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Suzanne J. DeCopain

Suzanne J. DeCopain
Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33602

Telephone: 813.314.4500
Extension: 4516
Direct Line: 813.314.4516
Facsimile: 813.314.4555

Suzanne J. DeCopain, a partner at Saxon|Gilmore, concentrates her practice in the areas of general civil litigation and affordable and public housing. Formerly, Ms. DeCopain worked as an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where she gained significant jury and bench trial experience. She later joined Saxon|Gilmore and represented housing authorities, providing advice and training in areas such as landlord/tenant matters and all associated aspects of the state, federal, and HUD related laws, regulations, policies, and compliance; Fair Housing and ADA/504 compliance; Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine law; and public records law. Ms. DeCopain expanded her practice areas to insurance defense and employment law. She has appeared as a speaker at Florida’s LeadingAge Annual conference and WomanUp! The Central Florida Women’s Expo. 


General Civil Litigation
Affordable and Public Housing


Florida (all state and federal courts)


The Florida Bar
Hillsborough County Bar Association
George Edgecomb Bar Association
Secretary 2014-2015
Community Action Chair 2015-2022
Young Lawyer Award 2019
Journey to Esquire, Board member 2019-2021
Bay Area Apartment Association
Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association (2012-2013)
Isaac Anderson Jr. Bar Association (2009-2011)
National Black Prosecutors Association (2020-2022)
American Inns of Court (Tampa Bay Inn of Court)
Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association, Board of Directors


Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Florida Gulf Coast University (B.A., 2004)