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Melissa Wilson is a Tampa native and a Triple Gator, having received her B.A., B.S., and J.D. degrees all from the University of Florida. Upon graduating from UF's Levin College of Law and passing the Florida Bar Exam, Ms. Wilson returned home and has been practicing law in the Tampa Metro Area since 2002. Melissa has spent most of her legal career almost exclusively as a Criminal Defense Litigation Attorney, having litigated more than 65 jury trials and countless pretrial motions. Although Attorney Wilson specializes in Criminal, DUI, & Traffic Law, she also handles general legal matters as well.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    14 years
  3. General Practice: 20%
    14 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    14 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Maria Pavlidis

    Melissa is a very skilled trial attorney, whom I worked with for many years. She is extremely knowledgeable and will fight for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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Melissa Wilson, Attorney at Law

1710 N. 19th St.
Suite 214
Tampa, FL, 33605


FLMember in Good Standing200201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyMelissa Wilson, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Litigation AssociateO'connor & Associates2012 - 2012
Litigation AssociateSteven L. Hearn, PA2012 - 2013
Division Chief, Associate AttorneyOffice Of Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa2002 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
Florida Museum of Photographic ArtsMember2008 - Present
Tampa Bay American Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - 2008
Tampa Theatre Balcony ClubMember2004 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of FloridaPsychology w/ HonorsBS - Bachelor of Science1999
University of FloridaCriminology w/ HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal and Ethical Issues in the Fire Service (week long course with Paul O. Roberts)Legal and Ethical Issues in the Fire Service2012
General Membership MeetingSuppressing Juvenile Confessions: How to Utilize an Expert Witness2010
Attorney SeminarSuppressing Juvenile Confessions: How to Utilize an Expert Witness2010