612 W Bay St, Tampa, FL 33606

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.

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury law deals with compensating a person suffering due to another person’s carelessness.

Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection laws are designed to level the playing field between consumers and businesses, banks and debt collectors.

Business and Contract Litigation

Money is at the center of all business transactions, but so is an expectation that the other party will perform as expected. When a person or business fails to meet your expectations resulting in financial loss, you can seek compensation.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense in state or federal court can be a complex process with lasting ramifications.

News & Updates


Injured in an Out-of-State Car Accident?

A car accident can happen anywhere at any time with any driver, but some cases can be more complicated than others. Therefore, if you’re injured in a car accident while you’re outside of the Sunshine State — or if you’re injured by an out-of-state driver — it’s best to seek help from a local car accident lawyer.  If You’re Injured…

Understanding Fault in Yellow Light Accidents

From the time you’re taught to drive, you learn what each traffic light means. Green means go, yellow means slow, and red means stop. Even so, many drivers are still unsure exactly what they should do when the light turns yellow. Generally, a yellow light is a warning that the light is about to turn red. Once the light has…

Can You Sue a Doctor for the Wrong Diagnosis?

When you see a doctor for a health concern, you expect to receive answers and proper care. Unfortunately, even doctors make mistakes, and you may receive a wrong diagnosis. Depending on the details of your case, you may have the opportunity to file a lawsuit for a wrong diagnosis. A medical malpractice attorney can investigate your situation to determine how…


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.

Brian L. Shrader


Brian 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 regarding litigation strategy…

Alex Mendez

Alex’s passion for advocacy is inherited through deep roots in the law. His great-grandfather was the personal attorney/Attorney General for Ramon Grau San Martin, who was the President of Cuba. Alex Mendez is a bilingual first-generation American born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Alex was baseball student-athlete at the University of South Florida (“USF”), where he double majored in Biomedical Sciences and Business Management. Alex’s success in the classroom carried over onto the baseball field as he earned Capital One Academic All-American honors during his senior season. During his time…

Kellie O’Connell

Kellie O’Connell grew up in the mountains of Colorado with her four older brothers. She attended the University of Tampa where she graduated early with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for the Public Defender’s office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. Kellie then attended Stetson University College of law where she graduated early with a Juris Doctor. Kellie received recognition from Stetson College of Law for Leadership Development and received a prestigious scholarship in advocacy for the protection of the rights…

Casey Friedlander


Casey 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. Casey completed her final semester of undergrad while working for the firm part-time. During her time at the University of Tampa, Casey successfully participated in the 2018 American Moot Court Association's regional competition, where she advanced to the finalists. Casey also spent time volunteering as a peer…


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 : 612 W Bay St
Tampa, FL 33606