Ronnie Bitman is the managing partner and co-founder of Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC. He has been recognized as a premier Florida attorney by various publications. He is general counsel to several business clients, advising on overall business strategy, risk prevention, transactions, litigation, and appeals.
A Sports Management major heading the firm’s Sports & Entertainment practice group, Ronnie represents celebrities, TV personalities, content creators, models, athletes, musicians, and sports clubs in various business dealings and litigation matters. Ronnie acts as local (Florida) counsel for multiple firms, often handling complex and high-profile litigation for celebrity clientele such as Justin Bieber, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (Markle)
In 2022, Ronnie created influencer counsel, a new division of Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC focused on representing athletes, bloggers, celebrities, content creators, influencers, models and the like. This division represents these individuals and personal brands in the all aspects of contract law, intellectual property protection, defamation suits, FTC compliance, negotiations of compensation, and name, image, and likeness (NIL) protection.
Ronnie litigates a wide range of complex and unique matters, including defamation and first amendment matters, employment law, class actions, social media and influencer matters, contract negotiations/litigation, partnership disputes, and general business law. He also remains a mainstay in Florida’s consumer financial services litigation scene, overseeing one of the state’s most robust residential foreclosure practices representing banks and mortgage servicers.
Aside from handling the firm’s day-to-day management and operations, Ronnie also serves on various groups, committees, and organizations. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, is a member of the George C. Young American Inn of Court (Orange County, FL), and is an appointee of the Florida Supreme Court, sitting on the Business Law Civil Jury Rules Committee.
Ronnie earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is a member of the California Bar, New York Bar, Florida Bar, and Washington D.C. Bar. He has been admitted to practice before various federal courts and the United States Supreme Court.