Brian L. Shrader

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Tampa, Florida

Shrader, Mendez & O'Connell
Brian L. Shrader
Shrader, Mendez & O'Connell

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Class Action & Mass Torts, Consumer Law; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2008

Education: Florida Coastal School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

Shrader, Mendez & O'Connell

612 West Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606 Visit website


Attorney Brian L. Shrader is the founder and owner of Shrader Law in Tampa, Florida. Serving the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay region and all across the state, Mr. Shrader has more than 11 years of total legal experience, and he provides stellar representation and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

·       Criminal defense for all types of felonies and misdemeanors, including DUI, drug crimes, white collar crimes and more

·       Consumer protection from harassing and abusive debt collection efforts

·       Business disputes involving breaches of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, and other serious matters

·       Class actions

Prior to establishing his own private practice, Mr. Shrader led a successful career as partner with several other prominent law firms as well as a criminal prosecutor in Florida. As a prosecutor, he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system from both side, which helps him devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. A veteran of more than 1,000 criminal cases, he has obtained a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients.

Equally effective in other legal areas, Mr. Shrader has assisted numerous commercial clients with protecting their rights and interests in the face of complex, high-stakes litigation that threatened to undermine their operations. He has also earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for consumers dealing with overwhelming debt who are receiving harassing phone calls from creditors or have been victimized by a corporation's questionable business practices.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Shrader completed a Capitals of Europe Summer Session at Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, where he gained notable experience with the International Criminal Tribunal and the International Court of Justice. He then returned to the United States and attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. While there, he was an active member of the Moot Court and received his certificate in international law.

Honored for his professionalism and service, Mr. Shrader has earned an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings from his peers. He is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

*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

Criminal Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Consumer Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Consumer Protection, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Fraud, Identity Theft, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Murder, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Tax Evasion, Theft, Trucking Accidents, White Collar Crime, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2008, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Defender of Consumers
  • Superlawyers Rising Star
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
Educational Background:
  • University of Miami, B.A., Marine Affairs – Major: Biology, Economics and English Double Minor

Office location for Brian L. Shrader

612 West Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-445-7885


1 Year Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

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