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John has been Board Certified in workers' compensation law since 2002 and also handles Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    19 years
  2. Social Security: 40%
    19 years



Contingent (10-25%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Leo David Gomez

    I've known John for about 15 years. I've had the privilege of witnessing his attitude and approach in a variety of roles . I've always found him to be unflinchingly honest, extremely intelligent, and highly respected. He goes "above and beyond" for his clients, as a matter of course. I wholeheartedly endorse John without any reservation whatsoever. He is a most impressive colleague and nothing short of an immense credit, to our profession. Truly one of a kind.


    Leo Gomez Workers compensation Attorney
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Law Office of Michael J. Winer

110 N. 11th Street
2nd Floor
Tampa, FL, 33602


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawer in workers' compensationSuperLawyers2007
Board Certified Workers' CompensationN/A2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOsborne & Sharpless2004 - Present
PartnerRosen, Osborne & Sharpless2002 - 2004
AssociateRosen & Osborne, P.A.2000 - 2002
AssociateStiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A.1998 - 2000
AssociateLaw Office of John S. Smith, P.A.1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Work Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)member2009 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ RepresentativesSustaining Member2004 - Present
Florida Workers' AdvocatesMember2000 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember1997 - Present
Florida Workers' AdvocatesBoard of Directors2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ortiz, Eliseo v. Cemexfor Claimant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Martindale-Hubbell BlogNew Law Threshold for Permanent and Total DisabilityN/A
Martindale-Hubbell BlogReporting an InjuryN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Workers' Advocates 22nd Annual Educational ConferenceHow to File, Prepare and Present Social Security Disability Claims Before an ALJ2012
37th Annual Membership conventionSocial Security Disability and Sickle Cell Disease2009