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Harvey Hesse III

also known as Harvey G Hesse III

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About me

I have practiced Law in the Tampa Bay area since 1996.  My goal is to provide aggressive legal representation for a reasonable fee.  I personally handle all cases from start to finish so there is no need to worry that your file may be handed off to a less experienced associate.  I have defended over 2,000 criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder.  I have also represented numerous personal injury clients over the years.  I am admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. Middle District, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Supreme Court.  I have conducted over 70 trials, including one which was featured on "Court T.V."  I have the knowledge and experience to help with your situation.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    16 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    20 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    20 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Montrone Jr.

    I've known Mr. Hesse for many years. He and I had many cases together, including trials, when I was a prosecutor and he was an Assistant Public Defender. He is a zealous advocate for his client's and knows the law very well. I would not hesitate to endorse him.


    Joseph Montrone Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Donald James Kilfin

    I have known Harvey for over ten years. He is an excellent attorney and really goes the distance for his clients. Harvey has a great reputation in the Tampa Bay area for being an effective and zealous advocate. I highly endorse him.


    Donald Kilfin Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Harvey G. Hesse III, P.A.

111 2nd Ave NE Ste 900
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701-3474

Law Office Of Harvey G. Hesse III, PA

1211 N. Westshore Blvd.
Suite 515
Tampa, FL, 33607



FLMember in Good Standing199606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20 Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in FloridaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Client's ChoiceAVVO2015
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
InclusionWho's Who2014
15 year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2011
Book AwardThomas Cooley Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PresidentLaw Office of Harvey G. Hesse III, P.A.2004 - Present
AttorneyYanchuck and Berman2002 - 2004
AttorneyEhrlich and Hesse2000 - 2002
Attorney - Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office Sixth Circuit1996 - 2000
Medicare reimbursement specialistUMSA1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Eleventh Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to practice2000 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to practice2000 - Present
Middle District FloridaAdmitted to practice1997 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionAdmitted to practice1996 - Present
USF Alumni AssociationMember1996 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
U.S Coast Guard Captain's LicenseCaptain1987 - Present
Florida Real Estate SalesmanSalesman1986 - Present
PADICeritified Open Water Diver1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Cainreduced
State v McLemorereduced
State v. Meltonreduced
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Publication nameTitleDate
Opinion/publication Sixth Judicial CircuitRoy v State2005
Opinion/publication Sixth Judicial CircuitMurvine v State1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of South FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990
University of South FloridaN/AAA1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solicitation to commit 1st degree murder caseTrial Attorney Interview by Court TV1998