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Brett Nicholls Metcalf

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    One of the first things that we address in your DUI case is how to best get your license back on track. Hillsborough Defense will never charge a penny for initial consultations. Call for FREE Now!

  2. Criminal defense
    Avoiding a Criminal Conviction is Our Top Priority- We never tell our clients to accept a conviction unless there are no other alternatives. Free Case Evaluation

  3. Domestic violence
    If someone in your family has accused you of domestic violence battery, you need to understand the serious nature of these charges, and take measures to start building your defense immediately. Free Case Evaluation

  4. Expungement
    When you apply for a job, buy a house, or buy a car, a criminal record can harm your prospects and hurt your credit. Your reputation is important. Free Consultations

  5. Personal injury
    Accidents happen – personal injury from another’s negligence shouldn’t. You pay us nothing unless we get money for you! Free Consultations

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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Metcalf Falls, Criminal Defense Attorneys, P.A
2011 W. Cleveland Street, Suite A-1
Tampa, FL, 33606

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5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Barbara | August 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellente !!
excellente in his professional field. very determined and very safe when making decisions for their clients. Very grateful to me and for giving me the assurance that everything would go well. 100% recommended.
Posted by Gabriel | August 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Gabriel and Vanessa Gonzalez
I contacted Brett Metcalf in regards to a legal issue I was having and he represented my wife and I in an extremely courteous manner. He handled everything amazingly and represented us better than I have even seen on TV! He trult made a scary experience easy for us. Thank you!!!
Posted by Robin | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied climb
Thank you for all your dedication and caring about your practice in your job . Believe that my son when nobody else would . It was a difficult road but he made it because of you . Thank you again for saving my sons life
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
All Ps Were Answered: Price, Performance, Professional and Punctual
Price, Performance, Professional and Punctual. Mr. Metcalf educated me on my options and was able to reduce my charges!
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Working with Brett and Sam!!!
I was facing a less than favorable case. I prefer not to get into the details. But I will say that I could have been easily convicted. It was not going in my favor by any stretch of the law. After working with Brett Metcalf and his partner Sam Harden....they were able to get my case dismissed. I am more than happy with the outcome as I was facing a charge that I did not want to have to explain for the rest of my working career. Brett and Sam both were very patient with me and kept my mind at ease throughout the process of many sleepless nights thinking about this case. I am so happy that this is all over with and I would highly recommend working with them if you are facing any kind of prosecution. Before hiring them I spoke to several other attorneys who were not as confident or reassuring of my case outcome. I would just like to say thank you for being patient with me and working with me throughout the process! I hope for my sake I never need to hire you again...but if I ever need another attorney you will be first on my list!
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
If you are in need of a good attorney, I highly recommend Brett Metcalf and his firm.
I was charged with a misdemeanor for wreckless driving after I missed my exit on the highway and tried to drive in the grass back toward the exit. I know it sounds silly, but it was the last exit before a very, very long bridge across the ocean. Brett Metcalf represented me for my case, and he did an exceptional job! I chose Brett because of the good reviews that I saw on his profile on Thumbtack and for the fact that he was from the area where I got my ticket and was very familiar with how the Hillsborough County court cases normally go. I've never committed a crime my entire life, so needless to say, I was extremely worried about how it could affect my future if this were to go on my criminal record. Brett was very reassuring. He talked me through the whole process, and he really helped to calm me down. I had a lot on my plate at the time, so it made me feel much better to know that he was going to be able to get everything taken care of. I reached out to him a few times, and he always made sure to get back to me. When he wasn't available in his office, his partner Sam Harden was always willing to help me with my questions and concerns. In the end, Brett was able to get my case dismissed in court with no additional fines, fees, or requirements and no criminal record! I don't think it can get any better than that! I truly can't thank him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
If i could give Brett Metcalf 6 Stars I would
Brett Metcalf has 100% saved my life! I was arrested for a DUI one night in April. I recently moved to Tampa a few months before my arrest where i was starting a new life for myself. I am 23 so this was a big deal for me leaving home to start a new adventure living here. I had fallen asleep at the wheel and was woken up by the police when they found me. Brett kept me informed, comforted me about the case when i was freaking out about what i was going to do with my life. I had my mind set on returning home to live back home with my parents. Brett used a great strategy and ended up winning my case. He was very confident about my case and let me know. If it wasn't for him and his words of encouragement i could be sleeping on my parents couch with a DUI on my record and little chance of obtaining a career i would want. Not only did Brett win my case but he got it completely dropped resulting in NO COURT FEEs, NO COMMUNITY SERVICE, & the best part was it resulted in a NOLLE PROSEQUI which means i had NO PROSECUTION. Many DUI cases that end up not getting convicted end up as a wreckless driving which i would of been happy with, But Brett went beyond my expectation getting me completley off the hook. I have so much gratitude for Brett. Exactly one day after i had found out the good news i had landed my dream job in Tampa with a top 10 company nationwide. I was worried about my background check though because it takes the court system a few days to process the Nolle Prosequi so i thought it would show up and i would lose the job. He reassured me that everything was going to be fine and (This is my favorite part about brett) Said he would write a letter to my recruiter explaining the details of the case and how everything unfolded. The fact that he would go out of his way after he won the case just showed how much he really cares about his clients. Luckily nothing had came up on my background check so i was able to start my dream job & begin to focus on my life in Tampa. So with that all being said Brett has gotten my case dropped, which allowed me to land my dream job. Without him i would be SLEEPING ON MY PARENTS COUCH with no idea what to do with my life in a cold nothern city. Now i'm living the dream working harder than ever with a second chance at life in beautiful sunny florida. What else can i say Brett saved me life and i am forever grateful for him.
