While it’s true that a Florida lawyer can go into any court anywhere in the entire state, it’s not always a good idea. Having a local lawyer, who is familiar with the surrounding area, the courts, the insurance company, and the judges can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. When it comes to legal matters, it’s better to stay local.
The Tampa area is full of legal advertising like highway billboards, radio ads, and TV has one lawyer commercial after another. But, the truth is that many of those lawyers and law firms are not actually in Tampa. Many times the lawyer just comes in once or twice a month while your case is handled by an assistant who is not a lawyer.
Don’t make the mistake of hiring a lawyer who lives and works somewhere else; it will hurt your case. Quite simply, the opposing side knows that a lawyer from Orlando or Miami is not going to attend to a case the same as when it’s close. A local lawyer knows the courthouse, the insurance company adjusters, the judges, and even the court personnel. These relationships are beneficial and something that an out of town lawyer doesn’t have.
The lawyers at The Law Office of Dario Diaz represent clients in Tampa, St. Petersburg and all Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. We know the area and can represent our clients better than a lawyer from somewhere else.