Joseph T. Metzger

Tampa, FL
Phone: (813) 288-2650
Fax: (813) 288-2670

Joseph T. Metzger is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar. This certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, professionalism and ethics in practice. Joe has also been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment. It is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Joe has tried numerous jury trials to verdict. Joe is well respected by clients for his high percentage of defense verdicts. Joe’s primary focus has been in civil defense, including automobile and trucking liability, professional liability, products liability, premises liability and general insurance defense litigation. He also practices in the areas of medical liability and nursing home litigation.

  • AV Certification 
  • Lexis Nexis 
  • The Florida Bar 

Law School

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
    • Member of the National Trial Team, University of Miami School of Law Honor Council and Order of the Barristers
    • Managing editor of the University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

Undergraduate School

  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1992
  • United States Supreme Court

Mediation Certification

  • Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator

Additional Personal Details

  • Born: Coral Gables, Florida

Bar/Professional Association Involvement

  • Hillsborough County and American Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar; Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association (IALDA)

Practice Areas

  • Auto and Truck Negligence
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • Insurance Defense & Risk Management
  • Professional Liability/Professional Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

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