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William Joseph Tyson Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
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William Tyson has had vast experience in the criminal justice system for more than twenty-three years.  In 1978 Tyson began working as a law enforcement officer. During this time he investigated complex organized crime cases as a member of the narcotics unit.  Many of these investigations lasted several years and utilized wiretaps as investigative aids.  He attended numerous training classes conducted by the United States Department of Justice and was a member of several multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) narcotic task force investigations.


After graduating from Law School in 1991 Tyson became a prosecutor in the Tampa Bay area. During his tenure with the State Attorney’s Office Tyson conducted over 100 jury trials for crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and DUI manslaughter. As a member of the State Attorney DUI Manslaughter prosecution unit for over five years, he completed several advanced DUI schools and is also a graduate of the National College of District Attorneys Advanced Trial Program.  William Tyson was appointed by the governor through an Executive Order as a Special Prosecutor for Hillsborough County.

 

Tyson’s teaching experience includes positions as an adjunct criminal law professor at St. Petersburg Junior College and as a lecturer in DUI legal strategy at Stetson University College of Law.

 

As a former State Prosecutor, he witnessed first hand the strategies and tactics used by the prosecution. In that position, he was also privy to the State's areas of weakness. By learning his adversary's technique and approach from the inside, and after practicing criminal defense, he is in a position to help you make an informed decision about your case. 

 

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Attorney William Tyson has over ten years experience as a Florida State Prosecutor.

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William Joseph Tyson Jr.
504 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL, 336091703

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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bill took his time and explained the process of the way the Judicial system worked especially In relevance to my case. Not only did he make me feel like I was in safe hands. So, did his office staff and I couldn’t be more grateful, Bill saved my future with my professional license and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Frank | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Trustworthy and Respected.
Mr. Tyson has a wealth of experience and expertise in the judicial system. After initially consulting with Mr. Tyson, it was clear we made the right choice. This was even more evident with the excellent outcome. We highly recommend Mr. Tyson.
Posted by Jennyfer | November 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A1 Attorney
The decision to hire Mr. Tyson to represent my fiancée on his vop charges for absconding was one of the best I've made in my life. While all the other attorneys in the area were overcharging me (I guess cause we're New Yorkers) and telling me the case was complicated and would most likely carry a prison sentence, Mr. Tyson was different. He took the time to personally consult with me on the phone for over an hour on a Saturday and his price to handle the case made the competition non existent. The extradition ride took 8 days and Mr. Tyson had all the charges dropped within 4 days and not my fiancee is on his way back to NYC with his name cleared all thanks to the fabulous work of this superb attorney. I recommend him to anyone with serious felony vop charges. This is the review that has given no the most joy to write b DD cause Mr. Tyson ensured the speedy return of the man I love. Thank you so much Mr. Tyson.
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Posted by Sharon | November 5, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Tyson. He represented my 19 year old son. He is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and absolutely the BEST Attorney I could have chosen. I would highly recommend Mr. Tyson for any and all legal issues.
Posted by Anthony | March 12, 2012
Current client -
William made me feel at ease from the first few minuets we spoke on the phone.. He came highly recommended from a Pinellas lawyer that couldnt handle my Hillsborough case.Lets just say he kept me from making some big errors in my original approach to my case. He calls and keeps me well informed, and if i have a question hes very good at explaining the answer. So far so good, lol we will see at the outcome- but I feel im in very capable and knowledgeable hands,
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Law Offices of William Tyson
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Petersburg College
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Attorney for "Special DUI Manslaughter Squad"
  • Office of the State Attorney
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney - 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Detective/Investigator
  • Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Police Officer
  • Howard County Maryland Police Department
  • 1978 - 1991
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Education

