Gary F. Baumann

Founding Partner

Gary F. Baumann

Fort Lauderdale Office

1401 E. Broward Boulevard
Suite 200
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: (954) 440-4611
Facsimile: (954) 440-4613

Quick Look

Gary F. Baumann is a founding partner who earned his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from Nova Southeastern University in 1996. He practices many areas of civil litigation, including Construction Defect Litigation, Professional Liability, Crane Litigation, Premises Liability, Liquor Liability, Wrongful Death, Auto Negligence, Mass Tort and Environmental Claims.

He has trial experience throughout Florida and is currently a member of the Defense Steering Committee handling Chinese Drywall Claims in the Multi-District Litigation in New Orleans. He regularly presents accredited seminars on topics such as Current Events in Florida Construction Defect Law; Premise Liability; and Claims Adjuster Ethics

He recently obtained a $109,000,000 defense verdict, one of the largest in the State of Florida for 2015. Remarkably, he was asked to try this catastrophic case approximately forty-five days before the start of the trial.

In 2017, Mr. Baumann successfully obtained a complete defense verdict in a Broward County, FL premise liability trial where the Plaintiff requested $13,000,000.00 from the jury having incurred nearly $1,000,000.00 in past medical bills from 27 surgical procedures.

Educational Seminars

  • Co-Chairman Perrin National Construction Defect Conference 2015 – 2019
  • Panel Moderator for Themis Annual Conference in 2014 – 2018
  • Co-Lead Counsel for Themis National Mock Trial in Atlanta, GA
  • Chairman/Moderator/Panelist MC Consultants East Region Construction Defect Seminar 2009 – 2014
  • VEADR Conference 2012, 2014
  • Chairman/Moderator/Panelist LiMa Construction Defect Symposium 2012
  • Panelist/Speaker at West Coast Casualty Seminar (WCCS) 2011,2018 – Anaheim California
  • Panelist/Speaker at Construction Defect Claims Manager Association (CDCMA) 2010, 2011 – San Diego
  • Panelist/Speaker at Defense Research Institute (DRI) Products Liability Seminar 2010, 2011 – Las Vegas
  • Moderator/Speaker at Council for Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference 2011, 2012 – New Orleans, San Diego

Author of Articles

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Fall 2011, Chinese Drywall – The Uphill Battle for Downstream Defendants, Building Blocks Magazine
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Winter 2010, The Pilot Remediation Program – Is it Really a Roadmap for Resolution?
    – Building Blocks Magazine

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Negligence
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability (EPL)
  • Environmental
  • Liquor Liability (Florida Dram Shop Act)
  • Mass Tort
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation and Trucking Law
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1996

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • B.S.J., West Virginia University, 1990
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1996


  • Florida Bar Member – Trial Lawyers Section
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Council for Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Building Products SLG (DRI)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • South Florida Claims Association (SFCA)
  • Themis Advocates Group (Themis)
  • Professional Liabilities Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI)