Burr & Forman

Laura Westerman Tanner

Laura W. Tanner
  • J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law (2010)
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington and Lee University (2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts of Florida

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 5k Committee Co-Chair
  • HCBA Leadership Institute, (2015-2016)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Business Litigation (2016), Banking (2017-2018)
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger

Partner | Tampa, FL

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Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance


Financial Institutions

Laura represents clients in consumer disputes ranging from state common law claims to claims for alleged violations of state and federal statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Truth In Lending Act, as well as state fair lending, collection, and deceptive trade practice laws.

In addition, Laura has experience representing financial institutions, mortgage loan originators, servicers, and investors in contested mortgage foreclosures. She also assists clients with loan modifications, short sales, deed in lieu and other loss mitigation options.

Laura received her bachelors degree from Washington & Lee University in 2005. As an undergraduate, Laura was a collegiate swimmer and Captain of the Womens Swimming Team in 2004-2005. Laura then received her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2010. While earning her law degree, Laura was the Executive Editor and an Articles Selection Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. For her pro bono work during law school, Laura received the Distinguished Pro Bono Award.

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