Tampa Lawyers for Consumers and Small Businesses 

Serving Wesley Chapel, Carrollwood, Lutz, Westchase, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater

If you are a small business owner with a commercial dispute or a Florida consumer facing aggressive debt collection or garnishment, you need trusted legal counsel. With over 15 years of legal experience, we are skilled litigators who know how to best protect your interests. Whether you need a business, commercial litigation, consumer, defamation, intellectual property, or family law appellate attorney, we will work with you closely to achieve the just result you deserve. 

What We Will Do For You

Business Contracts

Well-drafted contracts protect your business, and keep you out of trouble. We can review, draft, and negotiate contracts. We can also advise you on hiring and termination, and non-compete, severance, and employment agreements.

Business Litigation

It takes work to build and maintain a thriving business. Unfortunately, a bad deal, a dispute with a competitor, or a falling out between partners can have disastrous financial consequences. When litigation is on the horizon, we’re here to help. Whether it’s breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud or misrepresentation, shareholder rights, or theft of trade secrets, we will work hard to get you the quickest possible resolution so you can return to business as usual.

Defamation, Privacy & IP

We believe in protecting individuals’ reputations and right of privacy. If you have been defamed online or have had your privacy violated, including through revenge porn, contact us right away. We also defend publishers and individuals sued for defamation. We handle intellectual property infringement (trademark and copyright) and media, First Amendment, unfair competition, and trade secret cases.

Debt Collection Harassment & Credit Reporting Errors

We represent consumers whose rights have been violated through debt collection harassment, credit reporting errors, and wrongful background check procedures. We can help you stop annoying collection calls, correct billing & credit reporting errors, and recover damages if you’ve been illegally harassed about a consumer debt. We can also help you if you’ve been denied a job because of a background check error.

Garnishment Defense

If a creditor is attempting to garnish your wages or bank account, you need to act fast to protect your rights. You may be entitled to a claim of exemption. Whether it’s a medical, credit card, or student loan debt, we will file the necessary documents and represent you at the hearing. We can also negotiate with the creditor to settle the judgment for less than you owe.

Family Law, Probate & Civil Appeals

We handle civil appeals, including family law, probate, and commercial. We appeal final judgments of dissolution of marriage when there has been an unjust distribution of the marital assets or an unjust order of permanent alimony. We also appeal orders on time-sharing, child custody, or visitation. You can count on a persuasive appellate brief and oral argument and compassionate guidance throughout the process.

We Fight For You & Your Future

in State & Federal Courts throughout Florida

We Put You First 

Floridians, with nearly 15 years of experience in business and consumer law, you can trust us to handle your unique legal needs. Consumers and large and small businesses count on us to give them sound advice and aggressively fight for their interests. You, your family, and your success are important to us. We look forward to helping you! 

We will go above and beyond for you and your case. Let us help you achieve the results you deserve.” 

Janelle A. Weber,   FoundING PARTNER

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News & Publications

keeping you up to date on our firm and legal developments

Child Support: Reimbursable Expenses as Income

In this week’s family law appellate blog, the Second District Court of Appeal directed a trial court to recalculate the parties’ child support obligations in light of the court’s exclusion from the mother’s income all of the automobile expenses paid by her business. The case is Mikhail v. Mikhail, Case No. Case No. 2D18-2153 (filed September 20, 2019). Trial Court Evidence was submitted at trial that showed the mother owned a company that reimbursed all of her automobile expenses, incurred both for business purposes and personal…

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Always Check Your Explanation of Benefits

This week, we’re featuring several New Year’s resolutions you can implement now to help control your healthcare expenses. Insurance companies, hospitals, and medical providers sometimes make claim and billing errors. These mistakes can have serious consequences. The first step in uncovering these errors is checking your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). After receiving medical treatment, you will receive an EOB from your insurance company. The EOB will come in the mail or, if you signed up for electronic notifications, you will receive…

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Garnishment of Federal Tax Refunds

Tax Refunds and Garnishment You may be expecting a federal tax refund. But will you actually get it if you owe money to creditors? Manta Law, a Tampa Bay boutique firm representing individuals and consumers in a variety of matters, wants to make sure you’re informed about how the law of garnishment applies to federal income tax refunds.  Garnishment by Federal and State Agencies Under the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), federal and state government agencies may collect outstanding debts…

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Janelle Weber Appointed to Technology Committee

The Florida Bar has appointed Manta Law founder Janelle A. Weber to its Committee on Technology for the 2020-2021 Bar year The role of the committee is to assure that Florida lawyers have necessary technology tools and educational assistance. Ms. Weber has been a member of the Florida Bar’s Consumer Law Protection Committee since 2019. Ms. Weber is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) certification. Ms.…

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From Our Clients

Attentive, Easy to reach and a great listener.
Mrs. Weber was on point from day one. She
would regularly follow up when anything came
up or changed and more importantly retuned
every call promptly. Don’t let her quiet demeanor
fool you. when it comes to her clients, She is a beast.

Jim Blake ,

I hired Janelle Weber to handle a legal issue with my business and will continue to use her services for all of our legal needs. I trust her expertise, and her straightforward style makes her very easy to work with

Beth Ann Drake ,

★★★★★ via Google
This firm is the best!

I just settled a case using this firm, Ms.Weber is a pleasure to work with, she kept me informed of the case as things progressed, worked for my best interest and got me a good outcome. Thank you Janelle and associates

Donald via Avvo ,

★★★★★

How It Works

Let's Get Started

To request a free consultation, please call, email, or message us. You can also complete the form to the right. The first telephonic meeting helps our professionals pinpoint the main issues in your matter.

We will email you a legal services agreement that will outline the scope and terms of the representation. After signing the agreement and returning it to our firm, we will start working on your case. 

Conducting research is an essential part of preparing your case. We may ask you to complete a questionnaire and send us documents. Our attorneys will closely review your information, identify which claims you have, and who is responsible to make things right. 

We may contact the other party and demand that they resolve your claim out of court. If negotiations are successful, you may sign a settlement agreement and receive compensation. 

If pre-suit negotiations do not resolve your matter, we will prepare a Complaint and file suit in Florida state or federal court. We will serve the other party, begin discovery, and prepare your case for mediation and trial. 

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3808 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3808 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
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