Client Endorsements

We can think of no better way to judge the excellence of our firm than by examining the testimonies and feelings of our former clients. At Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore, we measure our success one client at a time. Please feel free to peruse the endorsements below, posted by our clients on social media sites over the last several years.

Posted on May 05, 2020 on Google by Jules about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • I received a free consultation call from Mike McLaughlin regarding what I expected to be a legal malpractice case. Mike enlightened me on what constitutes such a case and explained why mine didn’t fit the criteria. He understood everything I laid out and expressed genuine compassion for my complex situation. He provided me with options that might help me and provided me with a much better understanding of the risks associated with each option. Mike probably doesn’t even realize how helpful he was and how valuable his consultation was to me. I highly recommend speaking to them if you feel you have a legal malpractice case.

Posted on April 26, 2016 by “A Very Appreciative Client,” about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “It is very difficult to write a complete review of Mr. Alan Wagner because no words exist to adequately describe his unmatched skill and compassion. However, I will attempt to do my best here…After being devastatingly injured from others’ negligence and faced with an extremely disadvantaged legal dilemma as a result, I came across Mr. Wagner’s website and made an office appointment with him. When we met, I was instantly struck by his polished legal acumen and his deep sincerity, but those were only simple indicators of his extraordinary expertise and dedication to seeking justice for his clients as well as to the integrity of the legal profession overall. Over the months that followed and as my attorney, he was outstanding in every way but of considerable noteworthiness was his near immediate responses in clearly addressing convoluted or unexpected changes in my case as it progressed through the legal process, or just to ease my personal anxiety in general, even while he was on vacation in another country. In handling my case, his diligence and empathy intensified during the most pessimistic and uncertain times, and he ultimately prevailed in ensuring the best possible results for me.”Getting seriously injured by another is frightening and traumatic in and of itself, the daunting legal process added to it can overwhelm an individual (and their loved ones) to paralyzing levels emotionally. If you have been seriously injured due to another’s actions, ensure you get strongest, kindest, most skilled, and advantageous legal representation available- call Mr. Alan Wagner … it would be impossible to find a finer attorney (or individual) anywhere.

Posted on Sept. 22, 2015 on Avvo by Laura about Attorney Kevin McLaughlin:

  • “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.”

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Aimee,  about Attorney Jason Whittemore:

  • “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.”

Posted on November 3, 2021 by Gabriella, about Attorney James Guarnieri:

  • James was recommended by one of my friend. I am from Europe and all of my family members live outside of US. The car accident was not my fault, so it was hard to accept, it could happen. To deal with everything in my life was difficult being a single Mom with a special needs son. When I decided to hire an attorney, I knew in my heart James will be the best for me. I was hopeless and scared when we started our journey together. From the first minute and even now, I felt like he is not just my attorney who works for getting paid, he was my friend and family in the same time. He made out of my case the best. I will be always thankful and grateful for him and also for his staff. Do not hesitate if you need an attorney, He would be your best choice as well!!!!

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Frances, about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “I was struck by a car while crossing the street. I wanted to settle the case out of court and went to a lawyer in my hometown in IN who referred me to another lawyer in Indianapolis. He, in turn, referred me to Mr. Alan Wagner in FL because of the different auto insurance laws in FL as opposed to Indiana. My husband and I met Mr. Wagner while vacationing in FL in February of 2015, a year after my accident. I didn’t want to sue and explained that to Mr. Wagner and he was so easy to talk to and began the process as soon as I left his office! I also had many contacts via e-mail with him throughout the past year and he answered my every question promptly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needed an excellent lawyer. He has a wonderful, professional work ethic and a great sense of humor. I am very honored to have had to opportunity to have him as my lawyer. Thank you very much for your wonderful help, Mr. Wagner!”

Posted on Nov. 17, 2015, on Avvo by Tami about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • “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.”

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Rick,  about Kevin Mclaughlin:

  • Mr. McLaughlin took the time to reply to my questions and concerns relating to a recent incident. I also like that he and the other attorneys in his firm have much experience in specific areas of the law.

Posted on March 15, 2017 on Avvo by Lucie, about Attorney Jason Whittemore:

  • “After receiving some horrific dental work, I turned to Jason Whittemore for assistance. He listened to my case, made suggestions and then took action! He was professional, attentive and knowledgeable. In addition, because he was able to settle the case without going to court, he didn’t charge me a penny! You can’t ask for better representation. Thank you Jason and team for all you have done for me.”

Posted on October 11, 2017 by anonymous, about Attorney James Guarnieri:

  • Mr. Guarnieri provided me with the best excellent service. My situation was handled with great quality, excellent professional services from the beginning to the end, and with results. The entire staff presented superb excellence at its best.

Posted on October 16, 2015, on Avvo by TB, about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “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.”

