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We Know Litigation

PersanteZuroweste is a leading Tampa Bay trial law firm.  For more than thirty years, our lawyers have established a reputation as prominent trial lawyers. We handle commercial litigation, probate, estate & trust litigation, and securities & investment litigation.

Our law firm is conveniently located to serve the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay communities in Florida.

We pride ourselves on not being a conventional law firm. Our attorneys work closely with you to provide the attention and value found only in small firms. We approach our cases with a realistic, down-to-earth perspective, and counsel you every step of the way. Connecting clients to justice is our goal. 

We focus on being the best trial lawyers around. We are trial lawyers above all else and do not limit our practice to a few areas of the law. We have wide-ranging experience across many areas, and have tried many kinds of cases.

Practice Areas


Florida Trust Litigation

Our lawyers litigate disputes on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, and other interested parties. He handles trust contests, trustee removal, and breach of trust actions. 

Florida Probate Litigation

Even the best estate planning can potentially spawn disagreements between beneficiaries, heirs, or other interested parties. We can assist in challenging an estate plan, defending a will contest, or lawsuits relating to personal representatives.

Fiduciary Litigation

We handle causes of action for breach of fiduciary duty relating to powers of attorney, caretakers, family members, trustees, and personal representatives.

Florida Securities Litigation

We have extensive experience in Florida representing customers against brokers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and financial advisors.

Complex Commercial Litigation

We handle a broad range of business litigation matters including contract disputes, shareholder actions, and challenges to director or manager efforts.


We understand alternative methods of resolving disputes. Our firm has civil mediators and can help with mediating a variety of civil litigation matters.

Why Choose Us

We are highly experienced. We handle court cases and arbitrations in Florida and throughout the country.

We are honest and straightforward about the realities of your case. We strive to under-promise and over-perform.

We are a small firm with big cases. We carefully select our clients and the cases we believe in.

We are lawyer’s lawyers. We represent lawyers, and are often brought in to represent their clients and try their cases.

We are results-oriented. We are diligent, relentless problem-solvers, constantly strategizing to reach solutions for your case.

We are skilled at resolving any kind of dispute.

We understand litigation is expensive, and work to keep fees as reasonable as possible.

We use a team approach in all of our cases.

We treat our clients with honesty and respect, and are mindful of each client’s goals and needs.

We know how to deal with opposing counsel’s tactics and “dump truck” discovery.

We work constantly to improve our trial skills and are part of a network of the best trial lawyers in the county.

Our Team

Bob Persante

Bob Persante


Bob is a trial lawyer in our Clearwater office handling securities litigation, complex business litigation, and estate litigation matters throughout Florida.

Zackary T. Zuroweste

Zackary T. Zuroweste


Zack is a lawyer in our Clearwater office handling fiduciary litigation, trust & estate litigation, business litigation, and securities arbitrations.

Darren M. Stotts

Darren M. Stotts


Darren is a lawyer in our Clearwater office. His practice areas include probate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, securities litigation, and commercial litigation matters.

Cindy Corder

Cindy Corder

Litigation Paralegal/Mediation Coordinator

Susie Ross

Susie Ross

Litigation Paralegal

Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene

Litigation Paralegal



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2555 Enterprise Road, Suite 15
Clearwater, Florida 33763

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