Thomas W. Carey

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Clearwater, FL

Carey Leisure & Neal
 | 622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 727-799-3900
Fax: 727-674-4433
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Thomas W. Carey is driven to protect the rights of clients injured by the negligence of others. He handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and funeral home malpractice. He is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education in civil trial law. As senior partner of Carey & Leisure, Mr. Carey accepts clients in Clearwater, Florida, and in Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando counties.

Mr. Carey has a special interest in representing victims hurt in alcohol-related accidents, having tragically lost his wife to a drunk driver. He is actively involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving and is the past president of the organization's Pinellas County Chapter. Mr. Carey is also co-founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers in Tampa Bay.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in 1972, Mr. Carey earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, graduating cum laude. He went on to earn a Master of Laws degree in 1979, majoring in taxation, from New York University School of Law. Mr. Carey is licensed to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.

A strong commitment to legal ethics and quality representation has earned Mr. Carey the respect of his peers. He has the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he has been recognized numerous times in The Best Lawyers in America**. Additionally, Mr. Carey has served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at Stetson University College of Law.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Thomas Carey

Admitted: 1978, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1981
  • Florida, 1978
  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • Rhode Island, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1987–1997, Florida Justice Association
  • Litigation Chair, Funeral Service and Cemetary Malpractice, American Association for Justice
  • Elected, Florida State Delegate, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Clearwater Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • State Chairman, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 1986
  • President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Pinellas County Chapter, 1984 - 1985
  • Founding Member, Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID), Tampa Bay area
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pinellas/Pasco Boy Scouts of America, 1992–1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, Stetson University College of Law, 1987
  • Lecturer, Funeral Home and Cemetery Malpractice, The Dram Shop Act
  • Author: Florida Personal Injury Practice Forms, West Publishing, 1994

Educational Background:

  • Graduate Law Fellowship, New York University
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 1972
  • New York University Law School, LL.M. in Taxation, 1979
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Office Location for Thomas W. Carey

622 Bypass Drive
Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900

Fax: 727-674-4433

Thomas W. Carey:

Last Updated: 8/27/2019

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