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Jonathan Hackworth

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   76 reviews

also known as Jon Hackworth, Hackworth Law PA


Licensed for 12 years

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HACKWORTH LAW PROVIDES PERSONALIZED LEGAL SERVICES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College studying both business administration and political science. After three semesters at West Virginia Wesleyan College, I transferred to West Virginia University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies. While attending West Virginia University, I worked with my father as a surface miner in the coal fields of West Virginia. Of all the lessons learned during those summers, I learned to appreciate the value of a hard work and the importance of taking pride in whatever you do. At Blumenauer Hackworth, we take pride in our work, regardless of whether it is for a small business client, a family just trying to get their house repaired after a water leak, sinkhole or fire, or someone being accused of a crime for the first time. We take the simple approach at Blumenauer Hackworth that when you trust us with your case or issue, you deserve only the finest on our end. When you feel as though we haven’t lived up to your expectations or our ideals as a firm, I want you to contact me directly.

 

Subsequently, I attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated in May 2010. While in law school, I was heavily involved in the American Association of Justice, serving as vice-president of the organization during my second year. I was also a Florida Bar Public Service Fellow. I completed my public service related internship with the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office. I also completed a Certified Legal Internship with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office working in both the Gang Unit and Domestic Violence Unit. This gave me the unique perspective of seeing how cases are both prosecuted and defended. During my third year at Stetson, I completed an internship with the United States Attorney’s Office in Tampa, Florida. While at Stetson University College of Law, I had the opportunity to work as a teacher’s assistant for Terry MacCarthy, former Federal Public Defender of Northern Illinois, and author ofMacCarthy on Cross Examination. This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, that significantly improved my trial advocacy skills. 

 

After being admitted to the Florida Bar, I accepted a position with the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office. I tried over twenty-five jury trials and one non-jury trial. I had the opportunity to represent over one thousand criminal defendants. While an assistant public defender, I attended Public Defender College, a program intended to develop and maintain advocacy skills for assistant public defenders across Florida. The Public Defender’s Office gave me the skills necessary to handle your criminal case system from arraignment to disposition hearings to pretrial hearings to jury trial to appeals. These experiences made a more complete, thorough Florida criminal defense attorney.

 

After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, I was offered a position with Cole, Scott & Kissane, one of Florida’s largest insurance defense firms. While with Cole, Scott & Kissane, my practice focused on homeowner’s property insurance litigation, personal injury and wrongful death suits. While at Cole, Scott & Kissane, I began to quickly realize my real passion lay in representing real people, homeowners, and those accused of crimes.

 

I am very involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa and Children’s Dream Fund. My wife and I were featured in Children’s’ Dream Fund’s 2012 Christmas Calendar regarding our assistance with their fundraising efforts. 

 

When we started Blumenauer Hackworth, I wanted to return to the type of practice that inspired me to become an attorney, the kind of practice that valued people and understood that behind every case was a family and a story. Coming from a big firm, I wanted to get back to the basics. I wanted to get back to the client centered approach of law, where our litigation strategy focuses on your needs, not the other way around. At Blumenauer Hackworth, we combine the full service aspects of a large firm with the familiarity and comfort of a small firm. If we don’t live up to our ideals or promises, you call me on my cell phone. I look forward to working with you. 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2018,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2018 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012

