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Joshua M Sword

Josh's practice includes bad faith litigation, general liability, personal injury, insurance defense and real estate. He has represented clients ranging from the world's largest insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, regional and local businesses, and individuals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sword developed extensive high-level knowledge of handling many complex issues affecting insurance carriers regarding coverage defense and bad faith matters. Josh regularly advises and provides legal opinions to carriers on coverage and bad faith issues involving commercial liability, umbrella, excess, errors and omissions, commercial auto, property, and homeowners' policies. He prides himself on meticulous attention to detail with a unique ability to build lasting relationships based on communication and consultation. Josh heads up his own Florida Firm, Sword Law Firm, PLLC and in 2020 he became Of Counsel with RUBERRY.

Josh's broad legal background in real estate has given him experience in a wide range of commercial and residential transactions which have focused on acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, and development. He has handled various matters which involved approval process of zoning applications, code compliance & enforcement, and attended and advocated at administrative and quasi-judicial hearings.

While he litigates disputes, his goal is to endeavor to be a trusted advisor and counselor. He accomplishes this by providing clients sound guidance to develop an overall objective. These objectives differ depending on the matter at hand, which may be - moving a matter aggressively to obtain relief, providing a vigorous defense of frivolous claims, or advocating for a prudent early settlement necessitated by potential liability. Josh's strengths include analyzing and conveying risk at all stages of disputes, and delivering advice in a clear and concise manner, with a focus on thorough preparation and effective advocacy.

Josh actively participates in the Veterans Consortium Pro-Bono program and volunteers his time at Habitat for Humanity.


  • Florida Bar
  • All State courts in Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Certified Circuit-Court Mediator

Professional Affiliates

  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

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Phone: 813-569-8065

Email: jsword@swordlawfirm.com

Sword Law Firm, PLLC
100 S. Ashley Dr., Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602

Facsimile: 866-505-0577

Practice Area:

  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions


  • University of South Florida, BA
  • University of Tampa Florida, MBA
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.