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Armando Edmiston

Car accident Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   65 reviews

also known as John Armando Edmiston

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Armando

Learn Armando’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Represent passengers and drivers injured in car accidents as well as children.

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Motorcycle accident
    25%
    Represented deceased and seriously injured victims of motorcycle accidents who had multiple closed head injuries and hip and leg surgeries.

    17 years, 30 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    Represent car and motorcycle accident victims in lawsuits against the insurance company.

    17 years, 500 cases

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%
    Represented victims of bed sores, and alzheimer patients that were left unsupervised as well as clients that passed away unexpectedly after falling in nursing homes.

    17 years, 20 cases

I grew up in Hillsborough County and graduated from Plant City High School. After high school, I joined the Marine Corp. After the Marine Corp, I attended College at the University of South Florida where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, was on the Dean’s list and a member of the Gold Key Club. I then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale where I graduated in the top 15% of my class (Cum Laude).

While attending law school, I made the Dean’s list and received a Book Award. I was also a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association, American Bar Association and a volunteer for Reading for Life. During my tenure at Nova Southeastern, I worked as a law clerk for Boose, Casey, Ciklin, et al. in West Palm Beach dealing with family law, contracts and securities issues, and for the Law Offices of Asnis, Srebnick & Kaufman in Sunrise, FL, where I managed an entire pre-litigation claims department for personal injury victims.

After law school graduation, I worked for the Youngblood Law Firm in Tampa, Florida as an Associate Attorney representing victims in State and Federal Court in personal injury and medical malpractice claims.  I then became an Assistant Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit wherein I represented defendants accused of criminal acts in misdemeanor, felony and traffic courts. Thereafter, I opened my own law practice in Historic Hyde Park before moving to Ybor City, Tampa, and have utilized my prior experiences to obtain successful outcomes for my clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, truck accident, or another type of personal injruy case in Florida, contact Armando Personal Injury Law for a free case consultation.

