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Laurel Ann Tesmer

Family Attorney at Riverview, FL

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
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McCart & Tesmer, P.A.
10011 Water Works Lane
Riverview, FL, 33578


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Posted by Amie | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Challenging military divorce case
Laurel went above and beyond for me during 2 of the most difficult years of my life. She kept me level headed but fought hard when it was needed. My ex was a military member which needs additional knowledge to ensure things are processed correctly. I would highly recommend Ms Tesmer.
Posted by Anthony | August 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, High Energy, Results Driven
From beginning to end, Laurel provided exceptional first class service. Through our times in the courtroom, she exemplified high energy and enthusiam to address our concerns, voice her opinions while presented a strong foundation of facts to win our case. Through her expertise and high caliber results driven attitude, our case received a higher than expected monetary award and ultimately brought a significant increase in our long term return on investment. I would highly recommend anyone seeking representation to contact Attorney Laurel Tesmer!
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Posted by Amy | September 28, 2015
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Outstanding Family Attorney
When I went to see Laurel for the first time, I went with a unique set of circumstances. Laurel was very patience, understanding and walked me through everything until I felt comfortable. She went above and beyond to make sure that all the "bases were covered" and nothing was missed along the way. Divorce is an extremely hard process, physically and emotionally, and Laurel helped me get through it all. One of the things I appreciated the most is she was always straight with me. While I hope no person ever has to go through a divorce, if you find yourself in that place, I would highly recommend Laurel.
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Posted by Mary | February 3, 2012
I wouldn't go to anyone else for legal matters
Laurel was absolutely wonderful in handling my recent case. I trust her to handle all my legal needs. She took all of the guess work out of Bankruptcy for me and everything went very smoothly thanks to her knowledge. She handles bankruptcy, family law and estate planning. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
Posted by Suzanne | September 24, 2011
Laurel provided the legal advice I needed in a very genuine manner.
Laurel handled my divorce for me, and was there to answer all my questions and explain the process step by step. After a long-term marriage, this was a difficult task, but Laurel helped smooth the way. It was comforting to know she was available, either by phone or e-mail, to fill in all the tiny details that were unknown to me. If she couldn't be reached immediately by phone, Laurel was very good about returning my calls in a timely manner. I had previously dealt with another attorney on a different matter who was not at all good with communication, so I very much appreciated Laurel's approach. In the end, the law is the law, but I believe she did the best possible job she could in my circumstance. I felt I was able to put my trust in Laurel.
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Posted by Michelle | July 20, 2011
A+++ Attorney!!
Laurel Tesmer represented me in a child custody suit. She was very professional, organized, extremely knowledgeable, and her skills during trial were exceptional. Laurel knows her law, cares for her clients and is very personable. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Robert | June 30, 2011
Dedicated Professional Attorney
The only word that truly describes Ms Tesmers efforts on my behalf is "relentless"! This was my first time working with Ms Tesmer but she has earned my complete confidence and should I need an attorney in the future she will most certainly be the one I call.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2014
Very Bad Experience
Maybe you had a better experience than I did. Even though they got the bankruptcy discharged as planned, they did not advise us of other issues that are now haunting us and have to be dealt with.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2011
Not a good choice for handling an estate!
I hired this attorney from a firm to handle my late mother's estate. Unfortunately, Ms Tesmer was too busy opening her own law office to find the time to file the proper paperwork for my case. This caused a 3 month delay! (We're going on 2 years now!) Also, Ms Tesmer did not feel it was necessary to inform me she was leaving to start her own firm! I learned well after the fact! Not exactly looking out for her client's best interests at all!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCart & Tesmer, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brandon Legal Group
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Sosa Law Office, PA
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Osenton Law Offices, PA
  • 2009 - 2011
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • law
  • 2007


  • Leadership Brandon
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Brandon
  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011


  • Hillsborough Lawyer
  • What Comes First- Bankruptcy or Divorce?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Osenton Law Offices Bankruptcy Seminars
  • Bankruptcy Seminars
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laurel Tesmer is the founder and principal of McCart & Tesmer, PA based in Riverview. She has subject matter expertise in family law, probate, and estate planning. She has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing since 2007 and Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Council. She is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida. She is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law. Laurel is a gifted attorney as well a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. She works hard and obtains favorable results for her clients. She is an active member of the legal community. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Laurel."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laurel Tesmer is a knowledgeable, diligent and skilled family law practitioner. I highly endorse Ms. Tesmer without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laurel was a pleasure to work with, and really thought outside the proverbial box to secure a favorable outcome for her client. She is knowledgeable, energetic, and most importantly, returns her calls!"
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laurel has an outstanding reputation in the community and is a tireless advocate for her clients. Laurel knows the law and is experienced in the courtroom. I would recommend Laurel to anyone looking for a family or a bankruptcy attorney."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am not a family law attorney but I have had cases in that field from time to time. Laurel has given me exceptional guidance on those cases when I have sought her advice. I certainly recommend Laurel to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
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Riverview Family Lawyer Laurel Ann Tesmer
Laurel Ann Tesmer
Family Attorney
Riverview, FL
Licensed for 16 years