Biography Overview

Hutch, a fourth generation Florida native, attended Florida State University and Stetson University College of Law where he earned dual J.D. and M.B.A. degrees.

Hutch has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Pinder began his legal career working as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. As a prosecutor, Hutch tried a multitude of different felony jury trials to verdict, including murder, sexual battery, drug trafficking, and child abuse. In 2009, Hutch accepted a position with a highly regarded boutique civil trial firm to try cases against tobacco companies and other large corporations. In this role, Hutch tried multi-week civil jury trials throughout the State of Florida and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.

Hutch has been nominated by his peers to serve as President Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. The Florida Bar has recognized Mr. Pinder as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an honor given to less than 2% of all attorneys practicing in the State of Florida. Hutch has been recognized on multiple occasions as one of “Florida Super Lawyers.” Mr. Pinder is also a graduate of Leadership St. Pete.

On a personal note, Hutch and his wife Jen live in St. Pete with their three children. Hutch is an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. In support of his appreciation for the outdoors and need to conserve Florida’s natural marine resources, Hutch is a long-time member of Coastal Conservation Association, where he served as the State Executive Board Representative for Pinellas County.

Practice Areas

  • Brain Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Award

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar

Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Attorneys
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
  • Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific Bar Association, Tampa Bay

Education

  • Florida State University
  • Stetson College of Law