Brandon Legal Group,
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Experienced legal counsel for your Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate Planning and Business Law needs.
Providing enthusiastic legal counsel with confidence, integrity, and compassion.
Vigorous client representation has been our guiding principle since our start in Brandon in 2008. Our entire mission is built around one thing, protecting our clients' interests’ legally in Tampa Bay and throughout the state of Florida. From Divorce & Family Law to Criminal Defense and from Business & Civil Litigation to Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, our team of experienced trial attorneys are ready to protect you.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care and respect for your time and of course, your wallet. We truly believe that each client deserves the highest quality representation possible, and we provide personal attention at each stage of the legal process.
Meet Our Attorneys
In 2008 after gaining years of experience under the watchful eyes of her predecessors, including the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, and multiple privately-owned companies, Ms. Hooglander made the decision in 2008 to open her own private practice that has grown into what Brandon Legal Group is today.
Ms. Hooglander has not only spent significant time in the courtroom, but in the classroom as well. Ms. Hooglander is an accomplished professor who has taught at the University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Hillsborough Community College, and Saint Leo University. She has taught courses in the areas of business administration, criminal justice and paralegal studies.
Ms. Hooglander does not just sit behind a desk all day and sleep at night. She enjoys physical fitness and her weight lifting and kick boxing training has even contributed to a reputation as a “force of nature” in both her personal life and her presence in the court room.
- Undergraduate: University of Florida
- Juris Doctorate: Cleveland Marshall College of Law
- Practice Areas: Family Law / Civil & Business Litigation
After receiving his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Mattson quickly relocated from the Midwest to Florida where he became a member of the Florida Bar in 1998. Mr. Mattson identified his niche in Family Law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000.
In particular, Mr. Mattson often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence. He also drafts, enforces, and defends matters involving both prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Mattson’s extensive experience allows him to litigate matters from the beginning through trial.
Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you’d be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice. When outside the court room, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching a Lightning game or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.
- Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- Juris Doctorate: Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Practice Areas: Family Law
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Family Law & Divorce
Divorce, custody disagreements, child support issues, and alimony conflicts are difficult to manage. No matter the need, or which side of the fence you are on, Brandon Legal Group will enthusiastically represent you.
A personal approach provides you with crucial details that could prove to be the difference in your negotiation or litigation.
Having an aggressive, yet caring attorney on your side in court is critical in protecting your family.
Whether you are facing juvenile crimes, drug related crimes, domestic crimes, or any other criminal action, compassionate and aggressive legal support could make the difference between incarceration, innocence, expungement, or any point in between.
Despite the many avenues of getting home after a night out on the town, few of us take advantage of these and make the mistake of getting behind the wheel. Getting pulled over for DUI/DWI can have far reaching effects on your life.
Attempting to handle incarceration on your own could be your second mistake. The intricacies of the legal wrangling in a DUI/DWI case are difficult for most to understand and navigate without the aid of experienced legal counsel.
When you've been injured, and the deck appears stacked against you, a dedicated Personal Injury Attorney will ensure that you have someone on your side who can navigate the legal system and protect your rights.
Insurance companies that protect business and vehicle owners from Personal Injury claims do not get wealthy by looking out for the injured.
Your Personal Injury Attorney is there to level the playing field, and to protect your rights to medical treatment, and fair compensation for your injuries.
Case Study: Because legal issues rarely stand their own
While speaking with the attorney, he discovered that he was potentially eligible for veterans disability benefits.
Because Brandon Legal Group covers several areas of law, we were able to offer additional legal advice to the client.
Once the divorce concluded, our client needed to have his will revised. Brandon Legal Group was able to assist with this as well.
All his legal needs were served at one location – Brandon Legal Group, PLLC
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Debunking Attorney Myths
It's too expensive to call an attorney.
At Brandon Legal Group, your initial consultation is free. Personal Injury cases are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket expenses unless there is a financial recovery in your favor. In other matters, if you think an attorney representing you is too expensive, imagine living without seeing your children or spending the next ten years in prison…
Having an attorney makes you look guilty.
You may be great at a lot of things, but when is the last time you were lead counsel in a criminal matter? Every individual has a constitutional right to experienced legal counsel no matter the magnitude of the matter. In many instances, the Court may prefer working with experienced Counsel rather than a layman, as all litigating parties will be held to the same legal standard and process.
Lawyers just complicate the process.
Experienced attorneys should foresee pitfalls in your case and reduce the chances of last-second surprises that delay or disrupt the finalization of your legal matter. Attorneys know the process, know the nuances of varying judges' courtrooms, and can provide you with the proper resources to make the best decisions in your matter.
WHO WE ARE
Full service law firm serving the greater Brandon and Tampa area.
When you place your legal matter in the hands of our experienced Brandon Legal Group attorneys, you are placing it in the hands of professionals with over 40 years of experience committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Brandon Legal Group Client Reviews Are Saying About Us:
Ingrid is a gifted attorney with significant subject matter experience in family law matters. She has a ton of experience and is an expert in this practice area. She is a hard worker and puts clients first. She is able to gain exceptional results for her clients. Without hesitation I endorse Ingrid.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a retainer?
There a few different types of retainer in the legal world. A regular ‘retainer’ is a sum of money paid to an attorney to be available when you need them. This could be monthly, annually, or a single payment. It, however, does not actually pay for legal services but rather for their availability. An advanced fee retainer are monies paid to an attorney and kept in a trust account in a ledger under your name for which your accrued legal fees will be charged against. A refurbishment retainer is an advanced fee retainer paid to your trust account when your original advanced fee retainer is almost exhausted.
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Monday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:00 AM-5 PM
(Closed Daily from 12 - 1 PM for lunch)