Erin Centrone was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She attended Columbia College on their Presidential and Leadership Scholarship programs and was a member of the Honors Program, Student Advisory Committee, and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida where she was a founding member of the Mock Trial Association and active in Pre-Law Society. She is a cum laude graduate of Stetson University College of Law. During law school, she worked as a Florida Certified Paralegal for a state-wide insurance defense practice, focusing on litigation of diverse first- and third-party claims, including personal injury, premises liability, E&O, coverage disputes, and bad faith actions. She simultaneously earned numerous Honor Roll distinctions as well as four book awards at Stetson, including Florida Civil Procedure, Trademarks & Unfair Competition, and the Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Ms. Centrone practices in the area of civil defense litigation, with a focus on all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower and wage & hour claims. She also defends claims involving premises liability, personal injury, automobile negligence, E&O, first party property disputes, as well as other general liability issues. Ms. Centrone has additional experience defending insurance carriers, servicing agents, and employers in all areas of workers’ compensation litigation, including catastrophic and SIU claims as well as medical billing disputes before the Division of Worker’s Compensation Office and DOAH. She is a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and American Bar Association (Litigation & Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Sections). Ms. Centrone is active with the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Heart Association, serving on their Community Teams Committee and as annual Heart Walk Captain of Team Fields.