Brandon Legal Group,
Meet the Attorneys
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.
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.
- Undergraduate: University of Florida
- Juris Doctorate: Cleveland Marshall College of Law
- Practice Areas: Family Law / Civil & Business Litigation
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: FSU
- Juris Doctorate: FSU
- Practice areas: Criminal / Family Law
Prior to joining Brandon Legal Group, David was an FBI Special Agent assigned to the Public Corruption Unit in Miami. Today he uses that "other side of the fence" experience as a practicing lawyer for over 21 years. He has extensive experience representing clients in both federal and state criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Mr. Faulkner also represents clients in various types of family law cases and has a Florida Class C Private Investigator License.
Mr. Faulkner has many other accomplishments outside of just the court room. He is also an accomplished public speaker and has co-authored several books on different legal issues.
Although Mr. Faulkner spends a lot of time in the courtroom and is all business, he also enjoys partaking in a good tennis match at a local park or a round of golf when he finds the time.
- Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- Juris Doctorate: Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Practice Areas: Family Law
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. Matson 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: Albright College
- Juris Doctorate: Temple University School of Law
- Practice Areas: Personal Injury / Workers’ Compensation / VA Benefits
Ms. White is the newest member of the Brandon Legal Group team. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Ms. White attended law school in Philadelphia and shortly after passing the bar exam began practicing law in Philadelphia. She moved to Florida in 1993 where she decided to make Brandon her home. Since graduating from law school, Ms. White has concentrated in the areas of Personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases.
When she has the time, Ms. White enjoys finding her way to the golf course, and working with various organizations around the community including the Kiwanis Club, Charity Chicks and Seeds of Hope.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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The Attorney – Client privilege refers to the legal privilege that maintains confidentiality between all attorney client conversations and/or communications.
Brandon Legal Group
Easy To Find And Convenient Hours
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)
A full service law firm
1209 Lakeside Drive
Brandon FL, 33510
Available by appointment
27524 Cashford Circle # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
122 E. Main St # 249
Lakeland, FL 33801
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd #100
Tampa, FL 33609
Our skill sets allow us to provide many legal services to our clients and to resolve complex legal issues that are often intertwined. We are able to leverage our internal resources to keep cases in-house. Without the need to outsource a matter, we have the opportunity to find a more efficient resolution.
Brandon Legal Group is a full service Tampa Bay trial law firm that represents clients throughout the state of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to protect your rights and pursue the best available legal outcome. With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.