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Timothy J Sierra

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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The Law Offices of Timothy J. Sierra are primarily engaged in the areas of consumer bankruptcy under chapter 7 and 13 of the bankruptcy code. Mr. Sierra is a sole practitioner located in the Old Hyde Park Section of Tampa, Florida, at 118 S. Rome Avenue and with satellite offices in Brandon and Riverview Florida. The Brandon office is located at 305 N. Parsons Avenue and the Riverview office is located at 6314 U.S. Hwy. 301 South, Riverview, Florida 33578 in the Riverview Office Suites.

Mr. Sierra started the practice of law in 1987 after graduating from Indiana University School of Law. Prior to his admission to the Florida Bar he clerked for the law firm of Abrahamson, Reed & Adley, a firm primarily limited to business and taxation. He also clerked for a sole practitioner who practiced in the area of personal injury.

After passing the Florida Bar Exam, he joined the Public Defender's Office in Hillsborough County and represented juveniles accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses and those persons charged with DUI and traffic related offenses. After two years with the Public Defender, he joined the criminal defense firm of Furnell & O'Haire and after six months became a partner in Furnell, O'Haire and Sierra. At Furnell, O'Haire and Sierra, he represented adult and juvenile clients in felony, misdemeanor, traffic, DUI, probation and parole violation cases and criminal appellate cases.

In November of 1990, Mr. Sierra opened his own law practice and expanded his practice to include representation of clients in civil areas of law. In addition to criminal defense, he began practicing personal injury law, divorce, and bankruptcy. In the area of personal injury, Mr. Sierra represented clients injured in automobile accidents, slip and fall cases, or in any act that results in injury from the negligence of others. In the area of family law, Mr. Sierra represented parties who are seeking a divorce, who are fighting over custody, child support, visitation, modification of divorce decrees, contempt for failure to pay child support, grandparent rights and adoptions.

Currently, Mr. Sierra concentrates over 95% of his practice to consumer bankruptcy cases, representing clients who seek a liquidation of debt under a chapter 7 or a reorganization of debt under a chapter 13. Fees and fee arrangements are discussed at the first meeting and a retainer agreement is prepared in all cases in which Mr. Sierra is engaged. Fees are based on the time and responsibility involved. Mr. Sierra is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Business Law Section, the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

He is assisted by a legal secretary and they work together to insure the prompt economical delivery of legal services to his clients. His office hours are normally 8:30 to 5:00 but will fluctuate to serve your needs. All initial bankruptcy consultations are free of charge.

He will keep you informed of the progress of your case on a regular basis by use of the telephone, letters, email, voice mail, and copies of all legal documents created and received on your behalf. When questions arise, you are encouraged to call the office for information. Mr. Sierra and his staff are always available to answer all of your questions and generally respond to your inquires within 24 hours or less. His office philosophy and business practice is to provide quality and prompt legal services with excellent service.


