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Royce C. Haddad, Jr.

Royce Haddad

Mr. Haddad received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Political Science from the University of Rochester in 1991. While attending Stetson University College of Law, Mr. Haddad assisted in the research and editing of a Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publication entitled: Florida Environmental and Land Use Law, Volume II. Mr.Haddad graduated cum laude from Stetson in 1994 with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Upon graduation in 1994, Mr. Haddad became an associate in a litigation law firm concentrating solely on personal injury claims. As an associate, Mr. Haddad represented clients in complex injury cases including wrongful death. He actively represented clients from the initial case development through trial, including appellate work.

Along with starting his own law firm in Clearwater, FL in 1999, Mr. Haddad is also licensed to practice law in the States Ohio and Colorado. His affiliations include the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Federal Claims. His memberships include the Florida Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Florida Justice Association and American Association for Justice.

Gary J. Takacs

Gary Takacs

Mr. Takacs received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Michigan State University in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin in 1969. Prior to achieving his educational degrees, he served in the United States Army. Following law school, Mr. Takacs was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In 1976, Mr. Takacs became an Assistant United States Attorney, serving as a federal prosecutor with the Tampa office of the United States Attorney for the Federal Middle District of Florida. After eight years of prosecuting federal crimes, he was appointed Chief of the newly formed Civil Division. There he focused on civil litigation involving the United States and its agencies and employees, including representing the United States and its agencies in personal injury litigation, involving motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence lawsuits, forfeiture and foreclosure actions, and represented client interests in employment controversies.

Mr. Takacs entered private practice in 1995 and became involved in class action litigation on behalf of consumers. In 2000, Mr. Takacs opened his own office and concentrated on class actions lawsuits, injury law, counsel in foreclosure actions, and employment law issues. He proudly became affiliated with Haddad & Associates in 2012.

Adam J. Talley

Adam Talley

Adam Talley is a husband, father, and fourth generation Floridian. He attended Florida State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science, graduating with honors in 2006. He obtained his Master’s Degree from FSU in Applied Economics in 2007. He attended Stetson University College of Law, graduating with honors in 2015. Adam ranked in the top 10% of his class at Stetson Law, and was the first runner-up in the Phelps Dunbar Oral Advocacy Competition.

Prior to completing Law School, Adam worked in the Personal Injury field in Pinellas County for 6 years. Adam’s love for people and passion for plaintiff’s work drove his desire to work in the Personal Injury field as a Lawyer. He actively represents his clients from the initial case development through trial, including appellate work.

Adam is committed to helping clients get the treatment they need to recover from their injuries, and the compensation they deserve. He will work hard to resolve your case, and has the training and experience to take your case to trial if necessary. Adam’s memberships include the Florida Bar Association.

Ian Stanislaus Gómez
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Mr. Gómez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Before returning to Mercer to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mr. Gómez served with the Peace Corp in Honduras.

A Lakewood High graduate, Mr. Gómez grew up in the Tampa Bay area and returned after completing law school. Mr. Gómez worked as an associate attorney for local boutique law firms then opened his own law office in 2000, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury law. In 2014, Mr. Gómez joined with Haddad & Associates as a personal injury specialist.

Mr. Gómez has served locally on the City of St. Petersburg Charter Review Commission, as Board chair of ASAP for Suncoast Hospice, and as a fundraising supporter in numerous judicial races, political campaigns, as well as charitable and religiously oriented organizations. Mr. Gómez is also active in representing varied groups including the LGBT, Latin, West-Indian, and minority communities statewide. In addition, Mr. Gómez is well-traveled with over 40 countries thus far discovered.

Scott Marshall
Of Counsel

Scott Marshall

The son of a lawyer, Scott R. Marshall grew up in Missouri, but has always had a connection to the Tampa Bay area through his mother who was born and raised in Clearwater.  After studying abroad in both France and England, Marshall moved to the bay area in 1995.  He has four beautiful children — two sons and two daughters — who have proven to him that love is abundant and that the heart has an unlimited capacity for love and happiness, you just have to open it.

After a brief stint at a well-respected Clearwater law firm, Marshall opened his own firm in 1997.  During his 20 years of practice, Marshall has limited his practice to the representation of people and families who have suffered due the negligence of others, and to helping injured workers’ navigate the treacherous waters of the workers’ compensation system. Marshall graduated from Westminster College with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1990 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1994.

Marshall is on the Advisory Board for the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA and is involved with EndDD.org, an organization committed to ending distracted driving. Honors & Acknowledgments: Marshall has received an AV “Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the oldest peer review lawyer rating service.  He has a Superb 10.0 Rating from Avvo.com and he is a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Professional Affiliations: Marshall is on the Board of Directors of the Florida Workers’ Advocates; he is an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association; he is also a member of The Injury Board, The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers and Workers’ Compensation Sections, and the Clearwater Bar Association.


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