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James Roscoe Tanner

James Roscoe Tanner

The Tanner Law Group, LLC
  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida
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I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 30 years. I was born and raised right here in good old Tampa Bay. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tiger organization. During the baseball offseason, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation. After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I went on to law school where I graduated at the top of my class in Boston earning my Doctorate in law. Nothing has come easy for me I've had to work hard all my life. So, when I say I get it, I do. Yet, the most important lesson in life came from my parents who instilled in me one simple truth, "We Must Always Treat Others, The Way We Would Want Someone To Treat Us or Someone We Love." Do that said my folks and you will be happier and have a more meaningful life. Good resolutions to cases don't just happen, they come about because the client has a lawyer who truly cares. One who understands and knows how to apply the law. One who has worked with people from all walks of life. Lawyers often say going to trial is like rolling dice. While it may be an unavoidable gamble you can better the odds of winning if you have an experienced attorney. One who knows people and the value of hard honest work. Over the years, I have learned how to recognize hidden clues people use to mask their true feelings. I’ve discovered a key to understanding people. I call it, "the diverse situational personality”. Recognizing & more importantly unmasking hidden traits in people is critical in dealing with decision makers. This is especially true in jury selection. I believe that before you can win a person or group over you must unlock certain hidden emotional buttons that trigger true feelings. Make no mistake, that’s exactly what I d

Education
University of South Florida
B.A. | Social & Political Science
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Suffolk University Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
Honors: Phi Delta Phi, founded in 1896 at the University of Michigan Law School, is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States, predating even the American Bar Association. The Rehnquist Inn was established at Suffolk University Law School in 1976. Phi Delta Phi celebrates academic excellence and embraces the finest attributes of professionalism and scholarship. Phi Delta Phi has emphasized to students and lawyers alike the importance of our calling. Our active membership is drawn from those students of the law who not only have shown themselves companionable, but have manifested ability and industry in legal study. Similar to membership in Phi Beta Kappa in the undergraduate colleges and universities, membership in Phi Delta Phi is a mark of honor and distinction that follows one throughout life. Students at Suffolk University Law School are invited to become members of Phi Delta Phi during each spring semester. New initiates must rank in the top 1/3 of their section and are nominated by the Deans Office for membership.
Activities: Elected as Historian for Phi Delta Phi
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Professional Experience
Past Member Affiliations
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and United States Army Reserves 11 Bravo Special Forces Training Unit, Member of the National Police Accountability Project, National Employment Lawyers Association specializing in Title 7 (Employee Discrimination and Harassment) Board of Realtors, Florida Insurance Underwriters, Million Dollar Roundtable, Former Professional Baseball Player.
Current
Prosecutor
Massachusetts Division of Consumer Affairs and Greater Boston Housing Court Provided representation for consumers through the above agencies concurrent with attending law school. Prosecuted for Consumer Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing and greater Boston Housing Division representing elderly indigent tenants.
Current
Executive Sales Director
American Bankers Life Insurance Company
Current
District Manager
Reserve Life Insurance Company
Current
Broker
Florida Licensed Real Estate
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Handling The Police Liability Claim
National Business Institute Seminar 2013
Handling The Police Liability Claim
National Business Institute Seminar 2013
Awards
Pro Bono Award
Volusia County Legal Aid
Professional Associations
Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Activities: Temple Terrace is located in the Greater Tampa Bay area and where I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida. I am proud to be a member of the Chamber and Community, which allows me an opportunity to give something back to the college community, the people and future leaders of this great community and hopefully will serve to make this a better place for all to live and grow.
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Florida State Bar # 637246
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    In certain areas of law, I offer a Scheduled 20-minute Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the Case Contingent Fees May Range from 25%-40%
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All Appointments Must Be Scheduled by Telephone in advance.
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bad Faith Against Insurance Companies Failure to Settle Claims
  • Sexual Harassment Workplace
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Tanner Law Group LLC
Contact & Map
The Tanner Law Group, LLC
5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102
Post Office Box 260156
Tampa, FL 33685
USA
Telephone: (813) 322-3565