If you’ve suffered an injury or accident that wasn’t your fault, a Personal Injury lawyer could help get you the compensation and justice you deserve. St. Petersburg, FL has no shortage of lawyers, but whether they all have what it takes to secure a victory is another thing entirely. If you want to be sure you’re putting your business in the hands of the best, don’t miss our round-up of the 10 best Personal Injury lawyers in St. Petersburg, FL.
10. Jason M. Melton Esq
As the managing partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, Jason M. Melton Esq enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of St. Petersburg’s top-rated attorneys. His list of accolades and titles, including an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a Rising Star status with Super Lawyers, and a perfect 10 score on Justia, goes some way to explaining why he’s in such hot demand, as does his history of securing big figure settlements for his clients. First consultations are offered free of charge, while Personal Injury cases are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay if he doesn’t win.
9. Lauren Calta
If you want an advocate with extensive experience, inside-out knowledge of the insurance game, and a tenacious, dedicated approach to each and every case, Lauren Calta ticks all the boxes. As one of St Petersburg’s most respected lawyers, she’s been practicing Personal Injury law in Florida since 1995 – and the experience shows in both her outstanding success rate and her enviable reputation. Contingency fees are offered, and all new or prospective clients can expect a free, 60-minute consultation.
8. Bernard Francis Walsh
For over 30 years, Bernard Francis Walsh has been doing battle with insurance companies to win justice (and compensation) for his clients. A compassionate, personable advocate with a fierce reputation for dedication and tenacity, he’s someone who will leave no stone unturned when it comes to securing a victory – as his perfect 10 rating on Avvo.com attests. If you needed any more reason to put your business his way, just check out some of the outstanding feedback provided by his clients. “After my accident, Mr. Walsh, Lorraine, and their entire staff were outstanding in listening, understanding my needs, explaining the process as well as my options, and assisting with every question and concern I had. They work diligently for their clients and really work for the citizens in our community. They resolved my legal issues quickly and efficiently, and if I ever need legal advice or assistance in the future they will be the only office I will call! Very highly recommend!,” says one satisfied client, while another offers the equally complimentary “Bernard and his staff were professional, courteous, prompt, and very good at keeping me up to date on the process every step of the way. I appreciate all the assistance I received from the first phone call to the successful conclusion.”
7. Nicole Ziegler
Nicole Ziegler has enjoyed a Rising Star status with Super Lawyers since 2017. And considering how she’s emerged as one of St Petersburg’s best and brightest advocates in just 11 years of practicing Personal Injury law, it’s little wonder.
6. Steven C. Ruth
Steven C. Ruth has earned the title of ‘Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL’ on Super Lawyers, and it’s not hard to understand why. With over 35 years of experience in Personal Injury claims, he knows what it takes to see a case through to victory – and as his AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, his status as a Super Lawyer, his ranking as one of the ‘Top Trial Lawyers in America’, and his membership of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum all demonstrate, it’s not just theory. This is a lawyer who knows how to win, and does it.
5. Wesley T. Straw
Over the last 10 years of practicing law, Wesley T. Straw has developed into one of St. Petersburg’s most respected Personal Injury lawyers. His commitment to upholding the highest legal and ethical standards has earned him an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, as well as a Lawyers of Distinction Award and inclusion on The Legal Network’s list of ‘Top Lawyers in Florida’. Areas of expertise include motor vehicle accidents, Personal Injury - plaintiff, slip and fall, wrongful death, brain injury, trucking accidents, premises liability - plaintiff, dental malpractice, medical malpractice, and products liability.
4. Fredric S. Zinober
If you want someone with experience, an outstanding reputation among both his peers and clients alike, and a commitment to abiding by the highest legal and ethical standards (as his AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and frequent inclusion on ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ both attest) you might very well want Fredric S. Zinober, an advocate of over 40 years experience in Personal Injury claims, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury.
3. Pallegar Law Firm
Thumbtack ranks Pallegar Law Firm as one of the best in St. Petersburg. Considering their results-driven ethic, responsive, personable style, and transparent approach to fees, we can’t help but agree.
2. Clifton C. Curry, JR.
Clifton C. Curry, JR. is the founder of Curry Law Group, P.A, and an advocate who ranks as one of St Petersburg’s best. His experience and success is demonstrated through his AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, not to mention his inclusion on The National Trial Lawyers’ list of the “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers”. If you want a representative who will fight fiercely for your interests, he might very well be your ideal match.
1. Jessica E. Shahady
With experience across a broad range of Personal Injury matters (including animal bites, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, brain injury, trucking accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and motor vehicle defects), a history of winning multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts (including $63,008,744 in a wrongful death case), and a compassionate, client-centric approach, there’s little question that Jessica E. Shahady has what it takes to give you the very best chance of winning the compensation you deserve.
Written by Dana Hanson
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