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Douglas, about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • “I hired Michael McLaughlin after being involved in a vehicle accident with injury. Michael was very easy to talk with and did not use legal verbiage but explained it very clearly and supported his concerns with clear documentation for my review. The entire time Michael kept me informed of the process and procedures and how each step was important my input and understanding would instrumental to the outcome of my case. His professionalism did not intimate but actually made me comfortable and confident i had hired the right person to protect my interest in this case were not minimized.”

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Mayra, about Kevin Mclaughlin:

  • We retained Kevin Mclaughlin to assist us with our auto claim. Throughout the process, Kevin and his staff listened and empathized with us. We have no doubt that it was because of Kevin that we received such a great settlement. Thank you for giving us our lives back. We retained Kevin Mclaughlin to assist us with our auto claim. Throughout the process, he and his staff worked diligently to resolve the claim while keeping us informed. We have no doubt that it was because of Kevin and his associate, Jim Guarnieri, that we received such a great results. Thank you!

Posted on Aug. 5, 2015, on Avvo by Andres & Christy, about Attorney Jason Whittemore:

  • “Jason demonstrated professionalism, honesty, strong character and work ethics handling our personal injury case. We strongly recommend Jason!”

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Helen,  about Attorney James Guarnieri:

  • Very thankful to have engaged Tampa attorney James Guarnieri. He was very detailed in evaluating my case, aspects of the police charge and explaining p e. outcomes. No hard sell, and the rate if he were to take the case laid out upfront. Mr. Guarnieri eventually got the charge dismissed altogether. I highly recommend his services.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2015 on Avvo by a client, about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “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.”

Posted on Nov. 17, 2015, on Avvo by <span>Tami</span>, about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • “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.”

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Andrea, about Kevin Mclaughlin:

  • Based on a phone consultation, I was impressed by Mr. McLaughlin. He’s bright, personable, a very good listener, and resourceful. Those traits seem to be vanishingly uncommon amongst lawyers I’ve spoken with, regardless of specialty… and at the risk of sounding cynical, of any professional, regardless of industry. If ever someone needed a recommendation for an attorney, I would strongly recommend speaking with Mr. McLaughlin first.

Posted on August 22, 2011 on Facebook by Woody, a local attorney,:

  • “This has always been a firm of “super lawyers” even before there was “Super Lawyers.”

Posted on July 23, 2015 on Avvo by Chris, about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “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.”

Posted on August 22, 2011 on Facebook by Stephen, a local business owner:

  • “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.”

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Suzi, about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • “Michael McLaughlin has been my attorney on my case for the last 3 years. He made a difficult situation much more pleasant to get through! He was available at all hours of the day and evening, had great follow up and kept me looped in on the status of my situation. Michael provided counsel as I had questions. He guided me and helped me understand all steps of the process. A case like mine can be emotional, Michael had a nice balance of legal knowledge, empathy, honesty and some humor where needed along the way. I can’t say enough great feedback about Michael. I will absolutely use him if I ever need an attorney again and would highly recommend him to others!”

Posted December 13, 2020 by Lori, :

  • We had hired Jason to represent us after being rear ended December 2019, my husband ended up with a severe whiplash and several bulging and herniated disk throughout his spine, he needed surgery to repair the major injuries in his neck. I was already disabled, my previous injuries were aggravated because of the accident. We were not aware of any specialist in our area and asked Jason if he knew of a good doctor, we were very satisfied with the recommendation that Jason gave us, this doctor did surgery on my husband’s neck that did relieve the pain. Jason and his paralegal were amazing, they always kept us informed and kept in contact with us to see how we were doing, any questions or concerns we had were always answered promptly. Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore is a very professional, knowledgeable law firm and Jason Whittemore and his paralegal are the best in what they do, if the occasion ever occurred where we needed another attorney, Jason Whittemore would be the only one we would consider. Besides Jason and his paralegal being a great team in the legal world, they also became a great friend to both of us.

Posted on November 26, 2012 on Facebook about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “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

Posted on August 19, 2011 on  Facebook by Fred Thomas:

  • “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.”

Posted on January 3, 2012 on Avvo by Chris about Attorney Alan Wagner:

  • “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.”

Posted February 24, 2017 by John, about Attorney Michael McLaughlin:

  • Michael’s name was provided to me from a close friend, so I realized immediately that this will be a great choice for my case. Everyone knows word of mouth from a close friend or family member for any type of service is solid. This was evident when I first met Michael 4 days after my accident when he arrived at my private residence. I reached out to him via phone call when I got home from the hospital and he wanted to come to my house the next day to get started – no time was wasted. He was very empathetic, down to earth, and honest with me and my wife concerning what to expect in the next 6 months with my case. He was spot on relating to expectations and what he could make possible in my favor to ease my stress as the months passed. He was devoted and hardworking along with his legal assistant Sharon keeping me aware of the progress of my case and relentless in reducing my medical bills and battling with the insurance companies. Michael also unexpectedly and drastically reduce his fees in order to provide us with additional funds we honestly never expected to obtain. He received an Excellent Rating because he earned it – Thanks Michael for what you accomplished for me and my family. High Recommended!