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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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    25 years



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  • Leonard Louis Cagan

    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!


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504 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL, 336091703


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite AwardFlorida Trend Magazine2004
Certified Breath Test OperatorState of Maryland1983
Certified Radar OperatorState of Maryland1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerThe Law Offices of William Tyson2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Petersburg College1997 - 2001
Attorney for "Special DUI Manslaughter Squad"Office of the State Attorney1994 - 1999
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney - 6th Judicial Circuit1991 - 2001
Detective/InvestigatorFederal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force1984 - 1987
Police OfficerHoward County Maryland Police Department1978 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Federal Bar, Middle District of FloridaAttorney in Good Standing1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of District Attorneys - Advanced Trial Program, Univ. of South CarolinaCriminal Trial AdvocacyCert. of Achievement2000
Advanced DUI SeminarDUI LawCert. of Achievement1992
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
DUI Trial Advocacy SchoolDUI LawCert. of Achievement1991
University of BaltimoreCriminal JusticeOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic ProgramDUI Trial Advocacy2001
Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic ProgramDUI Trial Advocacy2000
Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic ProgramDUI Trial Advocacy1999
Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic ProgramDUI Trial Advocacy1998