Wesley T. Straw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

Emerson Straw, PL
 | 1101 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-369-8276
Fax: 727-821-1511
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Wesley T. Straw is a partner at Emerson Straw PL in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Straw handles catastrophic injury cases involving brain injury, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and wrongful death. His clients come from throughout the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater metropolitan areas as well as Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Mr. Straw has litigated numerous successful verdicts and settlements in catastrophic injury cases over the years. He provides personal attention to each client and has more than 10 years of experience helping those who have been hurt due to negligence receive compensation for their injuries. His achievements have earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa, Mr. Straw received his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. He served on the mock trial team and was a member of the law review. He gained practical legal experience by litigating civil matters for the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District after becoming certified by the Florida Supreme Court.

Following law school, Mr. Straw worked as a law clerk and associate attorney at a Florida-based firm. This role allowed him to develop his skills in the personal injury field, as he handled matters involving assault, child abuse, defective products and other catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Straw enjoys staying active in the legal community. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Civil Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability


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Rising Stars: 2010

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About Wesley Straw

Admitted: 2004, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://emersonstraw.com/about-us/


  • Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel
  • Lawyers of Distinction Award, 2018
  • Top Lawyers in Florida, The Legal Network, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • United States District Court, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Tampa, Bachelor of Science
  • Stetson Law School

Industry Groups

  • Florida Justice Association
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Office Location for Wesley T. Straw

1101 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-369-8276

Fax: 727-821-1511

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Last Updated: 10/7/2019

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