P.O. Box 311603, Tampa, FL 33680

Our Main Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested or face serious criminal charges, enlisting the Tampa criminal defense lawyers at Shrader Mendez & O’Connell could be the best decision you will ever make.…

Personal Injury

Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people in Florida are injured every year in personal injury accidents. If you get injured because of another person’s negligence, you do not want to…

Consumer Protection

  Consumer Protection Businesses, especially in the financial industry, often engage in abusive and harassing tactics aimed at consumers that violate federal and Florida laws. These bad actors are driven…

Business Litigation

  Business Litigation Even small family businesses in Florida can sometimes find themselves facing legal actions. According to Mary Juetten from Forbes, many small businesses get shut down because they…

Qui Tam/Whistleblower

Each year, the state and federal governments lose billions of dollars to fraud, waste, and abuse. In a bid to recoup this money and encourage proper appropriation of funds in…

Mass Torts / Class Action Lawsuits

The terms “class action” and “mass torts” are often used interchangeably, or perhaps more accurately, mass tort actions are often called class actions. Both legal actions have similarities:  Plaintiffs are…

Attorneys Fee Litigation

Shrader Mendez & O’Connell is one of the few Florida law firms that has focused on both pursuing and defending prevailing party attorneys’ fee litigation on behalf of other firms…

Bankruptcy Trustee Representation

Shrader Mendez & O’Connell specializes in representing bankruptcy trustees in asset recovery actions ranging from personal injury, Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act claims, RESPA violations, fraudulent transfers, overbilling by debt…



At Shrader Mendez & O’Connell, we understand that a legal problem can be the most important issue in your life. Our skilled litigation attorneys will listen to all the facts in your case, help you understand your options, and build a strategy customized for your future success.

Our team has been aggressively fighting for clients in Tampa and throughout Florida for over a decade. We know the courts, the process, and have handled cases ranging from marijuana to murder and car accidents to class actions. Our team has the experience and is top rated by our past clients and peers.

If you have been financially harmed or subjected to criminal allegations, call our office today for a free consultation and case evaluation. You will speak with our attorneys and we will answer all your questions. Do not attempt to navigate the legal system alone, the right attorney matters. Call Shrader Mendez & O’Connell today at (813) 360-1529.



Shrader Mendez & O’Connell represents clients throughout the state of Florida from our office in Tampa. Our attorneys handle cases in both state and federal courts including at a trial level, appeals, and within adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

Your future is what matters to the team at Shrader Mendez & O’Connell. We pride ourselves in listening to our clients and helping remove the pressure you and your loved ones are feeling by answering questions and discussing the justice system in detail. Once we are hired as your attorneys Shrader Mendez & O’Connell will start aggressively fighting for your rights, freedoms, and future. We are your legal team. Call us today.

News & Updates


Understanding Restraining Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

A Florida court may issue a restraining order when they have reason to believe the safety of an individual is at risk. Florida Statute Section 741.30 provides legal protection against domestic violence in the form of a restraining order (technically known as an injunction).  If the person accused of domestic violence violates the restraining order, there can be severe legal…

Everything You Need to Know About Failure to Appear

When an individual is legally required to show up for a court date and doesn’t appear, the judge might choose to issue a failure to appear (FTA) bench warrant.  Regardless of the reason, an FTA can have serious consequences.  What Happens if You Get an FTA in Florida? The consequences attached to an FTA can depend heavily on the reason…

Differences Between Indeterminate vs. Determinate Prison Sentences

People who are sentenced to prison typically have one pressing question on their mind: when will they be released? The answer is often unclear, partly because not all courts have to give a precise answer. Whether one does depends on the court’s decision to impose a determinate or indeterminate sentence. What Is an Indeterminate Sentence? An indeterminate prison sentence does…


The Team at Shrader Mendez & O’Connell is built with our clients as our focus. All attorneys and support staff understand we are here to help our clients through a legal event that is changing their life. It does not matter if it is a criminal, business litigation, consumer protection or personal injury case, we have a diverse team of attorneys that focus your legal matter. Please call us today with any questions.


ATTORNEYSBrian L. ShraderMANAGING PARTNERBrian Shrader is the founder of Shrader Mendez & O’Connell. His focus is on litigation and trials relating to all of the firm’s four practice areas. Brian has an AV Rating by Martindale Hubble, reflecting the highest rating by his peers and judges. In addition, Brian was selected as a multiple-year Superlawyers Rising Star, an honor reflecting a peer review rating in the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40. As a respected trial attorney, Brian has been hired by other law firms to consult…


STAFFCasey FriedlanderCasey Friedlander was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York.  She attended the University of Tampa where she graduated early with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and minors in Law, Justice & Advocacy, and Speech.  During her undergraduate studies, Casey successfully participated in the American Moot Court Association’s regional competition, where she advanced to the finalists.  Casey also spent time volunteering as a peer tutor in the University of Tampa’s center for public speaking and worked as a summer intern at…


Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

The team at Shrader Law did an exceptional job of handling my case. The cliche dishonest lawyer stereotypes cannot be used at all to describe Shrader Law. The team was entirely honest with me and advised me along the right path for my benefit, even though going on a different path may have won them more income. Most importantly, they won the case for me in a very short amount of time compared to what was predicted. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience with Shrader Law. I felt confident and informed throughout the process.



Very to the point in defending whatever is attempting to harm you.



He was respectful and incredibly responsive to my situation. Very skilled and was able to take care of things allowing for me. Since I have never needed legal help before he put me at ease and made things the best they could be given the circumstances. I would highly recommend Brian if you are ever in need and feel at a loss as to where to turn.



Brian Shrader & his team have expanded from Criminal Law, for which they served their clients well & with respect to the legal system, into a one-stop, legal shop. All under one roof, meet a well established, top notch Attorney in just about ANY area of the law. (Including copyright law) There are so many crooked lawyers out there. Visit a local Tampa Firm with the tenacity & integrity YOU NEED for a positive outcome! For real.


The Best Law Team I Could Have Asked For

It is with great pleasure and pride that I am afforded an opportunity to speak of Shrader Law  and the caliber of representation I have received on numerous occasions. Both Gus and Brian are of the upmost ethical, forth right and just attorneys I know.  He has stood beside me, answered any questions that I had and put to rest any concerns that arose. They advised me on decisions I needed to make with care and honesty. Working in the legal industry myself, I have a first had knowledge of how stressful lawsuits can be for all parties involved. I can say that I truly slept well at night knowing he was by my side. I will continue to turn to Shrader Law  for anything that may present itself in the future. I am assured to whatever end result I know that I was represented with the best law team I could have ever asked for.



Brian Shrader belongs in court much like a fish belongs in water. He's a natural. Mr. Shrader is an extremely talented criminal defense attorney who honed his skills back when he was a state prosecutor. But that's not all. He's a force to be reckoned with, whether handling a criminal, consumer protection or commercial litigation matter. In my dealings with Mr. Shrader, I've noticed that he's extremely results-oriented. For clients, THAT'S the kind of lawyer you want. I am honored to unequivocally recommend Brian.



Awesome attorneys....Thanks for all your services...I can not say it enough if you need help this is the only law firm to call



Mr. Shrader made sure that I was not taken advantage of. He spoke up for me to make sure I was heard. He made sure I knew what was going on before he spoke also what the outcome was when he finished. He stayed in contact with me throughout the whole ordeal. Great lawyer.



MAIN NUMBER : 813-360-1529

FAX NUMBER : 813-336-0832

ADDRESS : P.O. Box 311603
Tampa, FL 33680