Attorney Rick Nutter Jr

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
    • Sinkhole Claims
    • Hurricane and Windstorm Claims
    • Water Loss Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation
    • Builder warranty claims
    • Stucco Defect
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Tort Litigation

Erik C. “Rick” Nutter, Jr.


Background & Experience

Rick Nutter has been practicing law since 2005, and is a founding shareholder of Thomas Nutter Thomas, P.A. For over a decade, Mr. Nutter has been litigating matters involving property insurance disputes, premises liability, construction defect, personal injury, products liability, trucking accident cases, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. He has litigated in both state and federal courts, and has tried cases to verdict in numerous counties in Florida.

Mr. Nutter began his legal career litigating insurance disputes on behalf of some of the largest insurance companies in the country. In 2009, he channeled the knowledge he gained from representing big companies into his representation of property owners (residential and commercial) in disputes against their insurers.  Since that time, he has litigated almost a thousand cases involving disputed property claims against insurance companies.

In addition to representing policyholders in insurance disputes, Mr. Nutter also focuses his practice on cases involving construction defect disputes, wrongful death, personal injury, wage and hour disputes, and tort litigation. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida.

Rick Nutter was born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Dallas, Texas. He returned to Florida in 1996 to attend the University of Florida, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2000. He continued his education at Stetson University College of Law, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2003. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University in 2003.

Mr. Nutter resides in Tampa with his wife and daughter.

Bar Admissions

  • 2005, Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • University of Florida (B.A. 2000)
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 2003)
  • Stetson University (M.B.A. 2003)