About Attorney James Falls

James Falls graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Political Science & Sociology. In 2017, he graduated from the Florida State University College of Law with Honors. During law school, James was a certified legal intern with the Office of the Public Defender where he tried a range of cases from DUI to Attempted Murder – all before graduation.

Immediately upon passing the Bar, James served as a Federal Judicial Clerk, for the Honorable Mary Scriven of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. Eager for more trial experience, James later joined the Public Defender’s Office in Pinellas. As an Assistant Public Defender, James represented clients at every level of the adult criminal system. While managing a heavy case-load, James successfully defended his clients in trial on serious felony charges, such as Burglary, Abuse of a Disabled Adult, Resisting an Officer with Violence, Robbery with a Firearm, and others. As a rising star in our criminal justice system, James was recruited by numerous private defense firms before joining forces with Brett Metcalf in December of 2020.

Outside of work, James has a passion for all things food, whether it’s exploring restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, or planning trips out of town based on restaurants featured on Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives. James, is the self-proclaimed governor of flavor town, sorry Chef Fieri.

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Our success of the practice can be credited to our extensive litigation experience and focus on excellent client service…

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What Our Clients Are Saying

This firm is the real deal … James does not mess around when it comes to his clients. Very professional.
Adrian Reyes

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06.07.2021

“James Falls did an amazing job helping my son get some charges dismissed. He communicated with us and explained situations where we would’ve otherwise been clueless to maneuver the justice system. Highly recommend their service!”

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Sherri Albert

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05.20.2021

“This firm is the real deal … James does not mess around when it comes to his clients. Very professional.”

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Adrian Reyes

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01.20.2021

“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 and Sam, my husband and…

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Janice Luke

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11.19.2020

“This guy treated me like I was a paying customer. He didn’t give me his opinion, he got on the phone to two separate places and got answers. Very impressed. Great free consultation. Telicia Rose went above and beyond in…

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Lee Yates

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09.18.2020

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Samantha

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08.03.2020

“Brett is an awesome professional attorney! I highly recommend him. Great responsive time and needed information.I will be calling Brett anytime legal advice is needed!!!! GREAT JOB BRETT”

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Heidi Taylor

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07.07.2020

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Latisha Walker

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06.25.2020

“Mr.Metcalf was very quick to call me back for a consultation, even though it was just a consultation. I give him 5 stars for being quick to call me back, was very professional and informative he talked to me as…

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Anthony Garcia

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06.20.2020

“Great attorney.”

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Jesse P. (Big J)

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06.18.2020

“Excellent lawyer.”

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Shell 4evr

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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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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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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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08.08.2016

“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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08.14.2019

“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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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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08.10.2016

“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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08.12.2016

“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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08.13.2016

“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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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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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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04.06.2017

“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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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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04.09.2017

“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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04.10.2017

“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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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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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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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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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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Our Results
Men Resolve Sexual Abuse Claims Against Catholic Diocese After years of litigation and investigation, attorney Metcalf obtained confidential settlements for both young men.
Fentanyl Trafficking Dismissed The judge agreed to suppress the illegally obtained evidence, and the entire case was dismissed.
Armed Robbery – Declined to File We negotiated with the prosecutor, and they ultimately declined to file formal charges based on having such limited information.
Probation Violation Dismissed Prior to the final hearing, attorney Metcalf negotiated to have the probation violation dismissed.

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 James Falls. 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 Falls 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.