I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 36 years. I was born and raised right here in Tampa FL. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tigers Baseball organization.
During the baseball off-season, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top-level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation.
After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I began my legal education in Boston where I graduated at the top of my class earning my Juris Doctorate in law.
Nothing has come easy for me I've had to work hard all my life. So, when I say I get it, I do. Yet, the most important lesson in life came from my parents who instilled in me one simple truth, "We Must Always Treat Others, The Way We Would Want Someone To Treat Us or Someone We Love." Do that said my folks and you will be happier and have a more meaningful life.
Good resolutions to cases don't just happen, they come about because the client has a lawyer who truly cares. One who understands and knows how to apply the law. One who has worked with people from all walks of life. Lawyers often say going to trial is like rolling dice.
While it may be an unavoidable gamble you can better the odds of winning if you have an experienced attorney. I have learned how to recognize hidden clues people use to mask their true feelings.
I’ve discovered a key to understanding people. I call it, "the diverse situational personality”. Recognizing & more importantly unmasking hidden traits in people is critical in dealing with decision-makers. This is especially true in jury selection. I believe that before you can win a person or group over you must unlock certain hidden emotional buttons that trigger true feelings. Make no mistake, that’s exactly what I do best.