  • National College of District Attorneys - Advanced Trial Program, Univ. of South Carolina
  • Cert. of Achievement
  • 2000
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Cert. of Achievement
  • 1992
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • DUI Trial Advocacy School
  • Cert. of Achievement
  • 1991
  • University of Baltimore
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Bar, Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney in Good Standing
  • 1993 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite Award
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2004
  • Certified Breath Test Operator
  • State of Maryland
  • 1983
  • Certified Radar Operator
  • State of Maryland
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
  • Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
  • Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • 1999
  • Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It my pleasure to highly endorse Mr. William "Bill" Tyson. I have known Bill for 18 years. He was my supervisor at the State Attorney's Office. I learned a great deal from Bill. His trial skills are second to none. As a defense attorney, he aggressively advocates for his clients. He is highly respected among lawyers and judges. His years of experience and knowledge pays off for his clients as he is able to achieve tremendous results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Tyson for twenty years. We were prosecutors together for several years and I have worked with him numerous times as a defense attorney. I never hesitate to refer a client to Mr. Tyson because I know him to be an extremely knowledgeable attorney who works hard to protect his client's rights. You will not go wrong having Mr. Tyson in your corner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tyson is one of those lawyers that you just trust. I have known Mr. Tyson for over 10 years, and I have known him to be an excellent advocate. I fully endorse Mr. Tyson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Bill Tyson while I was serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Tampa. He was the defense attorney on many cases that I prosecuted. I was always impressed by Bill. He works hard for his clients and is well respected by prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys. I recommend Bill Tyson without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Bill Tyson for over two decades. We were prosecutors together and are colleagues in criminal defense in Tampa. I regularly refer matters to Bill when I have a conflict with a particular client. He is thorough, diligent and able to manuever effortlessly throughout the courtrooms in Hillsborough County. He is well-liked and well-respected by his colleagues and judges alike. I highly recommend Bill Tyson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill Tyson is the "go to" DUI & criminal defense lawyer in Tampa. His background and experience includes valuable insight gained from working as a former police officer and former Florida state prosecutor. He limits his legal practice to strictly Hillsborough county cases. This results in daily interaction with Tampa judges and prosecutors. I consider his knowledge of the customs and practices of his adversary and the presiding judge to be a valuable asset that he can often use to his client's benefit. This lawyer enjoys and excellent reputation in the legal community. The clients I have referred to him over the years have all expressed great satisfaction with the service he provided. You will find that William Tyson has a pleasant personality and is easy to work with. This is a highly experienced professional who is committed to aggressively defending his clients. His background, experience and preparation have translated into a very successful legal practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Bill almost every week in court and he is a lawyer's lawyer. He went out his way to not only offer unique insight in a pending case I had, but he offered his services and the services of his staff to assist me in serving my client; indeed, a rare attribute. It was because of his advice that I was able to effectively serve my client's best interest. His contribution is the definition of being a professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is an excellent lawyer and does a fine job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bill Tyson for 10 years and have seen first hand how thoroughly and meticulously he prepares for trial. While I worked at the State Attorney's Office with him, he had a reputation among the other prosecutors of being the lawyer you went to who had all the answers to your questions. He is well respected among other lawyers and the judges he practices before. Bill genuinely cares about people, and his client's legal matters are no exception. I recommend his services with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of working with this lawyer for several years and know him to be not only competent but extremely concerned about his clients and their needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is hard working and will see the work through to the end."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney who limits his practice to only Pinellas County cases. I have found the customs and practices at the Tampa courthouse to differ greatly from those at our local Clearwater Criminal Court Complex. If you have a pending criminal case in Tampa, it is my firm belief that you need an experienced Hillsborough County lawyer. Bill Tyson knows his way around that courthouse. He can be found representing clients at that locale on a daily basis. Tyson is a former police officer, as well as, a former state prosecutor. I can think of no better background and experience for handling a DUI or criminal defense matter. A great number of people visit my St. Petersburg Office asking for advice on a pending Tampa case. They always get referred to Bill Tyson."
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Tampa Criminal defense Lawyer William Joseph Tyson Jr.
William Joseph Tyson Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 32 years
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