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Location

Armando Personal Injury Law
2002 E 5th Ave
#103
Tampa, FL, 33605

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Richard | May 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive and personable
I was Involved in a car accident in accident in May of 2018 in St. Petersburg FL where a car ran the stop sign and I ran into him. I injured my neck and back. I called Armando and his team. He was able to meet with me personally and right away and he's never hard to get a hold of. He helped me find medical care to help me with my injuries. Once I got better the insurance company didn't want to pay me for my injuries. Armando and his team had to file suit and take the insurance company and the other driver to court. We were able to agree once the insurance company paid the maximum amount under the policy. Thank you Armando and team! You guys are great!
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Posted by William | February 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I was involved in a car accident with my friend in plant city. It was not our fault but we were rear ended by car. I was referred to Armando by a friend! I called him and met with him that same day. He went over the process and what to expect and help me find medical care. Armando was able to make a recovery for my injuries without going to court! I’m very happy with his services and his firm. Call Armando if you need immediate help with a car accident!
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Posted by Jose | February 21, 2020
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Lawsuit
I was involved in a car accident with my brother. We were rear ended by commercial truck. I was referred to Armando by a family friend and was happy I was! I called him and met with him that same day. He was very helpful and through.
Posted by Monica | December 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Automobile accident
I was involved in a car accident in feb 2019 that was not my fault. I was referred to Armando Personal Injury Law. I called and actually was able to speak directly to Armando. He came out to my house since my car was totaled and helped me report the claim and get medical help for my injuries. He made me feel comfortable and was available whenever I needed him. We were able to reach a resolution to my case without having to file a lawsuit! I was very happy with the outcome!
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Posted by Chris | December 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Was injured in a car accident and one of our friends recommended Armando to us. He is very good at explaining exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your claim.
Posted by Andrew | November 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
I was referred to Armando and I'm very glad I chose to go with him! He makes sure to meet expectations and truly cares about his clients needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Logistics coordinator
I got into a car accident as a passenger. It was a high speed collision where the driver of the car that I was in turned left and violated a cars right away. I suffered significant injuries to my body. I was referred to Armando. I called Armando and he met with me at a time and location that was convenient for me. He was easy to work with , helped me report the claim and get medical help. It took 12 months to get through the process but I'm glad I called Armando. We settled my case for maximum value .
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident Client
I got into a car accident where I was a passenger. It was not a high speed accident but I still suffered significant back and neck injuries. I was referred to Armando by my mother. He had represented her on a slip and fall which had to be litigated. I called Armando and he met with me at a time and location that was convenient for me. He was easy to work with , helped me report the claim and get medical help. It took 11 months to get through the process but I'm glad I called Armando but I'm very happy I did. We settled my case for a very fair amount.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Armando goes above and beyond. Even settled for greater than anticipated. Kept me up to date throughout the whole process. I would recommend him to anybody
Posted by Leah | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I could give more stars!
Armando and his team where so great to my grandparents that recently got into an accident January 2019. They made the process very easy without any added stress for them. Since they are older he was great with explaining how the process worked and made sure they were getting the medical attention they needed. If you are looking for a great attorney look no further and know you are in the best hands!!! Thank you very much for taking such good care of them!!
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Posted by Bina | October 7, 2019
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Awesome Service
Armando was wonderful and always kept me updated about my claim. It was the best decision I made to go to him. I would recommend him to any one in need of his services.
Posted by David | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
I was involved in an auto accident back in March 2019 and was highly recommended to his office by a friend that I highly trust. I met with him and from the initial consultation I just felt at ease. This was the first time I have ever needed a lawyer for anything, and honestly I would use Armando and his staff 1000 times over! Every aspect of the case was always kept in front of me and I was never left in the dark about anything. The accident involved 2 other people who went with a BIG NAME firm and after seeing how mediations and proceedings went, I am so glad I went with them! The BIG NAME group NEVER appeared at any of the meetings we had or were even present by teleconference. Armando personally checked on me every week and also the day of my surgery and felt more like a family member than a lawyer I was working with. The compassion and caring nature that he and his office staff show is OUTSTANDING! If you need a lawyer who TRULY cares about your and your case and doesn't treat you like a number. You can thank me later!
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Posted by Jovan | September 13, 2019
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Review
Armando & his team are AMAZING! Eclectic office located in the heart of Ybor City. I was involved in a tragic car accident in February and their professionalism and expertise greatly lessened my anxiety of understanding the complex process of filing and processing of claims, etc. Fortunately, I was able to receive a partial payment today and am confident that everything will be completed within a couple months. Don't hesitate to seek them out.
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Posted by Mike Encarnacion | September 5, 2019
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Outstanding lawyer!
I will highly recommend Armando Edmiston and his staff if you want the best attorney for your case. I recently had a car accident and Armando Edmiston was able to take care of everything, giving me the peace of mind that I needed through that difficult time. He was available and willing to help with anyone of my concerns at any time. I'm very satisfy with the end result of my case. Thank you so much Armando and thank you to your excellent staff, especially Kim, who did an outstanding job.
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Response from Armando Edmiston September 12, 2019
Mike thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you after your horrible car accident with a truck. We were happy to build a strong case for you. Please remember us if you know anyone that needs our help! Thanks
Posted by Josh | August 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury settlement victory!
2 years ago I lost my job. I was laid off after 3 years of hard work and being promoted. I actually had been doing very well at work and so I had just purchased a new car. But my position was eliminated because my company outsourced the position to another location. Less than a month after being laid off, somebody pulled in front of me while I was driving when I had the right away. My brand new car that was less than a month old was totaled. And because I did not have a pay check and was between jobs, I was then forced to lease a car because my only employment at the time was as a ride share driver. To make matters worse, I had severe back pain as a result of the accident. The 1st person I called was Armando Edmiston. He made sure I got the best chiropractor in town had all of my medical needs assessed and went right to work to make sure that I was compensated for my pain and loss. Armando and his staff were professional, timely, responsive, attentive, and supportive throughout every step of the process. He negotiated a reduction of my medical bills by more than 50% what they would have cost. He also delivered more compensation to me then he had estimated. When I tell you he is a man of his word, the truth is that money talks.There is not any attorney in town that I would trust more with my life in the event of an accident or a personal injury than Armando Edmiston. If you need legal help or you're in pain from an accident due to no fault of your own, you need to give Armando a call today and let him make your life easier. He is a lion in the legal field who will pursue swift justice with determination and integrity. Don't miss out on the chance to be represented by the best lawyer in the greater Tampa Bay area.
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Response from Armando Edmiston September 12, 2019
Josh thank you for hiring us on your car accident case. It was a difficult case and Im happy that you trusted us enough to hang in there. Please feel free to refer anyone that you may know that could use our help!.
Posted by Robert & Denise Shadowens | April 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Much More Than an Attorney
Armando Edmiston is more than an attorney, he is a person who cares about others and works long hours to ensure justice is served. He is a very personable and engaging individual, one that is a joy to speak with. Mr. Edmiston helped our family immeasurably, working through the court system in an efficient and effective manner, enabling our son to be in a position to better himself and continue his recovery and his life. Mr. Edmiston is not only extremely familiar and comfortable working within our court system, but it is obvious he has the respect and admiration of others within the system, attorneys and judges alike. He keeps his clients informed and aware of what is happening throughout the process. We recommend Mr. Edmiston unequivocally for all your legal needs.
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Posted by Larry | April 13, 2019
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Armando
I was involved in a pedestrian vs car accident in tampa Florida in May of 2018. I had injuries to my neck and back. I called Armando Personal Injury Law after being Referred to him by my personal attorney. I met personally with Armando and he went over the process, what to expect and helped my find Doctor’s to treat me for my injuries. Armando gave me his cell and I could communicate easily with him about my case. Armando fought the insurance company after they were trying to blame me for the accident. Armando convinced them they were wrong and helped me get compensation for my injuries and medical bills! Armando rocks! In an accident call Armando!
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Posted by Jessiana | April 5, 2019
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Car Accident client
Very respectful outgoing law firm. He has helped me through the whole process. The office staff is amazing..
Posted by Manny | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personable and knowledgeable!!
Armando did a great job. Available at Every point of the process from insuring I was seen at ER Through the rehab journey and consulting with insurance company to repair all damages to my car at no cost to me. Personable and knowledgeable!! Hire him you won’t regret it!!
Posted by Anthony | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Armando was awesome lawyer he took very good care of me n my case I would recommended him anytime n also his staff are wonderful thank you Armando
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of J. Armando Edmiston, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Public Defender's Office (Tampa,Fl)
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Youngblood Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Asnis, Srebnick &. Kaufman, LLC.
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Infantry man
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of South Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • MARC PFLEGER v. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY
  • Petitioner's Writ of Cert was granted

