John A. Rine

Managing Partner - Tampa, FL

  • location icon Tampa, FL
    401 E. Jackson Street
    Suite 3400
    Tampa, FL 33602

John Rine is the managing partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability, Hospitality, and Transportation Practices. Mr. Rine has been practicing law in Florida and the Southeastern United States for more than twenty years and primarily practices in general liability, with a focus on hospitality and transportation litigation. He also has extensive experience in products liability, professional and legal liability and construction. Mr. Rine has served as lead attorney on over eighty trials. His clients range from national representation of the world’s largest full-service restaurant company to regional representation of trucking companies and other businesses.

The work that he and his team have performed for clients has consistently resulted in positive verdicts, summary judgments, and favorable settlements. Mr. Rine takes pride in the representation that he and his team continue to provide for clients and the results that they have delivered. His team is available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week to meet their clients’ needs; including answering legal questions or responding to scenes and investigating potential emergent claims.

Mr. Rine has also demonstrated his commitment to the profession and the community throughout his career. He has served as the President of the Pasco County Bar Association, Vice President of The Dade City Kiwanis, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for his church. He presents several times a year at various organizations on topics ranging from investigations of claims to electronic discovery to recent developments in the law. He has taught legal research and writing, criminal law and civil procedure at both the college and law school level.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida



United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • Pasco Bar Association, Former President
  • Hillsborough County, Florida Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 — Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


University of Florida

Juris Doctor with honors, 1993

Eckerd College

Bachelor of Arts with honors, 1990

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