If you are currently dealing with local law enforcement and the local State Attorney’s Office, you need a local strategy for your fight. I was born and raised in Tampa. After spending 4 years at the University of Florida followed by 3 years at the Florida State College of Law, I moved back to Tampa- the only city I will ever call home.
I began my career with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, prosecuting DUI’s, misdemeanors and felonies. In nearly 3 years with the State, I spent most of my time in court, practicing in front of a number of different judges. I prosecuted over 5,000 cases, argued over 300 motions and took more than 100 cases to trial.
Now, I am on your side.
I know the weaknesses of the State’s position. I know what officers overlook and I know what they will say to protect their arrest. I will challenge any officer who has violated your constitutional rights. And if the State refuses to make an acceptable offer on your case, I will go to trial for you. If you are currently searching for the right lawyer to defend your rights, put my local experience to work for you.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|2013 Client's Choice Award||Avvo.com||2013|
|Shareholder||Metcalf Harden, P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Metcalf Law, P.A.||2012 - 2014|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office For 13th Judicial Circuit||2009 - 2012|
|Certified Legal Intern||State Attorney's Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit||2008 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Top 100||2014 - Present|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Top 40 Under 40||2014 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Events Committee||2013 - Present|
|3rd DUI w/in 10 Years, w/ Property Damage||Reduced to Reckless Driving|
|Motion for Removal From Sex Offender Registry||Motion granted. Client is no longer a registered sex offender.|
|Armed Burglary of a Dwelling||Dropped by State Attorney's Office|
|Florida State College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Florida||Finance||BS||2006|