Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, PA

Firm Overview

Criminal Defense in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater established in February 2005.

Main Office
2202 N. West Shore Blvd
Suite 200
Tampa  FL  33607
  • (813) 288-4634
  • (866) 561-4185


Free Initial Consultation?
Free initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Our legal fees vary by the type of charge, the number of charges, and by the facts and circumstances of each case. We make every effort to set reasonable fees and to work with our clients to set up a plan that will allow then to afford our services. Legal fees can only be determined after sitting down with you, reviewing the case, and determining the best course of action. The initial consultation is free. Credit cards are accepted.
After determining your expectations we will be in a better position to quote a fee. Some clients want us to try and resolve the case early by intervening with the prosecutor in the hopes of having the charges dismissed or reduced. Other clients want us to negotiate the best possible plea or obtain their entry into a pre-trial diversion program. Some cases require intensive discovery, the filing of motions, multiple court hearings and possibly a jury trial.
Some attorneys use a "one price fits all" method in setting fees. We have chosen to evaluate each unique case and determine what each client's expectations are before setting a fee. We believe that you should not pay for services that are not needed on your particular case. We make every effort to be affordable without compromising service and results. When you're charged with a criminal offense, your good reputation, and often your future are on the line. This is a time when experience matters.
Hourly Rates
Cases are handled on a flat fee basis. Payment plans available.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 to 5:00 and Friday 9:00 to 4:00
Office Manager
Rosanne Hall
Emergency After Hours

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

I was interested in criminal law and doing trial work.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Our experience as long time former prosecutors gives us the inside track on how decisions are made by the prosecutor and what we need to do to help the prosecutor make decisions that are beneficial to our clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Tim Hessinger and Donald Kilfin handle every case together as a team.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients should always become as educated as possible on legal issues.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Our clients do not draft legal documents but they do prepare summaries of information that we use in preparing an effective defense.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

This is usually a very bad idea.

Timothy Hessinger

Tim Hessinger: State Attorney's Office 1990 - 2005
Donald Kilfin: State Attorney Office 2000 - 2006

Our experience as long time former prosecutors gives us the inside track on how decisions are made by the prosecutor and what we need to do to help the prosecutor make decisions that are beneficial to our clients.

Our vast experience as former prosecutors (21 years), our focus on criminal defense (we do not practice any other area of law) and our ability to effectively handle complicated criminal matters.

Personal interests:

Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Golfing

  • Bar Number: 863660
    Florida , 1990
  • Stetson University College of Law
    J.D. , 1190
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Trial Advocacy and Law Review
  • Furman University
    B.A. , 1987
    Greenville, SC
    Political Science, History, Japanese Studies

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