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Jason Reid is a criminal trial expert, an accolade bestowed upon him by the Florida Bar, the organization that determines if one can practice as an attorney in the State of Florida. Less than 12 retainable attorneys in Sarasota and Manatee counties have garnered this distinction. His firm's structure enables him to be competitive in price as well as resources with the best in the nation. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

31 total 

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  • Andrew Davidson Spence II

    I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a legal eagle, and his attention to detail is great. He advocates aggressively for his clients in a cost effective manner. He is definitely someone you want on your team if you find yourself needing counsel. He is communicative and will never leave you in the dark. Despite his age, he is old school, and he provide client centered representation. Jason Reid is a top shelf attorney who i absolutely endorse and recommend.


    Andrew Spence Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Robert N Belle Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Belle Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carlson & Meissner

714 Manatee Ave. E., Suite C
Bradenton, FL, 34208


FLMember in Good Standing200601/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2014
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Defense AttorneyCarlson & Meissner2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. HobsonNot Guilty all counts
State of Florida v. GriggsGuilty as to all counts, 2 years Orange County Corrections
State of Florida v. RichardsonGuilty, 30 days Orange County Corrections
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006