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David Anton

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   11 reviews

also known as David Anton, Anton Legal Group

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
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David Anton has been serving Tampa residents for over 30 years in Family Law, Divorce, and Securities Arbitration. He became a Certified Family Law Mediator over twenty years ago and has joined the forces known as "collaborative divorce."  David is committed to traditional, personal service.

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Anton Legal Group
2503 West Swann Avenue, Suite 112
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Posted by Mark | July 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
No other attorney like David
First let me say divorce is one of the worst life events, especially with kids. David Anton and his paralegal Kay Schnake were absolutely amazing. The listened to my concerns and expressed true empathy. David Anton is masterful in his research and delivery. Despite there being a dollar amount associated with hiring an attorney, David Anton truly cares about what is right for his clients long term well being. Kay Schnake treated me with the upmost care and empathy. Both offered real advice and made the entire experience as easy as possible. My situation ended in the best way possible as my wife and I reconciled everything. David and Kay offered the best advice and made sure I was taken care of the entire process. To both David and Kay - you are the very best at what you do. You are both real and honest! By far the best law firm anyone could ever ask for in such a difficult time. Thank you again for being so kind and always listening when I need it most!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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Best Family Law Attorney in Tampa Bay
David Anton is an experienced, intelligent, and caring attorney who will help you in your time of need. He has decades of experience in Family Law in the Tampa Bay area and is well known and respected by his peers. Due to his professional attitude, personable nature, and strong relationships in the community, he is well positioned to help mediate on your behalf to complete your divorce or custody action. Having said that, he is also a wonderful, strategic advisor who is comfortable with an action that must be taken to litigation. Due to years of experience with a multitude of cases, David is exceptional at simplifying highly complicated situations, and minimizing cost and paperwork. He has a wonderful network of resources, should your case require, with an equally strong resume. Aside from his strengths as an attorney, David is a fantastic human being whose kind, respectful nature helps alleviate so much of the stress one faces in family law court. He has a high degree of empathy for cultural differences that may make the word "divorce" confusing. He is an excellent story teller who uses metaphors and analogies to help understand the complex language contained in the legal process. David is always available and present. He responds to questions and concerns quickly and efficiently, even from overseas. Over a period of years, David has helped myself and my family heal from a high conflict divorce. The mental peace he afforded us allowed me to focus on the more important parts of my, motherhood, family, and friends. I cannot thank David enough for his role in the life of my child, myself, and my family. He's the best.
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Posted by Loretta | May 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I endorse this lawyer. David is a highly competent attorney in the Tampa area. More importantly, he is a good person who cares about his clients. I was referred to him by my parents, and would not hesitate to refer others to him. I was completely satisfied with all aspects of my case which includes his wonderful staff. Not only does Mr. Anton offer a vast wealth of substantive knowledge and experience, I have found him to be extremely efficient and cost-effective.
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Posted by Sean | November 11, 2015
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Legal Ease
My experience with David was primarily due to a situation that my wife found herself in regarding an inheritance. Without going into the specifics, we met with David and explained my wife's situation about a year prior to actually hiring him. He was very thorough with his questions and realized we were in a legally solid position however, it was too early to do anything. We stayed in touch over the course of the next year. The facts about my case had not changed except that financially, we weren't able to sign any "typical" contract. I mentioned to David I was going to defend our case Pro Se'. Of course, David informed me that would likely be a bad idea, not because we were incompetent but because of the vast procedures involved with regard to wills, trusts and estates. David at this point became more of a concerned friend than an attorney. He created a new contract that was financially feasible for us; then he pounced on our case. Within 45 days it was settled with a victory for us! THANK YOU DAVID! I/we would recommend him for any type of legal advice. He's from Tampa and knows all of the best attorney's. If he can't represent you he certainly knows someone who can!
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Posted by Renee | October 12, 2015
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Anton Legal Group
Mr .Anton and his legal team provided excellent advise and professionalism during my very emotional and difficult divorce. Knowledge of the law and strategy is thus firms strength. I highly recommend Mr Anton to anyone who needs expert advise and seeks to resolve martial matters professionally and reasonably.
