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Frank W. McDermott

Personal injury Attorney at Seminole, FL

5.0   8 reviews

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Auto, Pedestrian, Motorcycle crashes. Commercial vehicle crashes. Any injury caused by the actions of another.

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Federal and State Court. White Collar Crimes, RICO, Organized Fraud, Embezzlement, Drug Cases, Domestic, Juvenile Charges.

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    People who find themselves arrested or charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

I am a hard working attorney who spends countless hours working for the cause of each client.

 

I enjoy time with my family, music and fishing.

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After 12 years of practicing exclusively in the area of Criminal Defense, Frank McDermott, Managing Partner, achieved the rank of Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
Licensed for 23 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McDermott Law Firm, P.A.
10010 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL, 33772

Reviews

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Posted by Linda | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer & Staff
I must say that Frank McDermott’s is an excellent and dependable Lawyer along with his assistant George. I had someone file an unnecessary accident report on me which has never happen in the 25yrs I have driven. I had no idea what to do since I am new to this area and I was referred to Frank and am so happy that I made the decision to have him represent me. All my charges were dropped and cleared. If you are looking for a professional and reliable law firm hire Frank W McDermott. He kept me inform and made me feel at ease during the entire time. Thank you Frank & George.
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Posted by Brandon | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer! Amazing Results!
Frank is a great lawyer. He helped me with my case and was very informative throughout the whole process. His staff is very friendly and sincerely care about their clients. He was able to get the case dismissed. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Mr. McDermott, your service is greatly appreciated.
Posted by Matt ruark | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Back in 1999 I hired frank for a gun crime I was guilty of frank explained all scenarios and we ended up with an excellent favorable deal considering all circumstances... I trusted frank with my life and he came through.. I have also not been arrested since....trump for president!
Posted by William | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Knowledge
My case charge was a felony traffic violation. I hired Frank from a referral and I couldn't have made a better choice. My decision to hire Frank was based on my first 30 minute meeting - very thorough and asks very tuff questions. My take was if I could convince Frank of my innocence, then the rest will fall in place. He did an excellent job compiling the court depositions and documents. Follow-up calls and contact to keep me updated was excellent as well. Case was dropped due to Frank's legal expertise and due diligence. If you want a great lawyer that is detailed and covers all the bases, hire Frank McDermott - you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Alex | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone what a great job Frank did for me. He spent over a year dealing with my DUI case and did a masterful job dealing with all aspects of my case. I would strongly recommend Frank to anyone who finds themselves in a predicament where they are in need of legal representation. Frank is differently a FIVE star Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2013
Elite Criminal Defense Lawyer
I would recommend Frank McDermott without reservation. Frank's ethics are beyond reproach and it is clear that all the judges and other lawyers operating in the criminal justice system know and respect this. Moreover, Frank is a strong advocate for his clients - exercising his superior knowledge, work ethic, and creativity to obtain the best outcome for you. If you run into criminal trouble, you want Frank by your side. Period.
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Posted by Damon | September 18, 2013
Excelent!
Mr McDermott handled my DUI recently. I couldn't be happier with his service on this matter. He answered all my email and phone requests usually within minutes. He worked every angle possible to get the best outcome for me and I feel he truly earned his fee. I hope to never need his services again but I wouldn't hesitate to call him should the need arise. All in all a top notch lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients.
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Posted by Maria | August 28, 2013
Pleased Client
I am extremely satisfied with the exemplary job Frank has done on my case. He is very well informed of all the procedures and made it a priority to ensure that I have felt confident and at easy throughout the entire proceedings. He covered all the possible bases with me and then investigated things that he thought could be negotiated. I know my case would not have gone nearly as smoothly if I had not had him and his assistant by my side. He was always easy to reach and prompt to respond. A person's success has to do with their hard work and efforts, not their lineage. The individual who is fortunate enough to gain the thorough aid of Frank's firm must also play their part and carry their weight. He is not a magician who can wave a hand and make everything disappear, and he is not a hypnotist who can mesmerize the judge into forgetting the paperwork that stands before him. But, Mr. McDermott is a student of the law. Someone, who even though they have already learned and accomplished so much, does not stop asking questions or look at something from a different fresh perspective. However, this does require some cooperation from the client. If he asks for cooperation or documentation, it is pertinent that you comply, because he is fighting for the best outcome for you. Frank has absolutely earned his place in the community as one of the top lawyers. He knows not just his own area of St. Petersburg, but was able to fight for me in a case in Tampa that to me appeared very dim. Mr. McDermott seemed very confident and was always reassuring in a very father-like manner. Someone who you feel secure with by your side. When it came to the day of my trial I went into that courtroom with confidence and was unafraid for whatever lay ahead. For me, that feeling of being ready was well worth the money alone. Frank went above and beyond and explained all the legal jargon that I am not accustomed to. He even took time to break everything down for those who were with me who were not native English speakers. He then walked with me around Tampa and showed me exactly where need to be, and when. Ensuring that I never was mistaken or felt unsure of what I needed to do or when it needed to be accomplished by. I am very pleased with the work his firm has done for me and my family. The outcome could have been quite negative for me, a person who simply made a mistake. Frank understands that. He does not sit there and judge you, many people I have been forced to interact with have made me feel that I was a lesser person or tainted because of what I have been through. Sometimes people make mistakes, and it is so reassuring to have someone stand behind you who is truly fighting in your interest for the most favorable outcome. Frank has continued to stand by my side even after the case. If I ever have a question about anything related to my case I have been able to call his firm and get a timely and informative response. There are no smoke or mirrors, everything is given to you straight up so that there are no surprises. I am very please that I invested in Frank's firm. I know my case would not have worked out the way it did. Any lawyer is an investment, but it is nice to know that with this law firm you are investing in a better future. When dealing with the law, things can always get worse, why not go the most stress free route and watch things get better? Sincerely, Pleased Client
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • 1992

