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James William Guarnieri Jr.

Car accident Attorney at Tampa, FL

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About James

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On the personal side I have a lovely wife of over 10 years and three children, and love cooking, travel and reading in my spare time. I've been living in the Tampa Bay area most of my life and have established community and professional contacts here and nationwide. 

Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Posted by Gabriella | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
James was recommended by one of my friend. I am from Europe and all of my family members live outside of US. The car accident was not my fault, so it was hard to accept, it could happen. To deal with everything in my life was difficult being a single Mom with a special needs son. When I decided to hire an attorney, I knew in my heart James will be the best for me. I was hopeless and scared when we started our journey together. From the first minute and even now, I felt like he is not just my attorney who works for getting paid, he was my friend and family in the same time. He made out of my case the best. I will be always thankful and grateful for him and also for his staff. Do not hesitate if you need an attorney, He would be your best choice as well!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, Excellent, Superb
Mr. Guarnieri provided me with the best excellent service. My situation was handled with great quality, excellent professional services from the beginning to the end, and with results. The entire staff presented superb excellence at its best.
Posted by Helen | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Capable, Great Service
Very thankful to have engaged Tampa attorney James Guarnieri. He was very detailed in evaluating my case, aspects of the police charge and explaining p e. outcomes. No hard sell, and the rate if he were to take the case laid out upfront. Mr. Guarnieri eventually got the charge dismissed altogether. I highly recommend his services. I'm age 50, and this was my best attorney experience ever!
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Posted by JP Poole | August 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best
Mr. Guarnieri, thank you. Thank you for everything. I caught a nonsense charge and the state was desperately trying to throw the book at me. I have no priors, yet I was treated like a criminal. I am a single father, and I don't make a whole lot at my place of employment. I was refereed to Mr Guarnieri by a friend of his family. I was terrified. This charge would jeopardize my well being for my child, and yet he assured me everything was going to be alright. And he was right. He fought for me and I beat the charge. I was lucky--so blessed to have this gentlemen represent me. When he called me with the good news, I literally broke down in tears. This man and his amazing receptionist saved my future with my daughter. I will forever be indebted to both of them. I would recommend Mr Guarnieri to everyone looking for legal representation. Phenomenal work. You will not be disappointed. I assure you
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Posted by Jeremy | September 4, 2012
Trustworthy and brilliant.
After my insurance company basically told me to get lost, my family and I were devistated. Mr. Guarneiri helped keep us calm and comfortable through the tedious process, answered all of our questions, and secured us an amazing settlement. I can't recommend him highly enough... he is amazing.
Posted by Danielle | March 16, 2012
Would definitely recommend - Highly knowledgeable, great service, great results
Mr. Guarnieri handled my personal injury case quickly, with amazing results. He provided me with proactive, frequent, and thorough status updates. He was always easy to reach. I recommend Mr. Guarnieri to anyone looking for their case to be handled quickly, thoroughly, and professionally, with optimal results.
Posted by Melissa | March 15, 2012
Excellent knowledgeable attorney for your personal injury case
Mr. Guarnieri was a fantastic lawyer. I had him as my attorney for a personal injury lawsuit and could not have asked for better. Jim always returned my call in a prompt manner and always had answers and scenarios for me. I have already reccommended him to numerous people,
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Wagner McLaughlin
  • 2017 - Present
  • President
  • Guarnieri Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Guarnieri Martinez & Odom, PA
  • 2002 - 2010


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Anderson v. Gonzalez
  • 407,939.78
  • Gomez v. Orange Blossom
  • $855,418.68 Jury verdict
  • Per Curiam Affirmed
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  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Program Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Legislature
  • Autonomous Vehicles- Legislative Testimony
  • 2018
  • TBTLA- Evening CLE
  • Cross Examining CMEs
  • 2011
  • MOM's Club Relay for Life Charity Golf Tournament
  • Cancer/Charity
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is very knowledgeable and I have worked with him many times on medical malpractice cases and he really knows his stuff"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Family member
"Jim is aggressive, knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive. I have referred multiple cases to him, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim for many years and he is very experienced in handling personal injury matters and obtains great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Guarnieri. I have known Jim for many years. He is a talented litigator who works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Guarnieri. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a case against Mr. Guarnieri. He is an excellent lawyer that is knowledgeable on the law and always well prepared."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever I have a question involving personal injury issues, he ithe first person I call. He is very good at spotting potential pifalls in cases, as well as developing an effective litigation strategy."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an asset to his professional and and overall great person to work with."
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Personal injury
State, local, and municipal law
Tampa Car accident Lawyer James William Guarnieri Jr.
James William Guarnieri Jr.
Car accident Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation