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While during the past 36 years, I have had the priviledge of working on major lawsuits, my greatest contributions and challenges come from helping average individuals and small business owners find an economical and satisfactory resolution to legal problems that can create havoc to their plans to enjoy life and family.  Growing up in a family with several small businesses, I learned, and enjoyed and was headed towards a career in business, after graduating college with majors in Accounting, Finance and Economics.  I put those opportunities aside, because I never forgot the lessons I learned watching how legal issues could disrupt and alter my parent's business and personal affairs.  There were so many times that they didn't pursue legal rights, because the cost and delay of legal proceedings seemed overwhelming.  I have spent the majority of my career working on creative solutions around those problems.  My view of the lawyer's role in society and our court system is to make our system of law and the rules that hold our country together work for all, not just those who can afford the most expensive legal services.  It is a difficult task, but the joy and satisfaction of unknown clients we have helped over the decades has always been worth more than those moments when a high-profile case or an award has brought my work into public recognition.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    37 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    32 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    37 years, 500 cases
  4. Corporate: 10%
    37 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Herman. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


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  • Nancy Ann Davito

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Herman for more than 20 years. He is very caring and a strong advocate for his clients in need. He is very knowledgeable and very professional. I fully endorse him and have enjoyed working as co-counsel with him in several matters in the past.


    Nancy Davito Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Herman and Herman

1701 S. Alexander St
Suite 112-2
Plant City, FL, 33566


FLMember in Good Standing197806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Meritorious Service to the Legal ProfessionThe Florida Bar Prepaid Legal Services Committee2014
Heman Sweat AwardNational Bar Association2011
5th Circuit Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar1995
Key to the City of JacksonvilleCity of Jacksonville1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHerman and Herman, Attorneys at Law2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor Estates and TrustsFamu College Of Law2006 - 2006
Senior Litigation and Probate AttorneydeBeaubien, Knight Simmons Mantzaris and Neal2001 - 2013
Visiting Professor Business Law and Criminal JusticeSavannah State University1998 - 2000
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Harley Herman1979 - 2001
DirectorMarion County Legal Aid1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
George Edgecomb Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Plant City Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Hill County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Bar Association (Virgil Hawkins Florida chapter)Member2000 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tri-City Branch et al v City of Leesburg and LRMC Hospital$2.9 million settlement, preservation of historic neighborhood with creation of Community Development Corporation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough LawyerSecond Chance2013
Florida Coastal Law ReviewAnatomy of a Bar Resignation: The Virgil Hawkins Story2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawInternational Law and BusinessLL.M - Master of Laws2003
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Probate Process from start to FinishProbate2014
Elder Law and Medicaid PlanningSpecial Needs Trusts and New Trends and Challenges2014
Advanced Estate and Trust AdministrationEstate Litigation2014