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Antonio L. Viera

About me

I have been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area for over 15 years, assisting individuals in the areas of Social Security disability, workers compensation and personal injury. I am also fluent in Spanish.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 70%
    4 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    4 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    4 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    4 years



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Betty Marion Whitman

    Antonio is fluent in the law, whether Social Security, workers' compensation or personal injury as well as being fluent in Spanish. He is hard working and strives to obtain the best result possible for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Betty Whitman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Matthew West Kindel

    Tony works hard for those who can no longer work. He is dedicated to obtaining benefits for those hard-working Americans that, through no fault of their own, have suffered from injury or other malady and can no longer dedicate themselves to providing an income to meet they or their families' needs. It is with great pleasure that I endorse an individual who works at such a noble task.


    Matthew Kindel DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett

250 N Belcher Rd Ste 102
Clearwater, FL, 337652622


FLMember in Good Standing199906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo Professional Rating Service2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Accreditation to Handle VA ClaimsDepartment of Veterans Affairs2014
Superb RatingAvvo2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Avvo 2013 Client's Choice Award in Social SecurityAvvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCarlson & Meissner2010 - Present
AttorneyBarrs & Williamson2001 - 2010
AttorneyTheresa Wigginton General Personal Injury2000 - 2001
ClerkStuart Joiner Jordan Holmes1998 - 1999
ClerkSawyer Johnny1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesAttorney Member2011 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
Florida BarAdmitted1999 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersAttorney Member2002 - 2005
Florida Workers' AdvocatesAttorney Member2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I have done over 1,000 social security trialsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
St. Petersburg Neighborhood NewsDo I Qualify for Disability?2015
Firm Website BlogDo You Need a Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Claim?2011
Carlson & Meissner BlogWhat It Means to Settle a Workers Compensation Case2010
Carlson Meissner WebsiteShould I File a Workers Compensation Claim?2010
BlogWhat to Do if You Are In A Car Accident2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of South FloridaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vincent HouseChildren With Special Needs: Guide to Federal Benefits2015
School ConferenceYour Immigration Questions Answered2015
Vincent HouseIntroduction to Disability Benefits2014
Florida Hemophilia Association SeminarThe Social Security Disability Appeals Process2014
Catholic Charities OrganizationObtaining Social Security Benefits2011