Bradley Crocker is an experienced business trial attorney and associate with Quarles & Brady LLP. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, class actions, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights, with an emphasis on high-stakes, complex claims.
Bradley has experience successfully representing businesses and executive-level clients in commercial disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, frequently representing financial institutions, including lenders and loan servicers. He has represented clients in the financial, real estate, sports, healthcare, and agriculture industries in litigation and investigative matters. His litigation matters include class actions, business and partnership disputes, contractual disputes, non-compete and trade secrets matters, consumer protection matters, as well as matters involving various other business torts. Bradley has also handled appeals in a variety of commercial disputes, code enforcement matters, and class actions.
As a complement to his litigation practice, Bradley regularly counsels businesses on policies and procedures, drafting corporate governance documents and advising on various risk management concerns. An avid sports fan, Bradley has also represented a number of athletic organizations and individuals within those organizations, from the professional level to the amateur level, by advising on policies, handling investigations involving the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and litigating breach of contract actions.
In addition to representing businesses and executives, Bradley is committed to serving as a pro bono attorney, having been part of a team with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law that worked to prepare reports to Congress regarding voting rights violations in Louisiana to support recommendation for modifications of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. He also regularly provides pro bono services at the local Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) clinic.
Representative Experience Includes:
- Defending electric cooperatives in series of nine-figure patronage capital class action disputes
- Defeating plaintiffs’ attempt to join 40,000+ cooperative members into lawsuit claiming approximately $115 million in damages
- Winning heavily contested motion to compel case to individual arbitration; defeating bid for federal class action
- Negotiating and drafting workout and forbearance agreements with obligors in protecting rights of institutional creditors
- Representing financial institution as creditor in winning contested chapter 7 trustee election
- Defeating claims by landlord against commercial tenant at trial, and subsequently winning appeal of final judgment
- Consulting with emerging companies in the agriculture, fintech, education, and media industries to navigate early-stage development and startup fundraising issues
Education and Honors
- University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
- Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (B.S.B.A., 2012)
- Major: Accounting
- Minor in Spanish
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Professional and Civic Activities
- Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member; Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee, Young Lawyers Division)
- Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member)
- Jacksonville Bar Association (Member)
- Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program
- Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court (Member)
- Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars: 2019-present