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.
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
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
The Florida Bar
American Bar Association
- Vice-Chair, Trial Techniques Committee (2008-2014);
- Vice-Chair, Membership Committee (2007-2010)
Awards and Recognitions
Selected by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee 2006-2010; Chairman 2009-2010
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