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Joshua Gammon Sheridan

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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  1. Family
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    I focus on Divorce Litigation, Military Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, High Net Worth Litigation and Divorce Financial Consulting.

    22 years, 3,000 cases

I am a native of the Tampa Bay area and have lived here for the past 36 years. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Political Science and Criminal Justice, I began my legal career at Stetson College of Law’s prestigious law school in Gulfport, Florida. During my time there, I focused my training in litigation in all areas of Criminal and Civil Trial Practice, becoming a member of Stetson’s nationally top-ranked trial team, and competed with schools from around the country, beating teams from Harvard, Georgetown and Duke.

After receiving my Juris Doctorate degree from the Stetson College of Law, I began my tenure with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor in the Sixth Judicial Circuit working with State Attorney Bernie McCabe. During my time there, I held many positions, including Lead Trial Attorney in the County Court Misdemeanor Division, where I, among other things, was asked to teach new prosecutors and law enforcement about various topics, including DUI law and enforcement. Further, I served as a Felony Prosecutor, focusing in the areas of Domestic Violence, Stalking, Child Neglect and Sexual and Child Abuse. Throughout my career as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County, I prosecuted over 3,000 criminal cases and took over 60 cases to trial.

Upon fulfillment of my contract with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s office, I began my solo practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I focused in the areas of Divorce, Marital and Family Law and Criminal Defense, helping people throughout the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota and Manatee counties. Eventually my solo practice grew into a successful partnership with offices in both Pinellas and Hillsborough County. Since turning my focus toward Divorce, Marital and Family Law, I have been successful helping my clients with litigating matters ranging from Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Disestablishment of Paternity, DNA tests, Modifications and Enforcements, Restraining Orders and Injunction and Child Relocation while building a successful practice with my wife, Dina Busiglio Sheridan.

I hold a license to practice law throughout the State of Florida and in the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. I am a member of the Florida, Hillsborough, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. I can be seen on Fox 13 News Ask-A-Lawyer and heard on .

I take pride in my no-nonsense, knowledgeable and thorough representation of my clients in Family Law, (Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Disestablishment of Paternity, DNA tests, Modifications and Enforcements, Restraining Orders and Injunction and Child Relocation) cases.

