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1969 Ford Good Humor Ice cream Truck

During the summer, the ringing of the bell along streets in many American towns and cities meant one thing--the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. It all began in 1920, when Ohio ice cream parlor owner Harry Burt followed his son’s suggestion and put chocolate coated ice cream on a stick. Before long, Burt had a fleet of a dozen trucks making door-to-door deliveries of his new Good Humor ice cream products.

The fleet of Good Humor trucks saw rapid expansion during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the trucks that were part of that explosive growth period was this 1969 Ford ice cream truck, which was originally placed in service delivering Good Humor Ice Cream to neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts. When the Good Humor Company stopped using trucks to sell ice cream in 1978, the distributor restored and warehoused this rare surviving vehicle. It was purchased years later by a resident of Hull, Massachusetts whose original intention was to let his son start a business. The son soon lost interest, and the truck was used to cater events for several summer seasons. The last event he catered from the vehicle was associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Paul Meissner purchased this vehicle in 2004 and it has appeared ever since at various fund raising and charitable events. The Law Firm of Carlson & Meissner donates all of the ice cream distributed at these events. At the Law Offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. we believe in active participation and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


Board Certified Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney Paul A. Meissner of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. Still a Leading Authority on Florida Law Enforcement Law

Celebrating More Than 35 Years as a Prominent Voice on Criminal Law and Procedure in Florida

April 20, 2015

Veteran Clearwater criminal defense attorney Paul A. Meissner continues to bring leadership, excellence and dedication to the field of criminal law, benchmarking more than three decades after his release of the Florida Law Enforcement Manual. The manual provides comprehensive coverage of Florida statutes, rules of law, case law and evidence issues for law enforcement officers. The Manual is available for purchase on Amazon.

With more than 40 years of service in the legal profession, including 24 years as a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in criminal law, Meissner is well-suited to assist clients charged with a crime understand court procedures and terminology and he is a zealous negotiator with prosecutors, mitigating the criminal charges and penalties clients face. Attorney Meissner is skilled in handling even the most challenging criminal cases, developing strategic criminal defense solutions that are uniquely suited to each client's circumstances.

Law enforcement officers continue to rely on attorney Meissner for his expertise in such issues as probable cause for police searches, Miranda Rights, search warrants and much more. The “Frequently Asked Questions” link on the Carlson Meissner website contains a wealth of information pertaining to criminal law and procedure that is beneficial to officers and clients alike.

Meissner is distinguished as an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, admitted to practice law in Florida and Colorado. He is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice. Attorney Meissner has served as an adjunct professor at the Stetson College of Law and an instructor at St. Petersburg College for many years.

For more information about Clearwater attorney Paul A. Meissner or Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., visit

Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A., a Criminal Defense firm with offices in Tampa, Bradenton, Clearwater, New Port Richey and Spring Hill, are experienced attorneys skilled at defending clients in all criminal matters. The firm's main office is located at 250 N. Belcher Rd., Suite 102, Clearwater, Florida and may be contacted at (877) 728-9653. Additional information about Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A and Paul A. Meissner, may be obtained from the firm’s website at