Joseph A. Corsmeier is an “AV” rated attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of defense of attorney disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, and professional license and disciplinary matters before the Boards of the State of Florida. He provides expert analysis and opinion on conflict of interest and other attorney disqualification and legal malpractice issues and he testified as an expert in the Florida courts. He served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit from 1986 to 1990 where he prosecuted felonies exclusively from June 1987, and as Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar’s Department of Lawyer Regulation from 1990 to 1998. He also practices in the areas of estate planning and Medicaid qualification, workers’ compensation, and labor law.
Mr. Corsmeier is the author of numerous articles for various bar publications, has spoken at numerous local and statewide seminars on various topics, including ethics and professionalism, and was an instructor of legal ethics for paralegals at Rollins College until the Tampa campus closed. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State
University and his J.D. from Mercer University. He is admitted to practice in all Florida
Courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers,
and the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations.
Supreme Court of the United States Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Bar
The Florida Bar
Florida State University
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association (Professionalism Section)
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Clearwater Bar Association (1986-present) (Board of Directors 2004-2008) (President-Elect 2008-2009 for 2009-2010 term as President)
St. Petersburg Bar Association (1987-present)
The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee, (2007-present).
Law Office Management Advisory Services, Inc. Advisory Board (2007-present)
The Florida Bar, Law Student Education and Admissions To The Bar Committee (2005-2006)
Honors and Awards
Pro bono legal assistance through the Community Law Program: Certificates of Appreciation for “Outstanding dedication in providing pro bono legal services to the indigent of Pinellas County” 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998
Marquis' Who's Who In American Law, 14th Edition, 2005
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Professional Malpractice
- Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
- Worker’s Compensation
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