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John Floyd Sharpless

Workers compensation Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   25 reviews

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    85%
    I am Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law by the Florida Bar and only represent injured workers (not insurance companies and employers. I also handle Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation and Defense Base Act cases. All cases are handled on a contingency basis and nothing is due up front.

    25 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    15%
    I represent the disabled in Social Security Disability and SSI claims. I am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.

    25 years

John has been Board Certified in workers' compensation law since 2002 and handles Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act/Defense Base Act cases in addition to Florida workers' compensation claims throughout the entire state of Florida representing only the injured, disabled and those who have been wrongfully denied benefits. 

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Licensed for 26 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact John

Winer Law Group
110 N. 11th Street
1st Floor
Tampa, FL, 33602

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by James | August 10, 2022
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Medical cannabis
He’s a great lawyer he’ll get the job done, handles everything in a timely manner. He’s also very knowledgeable on cases including medical cannabis card in a drug free workplace.
Posted by Kyle | August 4, 2022
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Fantastic job and amazing Staff
Mr. Sharpless was referred to me by one of my other lawyers and I am glad I got in touch with him. John exceeded all of my expectations as well as his staff. All were very friendly and ready to help anyway they could. If you need help maneuvering through Worker's Comp, this is your guy.
Posted by David | August 1, 2022
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Exemplary Results
The praises I have for John Floyd Sharpless are well-earned and deserving. From my initial consultation for my work-related trip and fall injury, I knew that Mr. Sharpless and his team were keenly focused on taking on my case. Phone calls, emails, guidance to me on what I should or shouldn't be doing and staying on top of my treatments and medical bills. During negotiation with the other party, he was unwavering in his efforts to get me the best settlement possible. Striving to be the best at what you do, isn't all about words, its walking the talk and caring for your client. In summary, I highly recommend John Floyd Sharpless and the Team of Winer Law Group to anyone who wants to hire the very best for worker's comp or social security cases. My thanks and praises to John and the Winer Law Group!
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
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He worked very hard on my case. And looked out for my best interest.
John worked very hard on my case. And looked out for my best interest. Explained everything to me very clearly. Always return my calls promptly.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2022
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Workers Comp
John was great and very professional. I found the firm on Google and proceeded to get a consultation and hired them. John and the Paralegals always kept me up to date with the happenings of my case.
Posted by Mitch | May 25, 2022
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Mr
After a number of attorney said I don’t have a case, John said yes you do. And now I received a substantial compensation check because a John Sharpless efforts. I strongly urge anyone reading this not to sign with another attorney until you talk to John.
Posted by Richie L. | February 10, 2022
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Happy Client
John, and not to forget Jennifer are both awesome. Very professional, caring, and very knowledgeable. Took the time through the whole process to be patient, and explain every step of the ssn/ disability journey. Most importantly Honest, never Exaggerated or put more into my case than it was, always knew exactly where I stood at that time and going forward with what his plan was. I would highly recommend him and his staff
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Posted by Irma | January 4, 2022
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Rn/ BSN
I wanted to take my time to said thanks John for been there for me in my worst situation. Is was so overwhelming for me as and active person and active mother . As a nurse for 23 years empowering patients with my care and love and to be limited to continue doing this was very live changing for me . But having you as a attorney gave me a hope that all my sacrifices where worthy cause you took care for me the same way I did for other . Thanks John and your team. I will always have you in my Heart. I will always keep you as my super hero and Danielle also.
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Posted by Dawn | February 24, 2021
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Family
I was so blessed to have Mr. Sharpless represent me in my Disability Case. We achieved a favorable decision. It took a few years but through it al, Mr. Sharpless and Jennifer never stopped fighting for me and believing in me and my Case. I now consider us all Family. I owe so much to both of them. They're very special people. I would most definitely, highly recommend Mr. Sharpless for any Attorney needs. I'll never go anywhere else, if I need an Attorney again in the future. Thank you again, John & Jennifer.
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Posted by Elaine | February 16, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney
It was my good fortune to find John Sharpless while searching for an attorney who could help me navigate through the complexities of Worker’s Comp. My only regret was that I had not pursued retaining an attorney earlier. There was so much I did not understand about the laws in this area. He took on the burdens I had been carrying and made things easier for me during the most difficult time of my life. From the very beginning, John put me at ease. He was patient with the many questions I asked of him. Some I asked multiple times and he answered with the same professionalism and patience as if my repeated question was the first time he was being asked. John always made himself available in whatever form I wished to communicate; in person, by phone and through email. I appreciated his objective and calm delivery of information when providing insights and context I needed to understand my situation and options. John is one of the good guys out there in the legal world. I highly recommend John and his team.
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Posted by PhillipK | August 16, 2020
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Truly Professional and Sincere in Every Respect
