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Joseph A. Corsmeier is an “AV” rated attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida.  He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of attorney disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, defense of professional license and disciplinary matters before the Boards and Departments of the State of Florida, and expert analysis and opinion on ethics and malpractice issues.  


Mr. Corsmeier has provided numerous expert opinions and has been qualified and testified as an expert in the Sixth and Thirteenth Judicial Circuits on conflict of interest and other attorney disqualification and legal malpractice issues.  He previously served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) from 1986 to 1990 where he prosecuted both misdemeanors and major felonies (prosecuting felonies exclusively from June 1987) and served as Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation from 1990 to 1998.  He also practices in the areas of estate planning, and Medicaid qualification, workers’ compensation and labor law. 


Mr. Corsmeier has written numerous articles for various bar publications, has spoken at numerous local and statewide seminars on various topics, including ethics and professionalism, workers’ compensation, and other practice areas, and was an instructor of legal ethics for paralegals at the Tampa campus of Rollins College until the campus closed. 


Mr. Corsmeier received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from Mercer University, and he is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Middle District of Florida.  He is a member of the The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations.


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  1. Ethics: 60%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Licensing: 30%
    18 years, 500 cases
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
    18 years, 500 cases


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Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I have known Joe Corsmeir on both a professional and personal basis for nearly three decades. I regularly appeared opposite him in court. He is a highly competent, dedicated lawyer of impeccable integrity. I turn to him myself when I feel I need guidance in matters relating to legal ethics and professional responsibility. I gladly endorse him without reservation.


    Sidney Kilgore Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Charles Maltezos

    I have no hesitation in endorsing Mr. Corsmeier, he is an outstanding attorney, and he is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Mr. Corsmeier is the ultimate professional, and he is someone every young attorney can learn from.


    Stephen Maltezos Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.

2454 N. McMullen Booth Road
Suite 431
Clearwater, FL, 33759


FLMember in Good Standing198501/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2006
Marquis' Who's Who In American Law, 14th Edition,Marquis' Who's Who in American Law2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bonoGulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County1998
Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bonoGulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County1997
Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bonoGulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County1996
Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bonoGulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and sole shareholderLaw Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.2008 - Present
President/ShareholderAlbinson & Corsmeier, P.A.2006 - 2008
PresidentLaw Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.2003 - 2006
Attorney/PartnerAttorney/Partner, Tew, Barnes & Atkinson, L.L.P.1998 - 2003
Bar Counsel ,The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation1990 - 1998
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida1986 - 1989
AttorneyLaw firm of Hopping, Boyd, Green and Sams1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Clearwater Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2008 - 2008
Advisory Board, Florida Law Office Management Advisory ServiceAdvisory Board Member2007 - Present
Professional Ethics Committee, The Florida BarMember of Committee2007 - Present
Supreme Court of The United StatesMember2007 - Present
The Florida Bar, Law Student Education and Admissions To The Bar CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMember2004 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2004 - 2010
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1986 - Present
American Bar Association, Professionalism SectionMember1986 - Present
The Florida BarMember1985 - Present
United States District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The Florida Bar v. Edward RoodAttorney Discipline imposed by Fla. Supreme Court
The Florida Bar v. Frank RaganoAttorney resigned from practice after disbarmant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Res Ipsa LoquitorThe Florida Bar Proposes Revisions To Rule 4-7.6 2008
Res Ipsa Loquitor(Florida) Supreme Court Amends Bar Rules to Require Disclosure of Mandatory Arbitration 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityCommunication StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate Update Seminar Speaker on Update on Attorney Ethics in Probate2008
Criminal Law Basic Skills Seminar Speaker on Attorney Ethics and Professionalism2008
Attorney Ethics and Substance Abuse and DepressionSpeaker on Attorney Ethics related to substance abuse and depression issues 2008
Update on Attorney Advertising and Website Regulation Speaker on ethics and update on Bar Website and Advertising Rules 2007
Practicing with Professionalism Seminar Moderator of Judicial Panel on Practicing with Professionalism2007
Overview of Legal Issues Affecting Start-up Non-profit OrganizationsSpeaker on ethical issues in representing and/or serving on Board of Directors of a Non-Profit Organization2007
Ethics and Risk Management in Mediation Seminar Speaker on mediation ethics and risk management 2007
Bench and Bar symposium Speaker on Attorney Ethics2007
Attorney Professionalism Seminar Speaker, moderator and panelist on attorney professionalism2007
2007 Real Estate Law Update Seminar Speaker on ethics2007
2007 Annual meeting of The Florida BarSpeaker on ethical issues at Masters in Ethics Seminar 2007
Practicing with Professionalism Seminar Moderator of Judicial Panel on Professionalism2006
Practicing with Professionalism Seminar Moderator of Judicial Panel on Professionalism2005
at Masters in Law SeminarSpeaker and Panelist on Ethics and Attorney Sanctions2003