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Hiring an Accomplished Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime or have another reason for legal representation, your future may be hanging in the balance. You deserve to have the most accomplished representation available.

But what does that even mean and how do you get it?

Here are four things to keep in mind to make sure you are hiring an accomplished attorney.


#1: It’s About Experience and More

When someone has been arrested or charged with a crime in Florida, it is critically important to find a criminal defense attorney who is more than simply experienced. When it comes to successfully navigating the legal system, experience matters, but you also want an attorney who is gifted, talented, and accomplished at their job—a legal virtuoso. Virtuosity and accomplishment are about being set apart by the capability of displaying feats of skill well above the average performer.

Our attorneys work to be part of a world-class team, continuously honing our craft and getting repeated proven results. We are accomplished, aggressive, and knowledgeable when it comes to protecting the rights and freedoms of the people we serve because the heart of our practice is centered on people first.


#2: It’s Also About a Human Connection

Sometimes being accomplished means overly focusing on technical development at the detriment of not connecting with the people, emotions, and substance; therefore, you also want an attorney who is personable and available for you. Yes, you need your attorneys to be dedicated to their skills, but you also need direct access to your legal team.

At Carlson, Meissner, Hart, and Hayslett, we are known for handing out our business cards with our personal cell phone numbers on them. Whether the cases we are representing involve personal injuries and accidents, criminal charges, a DUI, workers’ compensation claims, social security disability, or immigration we bring a human connection to everything we do.

You need an attorney you can trust who also understands you and communicates well with you.


#3: You’ll Benefit from a Team.

To provide superior representation in all legal matters, you’ll want to work with a firm who is willing to combine the experience of their entire attorney team to get you the best results. We use a team approach in our cases. Fostering a collaborative atmosphere that focuses on sharing and drawing on the strengths of other attorneys in the firm helps increase our clients’ successes and wins. At our firm, our clients also receive the benefit of our full, dedicated, and experienced support staff who work diligently behind the scenes.


#4: Innovation is a Bonus.

Crafting a strategic defense sometimes takes innovation. Accomplished attorneys will use their skills, resources, and innovation to take every possible step to help you prevail. For example, we often utilize a mock courtroom and sophisticated computer technology to prepare compelling arguments and clear exhibits as evidence can assist a judge and jury in understanding what really happened. Infusing the latest technology with a solid strategy, combined with our proven litigation skills is what make us Tampa Bay’s premier legal team.


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The attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart, and Hayslett, are accomplished in personal injury, criminal defense, DUI/DWI, social security disability, workers’ compensation, and immigration representation. With more than 125 years of combined experience, our attorneys have dealt with innumerable scenarios and are constantly developing innovative and creative strategies designed with the best interest of our client in mind. We are known for our outstanding defense strategies, but we are also known for making a connection to the people we serve and also a connection with the intricacies of each case we handle. Meet us and discover for yourself why we were voted one of Florida’s Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.