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sponsorship to Blood, Breath, Tears Seminar
  • Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Sponsorship to attend blood, breath and tears and The Practice
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • The Constitution in today's world
  • Criminal Defense and the 4th Amendment
  • 2012
  • Ask the Dom Radio Show with Cow head
  • Legal Problems
  • 2011
  • Great American Teach in
  • Career Day
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (62)
Endorse Armando
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had many cases against Mr. Edmiston while at the SAO. He is an outstanding attorney who vigorously represents his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing this lawyer for sometime now, he is always professional and willing to share his knowlege with his fellow lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Diligent, intelligent advocate held in the highest regard."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Armando and I worked together on numerous cases and trials at the beginning of our careers. He always had a knack for finding issues most other attorneys ignored. He's incredibly hard working and is one of the few attorneys I've met who takes as much pleasure in hammering State Attorneys and fighting the system as I do. I would trust Armando to represent my friends and family and regularly refer cases to him, as he makes me look good for doing so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Edmiston is quite knowledgable about the law and knows how to position his cilent's case to maximize recovery. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Not enough can be said about Mr. Edmiston as a colleague, a friend, and a mentor. Without fail he exemplifies the requisite character and competence that our profession as attorneys demand. The dedication, perseverance, and desire to zealously advocate for his clients are truly inspiring attributes. His ability to fiercely and effectively litigate before judges and juries rivals the skill sets our senior colleagues have worked so hard to achieve over the years. Those he represents are truly fortunate to have such a hard-working and capable attorney on their side. I wholeheartedly and confidently endorse Mr. Edmiston."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Edmiston is a knowledgeable professional that is dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Edmiston for your criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Armando is a great lawyer. I know from personal experience that he works very hard for his clients and is very enthusiastic about his work. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse John. He is a hard-working attorney who is dedicated to getting his clients the best outcomes possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced trial attorney, who aggressively advocates for his clients. He is detailed-oriented, and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in various criminal defense matters. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you should retain Mr. Edminston! He is an outstanding lawyer, and is a tremendous advocate for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Armando. He is a renowned lawyer and advocate."
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Tampa Car accident Lawyer Armando Edmiston
Armando Edmiston
Car accident Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 16 years
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