About Our Firm

John Bales Attorneys is committed to promptly, efficiently, and aggressively meeting the needs of our clients and achieving quality results. We can help protect your rights and get you the justice you deserve. Through understanding our clients’ unique needs in an ever changing, complex environment, the firm strives to establish and maintain long-term, mutually beneficial attorney client relationships.

Our attorneys have over 164 years of combined experience in representing individuals like you. The firm is “AV” rated, the highest rating given by the lawyer rating service of Martindale Hubbell. We have represented many people and their businesses in Florida. Through a nation-wide network of attorneys, we are able to handle claims anywhere in the United States. To increase efficiency, over 20 client managers, law clerks, and administrative staff are employed. The firm has the capability to interface with our clients’ compatible systems, document imaging capabilities, and an in-house law library with computer-based legal research resources.


We are innovative and result-oriented when answering the wide variety of legal needs of our clients. Clients are kept advised of strategies to avoid or minimize the problems associated with litigation. Thus, resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration is encouraged when appropriate. However, when litigation is in our client’s best interest, our attorneys have extensive experience in providing effective representation in all phases of the litigation process, including appeals.

Our Areas of Representation

We have represented people in many types of claims when they have been injured or damaged. An auto, motorcycle, or truck accident can be overwhelming. Other types of improper conduct such as medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect should not be tolerated. If you have been a victim of a medical mistake or abuse, we can pursue the wrongdoer for damages caused by your injuries and suffering.

Insurance disputes caused by an insurance company unreasonably denying or delaying a claim can cause financial ruin. When, for example, your insurance company will not pay for your damage created by a devastating storm, sinkhole, and/or mold, we have experience dealing with an insurance company and recovering on your insurance claim.

Another important responsibility is helping our community. We try to give back to the community that we serve by contributing and participating in charitable causes and events. Our attorneys, case managers, and staff take part in safety programs for children, adults, and senior citizens. Members of our firm participate and hold leadership positions in a variety of civic, professional, and charitable organizations.

We believe that our values and commitment are as much a part of our success as the quality of our legal services. As a result, we enjoy longstanding relationships with our clients who, in turn, regularly recommend us to their friends, family, and associates.

Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers for a free consultation today.

Call us at (800) 225-5564 or complete the online consultation form.



What makes John Bales Attorneys different from many of the personal injury law firms you see on TV? It’s simple: we focus on people, not on getting our next case. It is our mission to treat every client with “Care. Quality. Respect.” This belief drives everything we do, as a firm and as individuals.

You are our priority. We understand how an accident can affect you and your family—you may be injured, out of work, or facing expensive medical bills. The physical, emotional, and financial toll of an accident can quickly overwhelm your thoughts and your life. Don’t spend another night worrying—focus on what matters to you, while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.


With John Bales Attorneys, you will not pay upfront legal costs or attorney’s fees. Our No Fee Promise means that we do not get paid unless money is collected for you. All of our clients receive efficient and effective service and legal representation—regardless of their ability to pay.

Count on John Bales Attorneys to fight for you. Let us focus on getting you the money you need…so you can focus on getting better.

Our Awards

If you are searching for the right law firm to help you with an injury accident, there are several factors to consider. Choose a law firm with a track record of success in injury cases, a history of satisfied clients, a firm with integrity and ethics, experience, and a law firm that puts clients first.

AV 2019 Rating Martindale hubbell
Over the two decades, our team of attorneys has been consistently recognized as some of the top injury attorneys in the Tampa area. Our firm founder and president, John Bales, has been continually rated as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Tampa and Florida. He recently received the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating for “Highest Level of Professional Excellence.” Mr. Bales has also been best ranked by his peers and clients as a “10 out of 10″ on AVVO.

Super Lawyers anniversary badge
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. John Bales has been selected to this prestigious list for the last 10 years.

Lexis Nexis personal injury attorney award
The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability based on evaluations of lawyers, other members of the bar, and the judiciary in the United States of America. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that an attorney’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The Naitonal Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization made up premier trial lawyers who hold superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Only a select few get chosen from every state.

Awards multi million dollar seals
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most respected groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Only attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements are granted membership. John Bales is a part of the less than 1% of U.S. lawyers who are members.

Awards bar associations Florida seals
John Bales is not only certified by the Florida Bar in business litigation, but also the Clearwater Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Florida Trends Legal Elite
John Bales was a recipient of the Florida Legal Elite trend. Attorneys who were recommended and respected by fellow lawyers were up for the award. Then a panel of past winners would examine each attorney based off their history and status of membership provided to them by the Florida Bar.