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Ronnie Bitman


Managing Partner



“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin


Ronnie J. Bitman is a co-founder of Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC and is considered one of Florida’s leading lawyers. Aside from handling day-to-day firm operations, he has litigated a wide range of complex and unique matters, which gained him recognition as one of Florida Trend’s Rising Stars, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Florida SuperLawyers, and the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award winner.
Ronnie has handled an array of complex commercial matters ranging from consumer fraud class actions, contract and employment disputes, trade secret litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practice matters, intellectual property litigation, business and partnership disputes, personal injury actions, wrongful death actions, numerous appeals, and multiple business transactions.

Ronnie is general counsel to several major business clients, handling many aspects of overall business strategy, litigation prevention, transactions, litigation, and appeals. His representative clients include Akcel Construction, Atmos Rx, Massage Envy, Superior Solar, and Via Airlines, Inc., among others. He is also a mainstay in Florida’s consumer financial services litigation scene, representing banks and mortgage servicing clients in highly contested litigation and appellate matters. Some of his representative clients have included Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, Flagstar Bank, Mr. Cooper (f/k/a Nationstar Mortgage), RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing, Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., and Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, among others.

Additionally, Ronnie acts as local counsel for various out-of-state firms, handling difficult litigation for major corporations and has acted in the same capacity for high-profile celebrity clientele such as Justin Bieber, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, and Lindsay Lohan.

In his seldom free time, Ronnie enjoys spending time with his three children and wife. His travels range widely both nationally and internationally in the name of leisure, work, and sports. His goal is to maintain a happy staff and a progressive yet successful firm for years to come.


J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law (2004)
B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan (2000)


Florida Bar
New York Bar
California Bar (Inactive Status)
Washington, D.C. Bar (Inactive Status)
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Supreme Court

Honors, Recognitions and Publications:

Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™, 2016
Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™, Up and Comers, 2010
Super Lawyers™ 2020
Super Lawyers™ 2019
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars™ 2014
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars™ 2013
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars™ 2012
Orlando Business Journal, 40 under 40™ 2014
Rocking Wrigley: The Chicago Cubs’ Off-Field Struggle to Compete for Ticket Sales with Its Rooftop Neighbors, 56 Fed. Com. L.J. 377 (2004)
AV Preeminent Rated – Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Associations
& Memberships:

Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association
The George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
Immediate Past Board President of The Roth Family Jewish Community
Center of Greater Orlando
Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions for Contract and Business Law – 2017
Florida Bar Business Law Section – Member
Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section – Member
Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section – Member

Appellate Decisions

Bank of New York Mellon v. Johnson, 185 So. 3d 594 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016), review denied, SC16-392, 2016 WL 4440960 (Fla. Aug. 23, 2016)

Ortiz v. PNC Bank, Nat. Ass’n, 188 So. 3d 923 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

Schwades v. Am.’s Wholesale Lender, 146 So. 3d 150 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)

U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n v. Croteau, 183 So. 3d 1089 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n on Behalf of Holders of the Home Equity Asset Tr. 2002-4 Home Equity Pass-Through Certificates , Series 2002-4 v. Doepker, 223 So. 3d 1083 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017), reh’g denied (July 19, 2017)

Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Whyte, 199 So. 3d 494 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016)

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