Rhonda E. Stringer
Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33602
Direct Line: 813.314.4514
Rhonda E. Stringer, a partner at Saxon|Gilmore, concentrates her practice in the area of affordable and public housing, which includes; operations, management, policy, and regulatory matters involving public housing authorities and other affordable housing entities; Section 8 housing assistance programs; housing programs for the elderly; and HOPE VI and mixed-finance housing development programs. She provides advice and services to various public housing authorities and other affordable housing providers in such areas as landlord/tenant matters and all associated aspects of state, federal, and HUD related laws, regulations, policies, and compliance; Fair Housing and ADA/504 compliance; Florida Government in the Sunshine law; Public Records Law; corporate governance; contracts; torts; employment law, human resources policy, and EEOC matters. Ms. Stringer has practiced law for over 20 years and has represented various public housing authorities, affordable housing entities, and other clients in both state and federal civil litigation. Formerly, Ms. Stringer worked as a felony assistant state attorney with the Office of the State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida for over six years where she gained significant jury and bench trial experience. She received her B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1989 and her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1994, where she served as a member of the Stetson Law Review; authored The Due Process Defense in “Reverse Sting” Cases: When Do Police Overstep the Bounds of Permissible Conduct?, 22 Stetson L. Rev 1305 (1993) and was the recipient of the Elizabeth M. Leeman Award for Best Student Publication, the Outstanding Law Review Member Award, and the Cecil and Augusta Bailey Award for Character, Academic Achievement and Leadership. Ms. Stringer is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI), the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and the Florida Housing Coalition. She has been a speaker on housing related issues at Housing and Development Law Institute national conferences and other affordable housing trade organization conferences.
General Civil Litigation
Public, Affordable, and Workforce Housing
Florida (all state courts)
U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida)
The Florida Bar (Member of the Business Law, Criminal Law, Government Lawyer, and Trial Lawyer Sections)
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1994)
University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1989)