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J. Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

Member AV Rated

250 N. Belcher Rd.
Suite 102
Clearwater, Florida 33765-2622

Phone: (877) 728-9653 (Toll Free)
Fax: (727) 449-0258

Areas of Practice:

Criminal Defense


J. Kevin Hayslett is a law firm partner at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School. He and his wife, Melisa have three sons. They enjoy playing tennis, baseball and watching seasonal sports. Kevin is an avid tennis player and is currently nationally rated in singles and doubles.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Avvo Rating – 10
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1995
  • Clearwater Bar Association (Past Board Member)
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court (Past Member)
  • Mote Marine Scientific Labs (Past Board Member)
  • YMCA of Suncoast (Board Member)
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers’ Association (Former Member)
  • Festival of Trees (Former Gala Ball Co-Chair)
  • Tampa Bay Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Former Board Member)

Classes / Seminars Taught:

  • Teacher, Criminal Justice Institute
  • Teacher, St. Petersburg Junior College
  • Speaker, Community Organizations

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Past National & SE Mock Trial Championship Team, American Association for Justice
  • National College of DUI Defense, Harvard University.

Past Employment:

  • Office of the State Attorney, 6th Circuit FL, Assistant State Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Institute, Facilitator
  • SPJC, Facilitator

 Kevin Hayslett can be heard on Radio IO on his show, “Kevin’s Law.”


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1987
  • B.S., Political Science Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

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