Rotonda West, Florida Domestic Violence Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Domestic Violence lawyer. Battery, assault, injunctions and restraining orders.

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Venice, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 21 years experience
Lakeview Office Park, 411 Commercial CT, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Miami School of Law
Anthony G. Ryan provides aggressive criminal defese in State and Federal Courts throughout the state of Florida. He is a board certified criminal trial attorney with over twelve years of experience. Call him today: 941-954-7132
John Peter Rutkowski
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North Port, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 24 years experience
(866) 517-5007 18245 Paulson Drive
North Port, FL 34288
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
We are a small law firm helping good people in bad times, dedicating our time, personal attention, and expertise to our clients. We are responsive to client questions and concerns returning telephone calls in a timely manner and keeping clients up to date on the progress of their case. The firm is focused on all aspects Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI, Traffic, Juvenile Law and domestic violence, with an unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. I am a retired deputy sheriff and former assistant state attorney who is able to work with his clients...
Andrew Fritsch
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Punta Gorda, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 22 years experience
(941) 205-2505 315 E. Olympia Ave.
Suite 242
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Dayton
With more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, as well as experience as a prosecutor, I am able to offer innovative criminal defense representation. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense, then contact my firm immediately for a free case evaluation.
Mr. Pine Scott Price
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Punta Gorda, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 764-8282 203 Wood St.
In the Camille Plaza across from the Justice Ctr
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Domestic Violence, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Criminal
Megan Beley Withrow
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Punta Gorda, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 13 years experience
(941) 505-7002 252 W. Marion Ave., Suite 1133
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Leonard Johnson
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Punta Gorda, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 575-6606 126 E Olympia Ave
Suite 300
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Allan Baily
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 21 years experience
(941) 364-9997 46 N Washington Blvd, Suite 18
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Experience, Respect and Reputation in the community for over 19 years. Dedicated and Aggressive Trial Defense, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law/Divorce, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship cases. Member United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, July 17, 1998 Member United States Middle District of Florida, August 14, 1998 Member of Sarasota County Bar Association, 1998-2017 Founding Member and Board of Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Sarasota/Manatee Graduated Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, January 31, 1998 Associate Editor for Nova Southeastern University Journal of International & Comparative...
Matthew Z. Martell Esq.
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 20 years experience
(941) 556-7020 1990 Main St.
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Domestic Violence, Divorce and Family
University of Akron School of Law
I have 25 years experience in the legal field as a law clerk, judicial clerk, legal intern and attorney. Since 2000, I've had my own private law practice which has been a general law practice in the past. In the last several years, I have limited my practice areas to certain legal fields. Now approximately 95% of my practice is focused on divorce and family law.
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 404-8909 2075 Main Street, Suite 38
Sarasota, FL 34237
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
Respect. Reputation. Protection! James A. Fowler Jr. is the co-founder and managing partner of Fowler Law Group. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a native of Sarasota County and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
Edward Brian Sobel
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Bradenton, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 36 years experience
(941) 746-1203 4900 Manatee Ave W
Suite 206
Bradenton, FL 34209
Domestic Violence, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
For over 30 years Edward B. Sobel has provided specialized advice and representation for individuals involved in complex family law matters. Since 1991 he has been board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in marital and family law. His areas of practice include Florida and interstate divorce, jurisdictional issues, prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements, domestic violence, paternity, parent, nonparent and grandparent child custody and timesharing, and alimony and child support. Mr. Sobel appears in original and modification cases. He has represented clients in numerous appeals, with many published opinions. His office is in Bradenton,...
Sean William Tobaygo
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 15 years experience
(941) 404-8908 1266 First St.
Suite 9
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Divorce and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Mark Rein Zimmerman
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 27 years experience
(941) 364-8503 434 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Education and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Former Sarasota prosecutor. Owner/occupant of The Laurel Building in historic Laurel Park district of Sarasota.
Hillary Leigh Johnson
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 7 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Faulkner University
Attorney Hillary Johnson is a former prosecutor who brings experience and exceptional legal knowledge to each case she tries. She holds a degree in communication from Florida State University and Juris Doctor from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. While she was in law school, Ms. Johnson completed an internship with the State Attorney’s Office in Panama City. After graduation, she worked as an attorney with Florida’s Department of Children and Families before accepting a position at the State Attorney’s Office in Manatee County and Sarasota. It was while she was at the...
Sean P. Flynn Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 6 years experience
(941) 800-1140 2200 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ave Maria School of Law
Experienced Florida trial attorneys fighting for the injured and the accused.
