Skip to main content

About me

For the past 25 years, I have been fortunate to represent injured people and their families in their attempt to obtain justice.  Tampa is my home, but our firm handles cases throughout Florida.  If you have a question or a case in which I can help, please call me or send me an e-mail. 


I am Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and am Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  I have been selected for admission in Florida Superlawyers and Florida Trend's Legal Elite.  


But the greatest satisfaction I derive in my practice comes from achieving results for my clients.  I have been fortunate to have obtained a verdict over $10 million in both 2013 and 2014.




Languages spoken: Italian

Photos and videos

1278258 1328231817

1278258 1314122960

1278258 1277846175

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    26 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    26 years
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%
    26 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil and gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

218 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL, 33609-1270


DCActive 201407/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199006/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerTrentalange & Kelley, P.A.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Avarello v. Sidhom and Brandon Pain Clinic$5.1 verdict for the plaintiffs
Justice v. Johnson$1,640,000 Verdict for Plaintiffs
Rusiecki v. Team Health$15 million verdict for the plaintiffs
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalSetting a Case for Trial: Rule 1.440 Means What it Says2010
Florida Bar JournalUse of Learned Treatises on Cross-Examination: Practical Considerations2005
Diagnostic and Operative HysteroscopyMedicolegal Issues2000
Florida Bar JournalFlorida's Attractive Nuisance Doctrine1991
Florida Police ChiefToward a Reasoned Application of the Exclusionary Rule1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of FloridaPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE Ski SeminarJudicial Disqualification2010
The Art of the Settlement in Florida: How to Get the Results you WantEffective Settlement Techniques2004
"Correctional Health Care Liability,”"Correctional Health Care Liability”2004
Academy of Florida Trial Layers Ski SeminarInventive Discovery Techniques2002