Larry M. Roth

Larry M. Roth

Orlando Office

407.872.7300 phone 407.841.2133 fax

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Since 1981, Larry Roth has been litigating product liability cases including motor vehicles and recreational products. He also represents clients in the areas of pharmaceutical litigation.  

Larry concentrates his product liability practice on claims against the primary safety and crashworthiness of his clients’ motor vehicles, trucks, SUVs, construction equipment, personal use tractors, motorcycles and motor scooters. He also represents the manufacturers of all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, other marine products, power equipment, light personal use tractor and lawn equipment, construction models and construction equipment.

Litigating in state and federal court, Larry has tried more than 40 cases to verdict or judgment. He has been selected as "The Best Lawyers in America®" in the areas of commercial and product liability litigation. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Larry is also a Certified Civil Mediator. He has co-authored two federal appeals books, and has published more than 20 law review and journal articles.


  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S., magna cum laude, 1973


  • Florida Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense – Products Liability, 2007-2015, 2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2007, 2011, 2017, 2018

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
    *  Chairman, Federal Practice Committee (1978-1979); (1997)
    *  Chairman, Law Day (1979-1981)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Articles & Presentations

  • , "Stuart v. Hertz Corp and its New Jury Instruction: 'Dump' the Case and 'Clunker' That Old Rental Car," Florida A&M Law Review, Fall 2014, Vol. 10, No. I
  • "An Introduction to the Hague Convention on Service of Process Abroad," Trial Advocate Quarterly, Fall 2012
  • Co-author, "D'Amario v. Ford -Time to Expressly State the Decision is No Longer Viable," The Florida Bar Journal, April 2011
  • The Florida Supreme Court Needs a Second Look at Second Collision Motor Vehicle Cases" , Fla. B.J., Vol. LXXVIII, Pg. 20-27 (2004)
  • "Prescription Drugs for Skin Disease Increase Cancer Risk" , Products Liability Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Vol. XI, No. 2 (Winter 2006)
  • "Crashworthiness Wars, Episode II: Revenge of the Burden of Proof" , Trial Advocate Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 1, Pg. 11-19 (Winter 2006)
  • "The Burden of Proof Conundrum in Motor Vehicle Crashworthiness Cases" , Fla. B.J., Vol 80, No. 2, Pg. 10-18 (February 2006)
  • "The Many Lives of Louis Brandeis: Progressive-Reformer. Supreme Court Justice. Avowed Zionist. And a Racist? , Southern University Law Review, Issue No. 34, Vol. 2 (2007)

Ratings and Certifications

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell