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Thomas W. Carey - Clearwater, FL

622 Bypass DriveSuite 100 Clearwater, FL 33764

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Updated: 04/01/2020

Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer


Thomas W. Carey is the founding partner of the Clearwater firm of Carey & Leisure. Following the tragic loss of his wife, Joni, to a drunk driver, Mr. Carey served as the State Chairman for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 1986 and was the Pinellas County President from 1984 to 1985. He continues to be actively involved in the organization and was co-founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) in the Tampa Bay area.


About Thomas W. Carey

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cemetery Malpractice
  • Funeral Home Malpractice


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • Rhode Island, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Other Affiliations

  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Association for Justice, Florida State Delegate (Elected)
  • American Association for Justice, Funeral Services and Cemetery Malpractice (Litigation Chair)
  • Florida Justice Association, 1987 - 1997 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 1985 - 1986 (State Chairman)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Pinellas County Chapter, 1984 - 1985 (President)
  • Pinellas/Pasco Boy Scouts of America, 1992 - 1994 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID), Tampa Bay area (Founding Member)


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1979
    Honors: Graduate Law Fellowship
    Honors: Awarded Distinguished Service Award, June 2010
    Major: Taxation
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1972

Past Positions

  • Carey & Hilbert, 1996 - 2000
  • Carey & Florin, P.A., Founding Partner, 1985 - 1996
  • Perenich & Carroll, P.A., 1980 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Pinellas/Pasco Boy Scouts of America, 1992 - 1994

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, Stetson University College of Law
  • Lecturer, Funeral Home and Cemetery Malpractice, The Dram Shop Act


Other Sources of Feedback About Thomas W. Carey

Included on the 2023 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Florida Super Lawyers list

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  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Miami Herald's Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, 2006 - 2010
  • Tampa Bay's Best Lawyer Personal Injury, Tampa Bay Magazine, July/August 2008 Edition, 2008
  • Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Office Information


622 Bypass DriveSuite 100 Clearwater, FL 33764

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Florida Personal Injury Practice Forms, West Publishing Company, 1994

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