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Posted by Chris | January 27, 2015
I needed an attorney, but I was 1300 miles away .
Recently my college student child need a lawyer for a small legal matter, A fellow club member recommended Brett Metcalf and Sam Harden. They set a goal for the case and quickly went to work. They attended several hearings and filed the needed motions at a very reasonable fee. The case ended as we had hoped and I can say with complete certainty, that we could not have chosen better representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2014
A Client of Brett Metcalf
Mr. Metcalf represented myself in case where I faced charges that I shouldn't have been faced with. Mr. Metcalf was extremely professional and exercised great diligence. In a time sensitive case he was able to execute at the highest level and produced the best possible outcome. I was never charged and the State Attorneys Office agreed with Mr. Metcalf, therefore nothing was ever filed. I would highly recommend Mr. Metcalf.
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Posted by Julian | May 31, 2013
The Best Lawyer in Tampa Bay!!!
Brett is an awesome attorney! Responsive, professional and personable. he has handleded two cases for us and has done an excellent job! kudos to Brett!
Posted by Chris Tucker | May 23, 2013
I would hire him again
My Son has been to Prison once. He got out, and got right backk into trouble with drugs, and also has 2 drunk driving charges, with a violation of probation. He originally had a public defender, who said he must go back to Prison for 5 years. My Son pleaded with me to get him a real lawyer, so I asked around in my circle of friends, to see if anyone knew of a good criminal defense lawyer in Tampa. I heard about Brett Metcalf, and I looked into hiring him. He allowed me to pay him in 2 payments. As soon as I made the first payment, he went to the Jail to see my Son. My Son had several misdemeanors, as well as a Felony Charge, in 2 separate jurisdictions. Brett was able to get everything handled in one courtroom, and negotiated with the State Prosecutors for a great plea bargain deal, that included the all so important Drug and Alcohol Treatment my Son needed ! My Son was released from Jail, to go into an Inpatient Drug Treatment Program, instead of going back to Prison for 5 years! He is currently in that program, and is doing wonderful! This is not the first time I have hired a Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney for my Son. The last 2 Lawyers I hired for him took our money, but never delivered the results they promised. One of these lawyers actually said "Your Son needs to go to Prison", after he took nearly 5 thousand dollars of our money. Brett kept both my Son (who was in Jail), and myself, updated constantly, throughout the entire Hillsborough County Florida Criminal Court Process. As I said before, my Son had criminal charges (Misdemeanors) in Plant City Florida Court, and Felony Charges in Tampa. Brett was able to get all charges heard by the Felony Court Judge in Tampa! This alone, saved my Son months of unneeded jail time! Both my Son and I are extremely happy with Brett Metcalf, and his fee's were reasonable as well.
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Posted by Jan | May 14, 2013
Brett is a very informed and professional attorney
I hired Brett to help with my son's court case and was extremely pleased with the overall experience. Brett always kept me informed regarding all proceedings. He was very accessible via e-mail and phone whenever I needed to reach him. He possesses great knowledge of the law, answered all of my questions and handled my son's case with great knowledge and professionalism. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend him to help with any legal problems. Thanks Brett!
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Posted by Rachael | February 21, 2013
Brett is very accessable and responsive!
Brett was recommended to me by another attorney as a trustworthy and professional attorney, and he fulfilled our every expectation. Brett was very proactive in getting me information and the progress in my case and was able to settle my case in 2 weeks without me having to go to court!
Posted by John | February 13, 2013
Can't go wrong with Brett
Brett was very helpful with my case. He was instrumental in getting my case resolved much to my satisfaction. He kept me informed and explained everything concerning the case. I would definitely recommend him anyone in need.
Posted by Jean | January 28, 2013
DIU/Various additional offenses.
Previous to our need for an attorney my wife and I had never met Mr. Metcalf. We had been referred to him by another attorney. From day one Mr. Metcalf was friendly, outgoing, and very comfortable to talk to and be with. Mr. Metcalf remained in constant contact with us from the time we decided to let him handle our case. He is very knowledgeable and explained the entire process to us in words we could understand and always took the time to answer any questions. Mr. Metcalf had us meet with him to go over information completely and in detail so that we could make any decisions necessary. We were never in the dark about anything. This case involved infractions for DUI, Open Container, Weaving, Driving too Slow. The outcome of the case was reckless driving, adjudication withheld and a few comparatively minor requirements to fulfill. The financial impact this case would have had on us would have crippled us for some time to come. The fee we paid was well worth the dedication and sincerity provided to us. We are very pleased not only with the outcome that Brett's knowledge and experience on both sides of the courtroom brought to this case but also the relationship Mr.Metcalf built with us throughout the whole course of this case. Mr. Brett Metcalf is a name and phone number we will be sure to store in our contacts to share with our friends and family and also --- just in case. Thank you so much Mr. Metcalf.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2013
Very good!
He was very helpful in getting my case taken care of. He was able to get me just community service hours instead of having to go to court. He even called me to keep updated on my progress. He got right to the point and got things done very fast!
Posted by Ronald R. Willey M.D. | January 19, 2013
Review for Brett Metcalf
Brett handled my case in a promt professional manner. My charge and my fine were reduced and I had no additional charges. I did not have to go to court. Communication was excellent and his fee was appropriate. If I have a future need, I will certainly call him and I reccomend him to others.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hillsborough Defense, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office For 13th Judicial Circuit
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • State Attorney's Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2009


