"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." – Peter Drucker
My father retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force. He espoused the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Growing up with that ethos made the Freeborn family a perfect fit for me. The firm’s core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment are the values I aspire to achieve daily in my personal and professional life. Ultimately, clients want lawyers who are effective. My goal is to deliver effective representation to our clients, which we do by being equally committed to every client’s case, caring about the outcomes for our client, and utilizing our collective knowledge and experience as a team to make sure we are doing the right things for the client to achieve their goals.
Hoyt L. Prindle III is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, and has experience in litigating breach of contract claims including non-compete, non-solicitation agreements, and replevin actions. In the area of professional liability defense, Hoyt focuses on the defense of professional malpractice claims brought against insurance agents and attorneys. Hoyt’s practice also includes flood insurance litigation.
Hoyt received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa, and his Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. In law school, Hoyt was on the Stetson Law Review and the Stetson Moot Court Board. His awards include receiving the High Grade Award in Research and Writing II and the Williams F. Blews Award for exemplary pro bono service. While competing in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, his team received the Best Respondent's Brief Award and he finished as a semifinalist. Hoyt also interned for the Honorable Michael G. Williamson, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida and worked for the Veterans Law Institute at the Stetson University College of Law.
Prior to joining Freeborn, Hoyt was with one of the largest law firms in Florida, where he practiced litigation defense in employment law, premises liability, personal injury, professional negligence, and other general liability areas. Before becoming a lawyer, Hoyt was an assistant vice president at one of the country's largest certified development companies administering SBA 504 loans, where he handled lending and government affairs.
Hoyt remains active in the community, serving by appointment from the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners on the Hillsborough Metropolitan County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Citizens Advisory Committee. He is a past member of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) Citizens Advisory Committee and the Finance Committee of the Gasparilla Bowl. In his spare time, Hoyt enjoys cheering on his Florida State Seminoles football and basketball teams, running, playing basketball, reading up on transportation, urban development, history, and politics, as well as attempting to vacuum the fur shed by his black lab.
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
- Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch" - Commercial Litigation (2021), Insurance Law (2022)