Mayberry/Rich, Tampa Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Grand Opening

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Attorneys Jason M. Mayberry and Jeffrey M. Rich today announce plans for the grand opening of Mayberry/Rich, a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm in downtown Tampa. The firm specializes in DUI, general Misdemeanor and Felony offenses, in addition to plaintiff's Personal Injury suits in the Tampa Bay area and its surrounding counties. Mayberry and Rich are former law school roommates that dreamed of opening their own law firm together and are seeing that dream become a reality today.

One of many things I will never forget in my tutelage under Judge Perry is him saying to me,

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Attorneys Jason M. Mayberry and Jeffrey M. Rich today announce plans for the grand opening of Mayberry/Rich, a Tampa, Florida Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood at 800 West Platt, the firm specializes in DUI, general Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses, in addition to plaintiff's Personal Injury suits in the Tampa Bay area and its surrounding counties.

For the former law school roommates, the opening marks the realization of plans long in the making. Jason Mayberry, originally from Atlanta, Illinois, completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State and Jeffrey Rich, from Youngstown, Ohio, completed his at the University of Michigan where he was a member of the 2000 Big Ten Champion football team. While in Law School, Rich was often on the Dean's List and served as a teacher's assistant for a legal writing and research class. Mayberry was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2006, and the Florida Bar in 2007. Rich was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006. The two remained in touch and never veered too far away from their dream of going into private practice together someday.

Following graduation and after serving as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Buddy D. Perry, senior circuit court judge of the 12th Judicial District of Tennessee, Jason Mayberry went to work for the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office, quickly becoming one of the most effective Prosecutors in the Circuit. While clerking for Judge Perry, Jason drafted numerous opinions for review, all being submitted for record, none being overturned on appeal. Upon completion of his clerkship with Judge Perry, Jason served as a law clerk for the nationally reputable AV rated firm of Butler, Vines, and Babb in Knoxville, TN. While at Butler, Vines, and Babb, Jason focused primarily in complex medical malpractice litigation and serious personal injury claims. His success would not go unrewarded as he was hired by one of the largest criminal defense firms in the Sarasota area. To date, Mayberry enjoys the designation as being one of the quickest hires into the private sector from the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office. While working both for the State Attorney's Office and in private practice, Mayberry tried and won numerous jury trials, in addition to countless successful motion arguments.

Jeffrey M. Rich, has spent his entire career representing individuals who have been charged with crimes by the state of Florida. Rich's career began in the 12th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office, representing hundreds of individuals charged with a wide array of crimes. As a member of the Public Defender's office Rich was named best advocate at a trial seminar attended by hundreds of criminal defense attorneys across the state. Prior to passing the Florida Bar, Rich served as a Certified Legal Intern at the 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office, working exclusively in the homicide unit. Following his tenure with the Public Defenders Office, Rich was recruited into private practice as an associate with the Law Office of Charles Harris, specializing in both State and Federal criminal defense. Rich was responsible for handling cases ranging from simple traffic infractions to complex first degree felonies. In a recent jury trial Rich tried the case to verdict, in which the jury deliberated only four minutes before returning a not guilty verdict. Throughout his career at the Public Defenders office and while in private practice Rich has earned a reputation as a trial attorney who zealously fights for his clients' rights, and is not afraid to go to trial.

"One of many things I will never forget in my tutelage under Judge Perry is him saying to me, "Jason, there is a right way, and a wrong way to practice law." Those words ring in my ears everytime I undertake a matter for a client. Jeff is someone who does things the right way, and someone I have a whole hearted trust in. Being able to open an office with one of your best friends, in an area you love is a dream come true for both of us. Though we are different in many ways, our differences compliment each other, to each and every one of our clients' benefit. When deciding where to open our doors, Tampa was a no brainer. We both love the area and the people and look forward to representing our clients to the best of our ability."

The law firm is also making a splash online as it launches its website, http://www.mayberryrich.com, designed by Internet Strategy firm Bayshore Solutions also located in Tampa, in conjunction with the grand opening.

About Mayberry/Rich
The Law Office of Mayberry/Rich specializes in criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury cases in the Tampa Bay area and its surrounding counties. The Tampa, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Mayberry/Rich have extensive trial experience and legal credentials that few firms can match. Visit Mayberry/Rich at http://www.mayberryrich.com.

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