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Manuel E. Penton Jr. - Clearwater, FL

2123 NE Coachman RoadSuite B Clearwater, FL 33765

Updated: 10/28/2021

Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer


I am a native Floridian. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. My parents both speak Spanish and as a result I am fluent in the Spanish language as well. After graduating from high school, I attended Hillsborough Community College and earned an AA. I then attended the University of South Florida where I received a bachelor of arts in Political Science. I attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana and in 1985 earned my law degree...

About Manuel E. Penton Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member)
  • Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015 - Present


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985
    Honors: Law School Clinic Student of the Year, 1984-1985
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1980
    Major: Political Science
  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida, 1977
    Major: Liberal Arts & Pre-Law

Past Positions

  • State Attorney's Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1989 - 1991
  • State Attorney's Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1985 - 1989

Classes and Seminars

  • Blood, Breath and Tears (DUI) Annual Seminar, FACDL, 1995 - Present


Office Information


2123 NE Coachman RoadSuite B Clearwater, FL 33765


  • (727) 442-6600

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sun - Sat: Closed

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