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About me

I  regularly speak on the  subjects of professionalism and ethical concerns of lawyers.  I am involved in speaking on such topics to other attorneys or attorney groups, colleagues in other professions, judges and other participants in the legal arena. 


It remains my honor to annually participate as an invited faculty member of the long established and very highly regarded UF Law School's Prosecutor / Public Defender Program - an intensive one week trial training program for young prosecutors and public defenders selected from throughout the state to learn the "art" of trial and "craft" of trial skills from highly respected trial judges and attorneys from all over Florida.  


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Gary L. Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Larry for 30 years or more. I refer criminal cases to him, regularly. He is one of the pillars of our legal community. His experience, knowledge and wisdom in the area of criminal defense is extraordinary. He is dedicated to raising the bar for the practice of law. He is ethical, professional and honest.


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Contact info

The Law Offices of Carlson & Meissner

7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL, 34653-3022

4245 Rachel Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL, 34607

250 Belcher Road North, Suite 102
Clearwater, FL, 33765

1103 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL, 34205



FLMember in Good Standing197609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Daniel N. Martin Friend of the Law AwardAmerican Inns of Court1999
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Dept. of Justice1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allgood-Altman American Inns of CourtMaster of the Bench1997 - Present
Judicial Nominating Commission, Florida, 6th CircuitChairperson1994 - 1996
West Pasco Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
West Pasco Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 6th Judicial CircuitFormer ChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (w/ Honors)1976
University of FloridaEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts (w/ Honors)1973
Broward Community CollegeLiberal ArtsA.A. (w/ Honors)1971