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Biography: Jennifer Burns was born in Michigan and moved to Punta Gorda, Florida with her family at the age of 10.  She studied International Law in Tallinn, Estonia.  Jennifer is married to Dale and they have a beautiful daughter. She is an active volunteer with children in the Tampa Bay community, a tutor of elementary students and mentor of teenagers, and a former participant in Great American Teach-in and Teen Court.

PositionJennifer is the lead attorney for personal injury in our Clearwater Office.

  • Clearwater Bar Association

  • The Florida Bar 2000

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2001

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers

  • Florida Justice Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000, Law Review: Stetson Law Review, Assistant Editor

  • M.B.A. Stetson University, College of Business Administration, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • B.S., Finance, with honors, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1993

  • First Place, Memorandum Category Intramural Writing Competition, 1999

  • Office of the Public Defender, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 2002–2004

(877) 728-9653



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Andrew Davidson Spence II

    Jennifer is a very attentive attorney, and she is works quickly to achieve results for her clients. She will never beat around the bush, and she educates her clients so they can make sound decisions regarding their case. I absolutely endorse and recommend Jennifer Burns to anyone who becomes injured from any kind of accident. Her knowledge and experience makes her a perfect fit for anyone who needs personal injury counsel.


    Andrew Spence Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • James Anthony May

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James May Violent crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Carlson & Meissner

250 N. Belcher Rd.
Suite 102
Clearwater, FL, 33765-2622


FLMember in Good Standing200006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationTreasurer2000 - Present
Florida BarMember2000 - Present
Florida Association of Women LawyersMember2000 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of South FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Stetson UniversityN/AMBA - Master of Business AdministrationN/A