Associations

  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Law Week Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Trial Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (5)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had an opportunity to try a case against Frank McDermott. He is a zealous advocate for his client, and offered a thorough defense. I would definitely recommend him to someone facing criminal charges."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is an excellent criminal attorney. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Frank for a little over a year. He is awesome! Good trial attorney and good relationships with the State Attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank McDermott. He is a well known and respected criminal defense attorney, works hard for his clients, and knows this area of the law. We know that our Pinellas County clients who need a criminal defense attorney will be taken care of with Frank."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank has proven time and time again that he is simply one of the best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the great privilege of having a fantastic criminal defense mentor in Frank McDermott. Not only is he a great lawyer, but 2 years ago when I opened my law firm across the street from him doing the same thing as him he still helped me. He didn't see me as competition, but saw me as a young and hungry lawyer like he was. Great Guy and Amazing Lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. We have fought the State Attorney's Office on high profile cases together. This is the type of lawyer you want in your foxhole when things get ugly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Frank is top notch attorney who strives to get the best possible result for his clients. I have both work with Frank and referred cases to Frank. In either case, the results have been superb."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Frank is devoted to being in the forefront of the legal profession. He is hard-working and terrific at solving problems. Frank is an asset to his community and to the legal profession. He cares for his clients, treats people right and knows the law. For these reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank's reputation in the legal community is stellar. He is known by judges, prosecutors, bailiffs, clerks and his fellow defense attorneys as a zealous advocate. I would recommend his services without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is very active in the legal community and is Board Certified in Criminal Law. I often turn to Frank when I need a second opinion on difficult issues. I would recommend Frank to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I can't say enough about Frank. Great lawyer in the community. Don't hesitate to call him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Frank is well known in the community for his work in criminal law. He is also very generous with his volunteer time and his work with the SPCA. I would highly recommend his services for anyone needing help with criminal law and wanting to work with a friendly and helpful down to earth nice guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Frank is a strong advocate for his clients and knowledgeable about the law."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is a stellar criminal defense attorney with a great deal of trial experience. He obtains very favorable results for his clients and is a compassionate attorney. If I am ever in need, it is Frank I would call for assistance. Additionally, he is a leader in the community and active in a number of civic and charitable causes. I fully endorse Frank."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Frank for 10 years as a highly respected criminal defense attorney. He has always exhibited both strong preparation and highly effective trial presentations on behalf of his clients. He has handled a number of high profile and complicated cases with very successful results. I rate this lawyer as superb."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had many criminal cases against Frank McDermott when I was a prosecutor. I always respected how professional and knowledgeable he was on his case and the law. He fought hard, but with the highest of ethics and he had the respect of the other prosecutors and the judges he had cases in front of. I highly recommend Frank as I have seen first hand how he handled his clients cases with me, and I have been left with a very favorable impression."
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