Florida Injury Lawyers

Whittel & Melton is a full-service Florida law firm dedicated to providing results in 3 distinct areas of the law. Our firm was founded upon and continues to excel in all Personal Injury cases, Car Accident and Wrongful Death tragedies with individualized and results-driven service. We also continue to be a statewide leader in providing aggressive expert defense of serious Florida state and federal criminal matters including White Collar crimes, DUI matters and all Appellate and Post-Conviction issues. Whittel & Melton is also a specialist in Labor & Employment matters including Unpaid Wages & Overtime, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, FMLA, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Protection and Qui Tam litigation.


Primarily working from our offices in Central Florida, St. Petersburg and Boca Raton, our staff of full-time personal injury, criminal defense and labor & employment paralegals, legal assistants and private investigators assist the Florida attorneys at Whittel & Melton.

Our lawyers include former State of Florida Prosecutors, former Assistant Attorney General, Florida State Defenders, retired military, and two Board Certified Specialists recognized by the Florida Bar. The two founding members of the firm are also former nominees for State and Federal office. Our Hernando County injury lawyers and staff are committed to meeting and exceeding our clients' needs and are available 24-hours a day to help our clients navigate the Florida legal system.


Whittel & Melton's success and reputation has always been based on high quality legal work, performed by well-prepared lawyers who are devoted to their clients.

Colleagues have lauded our attorneys as outstanding litigators by recognizing them in publications such as U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms, Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite attorney rankings. Lawyers in the firm have also been designated by Martindale-Hubble with an “AV” rating, the highest rating in that journal. Partner Jason Melton is a Life Member in the exclusive Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

The firm's growth and success is due in large part to the wide range of services and varied interests of our clients. Our Hernando County injury attorneys are proud to deliver a personalized and focused counsel to our many clients in Florida and Whittel & Melton remains dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term relationships in the communities where we practice.

Florida Personal Injury, Criminal Trial, and Labor Employment Lawyers

Being different means being both skilled negotiators and astute trial attorneys. At Whittel & Melton, we always work in the best interest of our clients, and many times that means negotiating a favorable plea bargain in Florida criminal court or reaching a financial settlement for our injured or discriminated clients. But, there are times where presenting a case to a judge or jury is the only way to achieve a favorable outcome for our clients. It is in these situations that our attorneys thrive and rise to the occasion.

Unlike many of our competitors, our firm is centered on the premise that properly handled cases are built with an eye towards trial from the very beginning. Our Hernando County injury lawyers excel in the courtroom because we are meticulously prepared.


With consultation offices throughout the state of Florida, our legal team is equipped to provide co-counsel services to attorneys and clients throughout Florida as well as the across the United States. It would be our pleasure to discuss co-counsel and/or referral arrangements on a case-by-case basis in Florida state and federal court.

Our firm routinely represents clients in the courthouses of Brooksville, Tampa, Bushnell, Gainesville, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Dade City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Inverness, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tavares, Bartow, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and throughout the state courtrooms of Florida and the Southern, Middle and Northern District Federal Courthouses of Florida.

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Client Reviews
This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services. E.S.
Great customer service. I was always kept updated on every new detail throughout my whole case. The staff made me feel very comfortable and confident in choosing their services. Highly recommend. C.B.
I have been to this office three different times and have not one complaint ! Always prompt and on point. I wouldn't pick any other office! R.S.
The staff was very attentive and answered all my questions regarding my criminal case. I was very pleased with the outcome and professionalism. C.V.
Could never see myself using any other law firm. My case was a difficult one it was handled with perfection and extreme professionalism. R.B.