Drew Tanney



Drew Tanney was born in Ft. Myers, Florida but raised in Clearwater graduating from Clearwater High School then attending the University of Florida and Georgetown Law School. His first job out of law school was with the prosecutor’s office in Cobb County, Georgia handling criminal jury trials and probation revocation hearings on behalf of the county. He then returned to his native Clearwater, Florida where he has exclusively engaged in the personal injury practice representing injured victims of negligence since that time.

Mr. Tanney has been married to Teresa Tanney for over 30 years with whom he has raised 4 children, a son and three daughters. He and his family have been active in their church and school activities. He remains very involved with his four children who are now grown and is a proud grandfather.

Member, Georgetown Law Journal, 1980-1981. Prosecuting Attorneys' Council, 1981. Assistant Solicitor, Cobb County, 1981-1983. Barrister, American Inns of Court, 1988-1990. Served on Board of Directors, Clearwater Bar Association.

Representative Experience

  • Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A., Partner  (1983 - present)
  • Mr. Tanney represents only injured persons and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. His areas of practice involve primarily motor vehicle accident and motorcycle accident cases, as well as premises liability, slip and fall and trip and fall cases, and dog bite cases.
  • Mr. Tanney has obtained numerous six and seven figure results for his clients through either settlements, judgments or verdicts. Mr. Tanney has represented injured persons in state court throughout Florida. He has also represented injured persons on appeal in state appellate courts throughout Florida.

  • Cobb County Solicitor’s Office (1981 -1983)
  • Represented Cobb County as a prosecutor handling criminal jury trials and probation revocation hearings.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Clearwater Bar Association - Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1988
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Auto & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents


  • Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • College: University of Florida, B.A., 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • Georgia, 1981

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit