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Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A.

Tampa Magazine 2018 Top Lawyer Awardee

2018 #1 DUI Defense Lawyer in Tampa

About Attorney Brett Metcalf

Brett is a Tampa native who returned home after law school to serve the community he loves.

He started his career as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa. There, Brett prosecuted over 5,000 cases, including DUIs, domestic violence, drug crimes, gun charges, and RICO cases. Most importantly, he tried over 100 cases to verdict during his time as a prosecutor.

Armed with litigation experience and intimate knowledge of the criminal system, Brett opened his private criminal defense practice in 2012. Brett credits the success of his practice to his extensive litigation experience and his focus on excellent client service – evidenced by more than 90 five-star client reviews.

Brett remains active in the legal community through his service with Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. He was elected by his peers to a two-year term as a Director to the Board in 2016, and was recently re-elected to another two-year term in 2018.

In his free time, Brett has a passion for grilling/smoking meat on the weekend and spending time with family. He also dabbles in fantasy football in his free time – not the illegal kind, though.

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Brett credits the success of his practice to his extensive litigation experience and his focus on excellent client service…

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Brett is the best attorney I’ve ever had. I would recommend his services to anyone in need.
Pink Taylor

09.18.2019

“Brett is the best attorney I’ve ever had. I would recommend his services to anyone in need. Most lawyers just want the money, ignore your calls, and settle for deals. Not Brett! He answered and returned every call! Every penny…

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Pink Taylor

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08.14.2019

“He did an amazing job for me in Polk County! When I got involved in a situation that needed a criminal lawyer, I was terrified. Having only lived in Florida a few years, I was not prepared for the complexity…

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Lisa Welsh

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01.11.2019

“Mr. Metcalf is very knowledgeable, friendly, and on top of things. In the midst of my confusion and thoughts of the worst possible outcome, Mr. Metcalf took charge and handled the situation with professionalism and tact. I am very pleased…

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Sherry Violet

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08.06.2018

“Brett is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who is a straight shooter, hard worker, and always willing to go the extra mile to fight for his clients. I’ve had to use him two separate times and was more than pleased with…

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Ryan Belden

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06.19.2017

“Brett went far out of his way for my multiple cases and managed to keep me a free man even with all the charges that were put on me. 100% behind him from Plant City.”

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Issac Thomas

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04.10.2017

“If you’ve decided to scroll past all the other positive reviews and find yourself reading mine, I’ll start out by saying Brett’s the man. He handles business efficiently and professionally, with the clients’ best interests in mind at all times….

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Evin O

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04.09.2017

“Mr. Metcalf was there for me at the most difficult and life-changing time in my life. I was treated respectfully the whole entire process, despite my embarrassing and shameful mistake. He extended honesty and professional courtesy throughout my case, guiding…

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Sharley Lanigan

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04.08.2017

“Brett Metcalf is the best lawyer in the Tampa Bay area. He puts 100% into his work and goes far and beyond what you would expect out of a lawyer. If it wasn’t for Brett, my husband and I would…

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Janice Luke

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04.06.2017

“Wonderful experience with Brett Metcalf. If I had to do it again, I would not change a thing. It’s a good feeling when you know you’re in good hands and your attorney is genuinely concerned about the outcome of your…

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Gerald

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12.02.2017

“I have consulted with Brett on various issues and have found him to be excellent. He is very practical in potential outcomes on legal issues and very reasonable.”

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Albert Piccolo

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04.05.2017

“Brett helped me win full custody of my kids. Any and every question I had, he was right there to answer and explain the process. He was open and honest about the whole process. Extremely good price… and even better…

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James Woodson

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08.13.2016

“Brett Metcalf was the best experience that I’ve ever had with any legal professional! He was understanding, honest, and worked diligently throughout my entire DUI case I had several years back. Even with the odds stacked against me, he was…

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Nathan Hester

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08.12.2016

“Very knowledgeable and compassionate. I always felt like I could contact him with questions at any time. He was extremely thorough with information – I can’t stress that enough! I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone,…

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Christa Murray

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08.10.2016

“Brett Metcalf provides forward-thinking and effective legal counsel. I highly recommend Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A.”

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Annie Shipherd

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08.08.2016

“Brett Metcalf is a top-notch attorney. He also understands that preparation and hard work are keys to success. He possesses the knowledge, the insights, and the advocacy skills to put your legal woes in the past. Equally important, he follows…

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Charles Goddard

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08.08.2016

“In late 2015, I was in need of a lawyer who could help me. Looking on the internet and asking friends if they knew any great ones was looking pretty bad. Then my younger brother told me about a lawyer…

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Elijah Turner

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08.06.2016

“I could not be any happier with my experience with Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A. I would advise anyone who needs legal action to choose wisely and choose him for multiple reasons.”

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Marty McPhly

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08.06.2016

“Brett made the process as easy as possible for me on my end, letting me know all options and possible outcomes based on my choices. He was also very attentive and quick to respond to my questions.”

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Clay

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02.27.2019

“Extremely professional and clearly the sharpest tool in any toolbox. Set the tone in the courtroom. This has to be one of the best law offices in Tampa. Thanks, Brett.”

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Daniel Turner

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Average 5 out of 5 rating based on 44 Reviews
Our Results
Fentanyl Trafficking Dismissed The judge agreed to suppress the illegally obtained evidence, and the entire case was dismissed.
Not Guilty Verdict for 4th DUI As a result, the man saw no jail time, saved his license, and preserved his record and livelihood.
Woman Not Guilty of 1st DUI Based on the advocacy she received, the jury found her not guilty, and she was free to move on with no sanctions with her record intact.
Self Defense in Battery Trial We argued that he was actually defending himself at trial and the jury agreed to a not guilty verdict..

The possible consequences might be harsh, but working with an experienced criminal defense attorney will greatly improve your situation. Our goal will always be to have your charges dismissed, either through negotiation or pre-trial motions. If the charges cannot be completely dismissed, we will work to have them reduced or mitigated because a single incident should not define your life.

Our Approach Gets Results

Step 1

Schedule a Free Consultaion

Review your case with attorney Bret Metcalf. We’ll listen to what happened, determine how we can help, and offer guidance. If you decide to move forward, we’ll start working. If you decide not to hire us, that’s ok. There is no cost or obligation.

Step 2

Intervene Before Charges are Filed

Prosecutors do not move forward with every arrest. By taking an aggressive stance early with help from a criminal defense lawyer, and exploring alternatives, this can be a huge opportunity to avoid formal charges and forego any negative impact to your criminal record.

Step 3

Gather the Facts & Plan Your Defense

From police reports, lab reports, and witness statements, we will scrutinize all the relevant materials. If there was a mistake or oversight, we’ll find it. This can result in evidence being excluded or give you an edge in negotiations. Once we collect details, we’ll present an argument that benefits you.

Step 4

Admit You in a Pre-Trial Diversion Program

Many charges can be resolved through participating in pretrial diversion programs. They usually include a period of probation and/or community service, but are a path to having your charges dismissed and expunged.

Step 5

File Motions & Prepare for Court

Attorney Metcalf uses every resource to make the legal system work for you. Our extensive preparation will ensure improper evidence is excluded, and favorable statements are admitted. If an agreeable plea isn’t reached, we’ll hold the prosecution to its burden, and force them to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

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