In late 2019 I employed Mr. John Sharpless to represent myself in a worker's compensation case. He was recommended by notable attorney Mac Greco of Tampa Florida. My first impressions from Mr. Sharpless, and his capable paralegal Lauri Yeoman, were that I had come to the right law group and lawyer to handle my case. In that first meeting they were both very courteous, patient, and professional. They remained so throughout my interactions with them. They responded to a great number of questions I had in easy-to-understand language. In the following months as my case progressed, neither of them ever seemed hurried to dismiss my seeking of information. That is not to imply that Mr. Sharpless did not initiate contact with me, he did on a consistent basis. I was never in the dark as to how my case was progressing. When the legal action began to draw to a close, it was up to myself as to decide whether to settle with the insurance company or not. Mr. Sharpless presented the facts to me and never pressured me to settle the case or to litigate. In the end, I felt that I received a fair settlement. It is also to be stated that the terms of my contract with The Winer Law Group were more than fair and easy to understand. I cannot overstate the kindness, respect, and professionalism with which these two treated me. I am glad I chose John Sharpless and Lauri Yeoman to help me resolve my worker's compensation case and would highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking professional legal advice or representation.
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Posted by Ken | August 11, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
John is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. He, and his firm, handled my Social Security case in an efficient and professional manner. Its always great when you call in to your attorney and actually get to talk to him. All my paperwork was done quickly, and correctly, and my phone calls were always returned quickly. I have all of the confidence in the world recommending John Sharpless!
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Posted by Angela | August 2, 2020
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Disability claim
John was recommended He was very helpful with my claim I received quick action on my claim and I would recommend Using John to get the job done
Posted by Lauren | October 11, 2019
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Highly Recommend
When I hired John I was up to my wits end with my Worker’s Compensation company. He not only helped me, he alleviated a lot of stress and took care of me from beginning to end. Him and his staff are very sympathetic to the injured worker and I highly recommend his firm.
Posted by John | July 9, 2019
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Dedicated for the long haul
I had a wonderful experience with Mr. Sharpless. 5 years and he fought consistently! Very easy to communicate with and discuss desired results that you wish to see. He is definitely dedicated to getting results no matter how long it takes. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again if the need arises (although, I hope it doesn't).
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Outstanding
Outstanding I hired Mr. John Sharpless to represent me on my case. He was outstanding on all levels and professional. As we went through my case and situation John and his team were completely knowledgeable, helpful and sensitive to my situation, encouraging, supportive taking a special interest, and making it a pleasure to work with. Mr. Sharpless would also always take the extra time to make sure everything was understood. With all said, I would highly recommend Mr. John Sharpless and his firm to anyone in need of representation. With all due respect. I am sincerely very grateful and bless. RWJ
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Posted by Ryan | June 2, 2019
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John Sharpless fulfilled every expectation I had in my case.
John was very attentive to my concerns and needs. He kept me informed on progress in my case with Southwest Airlines. He and his staff were very easy to work with. I will refer John and his staff to any of my friends who may need an attorney in workers compensation cases.
Posted by Donald | April 25, 2019
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Work Comp
John stuck with me from day one felt comfortable all the time didn’t feel like lawyer expect for his knowledge you no what they say about lawyers but John is actually working for you and didn’t take his full fee because the severity of the damage to me not a lawyer that wants to make all he can recommend him to anyone thanks John
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Posted by LaVonne | March 18, 2019
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Great experience
I hired Mr. Sharpless has my lawyer to represent me in my Workers Compensation case. I was quite satisfied with the work that Mr. Sharpless had done. My Workers Compensation was awarded to me. I was kept informed at all times. I was so satisfied that I hired him again, to represent me in my Social Security Disability case. It took time and patience, but it was worth the wait. I as granted my disability. I would like to say thank you Mr. Sharpless for your diligence to my cases. If I should need a lawyer in the future, I would not hesitate to call you. I would differently recommend this lawyer. Thank you LaVonne
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Posted by Jayne | January 10, 2018
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My case Against my employer
My lawyer was Mr. John Sharpless. He was exstreamly Professional at all times . He was very clear what he would be able to do for my case and what information i needed to provide him with. Mr. Sharpless kept me posted on all aspects of my case and every detail. It was never difficult to reach him and i always felt like i was his most important client. All of my questions were addressed in a timely fashion and He explained every detail of the process to me. Mr. Sharpless was easy to get along with and very pleasent . He is sharp, and And extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law . I felt Extremely confident in having Mr. Sharpless as my attorney .And would hire him again if needed for another case. I am very grateful that I found him, and he was able to accecpt my case. The outcome was much better then i excepted. I would like take this moment to Thank Mr. Sharpless and his staff for all their and help. I am sincerely grateful to him for all of his hard work. Sincerely, Jayne
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Winer Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Osborne & Sharpless
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Rosen, Osborne & Sharpless
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Rosen & Osborne, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Stiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Law Office of John S. Smith, P.A.
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Ortiz, Eliseo v. Cemex
  • for Claimant

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Work Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certified Circuit Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2017
  • SuperLawer in workers' compensation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Board Certified Workers' Compensation
  • 2002

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Workers' Advocates 29th Annual Educational Conference
  • Social Security and Workers' Compensation Offsets
  • 2019
  • Florida Workers' Advocates 28th Annual Educational Conference
  • Collecting Reasonable Attorney's Fees
  • 2018
  • Florida Workers' Advocates 27th Annual Educational Conference
  • Anatomy of a Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2017
  • Florida Workers' Advocates 26th Annual Educational Conference
  • Understanding Miles and Other Practical Tips
  • 2016
  • Florida Workers' Advocates 22nd Annual Educational Conference
  • How to File, Prepare and Present Social Security Disability Claims Before an ALJ
  • 2012
  • 37th Annual Membership convention
  • Social Security Disability and Sickle Cell Disease
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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