Firm Overview

The law firm of Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A. was originally founded in 1956 by William (Bill) Tanney. Bill Tanney was one of the first attorneys in the Tampa Bay area to limit his practice specifically to handling wrongful death cases and representing individuals injured as the result of the negligence of others. At that time the Florida Bar Rules of Ethics did not allow attorneys to advertise. Mr. Tanney built his personal injury practice by successfully representing and obtaining money damages through jury trials as well as settlements on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Other lawyers in the area as well as judges and doctors along with former clients were the sole source of referrals to Mr. Tanney and that is how his personal injury practice grew. The law firm has continuously been in business since 1956 and continues to exclusively represent individuals injured as a result of the negligence of others. Mr. Tanney’s son Drew Tanney joined the firm in 1983 and Tony Griffith joined the firm in 1994. The law firm of Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A. does not advertise and it's primary source of business remains by referrals from other attorneys, and former clients.

The law firm of Tanney & Griffith specializes in the practice of personal injury law. The firm represents only injured persons and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. The firm's areas of practice include automobile accident, motor vehicle accident and motorcycle accident cases, as well as premises liability cases, such as slip and fall, trip and fall cases. The firm also handles dog bite cases.

Each member of the firm is a member of the Florida Justice Association and the American Association For Justice. These two organizations are dedicated to serving the interests of plaintiffs, injured persons, and their families in litigation.

Each partner of the firm has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory. An AV rating is that law directory's highest rating given. An AV rating signifies that the recipient's legal abilities are of the very highest standard and that his professional ethics and conduct are beyond question. Martindale-Hubbell states that an AV rated attorney reflects an attorney who has reached heights of professional excellence, has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

In addition to the partners, the law firm of Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A. is proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country's preeminent lawyer rating service. An AV rating signifies a firm that has "achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity."

Our AV rating is based on peer reviews by members of the Bar and Judiciary. That means that the lawyers and judges with whom we work closely feel that we are among the best in the business not only for our legal skills, but also for the honesty and integrity that characterizes Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A.

All three attorneys in the firm of Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A. are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in the Forum is limited to trial attorneys who have achieved million dollar results on behalf of clients.

The firm limits its practice to representing injured people and their families. The firm does not represent corporations and/or insurance companies.

The firm represents injured persons and their families in all courts throughout Florida.


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  • Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A.
  • Criterion Centre
    29605 U.S. 19 North
    Building 200, Suite 210
    Clearwater, FL 33761
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