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Elisabeth Fontugne


Elisabeth Fontugne is an associate at the firm’s Tampa office. She focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, and nursing home litigation.

Ms. Fontugne’s interest in defending physicians and health care facilities is long-standing. In law school, she examined why doctors carry a professional responsibility burden that is disproportionate to that of other professions. Her research interests also include doctor-patient issues, end of life care, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Legal Medicine and the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine.

Ms. Fontugne graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2014. Prior to joining CSK, she represented employees in a wide variety of claims, ranging from traditional labor and employment matters to qui tam actions under the federal False Claims Act. She is admitted to practice before all Florida courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for Collaboration Between Doctors and  Lawyers, 26­ Int’l J. of Risk & Safety in Med. ­81 ­(2014)

To Treat or Not to Treat: End-of-Life Care, Patient Autonomy, and the Responsible Practice of Medicine, 35 J. of Legal Med. 529 (2014)

Dismantling the Exxon Valdez: How Misunderstanding One Maritime Accident Led to the Criminalization of An Entire Profession, 46 J. Mar. L. & Com. 201 (2015)

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of South Florida, M.A., Library and Information Science
  • Maine Maritime Academy, B.S., Nautical Science
  • Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society