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Fred W. Baggett is the Chairman of the Tallahassee Office and a senior member of the firm's National Government Law & Policy Practice. For more than 30 years, Fred has represented a broad range of the general business community, associations and governmental entities before federal, state and local agencies, and legislative bodies. A significant portion of his practice focuses on matters relating to health care, insurance, environment regulation, banking and finance, and business and professional regulation. Fred's practice also includes policy development and advocacy as well as administrative litigation. Fred also focuses on the lobbying of insurance and other regulatory issues before the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Florida Legislature.



  • Led coalition to reduce Florida Aviation Fuel Tax.
  • Primary participant in effort to adopt and implement Florida medical marijuana laws
  • Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
  • Led coalition that repealed unitary tax law in Florida.
  • Led coalition that repealed interstate and regional banking prohibitions in Florida.
  • Primary participant in rewrite of Florida managed care laws.
  • Primary participant in rewrite of Florida child support enforcement laws.
  • Primary participant in the adoption of Florida’s Unified Building Code.
  • Created concept for issuance of $500 million bond by Florida Insurance Guaranty Fund to aid Hurricane Andrew victims; successfully convinced Department of Insurance to accept, then drafted and successfully lobbied special session legislation to allow issue within 45 days.
  • Primary participant in rewrite of Florida laws regulating the Nursing Homes industry.
  • Executive Assistant, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, 1970-1972

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2023
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Government Relations Practice, Tallahassee, 2021
    • Government Relations Practice, 2007-2023
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2021-2023
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2012 and 2014-2018
  • Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
    • Ranked, Tier 1 – Government Relations, Tallahassee Metropolitan Area
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2006
  • Recognized Bond Counsel, Bond Buyer's Red Book
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board of Directors, Past Chair, United Way of the Big Bend
  • Board of Trustees, Big Bend Hospice Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Secretary, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
  • Board Member, Capital City Country Club


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1970
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1967
  • Florida