  • Florida State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BS
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 4th DUI w/ Property Damage
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial
  • Battery
  • Found Not Guilty by jury.
  • Delivery of Controlled Substance w/in 1000 Feet of a Convenience Store
  • Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct, no jail, no probation
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  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Board of Directors - Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Parlimentarian
  • 2015 - 2016
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100
  • 2014 - 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Events Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer - #1 in DUI Defense
  • Tampa Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Quarterly Luncheon
  • Fantasy Sports in Florida
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (28)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is extremely well-versed in his areas of expertise and in his command of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett's deep commitment to his community and high level of professionalism make him standout as an excellent choice for a litigator and advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is not scared to go to trial. That's for sure. Great trial attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Metcalf has a proven track record of successfully defending individuals accused of serious crimes in the Tampa Bay Area. Look no further. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brett is very knowledgeable with Florida DUI law. As a former prosecutor, he was the prosecutor everyone turned to on the toughest motions and issues. As a defense attorney, Brett brings his knowledge working on the other side of the table and is a zealous advocate for his client. Always prepared and articulate, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Metcalf at the State Attorney's office in Tampa, FL. Mr. Metcalf is a phenomenal attorney who works hard and zealously represents his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent attorney, always prepared, solid courtroom presence, overall great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brett since he worked as a prosecutor in the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office and my working relationship continues now that he opened his own criminal defense firm. Brett is an excellent, devoted, dependable lawyer that exudes passion in the defense of his clients."
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Tampa DUI and DWI Lawyer Brett Nicholls Metcalf
Brett Nicholls Metcalf
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation