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If you are currently dealing with local law enforcement and the local State Attorney’s Office, you need a local strategy for your fight. I was born and raised in Tampa. After spending 4 years at the University of Florida followed by 3 years at the Florida State College of Law, I moved back to Tampa- the only city I will ever call home.


I began my career with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, prosecuting DUI’s, misdemeanors and felonies. In nearly 3 years with the State, I spent most of my time in court, practicing in front of a number of different judges. I prosecuted over 5,000 cases, argued over 300 motions and took more than 100 cases to trial.


Now, I am on your side.


I know the weaknesses of the State’s position. I know what officers overlook and I know what they will say to protect their arrest. I will challenge any officer who has violated your constitutional rights. And if the State refuses to make an acceptable offer on your case, I will go to trial for you. If you are currently searching for the right lawyer to defend your rights, put my local experience to work for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    7 years, 5 thousand cases



Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Metcalf Harden, P.A.

2124 W Kennedy Blvd
Suite C
Tampa, FL, 33606


FLMember in Good Standing200906/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
2013 Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMetcalf Harden, P.A.2014 - Present
Managing PartnerMetcalf Law, P.A.2012 - 2014
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office For 13th Judicial Circuit2009 - 2012
Certified Legal InternState Attorney's Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDirector, Board of Directors2016 - Present
Board of Directors - Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionParlimentarian2015 - 2016
The National Trial LawyersTop 1002014 - 2015
The National Trial LawyersTop 40 Under 402014 - 2015
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionEvents Committee2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
3rd DUI w/in 10 Years, w/ Property DamageReduced to Reckless Driving
Motion for Removal From Sex Offender RegistryMotion granted. Client is no longer a registered sex offender.
Armed Burglary of a DwellingDropped by State Attorney's Office
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Quarterly LuncheonFantasy Sports in Florida2016