Colleen Glenn
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 357-1775 2063 Main Street
Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
What happens to you after an arrest largely depends on the quality of your attorney. Your life can change the instant you are arrested for a criminal offense. An arrest can lead to conviction and, with that, a multitude of implications and consequences that affect every area of your life, from housing and employment to family, finances and relationships. You need an aggressive, experienced, creative attorney. Colleen M. Glenn has dedicated her legal career to defending those individuals accused of crimes. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest can make in your life...
David Ashley Haenel
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Widener University Delaware School of Law
David Haenel protects the rights of the accused. His firm,The Law Place, has offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Clearwater but they represent people throughout the State of Florida. David is the former 2004 State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year and has spent his entire legal career representing individuals charged with traffic and criminal traffic violations. David and his team of lawyers are relentless in their legal representation and are not satisfied until they have exhausted all possible defenses.
William Hanlon
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Bradenton, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 462-1789 1201 6th Ave W
#318
Bradenton, FL 34205
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
As the founder of Hanlon Law, my number one priority is to protect our clients' future. We have over 20 years of experience in handling criminal defense cases including drug crimes, DUI, violent crimes, domestic violence, and other charges that carry serious penalties. Contact our firm for a free and confidential consultation if you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Tampa.
Kimberly Erwin
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Ft. Myers, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 13 years experience
(239) 936-5225 3949 Evans Avenue
Suite 206
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University and Florida State University College of Law
Kimberly Erwin attended Bishop Verot High School and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, after attending Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Forensic Psychology. Honors included Moot Court Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta, the Family Law Clinic and the Order of the Barristers Award. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, she began her practice in insurance defense and criminal law. As a prosecutor, Kimberly gained extensive trial experience and became the court chief of the juvenile division and head of the special victims unit, prosecuting cases...
Shawn Jason Seliger
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 17 years experience
(239) 333-1444 1415 Dean Street
By Appointment Only. Free Phone Consultation
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Shawn Seliger has dedicated most of his life to helping others. He’s worked hard all his life for the people and causes that he cared about to preserve our treasured freedoms and liberty. He has relied on deep inner strengths to empower those who have crossed his path throughout his lifetime who needed steady guidance through very difficult personal struggles.

Following law school, Shawn served as a Certified Legal Intern and then as an Assistant State Attorney. From 2003 to 2005, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in both Charlotte and Lee Counties for over two years. Prior to founding...
Angela Davis Tobaygo
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 15 years experience
(941) 404-8908 1266 1st Street, Suite 9
Sarasota, FL 34236
Domestic Violence, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
I have been a resident of the Sarasota area for most of my life, attended Pine View School, and am fluent in Spanish. Upon obtaining my law degree, I knew I wanted to return to the Sarasota County area and started work immediately as an Assistant State Attorney in Sarasota County, where I worked as a misdemeanor and juvenile prosecutor for several years. Since leaving the prosecutor’s office, I have practiced in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, family law, domestic violence and criminal defense. My practice is focused on all aspects of the firm’s...
Vana Renejuste
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 14 years experience
(239) 656-1414 3436 Marinatown Lane
Unit U1
Fort Myers, FL 33903
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Michigan State University
My name is Vana Renejuste. Thank you for taking some time to learn a little about me. My Education: I hold a jurist doctorate from Michigan State University. I have deep roots in the local community of Lee and Collier County. I received a bachelors degree from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Since obtaining my bar license, I have been a practicing attorney in the Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades County areas. I am very familiar will all the judges in all of these counties and they are familiar with me. I have handled both criminal and civil cases. My Work...
Mr. Dave A. Brener
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 31 years experience
(239) 332-1100 2550 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
William Matthew Kowtko
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 5 years experience
(941) 227-4945 1800 2nd Street
Suite 882
Sarasota, FL 34236
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I am a native of central Georgia until I moved to Florida in 2011. While in Georgia, I attended Georgia Institute of Technology for Aerospace Engineering and obtained my degree in Business Administration and Business Economics from Georgia State University. After graduating from Georgia State in 2010, I moved to central Florida to attend Barry University School of Law, starting August 2011. In summer of 2012, I began an internship for a criminal defense attorney in Orlando, focusing on white collar defense. By late 2012, I was gaining experience family law matters and made the decision to shift...
Richard Eisenberg
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 27 years experience
(941) 312-5608 1751 Mound Street, Suite 105
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. Eisenberg is one of only a handful of criminal defense attorneys (seven, to be exact) in all of Sarasota County who has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert. There's a reason why there are so few board certified criminal defense attorneys. That's because the Florida Bar's requirements for board certification are so difficult to achieve! Only lawyers who have been recognized by the Florida Bar as "Board Certified" are legally entitled to call themselves an "Expert" or "Specialist" in their area of the law. It is the highest...
