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Alan Frederick Wagner

Medical malpractice Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   14 reviews

Licensed for 39 years

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A civil trial lawyer since 1983, Alan Wagner brings an unusual skill set to his partnership in the firm. True to the firm’s dedication to plaintiffs’ rights, Alan’s experience plays a vital role in helping clients.

 

Alan has distinguished himself as a trial lawyer, gaining extensive experience in handling claims of professional negligence, products liability, bad-faith litigation, complex commercial disputes, toxic torts, and legal and medical malpractice. One of Alan’s key areas of expertise is in the examination of expert witnesses — frequently a critical component in personal injury litigation — which he has perfected while honing a reputation for general excellence in trial advocacy.

Alan became a partner in the firm in 1994 and today serves as President of Wagner McLaughlin. His exceptional skills and competence have refueled the practice’s growth and success.

 

At Wagner McLaughlin, Alan’s practice continues to focus on representing those who have been injured through others’ negligence or wrongful conduct, be it the careless driver, manufacturer of defective products, or the negligent doctor, lawyer, hospital or other professional. Alan has also developed a contingency fee based practice for intellectual property disputes involving copyright, patent, and trademark infringement cases, to preserve clients’ intellectual property rights and obtain compensation for their infringement. Alan’s proficiency and skill are reflected in his professional honors and memberships. He is board-certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2005, Alan was inducted as a fellow of the prestigious and distinguished American College of Trial Lawyers, considered the premier professional trial organization in America. Additionally, Alan serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve for two terms on the Florida Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Civil).

 

On the personal side, Alan holds both single and multiengine pilot’s licenses and is a dedicated husband and father of two. His wife, Deborah, is the founder and director of Tampa Bay’s Child, Inc., a local nonprofit organization linking impoverished children with sponsors from the community (). His son and daughter have recently graduated from Rice University in Texas.

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Licensed for 39 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/23/2022

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Wagner McLaughlin & Whittemore
601 Bayshore Blvd. Suite 910
Tampa, FL, 33606

