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Mark Theodore Tischhauser

Car accident Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.3   121 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

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Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    All types of motor vehicle crash and insurance claims. This includes both claims handling, litigation and appellate legal work.

    33 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    25%
    General consumer rights, insurance claims to suing abusive bills collectors (FDCPA) to credit repair (FCRA) to tenant/renters rights and motor vehicle sales and repair issues. This includes both claims handling, litigation and appellate legal work.

    33 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    All types of injury cases from car/motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, animal attacks, libel/slander/defamation, physical assault, negligent security, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. This includes both claims handling, litigation, appeals.

    33 years, 4,000 cases

DON'T BE A VICTIM! THE TISCHHAUSER LAW GROUP CAN HELP YOU FIGHT BACK AND ENFORCE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS! (855)-965-2029

Cost-effective, strategic and zealous legal advocacy in Florida for almost 30 years

For almost 30 years years the Tischhauser Law Group has protected consumers against the harassing and abusive methods debt collection agencies use to collect debts. You deserve respect, even when you have fallen on hard times. You have rights, no matter how much you owe or to whom and no matter what bill collectors tell you otherwise. In our troubled economic times the Tischhauser Law Group and its attorneys will always fight to ensure that even if you've lost your job, lost your good credit score or even just lost your way in the ever more complicated financial world, you won't lose your dignity.

 

The Tischhauser Law Group is a consumer rights/debt-collection defense and personal injury law firm. Our focus in these areas makes us highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys for consumer rights law and personal injury in Tampa and throughout Central Florida. Because of our proven track record, many of our clients come to us as referrals from respected sources including previous clients and other lawyers as well as defense lawyers who’ve experienced the quality of our representation from the other side. Most amazingly, even people we sued for our clients want to retain the Tischhauser Law Group to handle their own case.

 A commitment to protecting consumers and debtors

Maybe a bill collector is calling to collect a debt you owe, but cannot pay, or a creditor is calling to collect a debt you dispute or feel you don’t owe. While collection agencies may have a right to collect debt, if they obey the law when they do, you have the right to hold them responsible if they subject you to abuse, disrespect, or lies. Because of laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you may be entitled to a cash settlement and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act may entitle you to recover money for any actual damage collectors cause, and the court may award an additional penalty of up to $1,. The abusive debt collectors can also be responsible for paying the attorney's fees, which allows you to retain an attorney to enforce your rights! More importantly, if the abusive bill collectors have broken the law they should be held responsible for their actions, just like they claim you should be responsible for the debts they collect.

 

Our commitment to protect you applies equally to injury cases, whether you are injured in a car accident, motorcycle wreck, slip and fall or animal attack. The insurance industry revolves around making billions of dollars collecting insurance premiums and not paying them back out in claim settlements. From the very first contact you will be dealing with professional adjusters, many trained by insurance defense lawyers, whose primary focus in life is following insurance company policies established to maximize their profit while making you believe that you are getting the best in customer service. The greatest money making event for an insurance company is handling a claim with an injured person that is not represented by an attorney. Why? Because typically the only person that has the slightest clue about the pros and cons of the claim, its value and the true financial exposure of the insurance company, is the adjuster who is your adversary! You undoubtedly would never want to play a card game where the other player gets to see all of your cards, gets to deal as crooked as he likes and makes up rules as he goes along that you have to abide by. You get to do nothing but sit at the table, without any expectation other than simply losing all of your money. Handling your injury claim, even with your own insurance company, is just the same.

 

If you find yourself in any legal situation, you need an honest and tough attorney who stands firmly by your side. When you reach out to us, you leave behind your worries about creditors who harass you or insurance adjusters who ignore or just frustrate you. They become our responsibility.

 

The scope of our practice covers:

  • Debt collection
  • Consumer health and safety
  • Lending fraud
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance claims and litigation

 The support you need from an attorney you can rely on

We arm you with knowledge about your personal rights. The more you understand your case and situation, the better we can serve you. The lawyers at the Tischhauser Law Group have seen so many unfair and dishonest practices, scams and schemes that prey on individuals like you, they can focus in on the issues to be addressed in order to resolve your case without being distracted by the various controversies intended by the offenders to confuse or frustrate many lawyers. Regardless of your situation, we give you our best to give you back your peace of mind.