Jeana Vogel
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 538-6160 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
AnneMarie Rizzo
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Attorney
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Nick Chotos
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Bradenton, FL Domestic Violence Attorney
(941) 462-1789 1201 6th Ave W
#318
Bradenton, FL 34205
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University and Florida State University College of Law
Stephen Higgins
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Sarasota, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 14 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Domestic Violence, Criminal and DUI
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Anne H. Flynn Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 9 years experience
(941) 800-1140 2200 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ave Maria School of Law
Patrick Norman Bailey
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 16 years experience
(239) 278-1005 1625 Hendry Street
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Nova Southeastern University
Successful representation hinges on an extraordinarily thorough review of evidence and deep expertise and skill in trial litigation as well as pretrial motions and preparation. What makes my representation unique is that, unlike other firms which handle hundreds of cases, I only take on a certain number of cases at a time in order to dedicate full concentration to doing the best possible job for my clients. I use a highly focused approach in preparation, investigation, motion practice and trial presentation.
Derek Michael Tyler
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 21 years experience
(239) 324-1146 9160 Forum Corporate Pkwy. Suite 350
Fort Myers, FL 33905-7808
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Miami School of Law
Confrontations with police, law enforcement, and the government prosecutorial apparatus is very intimidating and is meant to be. The process can be very tolling on an individual and on his or her family, emotionally, psychologically and financially. Representation by a competent, experienced and aggressive lawyer who knows his stuff and who will fight tooth and nail for you is the only way a person stands a chance in this dangerous and intimidating situation. The jeopardy of governmental action against an individual in any form often involves the loss of one's...
Joseph Cerino
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 23 years experience
(239) 561-2820 2248 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Ian Ferguson Mann
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 24 years experience
(239) 332-5030 1415 Dean St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Domestic Violence, Criminal and DUI
Juan Andres Escobar Jr
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Attorney
(239) 208-3562 1415 Dean St.
#104
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Domestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Lee Charles Viacava
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Fort Myers, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer
(239) 672-8934 2242 Main St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Mr. Viacava received a four year academic scholarship from the University of Florida and graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Following graduation Mr. Viacava received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school Mr. Viacava received the honor of being elected to both the Moot Court Board and the Mock Trial Board. Mr. Viacava was further awarded the prestigious Litigation Certificate of Achievement during his tenure at Thomas Cooley Law School. Upon graduation from law school Mr. Viacava returned to Southwest Florida where he was raised and began a law career focused...
Sarah E. Kay
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Tampa, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 9 years experience
(813) 251-9200 307 South Magnolia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Domestic Violence, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Sarah E. Kay is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar and is a Certified Family Law Mediator through The Florida Supreme Court. She has been listed as a Rising Star in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication 2013-2018, and she is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Sarah earned her J.D. magna cum laude at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL and her M.B.A. with academic honors at Stetson University in Deland, FL. During Sarah’s law studies, she received numerous honors and awards including a Leadership Certificate, the William F....
Gale H. Moore
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Largo, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 26 years experience
(727) 584-2528 10410 Seminole Blvd., Suite 3
Largo, FL 33778
Domestic Violence, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
At the Law Office of Gale Moore, we are dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice both litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution though over the course of time we have expanded our out-of-court practice focusing on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation and direct negotiations. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. As a result we bring a more peacemaking approach to family law.

Prior to opening her private law...
David Hardy
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Tampa, FL Domestic Violence Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 734-7190 1710 N. 19th Street
Suite 215
Tampa, FL 33605
Domestic Violence, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Hardy attended Suffolk University Law School's Evening Division. He graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) in the top four percent of his class. From 2005 until 2010, Attorney Hardy served as a State Prosecutor in Tampa Florida. Since 2010 he has been in private practice. In Florida State Courts, he has handled thousands of cases ranging from DUI to first degree felonies. In Federal Court, he has handled international extradition cases, bank fraud, drug trafficking, firearms cases, and immigration offenses. Attorney Hardy is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 17 years experience
Domestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Brett Jacob Szematowicz
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Tampa, FL Domestic Violence Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 444-2244 1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Criminal, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Tampa when he was in 1991. He attended high school locally at Tampa Preparatory School and graduated in 1999. Mr. Szematowicz attended college at The American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a B.A. in Justice. While at The American University, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. Mr. Szematowicz attended South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. During law school, Mr. Szematowicz interned with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in...
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