Posted by Andrew | May 4, 2015
Very pleased for 25 years!!!!
I have found David to be highly capable, straight forward, well versed in his areas of expertise and responsive to my needs over many years. He is able and willing to listen and give excellent legal advise.
Posted by Sherry | April 27, 2015
Mr. Anton did a wonderful job with my divorce case. He took a case that had been on-going for 4 years with another attorney and brought it to a quick resolution. This is a very trustworthy firm that cares about its clients. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Tess | November 4, 2014
Will continue to refer!
I hired David Anton to handle a child support case, post divorce. His vast knowledge of the legal system is self-evident and his excellent reputation within the community is very well known. Any time I had a question, I could easily pick up the phone and speak with him directly or know if leaving a message he would promptly follow up. I will continue to refer David Anton to friends and co-workers.
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Posted by Mike | September 9, 2014
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David knows the law very well. His preparation for trial and ability to communicate his thoughts to judges in a summarized fashion proved worthwhile in my case.
Posted by Jae | September 3, 2014
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David was hired to help amend all of the documents related to a divorce settlement. After getting recommendations and interviewing 5 different attorneys and being unsatisfied with the results of my previous attorney, David was able to comprehend a complex divorce. With 35 separate entities/privately owned businesses in which I was somewhere between 30-100% owner, he was able to methodically and clearly build a case so that the opposing counsel would understand and so that we could defend it if need be in court. He remained completely unemotional and was all business throughout the process and quite frankly was the only attorney I found that not only knew the legal proceedings but understood the financials and was able to codify that.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2013
One of the best family law attorney in Tampa
I hired David a over a year ago to handle my divorce. He is very good at what he does, he knows family law very well, better than most. Unlike other attorneys who don't return you calls, David will return you call within 24 hours and if he can't he will send you and email explaining why. He responses to your emails as well. So in sort you can always reach him. He takes the time to get to know his clients and their case well so when he gets to court he is well prepared. He also keeps you informed via email about any developments in your case. His only down fall is the turnover rate in his office. While I was his client he has had three different paralegals, Renee, Yvette and Jennifer. I can understand him letting Renee go she was not very good at her job (and that is putting it nicely) , but Yvette was an excellent Paralegal and I was sad to see her go. Yvette by far was the best out of the three Paralegal. Jennifer his third Paralegal is quite good at her job as well. Judging by his performance and his staff (Yvette and Jennifer) him and his team are the best. If I ever need a family law attorney again you can best believe I will chose David and his team. David and his team again.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Anton Legal Group
  • 1985 - Present


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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  • Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
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  • Florida Bar
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  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
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  • Next Generation Divorce (NGD)
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  • English

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Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David has superb negotiation skills and a deep knowledge of the law, which results in efficient and effective representation for his clients. He is a creative thinker, as well as a zealous advocate in collaborative matters, while, at the same time, compassionately negotiating matters with the other spouse. I cannot endorse David highly enough."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Anton, is an Attorney, who is well respected in the legal community. I have collaborated with Mr. Anton on many matters and trust his legal opinion explicitly. He is a knowledgeable and aggressive Attorney who knows how to get results quickly for his clients. His integrity is beyond reproach and he handles himself with the highest level of professionalism. Clients will receive a level of comfort, not only from his compassionate personality and understanding of their problems, but also from his unmatched legal ability. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an Attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable results possible. Mr. Anton is true professional who has been instrumental in shaping the foundation of our legal community. Many young Attorneys and those more seasoned aspire to reach the level of knowledge and professionalism of that of Mr. Anton."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very knowledgable attorney who I have opposed a couple ot times. He is a formidable opponent and I know I have to bring my A game when facing him."
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