Pedro F. Bajo, Jr.

Pedro Bajo is a life-long resident of Tampa where he attended Jesuit High School. In 1984, Pedro captained the Jesuit basketball team to a State Championship, only the second State Championship team from Hillsborough County. After reaching the stark realization that the NBA was not actively seeking 5’9” Hispanic players, Pedro decided to attend Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 1988 with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

After taking a year to find himself while backpacking across the world, Pedro enrolled at the Florida State University College of Law and graduated in 1992 after serving as a member of the Law Review and as an intern for Florida Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding.

In 1992, Pedro returned to Tampa to practice law with a local litigation boutique because he was drawn to the notion of working for a Tampa-only firm specializing in trial work. A year later, the litigation boutique merged with Akerman, a national law firm where Pedro worked for 17 years, the final ten of which he was a shareholder.

In 2010, Pedro responded to his calling to practice with a Tampa-only boutique firm with his long-time friends Steve Cohen and John Agliano.

Pedro is proficient in Spanish.

Pedro F. Bajo Jr

Contact Us

Direct: (813) 868-6161
Main: (813) 223-3130
Cell: (813) 785-6653
Fax: (813) 490-1026

Education and Admissions


Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1992

Judicial Intern for Florida Supreme Justice Major B. Harding

Member of Law Review


Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., 1988

Major: Accounting and Finance



Bar Admissions

Florida, 1992

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Memberships and Activities

Hillsborough County Bar Association

President, 2011-2012
Board of Directors, 1999-2000, 2004-2012
Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, 1993-2000
Hillsborough County Bar Foundation Board, 1999-2000, 2011-2012
Professional Development Committee Chair, 1994-1996
Youth Projects Committee Chair, 1996-1998
Law Week Committee Chair, 1997

The Florida Bar

Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 1998-2001
Awards Committee Chair, 2001
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 1999-2002
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award Committee, 1999-2002

American Bar Association

State of Florida Representative to the Young Lawyers Division
Member of Executive Council, 1998-2000
National Meetings Coordinator for Young Lawyers Division, 2000
Florida Disaster Relief Chair, 1998-2000
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

  • Vice-Chair, Trial Techniques Committee (2008-2014);
  • Vice-Chair, Membership Committee (2007-2010)

Awards and Recognitions

ABA – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, one of five lawyers nationally selected for TIPS Leadership Fellowship; one of select few national lawyers chosen for TIPS – Leadership Academy

Selected by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee 2006-2010; Chairman 2009-2010

Hillsborough County Bar Association, President 2011-2012; Outstanding Lawyer 2001
ABA – Section of Litigation, one of five lawyers nationally selected for Litigation Leadership Fellowship

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2016, 2018
Listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2007-2008, 2010-2016
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