Paul L. Figueroa

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Paul was raised in Hillsborough County Florida. He graduated from Brandon High School where he was a Varsity Letterman for BHS’s nationally recognized wrestling program. After high school, Paul attended Florida State University and the University of South Florida. As an undergraduate, Paul was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and majored in Political Science. Paul received his J. D. in 2008. In his last semester of law school, Paul worked as a Certified Legal Intern with the 13th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender, where he was assigned to represent juveniles charged with Misdemeanor Offenses. After being sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar, Paul joined the 13th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender.

Over the next eight years Paul zealously and professionally represented indigent clients charged with a multitude of offenses. During his eight years at the Office of the Public Defender, Paul rose to the level of Felony Division Chief and was lead counsel in over seventy-five jury trials, including offenses ranging from DUI, Sex Offenses, Drug Possession and Trafficking, Homicides as well as juveniles charged as adults. In addition, Paul attended numerous certified legal education seminars, including the Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program, and Advanced Defender College. To this date Paul has litigated over one hundred and forty jury trials and continues to enjoy being appointed cases not only because he loves to help those in need, but he enjoys and excels in trial.

In the private practice setting, Paul expanded his practice of law, representing individuals who were injured in automobile accidents, investigations involving their professional licenses, being held under a Baker Act, and those dealing with substance abuse and their families.


U.S. Middle District

Florida Bar
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (TBTLA)
  • Florida Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • Board of Directors (Hillsborough County Chapter Representative)
  • Legislative Committee
  • Membership and Diversity Committee
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACDL)
  • Board Member
Florida Justice Association (FJA)
  • FJA Minority Caucus
Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Professionalism Committee
  • Pro Bono Service Recognition from the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Two Time Recipient of the Gideon Warrior Award presented by the 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
  • Recipient of the Extra Mile Award presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)

Paul L. Figueroa


806 E Jackson St.
Suite 1
Tampa, FL 33602


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(813) 902-7000