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About Our Law Firm

At Vanguard Attorneys, we are more than just a law firm. We are your dedicated advocates, committed to securing justice for those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of others. With deep roots in the Tampa community, our experienced attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured residents. Our boutique firm, led by female attorneys, combines compassion with unwavering determination to fight for your rights.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle: Our mission is clear – to stand by your side when life takes an unexpected turn. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other unfortunate circumstance, we’re here to help. Our practice areas include:

  • Bicycle Accidents: When two wheels collide with adversity, we fight for your compensation.
  • Car Accidents: From fender benders to serious collisions, we navigate the legal maze for you.
  • Construction Accidents: On the job site, safety matters. We hold negligent parties accountable.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Roaring engines, unexpected twists—our attorneys know the road.
  • Premises Liability Claims: Slippery floors, uneven sidewalks—we’re on your side.
  • Truck Accidents: When big rigs cause big problems, we’re ready to take them head-on.
  • Wrongful Death: When tragedy strikes, we provide answers and seek justice for grieving families.
  • Medical Malpractice: If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to medical negligence, we’ll tirelessly pursue accountability and compensation.

At Vanguard Attorneys, we don’t just accept low-ball settlement offers. We fight relentlessly to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. When you choose us, you’re not just hiring lawyers; you’re gaining a team that will stand by you every step of the way.

Our Payment Structure: Contingency Fees

At Vanguard Attorneys, we understand that seeking legal representation can be daunting, especially when you’re dealing with the aftermath of an injury. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean for you? Simply put, you don’t pay us unless we win your case. Here’s how it works:

  1. No Upfront Costs: When you choose us to handle your personal injury claim, there are no upfront fees or retainer payments. We take on the financial risk so that you can focus on healing and recovery.
  2. We Get Paid When You Win: Our fees are contingent on the outcome of your case. If we secure a favorable settlement or win at trial, our payment comes from a percentage of the compensation recovered. If we don’t succeed, you owe us nothing.
  3. Aligned Interests: This fee structure aligns our interests with yours. We work tirelessly to maximize your compensation because our success is directly tied to yours.

Regulated by the Florida Bar: Ensuring Your Rights

As a law firm operating in Florida, we adhere to the highest ethical standards set forth by the Florida Bar Association. Here’s why it matters:

  1. Professional Oversight: The Florida Bar regulates attorneys’ conduct, ensuring that we maintain integrity, competence, and professionalism. Our commitment to ethical practices is unwavering.
  2. Client Protection: Being regulated means that your rights as a client are safeguarded. We follow strict guidelines to protect your interests, maintain confidentiality, and provide transparent communication.
  3. Accountability: The Florida Bar holds us accountable. If you ever have concerns about our services, you can seek assistance through their grievance process.

At Vanguard Attorneys, we take pride in our ethical approach, our dedication to our clients, and our unwavering commitment to justice.

Awards and accolades

An Injury Firm With Experience You Can Trust

At Vanguard Attorneys, we don’t just claim to be experienced and trustworthy – we have the accolades to prove it! We are recognized by the top attorney ratings organizations in the world for the outstanding representation we provide clients.

Martindale Hubbel recognizes Vanguard Attorneys for having 25 five star reviews from other experienced attorneys and being led by AV Rated Managing Attorney Karina Perez Ilić. The Martindale-Hubbell AV rating is a prestigious peer-review rating that reflects the professional ability and ethical standards of a law firm or attorney. An AV rating signifies that the attorney or firm has reached the height of professional excellence, demonstrating an exceptional level of skill and integrity. This rating is based on evaluations by other members of the Bar and judiciary, making it a reliable indicator of the trustworthiness and experience of the rated attorney or firm.

The recognition of Karina Perez Ilić, Silvia Amador Brett, and Vanguard Attorneys by the Super Lawyer publication at is a significant endorsement of their legal expertise and ethical conduct. Karina Perez Ilić, the managing attorney at Vanguard Attorneys, has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2019. While Attorney Brett has been honored as a Rising Star since 2021, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Florida. This recognition is based on peer evaluation and third-party research, underscoring the respect they have each earned in the legal community.  The recognition by Super Lawyers enhances the credibility of Vanguard Attorneys, Karina Perez Ilić, and Silvia Amador Brett further establishing our commitment to providing superior service and achieving the highest compensation possible for their clients.

We think Karina is one of the best lawyers, and it’s been confirmed! The spotlight on Karina Perez Ilić by Best Lawyers is a resounding endorsement of her legal prowess and unwavering commitment to her clients. As the Managing Attorney at Vanguard Attorneys, Karina has been lauded by Best Lawyers in America since 2023, a commendation that is the result of meticulous reviews from over four million top attorneys across the nation. Karina’s feature on Best Lawyers exemplifies her standing as a reliable and accomplished attorney in personal injury law, further enhancing the trust clients place in her and the firm.

Furthermore, both Karina and Silvia have been honored by Best of the Bar which only extends invitations to attorneys who have won the top 100 verdicts or settlements in a state and have no public disciplinary action. Similarly, both Karina & Silvia are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which strictly and objectively highlights their capacity to handle the largest and most complex personal injury cases.

The inclusion of Silvia Amador Brett, an attorney at Vanguard Attorneys, in the NAOPIA’s “Top 10 Under 40” list for 2023 is a testament to her expertise and trustworthiness. This accolade clearly indicates her professional excellence, as it is based on a rigorous, independent selection process that leaves no room for unsubstantiated claims of being “the best”. It underscores her commitment to providing outstanding legal representation and her dedication to protecting the interests of her clients.

For a full list of all awards and recognition our attorneys have earned please visit their individual biographies.

Why Should You Trust Us? Hear From Our Clients:

At Vanguard Attorneys, we believe that our clients’ experiences speak volumes about our expertise and trustworthiness. We are proud to share a selection of testimonials from individuals we have had the privilege to represent. These testimonials reflect our commitment to providing exceptional legal service, our dedication to our clients’ needs, and our ability to deliver results. Read on to discover why our clients trust us with their most critical legal matters.

Vanguard is the best I’ve dealt with. The employees that I’ve dealt with there are kind, considerate, very responsive to my text/emails in a timely manner! It took them just a few weeks to get my case closed. This was a situation I did not want lingered and Vanguard employees took charge and made sure I did not have to worry about anything. I highly recommend –Denise Bissoon

This firm made sure that I had everything that I need when I got in a car accident. Car rental so that I could still make it to work medical assistance to where I felt like going to work, repairs, healing and so much more I appreciate them for all that they did you guys are awesome. –Mrs. Hollis

The Vanguard attorneys were so helpful when my car was totaled by an uninsured kid. They took care of everything, handled all the medical payments, and were absolutely top notch to work with and get ahold of. I’m happy to recommend their services to anyone, Vanguard are badasses. –Sarrah Conn

I was in an auto accident at the end of December. The team at Vanguard Attorney was amazing. Everyone is so nice and everything was done so quickly and efficiently. I spoke with Grace, the paralegal, the most and she was so knowledgeable and answered every question I had. I pray I will not need their services in the future but if I do, I know I’ll be in good hands! – Ashley Morgan

Contact Us Today

No matter how or when an accident happens, we are here to speak with you and your loved ones. Please give us a call at (813) 471-4444 or use the contact form to get in touch.

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