The Florida workers’ comp system generally doesn’t allow you to sue your employer. However, if a third party like a filter or mask manufacturer were held responsible for you contracting the illness, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. This is an area where your Tampa Bay workers’ comp...

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This is one of the most common mistakes workers make – not reporting their injury or not filing a timely claim. For example, imagine you are a delivery driver whose van was rear-ended as you were on your way back from your route. The impact caused your head and neck to jolt forward, but you don’t...

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The state of Florida has one of the most diverse populations in the country. Many people who call this state home are immigrants—it’s estimated that one in five Florida residents was born in another country. Many of these immigrants are authorized to be in the United States, whereas others are n...

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Some people assume that making a threat against someone isn’t a crime unless they follow through with the threat. But that’s not the case. There are several statutes in the state of Florida that prohibit making threats toward others. If you are charged with making criminal threats, it’s in your b...

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Florida law defines an occupational disease as a disease “due to causes and conditions (…) characteristic of and peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process, or employment”. Any other illnesses considered ordinary and to which the general public is exposed are not considered occupational ...

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The attorneys at Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett are proud to serve clients in Tampa in personal injury, criminal defense, Social Security disability, and workers’ compensation cases. With more than 125 years of combined experience, our attorneys have dealt with countless different types of legal cases. This extensive legal experience allows us to develop the most effective defense strategies that will help us reach the best possible outcome in our clients’ cases.

Our Law Firm: A Reputation for Excellence

Since 1971, our attorneys have worked to build a solid reputation for protecting and preserving the legal rights of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our earliest business came to the firm as the result of word-of-mouth, through other lawyers who respected our abilities and referred clients to us. From the start, we understood that our reputation in the community and people’s personal experiences with us would be the most important reasons why clients would hire us to represent them. We provide superior legal representation with integrity and empathy.

Our Commitment to You

You’ll receive strong, fair, and honest representation from one of the most recognized and respected teams of attorneys in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. Since 1971, our law firm has protected the legal rights of our clients across greater Tampa Bay.

Experience Meets Innovation

You deserve an experienced advocate who knows how to craft a strategic defense and will take your situation personally, with both tenacity and compassion. At times, we will utilize a mock courtroom and sophisticated computer technology to prepare compelling arguments and dynamic exhibits. This attention to detail will assist judges and juries in understanding what really happened.

These types of innovative practices combined with our proven litigation skills make us Tampa Bay’s premier legal team. Plus, we’ve had over 1 million views on our YouTube channel by people from all over the world who need our proprietary legal advice.

At Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A. we handle the following cases:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Immigration

Our Team is Your Team
Using a team approach to our cases allows us to combine our extensive experience and also assures our clients receive superior representation in all legal matters. Our team includes 5 former state attorneys, 2 board certified criminal specialists, and a former FBI special agent. In addition to our expertise, we offer personalized attention in a collaborative atmosphere that focuses on sharing and drawing on the strengths of all the attorneys in the firm.

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At Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, we aren’t just known for our aggressive representation. We are also known for making a connection to our clients. Our commitment to our clients is one of the reasons why we have been repeatedly recognized for legal excellence. In fact, we were voted one of Florida’s Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings. Learn how we can help you with your case by scheduling a free consultation today.

Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
601 N Ashley Dr #1100-1007, Tampa, FL, 33602
(813) 223-2030

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