Timothy J. Sierra, Attorney At Law 
118 South Rome Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606 
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Riverview office (Satellite) 
6314 U.S. Highway 301 South 
Riverview, FL 33578 
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Brandon office (Satellite) 
305 North Parsons Avenue 
Brandon, FL 33510 
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118 South Rome Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
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Timothy J. Sierra LLC
118 S Rome Ave
Tampa, FL, 33606-1840
Riverview office (Satellite)
6314 U.S. Highway 301 South
Riverview, FL, 33578
Brandon office (Satellite)
305 North Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL, 33510
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Posted by Alvaro | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most wonderful experience after my big blunder
What a human being and what an attorney! Tim does not know the words arrogant or aloof. In 2015 I made my biggest blunder handling business and had to find a bankruptcy attorney. I visited several, and they came across as arrogant, pretentious, greedy, or a combination thereof. They all aggravated my anxiety. When one is anxious, one can be taken advantage of. A friend advised me to find a lawyer in AVVO. I liked Tim’s reviews, made an appointment to see him. The first thing he did was to put me at ease so that I could explain myself and understand him. He agreed to represent me and went to work full speed immediately. After five years, I have fulfilled my obligations, and the court just dismissed my case. I cannot find enough good words to thank and recommend Tim. If you have a bankruptcy problem, run to Tim. You will get immense peace of mind, and you can be sure that you will be delighted. Unexpected bonus: Tim’s fees were the lowest among the lawyers I visited. Alvaro Mejia
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Posted by Barb | May 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and helpful
Mr. Sierra and his legal assistant were available throughout the process. Everything was explained in detail. Both Mr. Sierra and his assistant answered all questions I had. I’m very pleased with the final outcome.
Posted by Jason | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!! One of the best in the Bay Area
Tim helped me through a difficult personal Chapter 7. I had met with and walked away from several personal bankruptcy attorneys before I met with Tim due to lack of professionalism. Some of the othwr Bay area bankruotcy attorneys had disguatibg offices, seemed to have no integrity, or were jiat completely useless. Tim and Jennifer were extremely easy to work with, very responsive, and completely professional. Every time I met with them they both had recently reviewed my specific case and I would highly recommend the firm of Tim Sierra to ayone in the Bay Area looking for a personal bankruptcy attorney if creditors are driving you crazy. He also has 3 Tampa offices to choose from. Thank you Tim and Jennifer!
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good attorney
I went through a difficult divorce and was left with substantial debt. The only option I had was to find a good attorney that could give me my options and decide from there. I booked an appointment for a consult and then after weighing my options carefully, I hired Mr. Sierra. I am pleased with the service he provided and I would certainly recommend him.
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Posted by Paul | July 1, 2015
I Couldn’t Have Asked for More
I had to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I didn’t know anyone who could refer someone so I took a chance and just looked on the Internet. I don’t remember exactly why I chose Mr. Sierra, but I am glad I did. He was honest, straightforward, and hard-working. In my case I ended up with some extenuating circumstances and he handled the matter professionally even though I’m sure the work probably exceeded what he originally felt it would be. I thought it was rather remarkable in today’s world that he was always responsive to emails and was also quick to jump on the phone to call me if an email just wouldn’t do. He took the time to handle me as if I was his only client. I don’t ever write reviews, and I had no prior relationship with Mr. Sierra. This review is simply being written as a service to others that Mr. Sierra is an excellent attorney and should be considered for your needs if you need one.
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Posted by Jose | January 30, 2014
Honest upfront and a straight talker.
My family was going through some hard times and I had to make a tough decision to file for a chapter 7. Tim’s expertise made it an easy transition every step of way. After it was all said and done I have my credit back and a new home; if you looking for a great lawyer Tim is best. He is straight shooter upfront knows his trade. Thank you for everything Tim. Sincerely Jose
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Posted by Joe | January 24, 2014
My experience
Last year a friend recommended us to Timothy for a bankruptcy. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We felt comfortable asking questions since it was not easy subject to talk about. He helped us every step of the way and when issues came up he was on top of them. He made a hard process easy. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.
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Posted by Dominick | January 17, 2014
Favorable legal/Banruptcy representation
Mr.Sierra was extremely helpful throughout my Banruptcy process.I found him to be very professional and always available and responsive to my many questions.His knowledge of the law and the ongoing advise he afforded us made the entire bankruptcy procedure a very smooth process during a very difficult time in our lives.
Posted by Carla | January 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very rude and not a kind person!!!
See my Google review.. it will explain why I was very disappointed. Every person deserves to be treated with kindness.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Timothy J. Sierra
  • 1989 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court
  • 1987 - 1990


  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Johns Case No. 8:12-bk-00825-CPM
  • I successfully defended him.


  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Co-chair Community Service
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Chair- Technology Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Chair, Consumer Law Committee
  • 2013 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013


  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies; “The Initial Consultation- Evaluating and Analyzing A Chapter 7 Case"
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2016
  • 39th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2015

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sierra is a compassionate individual and a results-driven attorney that navigates his clients through the bankruptcy process with the utmost care and competence. These times are often daunting for many and come at a very unstable part of the client's life. With Mr. Sierra as your advocate, you can be rest assured that you are in great hands. I endorse Mr. Sierra without reservation."
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