Thomas "Chip" Munro was a litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. During his years of practice, Mr. Munro concentrated in general commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction matters and product liability issues, both personal injury and commercial products disputes. In so doing, he regularly handled complex, multiparty arbitration and litigation in both state and federal court. The result of his substantial experience in the construction arena, Mr. Munro has been accepted by the American Arbitration Association as an arbitrator for construction industry disputes. He also regularly lectures on construction-related disputes. Mr. Munro is former chair of Foley’s Litigation Department in Tampa and a member and former chair of the firm’s Construction Practice. He was also a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and the Hospitality, Resort & Golf and Sports Industry Teams.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Munro gained several years of experience in the design/engineering/construction industry in such diverse areas as aviation, mechanical equipment, and power generation.
Mr. Munro has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Mr. Munro was selected for inclusion in the 2007–2013 and 2015 Florida Super Lawyers® lists and in 2006, he was recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine.
Mr. Munro received his law degree from Rutgers University (J.D., 1983), his master’s degree in administration from Northern Michigan University (M.A., 1976), and his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech (B.M.E., 1972).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Mr. Munro is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, as well as both the ABA’s Litigation Section and Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. He is an affiliate member of the Associated General Contractors and the Florida Transportation Builders Association.