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Trial Attorney Jim Tanner, Esq.  Tampa, Florida  E-mail:   813-322-3565    Hello I'm Trial Attorney Jim Tanner

I've been a trial attorney for over 28 years.  If you want a skilled negotiator with hands on trial experience you should consider allowing me to help you.   
Most  good lawsuit settlements don't just happen.  They come about because the client has a good trial lawyer who understands the secrets of power negotiation. 

Over the years I have devloped the skills needed for effective litigation.  I have specialized knowledge in pursing and defending cases. I understand human behavior which serves as the keystone to a good settlement or resolution.

Lawyers often say going to trial is like rolling dice. While it may be an unavoidable gamble you can better the odds of winning if you have an experienced attorney on your side. . 

Importantly, I have the benefit of a great Boston legal education combined with years of dealing with legal matters. 

That's right, over the years, I have learned how to recognize hidden clues people use to mask their real feelings. 

The key is understanding how to deal with the “diverse situational personality”. I have have learned how to unmask these hidden traits which is critical when dealing with decision makers, especially in jury selection. 

Before you can win a person or group over you must unlock certain hidden emotional buttons that trigger true feelings. 

Jim believes these emotional buttons reside in all humans. That they can be identified and changed depending on certain controllable factors.

Unlock these hidden personality traits and you will reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly side of of human behavior. 

Make no mistake, that’s exactly what I do best.  It's what sets me apart from most other lawyers and what has made me a good lawyer to have on your side. 

I understand and know how to recognize and deal with what I call the seven masks people wear is the starting point. 

Want to know more about how I might help you call and schedule an appointment.




Practice areas


  1. Privacy: 13%
    29 years
  2. Constitutional: 13%
    29 years
  3. Civil Rights: 12%
    29 years
  4. Entertainment: 12%
    29 years
  5. Other: 50%
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Hourly ($150-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (20 minutes), Pro bono (2%)

Payment types:

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  • Patrick Nelson Leduc

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an exceptional lawyer who provides top notch client services in a variety of legal areas. Jim has been practicing law for over 25 years, and who possesses a wealth of experience. Jim has my highest recommendation.


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Contact info

The Tanner Law Group, LLC

5700 Memorial Hwy
Suite 102
Tampa, FL, 33615


FLMember in Good Standing198706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Award For Outstanding Free Legal Services 1998-1999Volusia County Bar Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTanner Law Group LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of James Tanner1987 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Police Accountability ProjectAttorney Member1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarHandling The Police Liability Claim2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Understanding what Documents are "Out There"James R Tanner2013
State Laws or Attorney General Opinions Regarding Use of ForceJames R Tanner2013
Sovereign ImmunityJames R Tanner2013
Overview of State Law Involving Civil Actions Against Police Departments and OfficersJames R Tanner2013
Methods of Deposing Police OfficersJames R Tanner2013
Jurisdictions (Federal vs. State)James R Tanner2013
Forms of ImmunityJames R Tanner2013
Finding the Right ExpertJames R Tanner2013
Filing of a Civil ActionJames R Tanner2013
Discovery (Interrogatories, Request for Admissions, Request for Production of DocumentsJames R Tanner2013
Development of CaseJames R Tanner2013
Current Case LawJames R Tanner2013
Criminal Procedure Rules Regarding Arrest, and Search and SeizureJames R Tanner2013
Breaking Through the "Blue Wall"James R Tanner2013