Frederick S. Schrils Attorney At Law
Tampa Managing Shareholder
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602
Frederick Schrils is currently a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tampa office and serves as Chair of the firm’s securities litigation and arbitration department. Fred regularly represents securities and financial services industry clients, including banks, broker-dealers, registered representatives, investment advisors, and financial planners, in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings administered by a wide variety of arbitration organizations including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American Arbitration Association (and its International Center for Dispute Resolution), and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS).
In addition to litigation and arbitration proceedings, Fred counsels securities industry clients in connection with employment-related matters, as well as investigations and administrative actions initiated by state, federal, and self-regulatory agencies and organizations. Finally, Fred has trained securities arbitrators in conjunction with various arbitrator training programs, and taught a Securities Arbitration course as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law.
Fred received his bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Kentucky in 1983. He then received his juris doctor with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986. In law school, Fred competed as part of the school’s Moot Court team and, in 1986, received the Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board’s “Outstanding Member” award.
Fred has received an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest accolade an attorney can receive for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. Fred also was included in Florida Trend's listing of Florida's "Legal Elite" from the years 2004-2009 and 2011-2014. He was also listed in Super Lawyers as one of Florida's top attorneys from 2006-2019. Fred was also named a Tampa top rated attorney in securities litigation in 2013 and was named a South Florida Top Rated Lawyer in 2014. From 2015-2020 he was named to Best Lawyers in America, earning the title of Lawyer of the Year in the Litigation practice area for 2017 and the Litigation – Securities practice area in 2019. The Business Journal named him to their Top 100 Influencers: Law List in 2019.