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Posted by Ray | October 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Had a great outcome
I came to Wagner McLaughlin with a legal malpractice matter that four other lawyers had turned down. Jayson and Alen wrapped up my case to my satisfaction very quickly. Their communication, legal street smarts along with professionalism was outstanding. Without a doubt I would recommend them
Posted by John | February 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
My wife and I needed a legal malpractice attorney and we are very glad we contacted Me Wagner. Mr Wagner was beyond professional. Every email and call was returned. Mr Wagner made himself available to me whenever I needed to speak to him. He resolved our issue quickly. I highly recommend this firm for your legal needs. If I ever need legal services Wagner & Mclaughlin will be my first call.
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Posted by Christina | February 1, 2021
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Communication and Professional Guidance
Had it not been for Attorney Wagner's Professional Guidance as to how to communicate with an Attorney who would not disperse my share of recovery for an entire year, I may have never received my money. Thank you Attorney Wagner!
Posted by heather | April 11, 2019
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heather r
I was at the end of my rope no hope nobody wanted my case it was complicated yet after reaching out and speaking with Mr. Wagner not only did he believe in me he took my case and he actually restored my faith in humanity not only is he a genius at what he does he is an amazing human being definitely went out of his way and made a huge difference in my case as well as my life i'm grateful he took my case and am honored to know him thank you!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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AMAZING AT WHAT HE DOES!!!!!
My case went on for 6 1/2yrs due to cannot find the other person who caused the accident. However, during that time Mr. Wagner and his wonderful secretary and office teamed up to provide me EXCELLENT service. Keeping me updated via email, mail, and phone. When everything was said and done he fault for me to get the max amount of a claim due to the long wait, injuries, and loss wages I had over the injuries due to this accident. This man got me the max they could offer. I would definitely use him again and will definitely tell anyone about him. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
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Posted by Kimberly | November 16, 2018
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OUTSTANDING PRACTICE
I would highly recommend Mr. Alan and his office to anyone. Was a pleasure dealing with them from day one. Exceptional correspondence from Mr. Alan himself and all his office staff was extremely friendly.
Posted by Dave | August 11, 2017
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I can't thank you enough
From the moment I first spoke with Alan I felt like someone had my back. That alone made me feel so much better immediately. From there he stuck by me, answered my questions, gave me excellent advice and got my case resolved. He is amazing!!! He is the first one I will turn to if I have any legal issues and the first one I will recommend.
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Posted by W. F. Casey Ebsary Jr | November 22, 2016
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They Fought the Big Guys and Won
They Fought the Big Guys and Won. After years of litigation against one of the largest corporations in the world, Alan and his team will be delivering a huge check from the defendants. Thank You. It pays to have a Board Certified Trial Lawyer.
Posted by A Very Appreciative Client | April 26, 2016
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World Class, Superb… at Minimum
It is very difficult to write a complete review of Mr. Alan Wagner because no words exist to adequately describe his unmatched skill and compassion. However, I will attempt to do my best here… After being devastatingly injured from others’ negligence and faced with an extremely disadvantaged legal dilemma as a result, I came across Mr. Wagner’s website and made an office appointment with him. When we met, I was instantly struck by his polished legal acumen and his deep sincerity, but those were only simple indicators of his extraordinary expertise and dedication to seeking justice for his clients as well as to the integrity of the legal profession overall. Over the months that followed and as my attorney, he was outstanding in every way but of considerable noteworthiness was his near immediate responses in clearly addressing convoluted or unexpected changes in my case as it progressed through the legal process, or just to ease my personal anxiety in general, even while he was on vacation in another country. In handling my case, his diligence and empathy intensified during the most pessimistic and uncertain times, and he ultimately prevailed in ensuring the best possible results for me. Getting seriously injured by another is traumatic in itself and the daunting legal process is often unjust. Together, without a trusted advocate, the two can leave an individual (and their loved ones) with complete hopelessness. If you have been seriously injured due to another's actions, ensure you get the strongest, kindest, most skilled, and advantageous legal representation there is- call Mr. Alan Wagner…it would be impossible to find a finer attorney (or person) anywhere.
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Posted by Frances | February 15, 2016
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Personal injury
I was struck by a car while crossing the street. I wanted to settle the case out of court and went to a lawyer in my hometown in IN who referred me to another lawyer in Indianapolis. He, in turn, referred me to Mr. Alan Wagner in FL because of the different auto insurance laws in FL as opposed to Indiana. My husband and I met Mr. Wagner while vacationing in FL in February of 2015, a year after my accident. I didn't want to sue and explained that to Mr. Wagner and he was so easy to talk to and began the process as soon as I left his office! I also had many contacts via e-mail with him throughout the past year and he answered my every question promptly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needed an excellent lawyer. He has a wonderful, professional work ethic and a great sense of humor. I am very honored to have had to opportunity to have him as my lawyer. Thank you very much for your wonderful help, Mr. Wagner!
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Posted by TB | October 16, 2015
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Exceptional in every way
After being badly injured in an auto collision in Tampa a few years ago I retained a law firm and later found its attorneys lacked the skills to optimally handle my losses. In my dissatisfaction, I researched other law firms and came across Mr. Wagner’s website. I noted his experience and advanced credentials so contacted him, in so doing I found his experience and credentials to be only a small part of his extraordinary professionalism and compassion. Mr. Wagner is a solid advocate of honest, hardworking individuals injured by others’ negligence, then further victimized by the unscrupulous tactics of powerful insurance corporations looking to absolve those at- fault of accountability. He also advocates for individuals dissatisfied with sloppy (plaintiff) attorneys they naively retained to represent them after being injured and unable to understand their true losses. Under my circumstances, I was not in a position to formally retain Mr. Wagner but for months he was extremely detailed, knowledgeable, and kind in listening to my legal challenges regardless. In so doing, he steadfastly reassured me on tricky legal issues ambiguously explained by my retained attorneys as well as on understanding civil processes in general, and he never asked for anything in return. He was so clear in his communication and sincerity that I forgot I was talking with an expert of his caliber. From my unfortunate experience, I can attest that being seriously and unexpectedly harmed by another’s actions renders an individual extremely vulnerable and that the predatory practices of an adversarial insurance company exploits this vulnerability to levels most people cannot comprehend. If suddenly injured by another's disregard or negligence, you need the most ethical, skilled, sympathetic, transparent, and insightful legal advocate to not only stop your losses but to also ensure you are justly compensated for them. That advocate is Mr. Alan Wagner...simply stated, he is exceptional in every way.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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Knowledge, Integrity & Care is how I view this Attorney.
I needed legal advise... I called this firm and Alan Wagner took my call immediately. After I explained the details of my potential legal situation, Mr. Wagner informed me that I do not have a case, however, he was very informative, thus explaining why. While I was not pleased that I do not have a case, this Attorney was outstanding, particularly due to the fact that I had never spoken to him prior to today. He even took the time to help me understand some current legal documents that were unclear... knowing that there was no financial gain for him. This type of character speaks volumes! Having worked as an executive in corporate America, thus having to converse with many Attorney's / Law Firms, this man is exceptional! He is the definition of integrity, as there was no doubt that he embodies a genuine concern / care for humanity. If ever I, or my family has to hire a Lawyer, Alan Wagner is the first person that I will call. Thank you again Alan! You reignited my faith that there are still professional Lawyers that do care about people.
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Posted by Chris | July 23, 2015
Exceptional
Mr. Wagner took our case when numerous other lawyers would not. Though he knew that his return on investment would be low, he was willing to accept the case on principle. My wife and I didn't even have time to stop celebrating the fact that someone was willing to take the case before he actually had it settled. All along we were concerned about how much of our money we would ever be able to get back and he got every dime returned to us, with the payment plan in place in a matter of days from accepting the case. I can't say enough about his professionalism, demeanor, and knowledge.
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Posted by Chris | January 3, 2012
Wagner is awesome as an attorney and compassionate as a person
I could go on and on about Mr. Wagner. I contacted him via his website and 30 minutes later I was on the phone with him himself. I explained my situation and while we were still on the phone he had sent a runner to the courthouse to get information that I would not have known how to get. He walked me through the entire process and, what had taken years with another attorney, took care of everything in about 90 days.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Stetson Unversity College Of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Carlton Fields
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Carlton Fields
  • 1983 - 1989
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Appointed Member, Florida Standard Jury Instructions Committee
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 1995
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • The National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1995
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate
  • The National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy and The National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
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"Alan Wagner has been a leader in the Tampa legal community for many years. When the most complicated legal issues arise; especially in the area(s) of personal injury or medical malpractice Alan is known as the go to guy to learn the law and the mechanics behind solving the problem. He's board certifed in civil trial law and his other credentials show he's a perfect choice if you need a lawyer in the Tampa Bay area or anywhere in Florida. He receives my highest endorsement."
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Tampa Medical malpractice Lawyer Alan Frederick Wagner
Alan Frederick Wagner
Medical malpractice Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 39 years
Virtual consultation available