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Claire Hancock

personal injury attorney Claire Hancock

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About Claire Hancock

Since 1991, Claire Hancock has helped Tampa injury victims get back their lives after accidents involving wrongful death, auto accidents and slip-and-fall injury cases. As a wife and mother of two young adult daughters, Claire brings a compassionate perspective to exceeding the expectations of our clients.

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  • Licensed to practice law in Florida and Washington, D.C.
  • Florida Bar: Editorial Board of Florida Bar News  and Florida Bar  Journal
  • North Tampa Bar Association
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association
  • Florida Justice Association, Women’s Caucus
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Mattie Belle Davis Society
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • North Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Hernando County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hernando County Bar Association

Claire is honored to serve for her fourth year on the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal. She has been published three times in the Florida Bar Journal with her book reviews of “The Fight to Vote” by Michael Waldman (March, 2018), “The Political Determinants of Health” by Daniel E. Dawes (September/October 2020), and “Democracy for Dollars” by Richard Jacobs (September/October 2022).

Claire has been featured on CNBC.com in “Game-Changing Multitasking Tips from People Who Work 80-hour Weeks” and is a guest blogger for other personal injury law firms. She also is proud to have given a lecture at the Florida Justice Association's 2020 “The One (Wo)Man HR Department For Your Small PI Law Firm” speaking engagement.

Claire is grateful to have been a Master with the Tampa Bay Inn of Court, which is an association of judges, lawyers and law students who share a passion for professional excellence. Monthly meetings outside the courtroom and pressures of daily practice allow members to experience significant educational experiences while building and strengthening professional relationships.

As a member of the FJA’s Women’s Caucus, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Claire is provided with the unique opportunity to promote and raise the profiles of other “lady lawyers” and network with other women entrepreneurs.

What our clients say

Client Testimonials & Reviews

“Both Michael and Claire have been prompt in returning my phone calls – this is something that is so exceptional, since with other attorneys, I’d waited days and weeks before they answered me. I’ve received good legal advice on my concerns, and if they can’t help me, they always refer me and my friends to someone who can. Michael and Claire are my first choice. Also, their receptionist is always so pleasant. Keep up the good work.”

— E.D. of Beverly Hills, Florida

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Current Associations & Memberships

  • North Tampa Bar Association
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association
  • Florida Justice Association, Women’s Caucus
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • North Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Former Associations & Memberships

  • Master with the Tampa Bay Inns of Court
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Mattie Belle Davis Society
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

  • Florida Bar Free Legal Answers
  • Community Food Pantry

Legal Expertise: Lectures & Publications

  • “The Fight to Vote” by Michael Waldman (March 2018)
  • “The Political Determinants of Health” by Daniel E. Dawes (September/October 2020)
  • “Democracy for Dollars” by Richard Jacobs (September/October 2022)

Education

Claire was born and raised on the beaches of Treasure Island, Florida. She is a graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic High School. In her free time, Claire enjoys distance running and open water swimming, as well as other outdoor activities with her husband and two daughters, Hannah and Grace, such as snow skiing, saltwater fishing, and mountain biking.

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctor- 1991
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • Washington, D.C., 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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