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Emmett Christopher Abdoney

Personal injury Attorney at TAMPA, FL

5.0   15 reviews

About Emmett

Learn Emmett’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Auto, Trucking, Motorcycle, Boating, Personal Watercraft Accidents Slip and Fall Accidents Premises Liability Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Social Security Claims Trial Practice

    25 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    DUI, DUI serious bodily injury, and DUI Manslaughter Defense Drug Defense Violent Crimes Defense Guns and Weapons Charges Traffic Ticket Representation Sealings and Expungments Bond Hearings Violations of Probation Forfieture Proceedings Trial Practice

    26 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    DUI, DUI serious bodily injury, and DUI Manslaughter Defense

    26 years

Chris Abdoney has been practicing personal injury, wrongful death and criminal defense since 1995. He has had over 100 jury trials and has participated in over 1000 non jury trials and evidentiary hearings. If you hire Chris, he is the attorney who personally handles your case. He is available 24/7 and his goal is to respond to all emails and all phone calls the same day. All fees are quoted based upon the work required in criminal cases. All fees for personal injury and wrongful death cases are on a contingency fee basis. This means if you do not prevail, you owe the attorney no fee. Contact Chris today to discuss your case and his qualifications.

Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Emmett

Law Office of E. Christopher Abdone
730 South Sterling Avenue, Suite 108
TAMPA, FL, 33609

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Chris got me out of a tough situation that I should have never been in! He was honest with the different outcome possibilities, and with my chances of winning my case. He took the time to answer all my questions and advise me of any course of action when needed. He was aggressive and fought for me as if he knew me personally. He got my name cleared and I would recommend him to everyone!
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Posted by Karen | April 16, 2019
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Recommendation of Christopher Abdoney
My family and I hired Chris Abdoney as our lawyer. Three of my family members were in an automobile accident, being hit by a drunk driver. Chris was helpful from the very beginning- getting police records, speaking to witnesses and emergency medical teams at the scene of the accident. Chris was thorough in walking us step by step through the entire process which lasted over two years. I am thankful that my family had Chris Abdoney as our lawyer. I would recommend him highly to others.
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Posted by Linda | March 7, 2019
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Saved My Life
You never know how much you need an attorney until you need one. I am forever grateful for Mr. Abdoney. He was referred to me by a colleague of mine and everything good that was said about him was true. He cares and that is hard to find. Honest, knowledgeable, seasoned attorney and a true gentleman. Just knowing he is a phone call or email away makes my life better. I never leave reviews but in this case how could I not. Thank you sir for being the best!
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Posted by Matthew | March 7, 2019
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Best lawyer I’ve ever had!
When I came to Christopher’s office I was distraught and felt completely broken after being wrongfully acused of a dui and was thrown in jail overnight but luckily I found the right person to help me out if this with his knowledge of the law and the attention to detail and his memory of every little thing we were able to prove my innocence and for that I am forever greatfull and highly reccomend his services!
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Posted by Seth | October 24, 2017
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Excellent DUI Representative
When I first met Chris Abdoney, he thoroughly reviewed my case. He took the time to explain the legal process to me so I felt that I understood what was going on as the case progressed. Mr. Abdoney was always able to answer my phone calls and my many questions. To those looking for a DUI attorney, I would absolutely recommend Chris Abdoney. Aside from getting the best possible outcome in my case, I'd suggest Mr. Abdoney due to his qualities as a person. He's personable, attentive and knowledgeable of the court process. I can't say enough good things about him!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
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Professional and Personable
Chris is very professional and gets the job done. He is able to explain the legal process clearly so clients understand. He is also very personable making unpleasant legal situations less intimidating. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
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Top of his class
Everything you want in an attorney. Straight forward, honest, returns calls in a timely matter and also available. Would definitely use him again if needed.
Posted by Charles Hutchinson | March 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Real Expert Representation
Chris is invaluable. He is personal and hands-on, he represented me in a car accident and got me a settlement in just a few months. He handled the case personally and the other party knew that. They were not dealing with a case mill, they were dealing with Mr. Abdoney directly.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
2 for 2
Chris was able to get a DUI issued from the Wolf Pack (Tampas dui Gestapo) reduced to a Reckless driving charge, and got Assault charges dropped. I was innocent of original charges in both situations and he was able to show that. It's very stressful to be stuck in those situations and just speaking with him calmed my nerves big league. From his results to his friendly demeanor to his sage advice, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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Emmett C. Abdoney
I have had the opportunity to work with E. Christopher Abdoney on several matters. He is very professional, produces the work he promises and handles your case personally. When you are in need of his services he calls you back in a timely fashion and treats you with kindness and compassion. I frequently refer him to friends and family. He can also handle matters in Georgia if your travels take you there as well.
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Posted by Jen | March 7, 2017
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Top Notch
Chris has helped my family with several difficult situations. He doesn't waste your time, is straight forward, to the point, and tells it like it is. Chris is easy to work with and honest. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My 16 year old got into a car accident and Chris was fantastic to work with!
My daughter got into a car accident just after driving for 3 weeks (everyone was ok but it was her fault). Chris was there for us right away (it was a Sunday evening and I reached out to him) and he walked us through the entire process. Chris is a dad so he knows what parents are going through in these situations and was also able to relate to my daughter. We made our daughter go to court as a learning experience and Chris was talking to her and stood by her (and us) the entire time. Nobody wants to have to use an attorney but if you need one I would 100% recommend Chris.
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Posted by Grant | March 6, 2017
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Highly Recommended
HIGHLY Recommended. Chris helped me during a criminal charge and if it was not for him, I don't know where I would be today. He is a great lawyer and also person that can defend you and get his point across to the judge and/jury perfectly. He is very easy to get legal advice from also because of his calm and intelligent demeanor.
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Posted by David | March 6, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Emmett (Chris) Abdoney, is an honest and trustworthy Attorney who has helped me personally several times over the last 15 years. Because of his professionalism and personal attention I have referred family, friends and co-workers to him as well.
Posted by Justin | February 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10
Mr Abdoney was everything I could ask for in hireing a lawyer, I felt he went over and beyond to fight for my case, I am extremely happy with the out come of my case, the price was very fare. He stayed on top of everything not once did I have an issue when I had a question he answered it rite then and their. I got much more out of mr Abdoney then I could ask for. My lawyer from here on out without a dought
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office of E. Christopher Abdoney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Regional Counsel for the Second District of Florida
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hillsborough County State Attorney Office
  • 1995 - 1997

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Guilford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Emmett
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I litigated a number of cases against Chris when I was a prosecutor. He is always very prepared and knowledgeable about the facts of his cases. He was a worthy opponent and very tough in court!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly experienced Criminal Defense and Personal Injury attorney in Tampa Bay Area.He gives individualized attention to every client and every case.. Clients always thank me for referring them to Chris Abdoney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris gets great results for his clients particularly on DUI cases."
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Sexual harassment

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TAMPA Personal injury Lawyer Emmett Christopher Abdoney
Emmett Christopher Abdoney
Personal injury Attorney
TAMPA, FL
Licensed for 27 years