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J. Frazier Carraway (Retired)


J. Frazier Carraway (Retired)
Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33602

Telephone: 813.314.4500
Extension: 4503
Direct Line: 813.314.4503
Facsimile: 813.314.4555

J. Frazier Carraway senior partner and co-founder of Saxon|Gilmore, has retired after more than 35 years of practicing law. He concentrated his practice on civil rights, and general civil litigation, including complex state and federal litigation involving commercial, contract disputes under Puerto Rican Law, environmental litigation; representation of insurance companies in general commercial liability insurance litigation; community association operations and community association law; and representation of sureties, general contractors, materialmen and owners in arbitration, mediation, and jury trials. He has served as counsel for various public, private, and governmental entities, and routinely provides advice on compliance with federal, state, and local laws, orders, rules, ordinances, regulations and policies, including Florida Government in the Sunshine law. He has served as counsel to the Board of Trustees of Hillsborough Community College since 2004. He earned his undergraduate degree from New College of The University of South Florida. Upon graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army before returning to civilian life and working for U.S. Home, Rutenberg Division, in several construction-related capacities. In 1988, Mr. Carraway graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  Mr. Carraway has more than 30 years’ experience in arbitrating and litigating construction, civil rights and general civil and business matters in state and federal courts.  He has been included in the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2012-2022, and has received an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


Complex State and Federal Construction Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Consumer Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Homeowners’ Association Law


Florida (all state courts)
U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida)
U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit Court)


The Florida Bar (Member of the Trial Lawyer and the City, County and Local Government Law Sections)
Hillsborough County Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Midtown Kiwanis Club of Tampa (1992-present)
Vestry, St. Andrews Episcopal Church (1999-2001; 2006-2008; 2011-2014)
New College Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Board Chair (2015-2017)


Stetson College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988)
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
New College, University of South Florida (B.A., 1976)


AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory
Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2012-2022