Victoria Oguntoye focuses her practice on defending business entities in complex commercial disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has represented financial institutions, technology companies, international fast food companies, land developers, departmental stores, and governmental boards. She was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2017 through 2020 - a recognition that only 2.5% of her peers receive.
Victoria has defended and prosecuted a wide variety of commercial, class action, bankruptcy, land use, consumer protection, eminent domain, false advertisement, and tort matters at trial and appellate levels both in state and federal courts. Specifically, she has litigated commercial litigation disputes involving contracts, technology services, partnership dissolution, banking relationships, land use entitlements, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. She also has experience litigating consumer protection issues arising under the Unfair Trade Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA).
Experienced in both litigation and appellate practices at state and federal levels, Victoria is able to offer clients a strategic approach to achieving a successful resolution—whether through trial, appeals or a negotiated settlement. Given her expertise in litigation, she offers her clients customized solutions whether by engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution conferences, such as mediation or arbitration or by creating leverage through dispositive motion practice or limited discovery to posture disputes for early resolution.
Prior to joining the firm, Victoria served as an associate at a national U.S. law firm after serving as a summer associate during her first and second years in law school at the same firm. Prior to her summer associate position, Victoria worked as a bankruptcy counselor providing comprehensive financial assessment for clients and educating them on using available resources to meet their priority expenses and support their financial goals.
She received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as an executive board member of the University’s Moot Court Team, Black Law Students Association and Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society. During law school, she also served as a teaching assistant for legal writing, legal research and appellate advocacy.
Victoria’s sophisticated oral advocacy skills have garnered her awards in trial practice and mediation. She has also presented on several topics including Discovery Cost-Shifting, focusing on federal and state court treatment of electronically stored information, and Ethical Considerations in Social Media.
As a zealous supporter of pro bono legal services, Victoria has spent numerous hours providing free legal and appellate services to the underprivileged through her participation in local and statewide legal aid organizations. She worked with the Florida Capital Resource Center, where she assisted attorneys defending capital cases and has worked on pro bono appellate cases. For her service, Victoria was awarded the pro bono service award.
- Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Florida Supreme Court Pro Bono Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- Member, Technology and Connectivity Committee, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2020-2021)
- Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2018)
- Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association (2016-2018)
- Associate, Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court (2014-2016) - Won Best Program of the Year
- 1L Scholar, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2012)
- Panel Speaker, Technically Speaking: Boomers, Xers, and Millennials - Generational Diversity and Legal Technology Competence (2017)
- Presenter, Ethical Considerations in Social Media (2015)
- Presenter, Cost-shifting in E-Discovery (2012)
- 11th Circ. Ruling May Mark Turning Point For TCPA Litigation, Law360, September 6, 2019
- Standing in Foreclosure Cases: Still a Recurring Issue, July 28, 2016
- Amended FRCP 26(b) in Action: Trio of Recent Northern District of California Cases Address Who Has the Burden of Establishing the Proportionality Requirement, March 8, 2016