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Harvey Hesse III

also known as Harvey G Hesse III

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About me

I have practiced Law in the Tampa Bay area since 1996.  My goal is to provide aggressive legal representation for a reasonable fee.  I personally handle all cases from start to finish so there is no need to worry that your file may be handed off to a less experienced associate.  I have defended over 2,000 criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder.  I have also represented numerous personal injury clients over the years.  I am admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. Middle District, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Supreme Court.  I have conducted over 70 trials, including one which was featured on "Court T.V."  I have the knowledge and experience to help with your situation.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    19 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    15 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    19 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
    19 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Montrone Jr.

    I've known Mr. Hesse for many years. He and I had many cases together, including trials, when I was a prosecutor and he was an Assistant Public Defender. He is a zealous advocate for his client's and knows the law very well. I would not hesitate to endorse him.


    Joseph Montrone Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Donald James Kilfin

    I have known Harvey for over ten years. He is an excellent attorney and really goes the distance for his clients. Harvey has a great reputation in the Tampa Bay area for being an effective and zealous advocate. I highly endorse him.


    Donald Kilfin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Harvey G. Hesse III, P.A.

111 2nd Ave NE Ste 900
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701-3474

Law Office Of Harvey G. Hesse III, PA

1211 N. Westshore Blvd.
Suite 515
Tampa, FL, 33607



FLMember in Good Standing199609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in FloridaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Client's ChoiceAVVO2015
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
InclusionWho's Who2014
15 year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2011
Book AwardThomas Cooley Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PresidentLaw Office of Harvey G. Hesse III, P.A.2004 - Present
AttorneyYanchuck and Berman2002 - 2004
AttorneyEhrlich and Hesse2000 - 2002
Attorney - Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office Sixth Circuit1996 - 2000
Medicare reimbursement specialistUMSA1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Eleventh Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to practice2000 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to practice2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Middle District FloridaAdmitted to practice1997 - Present
USF Alumni AssociationMember1996 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionAdmitted to practice1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
U.S Coast Guard Captain's LicenseCaptain1987 - Present
Florida Real Estate SalesmanSalesman1986 - Present
PADICeritified Open Water Diver1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. HutchinsNot Guilty
Roy vs. StateReversed and case dismissed
State v VelezNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Opinion/publication Sixth Judicial CircuitRoy v State2005
Opinion/publication Sixth Judicial CircuitMurvine v State1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor1996
University of South FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990
University of South FloridaN/AN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solicitation to commit 1st degree murder caseTrial Attorney Interview by Court TV1998