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Serving The Injured Since 1956

 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 & Bresler, P.A. 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. 

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability

Call 727-674-2335 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Drew Tanney

 Drew Tanney was born in Ft. Myers, Florida but raised in Clearwater graduating from Clearwater High School then attending the University of Florida and Georgetown Law School. His first job out of law school was with the prosecutor’s office in Cobb County, Georgia handling criminal jury trials and probation revocation hearings on behalf of the county. He then returned to his native Clearwater, Florida where he has exclusively engaged in the personal injury practice representing injured victims of negligence since that time.

Mr. Tanney has been married to Teresa Tanney for over 30 years with whom he has raised 4 children, a son and three daughters. He and his family have been active in their church and school activities. He remains very involved with his four children who are now grown and is a proud grandfather.

Member, Georgetown Law Journal, 1980-1981. Prosecuting Attorneys' Council, 1981. Assistant Solicitor, Cobb County, 1981-1983. Barrister, American Inns of Court, 1988-1990. Served on Board of Directors, Clearwater Bar Association.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Clearwater Bar Association - Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1988
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorney Tony Griffith

Tony Griffith is a native Floridian born in Jacksonville, and raised in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from Florida State University in 1983 and was selected to the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary. He also was the President of Theta Chi Fraternity and served as the President of the FSU Chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society.  In addition, he was selected for FSU ’s Gold Key Honorary Society and Order of the Omega. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1986, with Honors. He was also on the Board of the FSU Law Review and was selected to serve as an Article and Notes Editor.
 
Mr. Griffith was the recipient of the Clearwater Bar Association Ralph Richards Award for professional excellence and previously served on the CBA Board of Directors. The Barney Masterson Inn of Court for Pinellas and Pasco Counties also gave him the 2018 award for professionalism, ethics, civility and legal excellence known as “The Barney”.  He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Top Trial Lawyers in America, a national organization recognizing trial lawyers who have received jury awards in excess of one million dollars. He has been named as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has also been named as one of Florida's "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyer Magazine and has been selected by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's "Legal Elite". Mr. Griffith has achieved an AV rating, the highest possible, by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, for preeminence in legal abilities and ethical standards. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers among other associations.
 
He was previously in Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pinellas County, a former President of Pinellas Habitat for Humanity and is currently on the board of Springs of Hope Kenya, a Christian orphanage. He has enjoyed coaching and youth ministry as well as the joy of raising 4 daughters with his wife of over 25 years. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorney Ryan Bresler

 Ryan Bresler was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating from Northeast High School, he went on to the University of South Florida where he received his degree in Finance with a minor in International Business in 2003. He was selected a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, and was elected to the executive committee of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2006.

Mr. Bresler has served as Chair of the Clearwater Bar Association’s Civil Practice Section, the Chair of the St. Pete Bar’s Law Week Committee, and has been a director on the Clearwater Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association

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