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Erin Shanae McLean

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Erin Hardister

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Small Business Services

  2. Family
    Family Law Mediator Uncontested Matter including: Dissolution of Marriages, Timesharing, and Paternity Issues.

  3. Car accident
    No Fault Auto Accident

  4. Civil rights
    Police Misconduct Police Brutality

Erin Hardister, Esq. is a native of North Carolina. As a military brat, she always had a passion for service and giving back to the community. Mrs. Hardister received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology and Concentration in Law & Society from East Carolina University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal Law School and successfully completed the Family Law Certification Program. During law school, she served as Vice President for the Family Law Society and as a clinician in the Family Law Clinic representing individuals unable to afford legal services. She went on to serve as Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney’s Office.

Mrs. Hardister began her career as an Assistant State Attorney. During this time, she successfully prosecuted a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. A portion of her tenure was spent in the domestic violence unit where she prosecuted acts of domestic violence and advocated for victims of these crimes. 

Since leaving the State Attorney's Office, Mrs. Hardister has practiced primarily in civil, criminal and family law in the Tampa Bay area. Mrs. Hardister is a certified Family Law Mediator helping to provide alternative dispute resolutions to families.

While Ms. Hardister continues to assist with uncontested and alternative dispute family law issues, Visionary Legal assists entrepreneurs and entertainment artists with organizing their legal affairs and protecting their rights. She remains committed to giving back through pro bono work with local legal aids, and volunteer work. 



East Carolina University: B.S. Applied Sociology; Concentration Law & Society 

Florida Coastal Law: Juris Doctorate 



Visionary Legal, LLC
1228 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL, 33605

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Posted by Angel Smith | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can't say thank you enough!
I never write reviews but Erin is Heaven sent! I hired her to help me with a legal situation and she really delivered! I can't thank her enough for helping me get out of my situation! If you're looking for an honest, dependable and affordable attorney she is the one!
Posted by Michael | May 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Attorney I Wish I'd Had 7 Years Ago, Without a Doubt!
Erin Hardister is without a doubt, the brightest attorney out there. Because of her, My Boys will now have the opportunity to go to college. A simple "Thank you" to her in no way would suffice. She is VERY bright, and I Thank God that she's not like other attorneys out there who're just out to get a big lump sum of money and put no effort into it. She is not a 9 to 5'er like most that have represented me in this case that's dragged on for more than 7 years, and I've had some with more than 20 years under their belt, but that means nothing if you're scared to rebut the state and stand up and actually talk to the judge, versus being a scared puppet. I mean, what attorney would send you an email at 10:00pm, OR be willing to take your phone call? This case started in May of 2012. I've had several attorneys. I hired her mid April of 2019, and YESTERDAY, May 1st, she did what all those other attorneys didn't and couldn't do. My Boys are My Absolute EVERYTHING, and because of her, they now will have the Opportunity to go to college. I have no doubt that regardless of whether it was Family Law or Criminal Law, Erin would be on her game......I can truly see her one day being a judge, and a fair one at that, but I'd hope that she'd stay as an attorney so the smart ones that hire her can actually get the help and JUSTICE that they (and their kids if they are in a Family Law Case) deserve!!! In just a couple weeks she did what 3 others couldn't do in 7 years!!! God Blessed My Boys and I with finding and hiring her!! I mean He truly BLESSED My Boys and I cause as previously stated, she's not a 9 to 5'er........she's all in looking to and hitting home runs!!! Thank you beyond ALL Words Erin as you really have now given My Boys the opportunity and chance to go to college!!! God Bless You and Your Family Erin!!! P.S.- One day you'll have the opportunity to be a judge, I truly believe that, but I'd hope that you'd remain an attorney cause ones like you are truly hard to find.........ones that actually care and are not all about the money!!
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Posted by Michelle | July 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Hardworking, Prompt
We hired Erin Hardister when my son's wife fled state with his 2 minor children and refused to return. With Erin's knowledge of the law, hard work, quick actions, constant communication (even on weekends) and commitment to doing what is right and ethical, the children were returned within a week. and parental issues resolved, resulting in a happy ending, which I know is rare. From the beginning, Erin was welcoming, understanding, honest, fair, committed to doing what was right and in the best interest of the children, while protecting my son's rights, as a father. She is well-versed in the laws and consistently communicated everything that was happening as it unfolded. You will not find another attorney that has such an affordable retainer with reasonable fees, that will work harder than Erin did. This is not a rotating law-firm, this is personal caring lawyer and I assure you, she is a rare gem. The level of commitment and care Erin gave to my son in his time of need brought him such great comfort and relief, we will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Christine | January 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney ‘s
So far I’ve already had two other attorneys representing me on this case and neither one did what they said they’d do. I gave one of them a $2500 retainer and she did absolutely nothing in the 4 months that I had her on my case, so you could see why I was very nervous about hiring another attorney, but I’d have to say that finding Erin Hardister McLean and Laura Vittletoe have been a god send. They’ve accomplished more in the one week since retaining them, then my last attorney did in 4 months. They are very reasonable on their fees as well. They’re hands down the best attorney’s out there. I’ve already referred them to one of my friends and will continue to do so..
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Tanner Law Group
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • Visionary Legal, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Legally Modern
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 20th Circuit
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Young Lawers
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro-Bono Honors
  • Florida Coastal
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Erin
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erin is a former assistant state attorney whom I had the pleasure of working with, although we were on opposing sides. She was well prepared for court, confident, and willing to fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney McLean as a competent, professional and trustworthy attorney. Her experience provides her a great foundation to address many different issues, not only in the area of criminal law, but other areas such as family law and financial matiers. Attorney McLean would be a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Tampa Family Lawyer Erin Shanae McLean
Erin Shanae McLean
Family Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 9 years
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