 

Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Mark Theodore Tischhauser

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  121 customer reviews
Posted by Robert | October 24, 2012
High quality, aggressive lawyer
Very knowlegable and very aggressive. Filed suit within a few weeks and the jerk bill collectors settled my consumer case very soon after.
Posted by Brent | April 2, 2014
If you want results, go with Tischhauser
I have known Mark for almost 10 years and a couple of years ago I found myself in need of his services. I called him up and let him know my situation. He explained to me exactly what was going on, how he could help, and the probable outcome. I hired him to take my case and in a couple of months, not only was his prediction of the outcome correct, it was better than expected. Mark was very professional and knowledgeable. I definitely would recommend anyone who finds themselves in need of a lawyer, Mark should be your first call. Put his expertise to work for you. He will fight for you. His logo is a bulldog for a reason, and it is fitting. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Bryan | January 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Very knowledgeable, helpful and giving of his time. So thankful for him and this service.
Posted by Juston | December 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick Response
Mark was quick to call after I left a message with him. He was upfront and direct in his consultation, he did not rush or hurry the consult. I am very Thankful for the time he gave me for the free consultation. Highly Recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely recommend
Mark was very honest and was very informational I recommend representation on any case! He was a kind but a very firm person and thats all a lawyer should be. He knows the facts and the law.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgeable
I called Mr.Tischhauser after speaking to him briefly on Avvo after he had answered my question. So, I gave him a call and he took 30 minutes of his time to go over a legal issue I was having and he went in depth explaining what my options would be regarding my legal issue. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional and very thorough lawyer on your team this would be the man to hire. If I decide to do some sort of debt settlement this will be who I am hiring. Seems like a no nonsense kind of lawyer which will do his best in all ways that are legal to help you.
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Posted by Kate | October 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
I had a question about a landlord/tenant issue and he gave me a great thorough response, including alternative ways of handling the issue. Much appreciated!!
Posted by Trish | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!
Mr. Tischhauser is very knowledgeable about the law and he is responsive, honest, and tells you like it is. I like that it.
Posted by Jess | July 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest conversation
I only had a consultation conversation with Mark but even that clearly explains why you'd want him on your side. He explained the range of worse to best case scenario, offered a next step solution and the potential costs associated along each route. If you know you're going to need legal representation I would seriously consider calling Mr. Tischhauser. Though I'd be prepared to hear the honest truth of what cards you may or may not be holding.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Title problem"
I recommend Mr. Theodore Tischhauser because he is very knowledgeable. I would recommend f anyone that is going through something such as a title or insurance problem where they don't seem to want to comply or give you the title Mr. Theodore would be the person for the job. Thank you, Mr. Theodore.
Posted by Rocco | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ole School Intelligent Winner
Mark returned my call today from my intake survey. He gave me honest feedback and for most people the truth is denial. He held me accountable, but gave me insight to what I need to be looking for from my opposition. Fiery man, intense, forthcoming and I wasn’t greeted with the selective feel-good elevator pitch. But if you listen to the man – he knows the law, has strategic insight, and offers good advice. He sees his work as binary as do I. Don’t mistake his confidence with ego. I was able to return the rhetoric and he respected my facts, not my speculation, conspiracies nor my opinion. He offered for me to call him about my resolution but didn’t take my case and told me his reasoning. I wasn’t offended nor upset. Mark spent 30-40 minutes when he didnt need to spend 1 minute. And I appreciate Mark being himself.
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Posted by Wilfred | March 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I got complete, authoritative answers to my questions
Mr. Tischhauser was very specific on my questions about my case regarding the rights of mentally disabled persons looking for financing. He was straight to the point on every aspect of the case.
Posted by Jean | March 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Professional
Attorney Tischhauser was the only one out of all registered attorneys on Avvo, to give me a sincere, coherent, prompt reply. He answered my question and educated me in the process. Attorney Tischhauser is a quality, content-driven professional. He was very helpful, and I'm very thankful for his input. God Bless you Attorney Tischhauser, keep up the great work and enthusiasm for helping people.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive
Answered my questions right away! I had some questions about deformation of character, and he seemed to know how to handle it!
Response from Mark Tischhauser March 4, 2022
THIS is a comment from a person that ACTUALLY CONSULTED with me about a legal issue. Again, for others reading, most every person actually consulting with me has a positive review while angry and petty people on Q&A forums are most always the source of the 1 star reviews. Some thing to be considered.
Posted by Andre | February 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Mark, Today, I reached out on avvo about a situation I am dealing with in our business. Mr. Mark took the time to reach out to me in less than a minute after I contacted his office. He took the time to answer my questions and gave me great advice on what to do if my situation escalated. Most lawyer would charge you even for five minutes of give you vague information but mr. Mark did not I would hire him in the future.
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Response from Mark Tischhauser March 4, 2022
THIS is a comment from a person that ACTUALLY CONSULTED with me about a legal issue. Again, for others reading, most every person actually consulting with me has a positive review while angry and petty people on Q&A forums are most always the source of the 1 star reviews. Some thing to be considered.
Posted by Madeline | January 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark Tischhauser gave very wise counsel.
He took the time to call me and get the details of my claim, he explained my position as well as the rule of law. It was so nice of him to call me back and speak with me for several minutes. I would recommend reaching out to this particular attorney in your time of need.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brutally Honest but good and what we need
He gave me good advice, was honest which is what we need. I had a question and instead of dismissing me he answered.
Posted by Mike | September 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark is above average
I appreciate the quick responses and light shared on my situation. I am new to Florida and guidance is needed. It’s starting to feel like the Wild West. So again thank you for taking time out of your day to answer.
Posted by Ryan Hart | September 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgable
Consulted Mr. Tischhauser on a holiday weekend and he was prompt and thorough with his advice. I can't believe anyone would leave a negative review about this attorney, but we live in a cancel culture where people want to be told what they want to hear. This attorney shoots straight and while I may not want to hear it, he told it to me straight. Just the facts, greatly appreciated!
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Posted by Mika | August 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you...
...for your knowledge and your time. Didn't come across as condescending or arrogant but very willing to help.
Response from Mark Tischhauser August 31, 2021
Thank you for that. People that actually interact with me and my office generally have a different tale to tell than unhinged Q&A posters.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tischhauser Law Group
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Myers v. Dish Network
  • $200,000.00 judgment for Plaintiff
  • Pinnacle Medical v. Nationwide Ins.
  • Successfully had statute declared unconstitutional by Fla. Supreme Court

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Award of Merit
  • Florida Independant Paralegal Assn
  • 1995

Publications

  • AFTL Insurance Bad Faith
  • AFTL Insurance Bad Faith in the New Millenium
  • 2001
  • AFTL seminar
  • PIP AFTL Seminalr
  • 1998
  • PESI Publication
  • The New PIP Statute: How Bad Is It?
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • AFTL Insurance Bad Fatth Seminar
  • Neutralizing Abusive Defense Tactics in PIP litigaiton
  • 2000
  • Florida's No Fault Law
  • The New PIP Act
  • 1999
  • AFTL PIP seminar
  • PIP law update
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (29)
Endorse Mark
Debt settlement Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When Mark discusses the law, I listen. If you want the best, hire Mark Tischhauser."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have Attorney Tischhauser for over 20 years. Without question, he is an aggressive lawyer on behalf of his clients. He is well versed in the law and procedure, and maximizes every advantage for the benefit of his clients."
Libel and slander Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tischhauser is an excellent lawyer and his sage advice is helpful to those that seek his assistance."
General practice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"Mark has a firm understanding of the law and gives clients real world advice. He has a wealth of knowledge in many areas and eagerly shares it."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tischhauser is one of my favorite attorneys to work with in the Avvo advice forums. He is clearly very often the smartest lawyer in the room and his direct, witty approach to providing sound legal advice is more than welcome. I absolutely endorse this attorney."
Car accident Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Direct, honest, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tischhauser spends a good amount of his spare time answering questions for free for the community and gives insightful responses that are helpful to the questioners."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only do Attorney Tischhauser's clients speak highly of him, his colleagues do as well. Attorney Tischhauser's contributions to the Avvo community are outstanding in that he gives clear and informational legal advice, simplifies situations with his advice, and does so with a spark. I look forward to working with Attorney Tischhauser in the future."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on his insights (and brutally honest answers), I have learned from and can also endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of litigating several cases adverse to Mr. Tischhauser and he knows the law inside and out when it comes to consumer protection and consumer debt related legal issues."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I have been reading Mark's responses to AVVO questions for quite some time and we have had the opportunity to communicate with one another. Mark is logical, pragmatic and doesn't pull any punches or hold back. He's the type of lawyer that is going to tell you exactly how it is (whether you like his advice or not). I like attorneys like Mark and I highly like and endorse him."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I like the way he stands up and fights!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an impressive Avvo contributing attorney. I appreciate his answers which demonstrate that Mr. Tischhauser has the analytic ability that all clients should look for when hiring an attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a colleague and also consulted mark on a personal landlord tenant matter. He was incredibly generous with his time and advice. Mark is extremely straightforward and pulls no punches. He is not a warm-and-fuzzy lawyer but most people do not need warm and fuzzy with a lawyer. They need a professional who will handle their matter properly. I recommend Mark highly."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tischhauser is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Tischhauser among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tischhauser testified as an expert for me in a civil litigation matter. He is exceptionally knowledgable, experienced and was always well prepared."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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