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Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
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Jonathan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2012
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Although I have worked with many attorneys in the past, Jonathan has been by far the best. He's extremely knowledgeable about the law and respected in the courtroom. He got me a great result in my case. In many ways, he saved my life. Thanks Jon!
Response from Jonathan Hackworth November 29, 2012
I appreciate the kind words, if there is anything else I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Posted by Rob | June 15, 2013
Phenomenal Attorney
Jon Hackworth is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. Out of the nine attorneys I've worked with, he is the best. He is consistently available (whether dropping what he is doing to drive to the jail or just picking up the phone to answer your questions), honest about your case, and extremely knowledgeable about the law. He is objective, yet personally invested in his clients' cases and his commitment was invaluable to my defense. His investment in your case will make your investment in his services more than worth it. You will not regret using this lawyer; in fact, you will likely feel so confident in him, as I do, you'll recommend him to your friends and family.
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Posted by J. Alvarez | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Jon
Jon and his law firm did a great job during my divorce proceedings. I would highly recommend Jon. He made a difficult and confusing time for me much easier to understand.
Posted by Nicole | June 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decison
If you are in need of an attorney that is knowledgeable, experienced, and a skilled communicator, look no further, call Hackworth Law PA. I have used Attorney Jon Hackworth for both criminal and family law issues. My issues were challenging and stressful. Throughout the process, Jon was accommodating and responsive to all my questions. Today, thanks to Jon, my legal issues have made favorable turn arounds and I’m in a much better place. I have worked with other attorneys but I choose attorney Jon Hackworth because he advocates for my rights and is respected in the courtroom. Choosing Hackworth Law PA was the best decision! I am definitely recommending Attorney Jon Hackworth to all my friends and family!
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Posted by Jerry M | May 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Communication is key
Where to start? I never wrote a Review before but I do read them. I hired Mr. Jonathan Hackworth Early this week as my Attorney, the week is almost over. As his client I wanted to stop what I was doin an learn how write an review. BEST COMMUNICATION EVER…..The BEST, an he’s also very PRO-active. I know I’m not the best client or the easy one he ever had but sheeeesh. I can’t say it enough “thank you & I truly appreciate it. -Jerry M
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Posted by Todd | April 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS
Jon Hackworth and his team exceeded my expectations. As a referred attorney, his reputation is well known and respected. In the 8th inning, he provided the guidance needed to not only proceed legally and (unbeknownst to him) instilled the confidence to move forward personally. While we have control over our life direction, our choices play a role in the success of that direction. I am grateful to have chosen Jon Hawksworth and would recommend his services without hesitation. >Thank you Jon for my freedom <
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Posted by Kristen | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Jon Hackworth and the legal counsel I received from him. His professionalism, responsiveness, empathy towards his clients, vigor, and legal expertise is unmatched. Not only is Jon a highly sought out and respected attorney amongst the legal community in Florida; he shows compassion and understanding with his clients, which is hard to find amongst legal counsel at times. Jon is a true stand out. He answered hundreds of questions for me (with patience!) to be sure I was comfortable and understood the legal process. His knowledge of traffic law was very impressive and incredibly helpful; he was able to explain the “legal jargon” to me in a simplistic way. You can also clearly see that he truly cares about his clients; he’s fully transparent, honest, and listens intently so he can put his clients’ best interest first. Jon is also a family man and his trustworthy demeanor is comforting and puts you at ease during tough times; he fights for you when you can’t fight for yourself! He treated me not as just another “case” , but as a friend in need. I whole heartedly recommend Hackworth Law! Jon will forever be my family’s attorney.
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Posted by Matthew | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Hackworth was very knowledgeable and excellent as my attorney for divorce. He was always responsive and reassuring throughout the process. He went above and beyond to help me in the matter. I was more than satisfied with the results of working with him. I would strongly recommend Mr. Hackworth.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
This man is amazing we have never lost a case he help me with my child custody case with my first child in my divorce everything he said that he was going to do he did never had any problems or issues
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Detail Oriented
Mr. Hackworth has been my attorney for both of my divorces. He is very detail oriented and tells me step by step what to do in order to do what is best for my kids and myself. His staff is also very helpful! I would highly recommend him if you are wanting an attorney with lots of experience and knows the process thoroughly.
Posted by Stephanie | May 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful for John Hackworth!
John Hackworth is known for being the one of best family law attorneys in Tampa Bay but to me he’s become a hero and friend. When I met John, I was living a life of fear with what felt like a system rigged against me. I was broke, stuck in a small apartment raising my child with little financial support and scared to start a life with a new spouse. John fought for my rights to get control back of my life and empower me to live out my dreams with my new husband and my child at my side. We are now living a happy, abundant life together with a new home, new boat and even a dog. I finally feel free! I’m not afraid anymore. I’m so grateful to having found John. He’s changed my life!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
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Personal Injury Lawyer - Thank Goodness I Found Him!!!!!!!
Mr. Hackworth helped me with my personal injury lawsuit after my car crash. I was a complete mess and he was always very supportive, super knowledgeable, and quick to respond to my endless questions. His staff always kept me up to date on any/all next steps of my case, and whenever I called with questions, he would take the time to talk to me directly & answer everything. I HIGHLY recommend him & his practice to anyone in a similar situation! I just keep saying thank goodness I found him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
This man saved my life
Jon Hackworth is, without a doubt, the BEST family law attorney in Tampa Bay. Probably on Earth! He helped me through the toughest times of my complicated divorce with such an authentic energy and wisdom of a saint. Jon is not just the greatest attorney, always super reassuring, he is a phenomenal human being as well.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful!
I hired Hackworth Law at the lowest point in my life when I was sure that I would be losing my kids in a spiteful custody battle. Jon Hackworth was referred to me by a friend who had gone through something similar and I'm forever grateful. He fought for my parental rights, never wavering on what he believed was fair, and in the end, I believe we achieved the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Graig | March 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great advice on a few fronts
