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Dale Steven Appell

Car accident Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Dale

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For over 25 years it's been my pleasure to represent Tampa Bay clients injured as a result of negligence. My outstanding staff and I are dedicated to providing you aggressive, caring, competent representation and exceptional service. If you're injured as a result of an auto accident, medical malpractice or fall, there's no need to go through it alone. For a free consultation, call me directly at or. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Location

Law Offices of Dale Appell, P.A.
5401 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 100
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Gary Dietz | March 18, 2024
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auto accident review
Dale was very helpful handle an auto accident for me very professional and assist me with the process . I would hire him again . thanks GaryD
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2023
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Another Satisfied client
I was injured in an auto accident and found Dale Appell. So glad I did. My case went into the pandemic but he still made things happen. After surgery,rehab and recovering to my surprise I was awarded a substantial amount. The whole crew at Dale Appell’s office get nothing but praise from my family and I!! Thanks team and blessings!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident & sought the advice of Mr. Appell. I was able to get an appointment in a quick manor & immediately felt comfortable in his office. Dale was very clear regarding the specifics/laws of my case and laid out the details of what to expect. This, along with his very efficient & friendly staff made my decision to hire him to represent me an easy one. He fought for my rights and treated me with nothing but respect along the way. The constant communication and steady pursuit was top of the line. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Appell to anyone seeking legal representation. Should I myself be in need again in the future, he would be the only call I'd make. Thank you again for fighting so hard for my rights, you ensured much peace of mind to my life. Sincerely, Diane H.
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Posted by Lucretia | June 7, 2019
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Satisfied Client
Dale is very professional, explains things with clarity and understanding. The support staff are friendly & polite.
Posted by Marvin | May 21, 2019
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Mr Dale Steven Appell
Mr Appel land his staff went to bat for me when, i had my auto accident were someone hit my vehicle and left the scene. He was very professional and polite and knew exactly how to get the job done. Mr Appell is my favorite attorney and i recommend him to my family and friends and anyone looking for the best professional attorney.
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Posted by Tracy | September 1, 2018
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Mva accident
Dale handled my auto accident. He and his staff did in and out standing and professional job. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney if they're involved in an auto accident to make sure their medical needs are taken care of.
Posted by Christina | January 16, 2018
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Personalible and Hard Working
He handled my four car collision (not my fault) swimmingly. Even though my car was the least damaged, he treated me like I was the most damaged and worked hard to get me a settlement. Either Tina or himself called me and checked up with me if I had any questions or concerns. Would use him again if I needed to.
Posted by Kim Leap | November 15, 2017
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Amazing
I was involved in an auto accident with our first child (6 months old). I was hit head on by a stolen rental car full of teenage boys. After consulting with many other law firms and none of them could/would take the case, as finding coverage would be to difficult. I was referred by a Co-worker at the time to The Law Office of Dale Appell. It was a very pleasant and satisfying experience. All who helped me and my family through this difficult time are deserving of a job well done. My family highly recommends The Law Office Dale Appel to anyone with attorney needs, because in our opinion your firm is very professional, and did an outstanding job for myself, as well as my family. Thank you!
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Posted by Kelley | September 19, 2017
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Excellent, professional, caring
Mr. Appell assisted me with a MVA injury in 2001-2002. They even came my home as I was unable to drive. I have since referred to and called on him for advice many times. Great practice!
Posted by Yari | March 9, 2017
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Very wonderful!
I was very pleased with Dale and his staff with the services they provided for me. Very honest and friendly and was able to help me with my auto accident. I would definitely recommend. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Lily Abruzzese | November 12, 2016
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Very helpful and great guy!!
I am now using Dale for the second time. The first time was the first time I had ever hired an attorney. He talked to me for two hours on the phone the first time I talked to him. Once I hired him he continued to be a wonderful, helpful, extremely intelligent professional. His assistant Tina is just as culpable as Dale and makes you feel like your there only client.
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Posted by Debbie | May 19, 2016
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Extremely Happy!
Without Dale and his team, I would be left holding the bag for initial medical bills that even my own auto insurance refused to pay; and the accident wasn't even my fault! Dale was referred to me by another attorney that I am familiar with and I'm so glad he did! Turned out to be a "win-win" for everybody and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Dale Appell for any personal injury/vehicle accident case; they are WONDERFUL!
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Posted by John H. | May 12, 2016
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Excellent
During the initial consultation after my auto accident, Dale gave a very clear explanation of what to expect and how to protect interest. My accident involved an uninsured driver which totaled my vehicle and caused injury to myself. Without Dale and his staff, I would have been out of a car and possibly drowning in medical bills. With their help, I was able to get the medical treatment needed in a timely manner while being fully protected. Thank you!
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Posted by Diane | March 30, 2016
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Great Team
Dale Appell and his team were great to work with! I was grateful for their expertise and their genuine concern and care for me. I had never been in a car accident, so had no idea what was involved. In the future, if I or any of my friends need a lawyer, he will be the person I recommend. Thanks Dale and team!!
Posted by Cassia | February 26, 2016
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Car accident
I am very happy with the service that was provided. Anytime I had a question about my case Dale and his staff was on top of it. They are very kind and caring individuals. They got me the max on my settlement. I would gladly refer them to anyone I know. Its rare that an attorney is overall exceptional. I am a very pleased client.
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Posted by Ronald | February 24, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!!
We were really pleased about how Mr. Appell worked so hard to insure the best possible outcome for us. His office also went the extra mile to help us with our car repairs for which we are very appreciative.
Posted by Kevin | January 27, 2016
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Personal Professional Care
Dale took the time to understand my issues both legally and health wise after an auto accident and he explained all the issues, "legalese" and readily answered any questions that I had. He also took a personal interest in my recovery from a neck / back injury from the accident. He gave me a book from his personal library that outlined back exercises that could provide long-term relief from my back pain issues. I felt like I had a true advocate standing up to the insurance companies for my best outcome.
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Posted by Sarah | January 18, 2016
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Awesome/ Best Attorney in Tampa
Dale was extremely professional and he responded to all my questions in a timely manner. He's the best attorney I have ever come across. So if you're looking for a good injury attorney call Dale Appell 1st trust me you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Billie Jean Burns | December 23, 2015
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Very professional, dedicated to my cause
Dale and his staff was very in tuned to my needs and worked on getting this accomplished. Calls were always returned to me in a timely matter. After meeting with Dale almost 5 years ago and interviewing 2 other attorneys I felt Dale was the one that I wanted to represent me. This guy is GREAT!!
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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Car Accident
I was rear ended by another driver while stopped and sustained some injuries. A friend recommended Dale and I was pleased from the very beginning. Caring, compassionate, and honesty came through right away. I was very pleased with the outcome. Tina and Cheryl on his staff are amazing beyond words. I always felt they were truly looking out for me, that is so rare today. I can't thank Dale and his staff enough.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Dale Appell, PA
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, PA
  • 1989 - 1993

Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice -- Blindness
  • $ 3,000,000
  • Medical Malpractice--Product Liability
  • $ 3,000,000
  • Motorcycle Accident--Wrongful Death
  • $ 2,100,000
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Eagle Award
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2008
  • Eagle Award
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The Tampa Tribune
  • Better Diagnosis Needed
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Tampa Hispanic Bar Association
  • Understanding Macro Economics To Better Micro Manage Your Legal Career
  • 2019
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Senior Law Counsel
  • Understanding Macro Economics To Better Micro Manage Your Legal Career
  • 2019
  • Sertoma Society
  • Practical tips for preventing medical malpractice
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Tort Trial Committee
  • Trial and Evidence Implications of Autonomous Vehicles
  • 2017
  • ABA Trial Lawyers
  • The Legal Implications of Autonomous Vehicles
  • 2017
  • Paralegal Training Camp: Essential Skills for the Paralegal Warrior
  • Essential Skills for the Personal Injury Paralegal
  • 2016
  • Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors
  • How to Protect Your Assets from Me...a Personal Injury Attorney
  • 2014
  • The Peoples Court
  • How to Protect Your Assets from Me...a Personal Injury Attorney
  • 2013
  • The Peoples Court
  • Understanding Your Auto Insurance
  • 2012
  • 16th Annual Bench/Bar Conference
  • Ethics in Marketing for Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court
  • Ethics in Attorney Marketing
  • 2011
  • Tampa Bay Real Estate Investors Association
  • How to Protect Your Assets From Me...A Personal Injury Attorney
  • 2010
  • The Peoples Court
  • Understanding Your Auto Insurance
  • 2009
  • State Court Trial Seminar
  • Effective Cross-Examination in Trial
  • 2009
  • Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar
  • How to Make Your Opening Statement Effective in a Plaintiff's Auto Injury Case
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Dale
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dale is not just an all-around great guy, he's also my lawyer. He and his staff are professional and organized, and I trust him with my own business. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale Appell is a top-notch personal injury attorney with an outstanding reputation in the community for his professionalism and legal expertise. He is able to provide more to his clients than mere legal advice, but is an empathetic counselor at law. I would not hesitate to refer anyone involved in a personal injury matter to Mr. Appell, or to hire him myself if needed."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dale for a number of years now and find him to be very knowledgeable with regard to personal injury matters. Moreover, he is a very strong advocate for his clients and sincerely has their best interests at heart. I endorse Mr. Appell without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale gives each of his cases exceptional personal attention, providing clients with the highest level of care and representation. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dale wholeheartedly. He is as competent as he is diligent. He has helped everyone I have referred to him. No one cares more about their clients than Dale."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Appell is a knowledgeable attorney who works hard for his clients. He employs a professional staff that cares about their clients. The entire firm works tirelessly to advance their client's rights."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale is simply an excellent lawyer. If I had a personal injury case, I'd want Dale fighting for me. Dale is bright, energetic, and has great lawyering skills. He has my vote!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many cases to Dale Appell, and he has done an absolutely fantastic job with each of the clients I've referred. Dale is compassionate about his clients' needs and desires, and he treats each of his clients as if they are his only client. I highly recommend Dale to anyone needing legal representation, he's the best around."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my privilege to endorse Dale Appell, an exceptional attorney and member of the Tampa Bay community. Dale is very knowledgeable about the law, has tremendous inter-personal skills, and is a gifted public speaker. One of the most remarkable things about Dale is his extraordinary ability to communicate with his clients. He really does go the extra mile to make sure his clients are kept up-to-date on the status of their legal matters, and represents his clients with skill and professionalism. Dale is also very involved in the community, and actively participates in community organizations throughout the year. He is also very well-liked in the Tampa Bay legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Dale Appell for personal injury law. Dale is passionate about helping people who have suffered injuries because of the misconduct of others and zealous about getting every client the best possible result. He has built an impressive team to pursue justice, and the insurance companies know he means business. Dale is a highly intelligent, thoughtful and skilled attorney and I give him the highest possible recommendation. If you have been injured, call Dale first."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale is an enthusiastic and effective advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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