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Busciglio Sheridan Schoeb
3302 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL, 33603
Busciglio Sheridan Schoeb
535 Central Ave.
Suite 304
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High conflict divorce with kids
I came into see Josh during my pending divorce. I was about half way through my case and in the middle of a mess. Everything in our divorce just kept going back and forth with every small issue, we weren’t making any progress, and I couldn’t seem to get things moved ahead. I felt so hopeless and drained. When I came in for consultation, just the simple straightforward manner in which josh explained how he would handle things, uncluttered my mind and instantly took some of the stress away. He was clear, to the point, logical, and extremely patient with all my questions. He took over my case and I started to see improvement immediately. Communication between attorneys improved, things were handled quickly and efficiently, some resolutions were actually made. We were still not able to settle, so Josh ended up doing a three day trial in my case. Again prepping for trial, Josh was so patient with me, answered all my questions, listened to all my concerns, gave me all my options, yet still give me direction on what he felt was best. Our case was high conflict and there was a lot riding on our trial. The kids being the most important thing. It’s not easy to pick an attorney and ultimately put your kids futures in their hands. I realized as the trial unfolded and I saw what it was actually like and what mattered to the judge, having Josh as my attorney was the best move that I made the whole divorce. While the other attorney was scattered, throwing out a ton of information quickly, repetitive and sticking on petty issues, Josh was extremely composed, well spoken, confident and clear. He presented my case in a way that set me apart from the drama and allowed the judge to hear and see the real issues. Josh was also extremely quick to respond to any allegations and cross examine the witnesses in a way that actually turned it in my favor. I walked away with exactly what I asked for, Josh got me the most important things to me in my divorce. Not only did I get what mattered most, but Josh also communicated and presented our concerns so effectively, the judge was able to address them in his final order, so that we weren’t left with a lot of open gaps to worry about later . Josh is an amazing attorney and he is genuinely a good person and having both of those on my side, during this extremely stressful process made all of the difference.
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Posted by Christina | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 lawyer
From the moment I started working with Josh and his firm, I was instantly put at ease. They handled my case urgently, provided me with necessary updates and supported me through some tough circumstances and decisions. Josh and Adrienne are incredible and personable lawyer I'd recommend any day! Dawn is a great assistant! Affordable and easy to work with!
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Posted by Brad | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Compassionate
Josh Sheridan is the third lawyer who has helped me over the last 10 years with my divorce and post-divorce proceedings. After my first conversation with Josh I could tell this would be a different experience. Josh reviewed the most recent motion my ex-wife had filed and then he quickly and concisely explained what needed to be done and cited the case law he would use to argue my case. It was a great relief to know that I had someone in my corner with Josh's experience, knowledge and ability to communicate so clearly. But Josh's skills as an attorney pale in comparison to his heart for those he represents. At no point did I feel like his client, he made me feel like his friend. As I told him, for the first time in 10 years I finally felt like someone cared about everything I had been through and everything I was fighting for. I can't think of a place where it is more important to have the right attorney than family court; everything you've worked for, everything you value is literally at stake. Josh Sheridan is the right attorney.
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Posted by Roman | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with divorce AND to get $ from my home insurance!
Josh really helped me throughout the divorce. Always reachable and willing to answer all my questions. And when we talked about how my home owner’s insurance underpaid me on older hurricane damage claim he said he can help me get more money.
Posted by Ray | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Very Best
I’m extremely pleased with the way Josh and his team was able to help me. Josh was able to educate and explain things thoroughly to me. Not to mention He was able to customize a plan for me that was extremely affordable. My family and I are extremely grateful for everything that Josh has done for us. And I am confident that he will do the same for you!
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Posted by Liz | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
Thank You Josh for helping me with my divorce and custody case. Josh listened to me a year ago when I wanted to know my rights as a mom and my options and a year later it was time to move forward and I hired Josh to my attorney. He was quick to move the process and didn't just sit back and let time get the better of the case. He was great at giving his honest advise and making me see the reality of the case. He fought for my case and the best thing for my little one. I can't be happier with how he handled the case and I would definitely recommend him to anyone going thru a divorce
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Tampa Bay Family Lawyer That You Want on YOUR Side
Joshua Sheridan has been handling my family law case since late 2014. At all times, he has been responsive to my questions and concerns and prepared for our various hearings. Josh has a knack for explaining complex issues to his clients which is incredibly important for a family law attorney. During the course of his representation, he has assisted me at mediation, as well as in a challenging UCCJEA hearing. He has also provided counsel through some challenging child custody issues. His knowledge of the local family court system has helped me get through some extremely difficult times. In short, I would highly recommend Joshua Sheridan for any family law matter in the Tampa Bay area.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joshua is the best!
I hired attorney Joshua Sheridan to represent me in a divorce. He was easy to talk to and he was very down to earth. I like that in a professional. The process of easy - no hidden agendas and he wasn't trying to make it difficult. If you need some real down to earth lawyering with someone who is easy to talk to, Josh is your man!
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Posted by Paul | July 11, 2015
Passionate and Responsive Lawyer