I have worked with Jonathan on a few different occasions as a general counselor and second legal opinion and have found him to be knowledgeable, vigilant and creative on his approach to my particular legal scenarios. I have and will continue to recommend him to friends and family if they need legal advice in his scope of practice.
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Posted by Tom | November 10, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent guidance
Mr. Hackworth went above and beyond in helping me with my specific scenario. His guidance not only helped get me on the right track, it assisted me in a successful resolution to my ongoing issue. Without his direction, I would not have been able to get the answers to get a much needed resolution. I would advise anyone needing services under his specialty to reach out immediately, while being confident he has your best interest at heart.
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Posted by Brian | October 31, 2020
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Dedicated Tampa Bay Area Lawyer
I have know Jon for several years and know him to be a dedicated and hard working attorney for his clients. He is well know within the greater Tampa Bay Area making it easier for him to work with other local attorneys and State's Attorneys office to get you a good result.
Posted by Michelle | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and stress free!
Jon is articulate, responsive, and gives exceptionally solid advice. He is very knowledgeable and he got me the results I desired - stress free and affordable! I highly recommend Hackworth law.
Posted by Trevor Wardell | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous Help for my Family
Mr. Hackworth helped my family in our landled - tenant case where our landlord was bullheaded and refused to return our deposit. He was really helpful and kind. We were to recover our money quickly with his A+ handling of our case.
Posted by Brian | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Alimony Defense
I can honestly say that the outcome of my divorce and alimony case was better than expected! Jon Hackworth personally handled my divorce case and he did an excellent job of preparing for the mediation, which was handled in only three hours, at the first meeting. Beforehand, he set me up with a shared folder, where I could send him documents and proof to show where my estranged wife was doing just fine and did not need alimony. He was always conscientious at advising me on how to keep my legal expenses at a minimum. With my consent, he went a step further to subpoena financial records to reflect her true situation (that did not match her financial affidavit). I think it actually blindsided her attorney, to show that she was not in need of any type of alimony. For me, with two children (from a previous relationship) in need of my financial support to get through college, an alimony liability would’ve been devastating. My whole family and I are truly relieved. I would definitely recommend Jon Hackworth to anyone else!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Hackworth Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Blumenauer Hackworth
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender Pinellas County
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Barbas Sanders Nunez Butler and Hovsepian
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Masters of DUI
  • DUI
  • 2012
  • Public Defender College
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Masters of DUI
  • DUI
  • 2011
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • West Virginia University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • State v. K.Y.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. S.C.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. A. Lazrra
  • Charge dismissed
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Children's Dream Fund
  • 2012 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • West Coast Claims Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 30 Under 30
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Public Service Fellow
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre-Law Society
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2015
  • Bar Mentor Program
  • Bar Preparation
  • 2010
  • Great American Teach In
  • Being a Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2009
  • Great American Teach In
  • Criminal Justice System
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (75)
Given (62)
Endorse Jonathan
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hackworth is an excellent litigator and he has no fear of trying tough cases. I recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Hackworth in the past, and I can say he is a smart, talented, and very capable attorney who i would not hesitate to recommend a client to. Mr. Hackworth will go above and beyond for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred Jon a close friend of mine with a serious criminal problem. Jon did a great job for my friend, and I am very grateful with the outcome and how Jon treated someone important to me."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is my go-to for both criminal defense and family law matters. He has quickly become a pillar in the Tampa-Bay legal community through his ability to work with opposing attorneys and come to creative solutions to complex problems and scenarios."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hackworth is a competent and tireless advocate for his clients. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hackworth is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I had the pleasure of working with while at the SAO."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John consistently on a variety of cases, both Family Law and Criminal Defense. I have also had the opportunity to observe him with clients, his staff, court staff, and Judges. John has consistently conducted himself as a professional, in both high pressure and high frustration situations. Additionally, John does care about what happens to his clients, even the difficult ones. John is also very fair with his fees. He really makes an effort to work with his clients who are struggling with various issues. John is a consistent hard worker. We have had many an 11 pm conversation about a case, only to resume it again seven hours later while I'm brushing my teeth before court. These are good qualities to keep in mind when you are looking for a lawyer to hire who will help you stay sane while you are going through a very difficult time in your life. Hire him!"
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Hackworth for several years both personally and by reputation but did not have a case against him as opposing counsel until recently. He is a practical and level headed litigator, clearly deserving the title of Professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily endorse this lawyer. I have tried several cases against Jon and have always found him to be an excellent advocate for his clients. Jon is a fearless litigator who takes pride in going above and beyond for his satisfied clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hackworth. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I tried my first trial with Mr. Hackworth at the Public Defender's Office many years ago. He is an incredible trial attorney and his work ethic is unparalleled. He is a fierce advocate for his clients regardless of the case or situation. I wholeheartedly endorse him as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want an attorney who will work night and day to fight for your rights, Jon is your lawyer. He cares for his clients to ensure they obtain the justice they deserve. Great guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable and competent Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hackworth frequently on many different issues. He is a dedicated attorney who always seems to get the best results possible for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is diligent, hard working and passionate about what he does. He is extremely well qualified in all areas of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is an excellent family law attorney."
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