Mike Hancock


People involved in serious accidents experience loss and often don’t know what to do next. Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Mike Hancock has dedicated his career to handling the recovery process for his clients so that their lives can get back to normal.

Mike has excelled in personal injury litigation for over 30 years and even though that’s earned him numerous professional honors, what’s most important to him is meeting directly with you and his commitment to giving you peace of mind.

Mike Hancock

After several years handling claims for the insurance industry, Mr. Hancock founded Hancock Injury Attorneys in 1996 with a clear understanding of the insurance industry and how to obtain the best results for his clients. Mr. Hancock graduated from the University of Florida and South Texas College of Law. Mr. Hancock is a second generation Tampa native. Among other charitable organizations for which he volunteers, Mr. Hancock serves on the Board of Directors of the North Tampa Bar Association and has been elected as President for the past two years. Our personal injury law firm serves clients in Tampa, as well as all counties in West and Central Florida, and throughout Florida.

During his first eight years of practice, Mr. Hancock was an attorney at two large insurance defense law firms representing, defending, and completing many jury trials for insurance companies including Allstate, State Farm, Geico, the Travelers, and several Fortune 500 companies in personal injury and wrongful death cases. During these eight years, not only was he trained by some of the best attorneys in the country, he was made privy to the insider secrets and inner workings of how insurance companies defend and evaluate personal injury claims. He was also taught the insurance company tactics used over and over again to minimize the amount paid, or to completely avoid paying legitimate personal injury claims made by otherwise responsible and kind people from our community.

In 1996, after representing insurance companies for eight years, and having gained an insider knowledge of the insurance industry, Mr. Hancock left a successful insurance defense firm and founded Hancock Injury Attorneys. Using his knowledge of insider secrets of the insurance industry, he has been devoted exclusively to representing the injured in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

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Mike’s Honors Include:

  • “AV – Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers 2021 by U.S. News & World Report
  • “Superb” 10.0 rating by Avvo
  • Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers
  • Named as one of Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers


Client Testimonials & Reviews

“All I can say is what a cool guy!” Last year I had a car insurance claim that I thought was over and done with. Last month I got a letter from my insurance company that I didn’t understand. I took the letter to Mike Hancock , who wrote a letter on my behalf to my insurance company requesting them to make sure that matter settles within my policy limits. I would have had no idea how to do this on my own or to even know what should have been done. Thank you Mike for helping to ease my mind.

— P.S. of Tampa, Florida More Testimonials & Reviews


Throughout his legal career, Mr. Hancock has lectured to other Florida attorneys, legal professionals, and insurance adjusters about handling and litigating every aspect of personal injury cases, motor vehicle accident cases and dog bite claims. Some of the more recent continuing legal education seminars he has lectured at include the following:

  • NBI “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish: Understanding the Law of Damages” (Tampa, Orlando 2018)
  • NBI Judicial Forum Moderator, “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation” (2017)
  • Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish (2014)
  • Case Intake, Pre-Suit Investigation In Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation (2014)
  • Discovery Techniques For Personal Injury Litigation (2011)
  • Automobile Cases, from Start to Finish (2008)
  • A Practical Refresher On Litigating The Florida Auto Injury Case (2005)
  • Trying The Automobile Case In Florida (2004)
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Carrollwood Bar Association (Board of Directors 2011-2015, President 2016-2017, 2017-2018)
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Super Lawyers of Florida, 2011 – present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 – present
  • AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 – present
  • Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 – present
  • Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator, 2002 – present
  • North Tampa Bar Association, President 2016-present
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association, 2010 – present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 – present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1991 – present
  • The Order of Barristers, 1987 – present
  • North Tampa Bar Association, Member, 2007 – present
  • North Tampa Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2015
  • Florida Justice Association, 1996 – present
  • Trinity School for Children, Board of Directors, 2009 – 2011
  • Trinity School for Children, PPA, 2005 – 2007
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1994 – 2006
  • American Bar Association, 1988 – 2006
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys- Florida, 2016
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm- Law Firm 500, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers- National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated- Law Info, 2013
  • Carrollwood Civic Association – Board of Directors, legal counsel, 2006-2016
  • North Tampa Bar Association – Board of Directors, President
  • Trinity School For Children (a Hillsborough County charter school) – Board of Directors 2009-2011
  • University of Florida, Lake Watch – volunteer (Lake Carroll)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Carrollwood Civic Association – Legal Counsel, 2006 – 2017
  • Trinity School for Children – PPA and Board of Directors, 2005 – 2011
  • North Tampa Bar Association – Board of Directors, 2011 – present


Mr. Hancock received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1983 and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1987. Michael is a second-generation native of Tampa. He is a graduate of Jesuit high school. In his free time, Michael enjoys outdoor sports with his family and friends such as golf, fishing, water skiing and wakeboarding, and mountain biking.

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas Juris Doctor – 1987
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • Texas, 1988
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District Of Florida