Few experiences are more frustrating than suffering an injury caused by someone else. At Wagner McLaughlin, we represent only the injured – never insurance companies or their clients. Our firm, founded in 1967, is one of Tampa’s oldest and most respected plaintiff trial firms. Our partners are leaders who have achieved professional honors reserved for a small and select number of trial attorneys.
We represent plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligent or reckless acts of health-care professionals, attorneys, or other individuals causing personal injury or wrongful death. Our attorneys are leaders in the fields of Florida personal injury, legal malpractice in Florida, Florida medical malpractice, maritime/admiralty law, and Florida whistleblower litigation.
There are dozens of statewide and local bar associations in Florida — meaning organizations of lawyers grouped by geography, demography, or court practice – but what they do is often a mystery to clients and others who happen not to …
It used to be that citizens in Florida were barred from suing the state or any of its agencies or subdivisions. Until the mid-1970’s, if you were injured or damaged in any way by negligent governmental action, you could not …
Work with experienced Tampa Bay boating accident lawyers! Gone are the days of rum-swilling pirates who swig from their bottles and spin the wheel in tandem. Today, we are limited by the laws of the land, unlike those high-seas-faring scallywags. …
With combined expertise and team approach, we are able to handle a broad range of claims involving legal malpractice in Florida and personal injury claims, including:
"I needed legal advice... I called this firm and Alan Wagner took my call immediately….[He] was outstanding, particularly due to the fact that I had never spoken to him prior to today. He even took the time to help me understand some current legal documents that were unclear... knowing that there was no financial gain for him. This type of character speaks volumes! [T]his man is exceptional! He is the definition of integrity, as there was no doubt that he embodies a genuine concern /care for humanity.
If ever I, or my family has to hire a lawyer, Alan Wagner is the first person that I will call. Thank you again Alan! You reignited my faith that there are still professional lawyers that do care about people."
"Kevin McLaughlin is one of the most honest and hard-working people that my husband and I have had the pleasure to deal with. We would both highly recommend him and his whole firm to anyone seeking legal assistance."
"Michael McLaughlin represented me after I was injured as a pedestrian in an auto accident….Michael came highly recommended to me by another member of the legal profession….Michael was always available to me whether by phone or email. If I had to leave a message, I always heard back from him very quickly. When I thanked him for his time, he always reminded me that he was working for me….[T]he settlement turned out to be better than the best case scenario I was given to begin with….We couldn't recommend Michael McLaughlin more highly. He is extremely competent and able in his field."
"Jason demonstrated professionalism, honesty, strong character and work ethics handling our personal injury case. We strongly recommend Jason!"
"Alan Wagner is a solid advocate of honest, hardworking individuals injured by others’ negligence….He was so clear in his communication and sincerity that I forgot I was talking with an expert of his caliber.….If suddenly injured by another's disregard or negligence, you need the most ethical, skilled, sympathetic, transparent, and insightful legal advocate to not only stop your losses but to also ensure you are justly compensated for them. That advocate is Mr. Alan Wagner...simply stated, he is exceptional in every way."
"This law firm has the most compassionate, kind and caring lawyers I have seen ever. Alan Wagner is an especially ethical and professional attorney. I believe all of the attorneys in this firm to be the same. I am so pleased to know of such ethical, knowledgeable attorneys in the Tampa Bay area."
Ms. Kimberly Clemons
"This has always been a firm of "super lawyers" even before there was "Super Lawyers."
Woody, a local attorney
"Outstanding law firm with the best lawyers in the country. We use and recommend them to our clients without reservation. Courteous, professional, and straightforward. They have justly earned the well-founded reputation as the best of the best."
Stephen, local business owner
"I could go on and on about Alan Wagner. I contacted him via his website and 30 minutes later I was on the phone with him himself….He walked me through the entire process and, what had taken years with another attorney, took care of everything in about 90 days."
"Jason Whittemore represented me for a wrongful bankruptcy dispute that required IRS tax knowledge and a substantial amount of money I owed to the IRS among several other complications. After consulting with 1/2 dozen attorneys or so, I realized this was a very specialized case that most attorneys were not willing to take or just not knowledgeable enough. I then met with Mr. Whittemore. He took my case. Mr. Whittemore is a sharp, very responsive, attentive, professional. He always politely spoke the facts. He kept me informed at all times. The end result was that we won. He is the sole reason for winning this unusual case. I highly recommend Mr. Whittemore and if I need an attorney in the future he is first on my list."
"Alan Wagner took our case when numerous other lawyers would not. Though he knew that his return on investment would be low, he was willing to accept the case on principle. My wife and I didn't even have time to stop celebrating the fact that someone was willing to take the case before he actually had it settled….[H]e got every dime returned to us, with the payment plan in place in a matter of days from accepting the case. I can't say enough about his professionalism, demeanor, and knowledge."
"I had the honor of working for this great Law Firm for 15+ years as the In-house Investigator. Their ALL was given in the representation of each and every client. It was a great education for me. I thank you for that honor."