Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

Anthony Petrillo

Office Phone: 813.226.0081
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
Cell Phone: 813.928.4408
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Trucking / Transportation
“We select early on those cases that are true trial candidates. We believe our reputation in trial helps us to settle reasonably the cases we identify early on as non-trial candidates."

Anthony Petrillo is the Managing Partner of the firm's Tampa office. He is an expert in Civil Trial and Board Certified by The Florida Bar. He has met the standards of The Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of an attorneys special knowledge, skills and proficiency in Civil Trial, including the standards of professionalism and ethics in practice. Tony has 25 years of trial litigation experience in State and Federal courts. Martindale-Hubbell and his peers have rated him AV Preeminent. Tony has extensive experience in the defense of large exposure, wrongful death claims. He practices in the areas of Auto and Trucking Liability, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Construction Litigation, General Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Commercial Litigation. Many of his verdicts have been published in the Florida Jury Verdict Reporter. Luks, Santaniello was named a 2012 Go-To Law Firm to Fortune 500 Companies for its handling of Florida Commercial Litigation matters by ALM.

Tony has represented a variety of clients including insurers, construction companies, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, landlords and property owners, shopping malls and centers, grocery stores, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, movie theaters, on a wide range of complex litigation involving serious injury or death. Tony speaks regularly to his clients and professionals on insurance industry related topics and current case law. Tony is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School (1990). He is admitted in Florida (1991), and to the U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida (1996), and to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Tony is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • University of Florida, B.S., 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University , J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • 1991, Florida
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Awards And Honors

  • Named 2012 “Go-To” Law Firm to F500 Companies by ALM.
  • Recipient: American Jurisprudence Book Award for Legal Research and Writing; Best Appellate Brief.


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by The Florida Bar.
  • Approved Instructor - Florida Adjuster Continuing Education and Attorney Continuing Legal Education seminars

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association


  • Insurance Companies
  • Financial Services Companies
  • Third-Party Administrators for Claims Management and Risk Control
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Attorneys, Accountants and Other Professionals
  • Property Managers
  • Commercial and Residential Landlords
  • Public and Governmental Entities
  • State Bureaus & Agencies
  • Adult Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
  • Solid Waste Management Services
  • Gas Convenience Stores
  • Retail Stores
  • Supermarket Chains
  • Construction Companies
  • Contractors, Sub-contractors and Suppliers
  • HOA and Condominium Associations
  • Trucking, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Owner Operators
  • Shopping Malls and Shopping Centers
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors and Retailers

Presentations And Publications

  • Client Seminar Bad Faith Litigation - Atlanta GA - 06/16/2016
  • Client Seminar: Defending Cases That Involve Letters of Protection - Tampa - 05/08/2014
  • October 26: Litigation Success - Client Seminar - Bradenton, FL - 10/26/2010
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