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William Hanlon

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Phone: 813.228.7095
Fax: 813.229.2439

210 N Pierce St
Tampa, Florida 33602

Will Hanlon Knows Florida Law Inside Out

As a native Floridian and criminal defense attorney, my family history in Tampa spans generations. Since being admitted to The Florida Bar almost 20 years ago, I founded Hanlon Law and have gained extensive legal experience in criminal courtrooms in and around Tampa and throughout Florida.

Compassionate and Zealous Representation

At Hanlon Law, I represent clients accused of a wide variety of criminal acts. From crimes as serious as homicide to minor traffic offenses, I work vigorously and efficiently to win a dismissal, a reduction in charges or an acquittal — all while providing attentive counsel to you and your family.

Result-Oriented Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney at Hanlon Law Ready to Stand by Your Side

I defend clients throughout Florida. From my main criminal law office in Tampa, I aggressively defend against charges in Temple Terrace, Brandon, Riverview, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Gainesville, Sarasota, Bradenton, central Florida, the Panhandle and all surrounding areas. Contact me online or call 813-228-7095 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and learn how I can help you.


J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1993

B.S., University of Florida, 1988

Bar Admissions Florida, 1994
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1997
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Member Since: 1994

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Member Since: 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Member Since: 1997

The Florida Bar

National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute
Member Since: 1996

Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program
Member Since: 1995

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hillsborough County Bar Association

American College of Barristers


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Client Reviews
I retained Mr. Hanlon for two cases... He handled both cases very quickly and without me present. The end result was all three charges on two separate cases were dismissed. I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Mr. Hanlon.
- Ashley
Excellent attorney! Will handled my petty theft case with the utmost professionalism and kept me informed of my options and choices every step of the way. The evidence was highly circumstantial and predatory, but luckily the whole case was null processed. I highly recommend Will because of his expertise and knowledge.
- Criminal Defense Client
Mr. Hanlon was extremely professional in handling my DUI case. His office was very helpful in answering all my questions. I was so pleased when he reduced my charge from a DUI to Reckless Driving. It was a weight off my shoulders. I would highly recommend him for any DUI case based on his high success rate in reducing the charges. Thanks again Mr. Hanlon.
- Steve