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Bruce Howard Denson

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The Denson Firm defends those charged with DUI, drug possession, theft and other criminal charges. The firm provides criminal defense to people accused of misdemeanor or felony crimes in the Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, area of Pinellas County and Hillsborough County.


If you have been charged with a crime, you want immediate legal help and an aggressive defense. At The Denson Firm, former prosecutor and St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney Bruce H. Denson is here for you.


At the law office of St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney Bruce H. Denson, our mission is to provide you with passionate and aggressive legal representation and personal counsel in criminal cases. Because he is a sole practitioner, you will always speak directly with Mr. Denson and he will attend every court hearing. Your case will have his full attention and will never be passed down to a less-experienced attorney. Personal service and client contact is a priority at The Denson Firm.

As an experienced defense lawyer, Mr. Denson has been representing people facing felony and misdemeanor charges in the St. Petersburg - Tampa area for almost ten years. He knows the courts and the community, and he knows how to get his clients the best resolution possible in their criminal cases.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you are under a great deal of stress. We know it is difficult to make a decision as important as choosing a criminal defense attorney at a time when you are living with such anxiety. We do everything possible to make it easy for you. At The Denson Firm, we encourage prospective clients to meet with us in person. It is important that you be able to trust the lawyer who will be standing beside you and defending you in court. A face-to-face meeting allows us to get to know each other and gives you an opportunity to learn more about our commitment to our clients and the leadership we can provide to your case.

Your First Consultation is Free

Contact the Denson Firm to schedule an appointment. We handle criminal defense for a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges. We work with many people facing first-time criminal charges for drunk driving and drug possession, as well as juvenile offenders. We provide an aggressive criminal defense in all matters, including:


The St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney at The Denson Firm defends those charged with DUI-DWI, spousal abuse, drug possession, and other criminal charges. The firm provides criminal defense to people accused of misdemeanor or felony crimes in the Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, area of Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, including the communities of Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, and Seminole.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    18 years
  3. Defective Products: 18%
    18 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 2%
    18 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gordon Garfield Oldham IV

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    Gordon Oldham DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Bruce H Denson, Pa

150 Second Avenue North
Suite 1500
Saint Petersburg, FL, 337013636

Bruce H Denson, Pa

305 North Armenia Avenue
Ste C
Tampa, FL, 33609



FLMember in Good Standing199406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best PresentationBarney Masterson American Inn of Court2015
Best ProgramBarney Masterson American Inn of Court2014
Volunteer AwardFlorida Counsel For Compulsive Gambling2013
Best PresentationBarney Masterson Inns of Court2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBruce H Denson, PA2008 - Present
PartnerWhittemore, Denson PA1998 - 2008
ProsecutorPinellas County State Attorney1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2015 - Present
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtConsigliere2013 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2006 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationExecutive Board2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. S.A.W.Not Guilty
State v. M.S.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Paraclete magazineDrug Court: A Path Toward Rehabilitation2013
The Paraclete (St Pete Bar Journal)10 Day Residential Rehab2012
St. Petersburg Bar ParacleteGamblling: The Overlooked Addiction2011
The St. Petersburg Bar ParacleteTwelve Things Every Civil Lawyer Should Know About Sealing and Expunging Records2010
St. Petersburg Bar ParacleteTeen Drivers2009
Journal of the Florida Justice AssociationMaking Crime Pay-What Every Civil Litigator Needs to Know about the Collateral Estoppel Effect of Criminal Convictions2008
Florida DefenderPrimer for Adversarial Preliminary Hearings Under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act2008
St. Petersburg Bar ParacleteTo Blow or Not to Blow2007
Journal of the Academy of Florida Trial LawyersConfessing Fault2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD-Juris Doctorate1994
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sixth Circuit SeminarProfessionalism Panel2015
PFAWLS Professionalism SeminarModern Professional Lawyering2015
PACDL Lunch and LearnResidential Treatment - Legal and Practical Considerations2014
Criminal Law Beach and BarProfessionalism2014
Monthly Luncheon CLEDealing with The Aftermath: Mugshots, Sealing and Expunction2013
Pinellas Bail Bond Agent Association LunchFighting Forfeiture-A Primer for Bail Bond Agents2012
Florida Paralegal AssociationLegislative Update2011
Trial Practice SectionEffect of Criminal Convictions in Civil Cases2008
Monthly MeetingCollateral Estoppel effect of Criminal Convictions2008
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersNew Century Cases, Causes of Action, and Legal Causes Which You Need to Take, Handle and Be Involved in for the Benefit of Your Clients2003