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I have been a resident of Pinellas County FLorida since 1997.  In addition to practicing law full time I also teach at St. Petersburg College.  I enjoy playing tennis, running, and golf.  I have been married since 1996.  I also spend my spare time doing pro bono legal work. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 80%
  2. General Practice: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Katherine Christie Neal

    John Smitten works harder than most any lawyer I know! He spends countless night and weekend hours preparing for trials and medications. He would be a fantastic choice for any family law client...you won't find a more prepared or dedicated family law attorney around!

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  • Katherine Christie Neal

    John Smitten works harder than most any lawyer I know! He spends countless night and weekend hours preparing for trials and medications. He would be a fantastic choice for any family law client...you won't find a more prepared or dedicated family law attorney around!

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    Katherine Neal Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL, 33764

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris Fellowship AwardRotary Club of Clearwater, Florida2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCarey and Leisure2014 - Present
PartnerMcGuire Law Offices1996 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Petersburg College2008 - 2014
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clearwater Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
David Farmer vs Mark Baker, et al.Successful verdict for Plaintiff
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
State University of New York at BuffaloPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Petersburg College - HEC CampusTeach Family Law each semester at the college2008