Whittel & Melton, LLC is a full service Florida law practice with three main offices located in Spring Hill, St. Petersburg and Boca Raton with an emphasis on representing clients in all Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Wrongful Death tragedies, as well as all serious Criminal & DUI Defense, and expert representation of all Employment and Labor matters, including unpaid Wage & Overtime, discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower, FMLA, Qui Tam and many other causes of action, in State and Federal Court. The firm was formed when Gainesville & Ocala Attorney Robert G. Whittel and Spring Hill & New Port Richey Lawyer Jason M. Melton joined their respective practices to better accommodate their clients. Recently, the firm has quickly become a leader in the Labor & Employment sector behind the leadership of recently acquired Tampa and St. petersburg partner and Board Certified expert attorney Jay Lechner.
Primarily working from the Hernando, Pinellas and Palm Beach County offices, full time injury law, criminal defense and employment law paralegals, legal assistants and administrative staff, as well as private investigators and experts who work on a case-by-case basis, assist the ten total Florida lawyers at Whittel & Melton.
Our lawyers include former State of Florida Prosecutors, retired Assistant Attorney General, retired military, former State Defenders, former law enforcement and experience in two of the largest white shoe law firms in the country. The two founding members of the firm are in fact also former nominees for State and Federal office. Our lawyers and staff are committed to meeting and exceeding our clients' needs.
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. The firm's growth is due in large part to the wide range of services and varied interests of our clients. Our attorneys are proud to deliver a personalized and focused counsel to our many clients in Florida. Whittel & Melton remains dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term relationships in the different communities where we practice.
Our firm routinely represents clients in the courthouses of Brooksville, Tampa, Bushnell, Gainesville, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Dade City, Inverness, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bronson, Tavares, Bartow, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Key West and throughout the State of Florida.