Tampa attorney Steve Pratico lives for the thrill of matching wits and strategy with a skilled courtroom opponent.

“I grew up an athlete,” says the 46-year-old Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney shareholder. “I enjoyed the competitive nature of athletics, and similarly, I enjoy the competitive nature of litigating, I always have.”

When he’s not in court, Pratico keeps the adrenaline pumping by hunting 13-foot, 600-pound reptiles that can bite an oar in half.