 F.Supp.2d 1315 (M.D. Fla. 2003); Taylor Woodrow Construction Co. v. Burke, 606 So. 2d 1154 (Fla. 1992); Laniewicz v.Rutenberg Construction Co., 580 So. 2d 203 (5th DCA 1991); Perez v. Zohar, 556 So. 2d 569 (Fla.2d DCA 1990); Buns Unlimited of Florida, Inc. v. Unemployment Appeals Commission, 508 So. 2d 786 (Fla.2d DCA 1987); U.S. v. Ezell, 24 M.J. 690 (ACMR 1987); U.S. v. Church, 23 M.J. 870 (ACMR 1987); U.S. v. Cannon, 23 M.J. 676 (ACMR 1986).

Peter M. Cardillo

Biography

Founding partner Peter M. Cardillo has been a trial attorney for the last 30 years. As a result of his Army ROTC academic scholarship, Cardillo incurred a military commitment, and served as a JAG lawyer in the Army for his first four years of practice, trying many military jury cases. Pete was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal while on active duty in Germany at the end of the Cold War. He was discharged from active duty with an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain in 1987, and was recalled to active duty by President Bush during the Gulf War in 1990.

Cardillo began his private practice at a national law firm office in Florida, developing a wide variety of business litigation experience. In 1996, he was recognized by the Florida Bar and granted a specialty certification designation in "Business Litigation," which was the first year it was available. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, professionalism, and ethics in practice. Only 7% percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers of legal services identify specialists in various areas of law. Cardillo has maintained the Board Certified status.

In 1996, Pete began his focus on the representation of property owners throughout the state of Florida who have suffered termite damage, with claims against either their termite company or insurance carrier. In 1999, he was named the managing partner of the Tampa litigation department of a national law firm, a position he held until 2003. By then, his focus had evolved to the point of exclusively representing property owners with termite damage and insurance claims. Despite tremendous success in building that firm's Tampa litigation department from its genesis into a formidable team, Cardillo decided that he could best serve his Florida termite clients by opening his own boutique law firm. In 2003, Cardillo founded Cardillo Law Firm, and as a result, he has been able to devote the attention and service expected by his termite claim clients. He now handles termite damage related cases throughout Florida, in Georgia and other parts of the U.S.

Cardillo was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before all three of Florida's federal district courts the Middle, Southern, and Northern Districts of Florida. Cardillo has served as a federal arbitrator and is a master in the Tampa Bay Inns of Court. He has tried more that 30 jury cases. For the past 11 years, Mr. Cardillo has received the "AV" Peer Review Rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell based on evaluations from fellow attorneys. He has also been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine seven years straight from 2006 2012, representing 5% of Florida attorneys. Pete is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association. Cardillo is a member of Community Associations Institute and the Bay Area Apartment Association, to which he frequently contributes his legal termite knowledge.

Nationally Reported Cases

Kelly v. Balboa Insurance Company, _F. Supp. 2d _, WL4761905 (M.D. Fla. 2012); Park Place Condominium v. State Farm, WL 2470105 (M.D. Fla. 2011); Lakeview Condominium v. Nationwide, WL1453813 (N.D. Fla. 2011); Wang v. American National Property and Casualty Company, WL 52869 (M.D. Fla. 2011); The Oaks v. Allstate, WL 67971 (M.D. Fla. 2011); The Oaks v. Allstate, WL 4542899 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 4274747 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Sheffield Woods v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, WL 3385311 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 2293265 (M.D. Fla. 2010); Palma Vista v. Nationwide, WL 2956923 (M.D. Fla. 2009); Kelly v. General Star National Indemnity Co., WL 3034654 (M.D. Fla. 2007); Rollins and Orkin v. Lighthouse Bay, 898 So.2d 86 (Fla.2d DCA 2005); The Sandalwood Condominium Association at Wildwood, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 294 F.Supp.2d 1315 (M.D. Fla. 2003); Taylor Woodrow Construction Co. v. Burke, 606 So. 2d 1154 (Fla. 1992); Laniewicz v.Rutenberg Construction Co., 580 So. 2d 203 (5th DCA 1991); Perez v. Zohar, 556 So. 2d 569 (Fla.2d DCA 1990); Buns Unlimited of Florida, Inc. v. Unemployment Appeals Commission, 508 So. 2d 786 (Fla.2d DCA 1987); U.S. v. Ezell, 24 M.J. 690 (ACMR 1987); U.S. v. Church, 23 M.J. 870 (ACMR 1987); U.S. v. Cannon, 23 M.J. 676 (ACMR 1986).
License
  • Bar Number: 350052
    Florida , 1982
Education
  • Columbia University
    J.D. , 1982

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