I hired Josh Sheridan in my divorce and child custody case after using 2 lawyers that were both non-responsive and not moving forwards. He took my case on at the eleventh hour of a pending trial and worked hard to prepare. Josh also managed to push my case forwards in lieu of an opposing attorney that managed to stretch the case out as long as humanly possible. Josh was responsive to my questions by telephone and email, let me review all documentation, and thoroughly explained each step in detail. He was highly resourceful in adding additional professionals to strengthen the case. In trial Josh was professional, calm, and extremely knowledgeable. Additionally, the cost of his representation was more than fair. I would not hesitate to hire Josh as he is one of the “good’ lawyers that genuinely wants to do the best for his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
The worst lawyer I have ever witnessed first hand
It is my opinion, based on my first hand experience that Joshua Sheridan with Busciglio Sheridan & Schoeb Pa. is the least experienced lawyer in all of Tampa Bay. It is my opinion that Joshua Sheridan seriously lacks skill, knowledge and experience in the matters of family law, never mind complex matters. It is my opinion that Joshua Sheridan has no understanding , considerations, or concerns for the well being of young children in any family law cases. It is my opinion that any individual considering hiring Joshua Sheridan should seriously consider very hard hiring a lawyer that is more interested in chasing dollars than the delicate matters involving the well being of your children.
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Posted by Ashton | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT HIRE
Joshua Sheridan stole over $8000 from me when I hired him to see my son. Almost a year has gone by and I still have no contact with my son. He will not give me my money back. Do not hire this person or anyone in this firm.
Posted by John | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The worst attorney in Tampa
The representation I received when I retained Josh Sheridan was less than impressive. He was recommended by a mutual friend with whom he associates professionally. This is the reason my expectation for his services were more than adequate to handle my case. Unfortunately, this is not what was experienced. Listed are the various reasons: 1. He was late to every meeting and was unapologetic about it, completely disrespecting me and my time. 2. Phone meetings were minutes long but I was charged for full slotted time. 3. He was less than available to advise me when needed, sometimes for days or a week at a time. 4. His paralegal only relayed information rather than facilitate productive communication surrounding my case. 5. Voiced concerns were disregarded. 6. He was unprepared at my hearing, which he requested. After expressing my dissatisfaction with his services and informing him I would be using different counsel moving forward, he decided to send me an invoice with inflated charges that were fabricated to make me pay more money above and beyond my retainer fee. In summation, he’s not worth the money he charges. I unfortunately learned after the matter that he won a big case and has since been very lazy and uninterested in his subsequent cases. This comes from another attorney, not a lay-person. He may have been great at one time several years ago, but believe the recent negative reviews because this is absolutely the quality of representation you will receive. I would not recommend him to anyone and I can only believe that this will not change until his “winnings” run out. This in itself should be a red flag.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Busciglio Sheridan Schoeb
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney Pinellas County
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Are You Safe
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Are U Safe
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
  • Are You Safe
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Information Exchange in Le Havre, France
  • American Family Law in Le Havre, France
  • 2012
  • Florida DUI Training (Law Enforcement/Prosecutors)
  • Florida DUI Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (12)
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Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Josh throughout my legal career. I have handled cases against him while I was a prosecutor and along side him in private practice. I routinely consult with him on legal matters due to his experience and expertise in multiple areas of law. He is knowledgeable, well respected within the legal community and a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If anyone is thinking about hiring or referring a client to Joshua Sheridan for criminal defense or for a domestic violence hearing, that’s probably a good idea. I called Josh when my client was in jail, criminally charged with domestic violence, and facing a domestic violence injunction. My client was out of jail the next day, Josh stayed in regular communication with both of us, the criminal charges were dropped, and Josh won a contested domestic violence injunction hearing by creating a timeline of events that called the veracity of the “victim’s” allegations into serious question. It is hard to imagine how anyone else could have possibly done any better. You have to love it when your client has his “best day in court.” Thanks Josh!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a seasoned litigator that gets big results for his clients. He has significant subject matter expertise in tort litigation and fights hard for his clients. He works hard for his clients and understands their concerns."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I was opposing counsel against Josh in a very contentious divorce. I found him to be reasonable, honest, and solution-oriented, all while zealously advocating for his client. Since then, I've routinely sought his advice and counsel on matters and do not hesitate to refer clients to him."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Sheridan on several cases and always found him to be professional, competent and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked as a prosecutor for years, Josh has the relationships and the experience that are absolutely critical to getting the best defense possible. I've known him for decades, and he is a bright, hard working attorney. I am so grateful to have someone as trustworthy as Josh to refer my clients to in the event there are any criminal allegations or family law troubles."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Sheridan. I have known Josh for many years. He is an excellent litigator who works hard for his clients. You will not find a better lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Trustworthy and honest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sheridan is a dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Mr. Sheridan since law school. He works hard, is smarter than most, and gets great resolutions to his cases. He's respected by both judges and his lawyer peers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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