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Kinney Fernandez and Boire PA

Kinney Fernandez and Boire PAKinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. Personal Injury Auto Accident Attorney Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Need a lawyer for car accident? We are Tampa, Fl. Auto Accident Attorneys specializing in the legal representation of those who have personal injury claims from Car, Motorcycle, Truck, Boat, Train, and Plane accidents. We also represent victims of slip and fall and other accidents due to the negligence of another, resulting in personal injury or wrongful death. We are also criminal defense attorneys, representing persons accused of a crime in Florida.

Looking For Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers In The Tampa?
As experienced & aggressive trial lawyers, we fight for victims who have suffered personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. With 5 conveniently located offices, our lawyers are able to serve a vast portion of West Central Florida, and beyond. With over 100 years of combined experience, our civil trial lawyers are experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys.

Every year hundreds of individuals in the Greater Tampa Bay area suffer neck, back, nerve damage injuries, and bulging or herniated discs as a result of traffic accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of trauma arising from the negligence of another. We represent victims of accidents who have suffered various degrees of injury, from a simple whiplash, to more severe problems needing surgery and extensive rehabilitation, to wrongful death. Our criminal law attorneys in the Tampa Bay Area are experienced criminal defense attorneys, handling criminal traffic cases such as DUI and driving with license suspended, misdemeanors such as petty theft and domestic battery, and felonies such as drug possession and grand theft. We are experienced civil and criminal lawyers dedicated to representing the rights and interests of individuals and families.

We serve accident victims, injured workers, and those accused of a crime in every city of the Greater Tampa Bay area including Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Plant City, Brandon, Riverview, Gibsonton, Ruskin, and all the surrounding areas. Our practice has also included representation of victims of accidents throughout the State of Florida, as well as throughout the United States. Our Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers have over 100 years of combined civil and criminal law experience.



Accident Injury Attorney
At Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, we only represent individuals and families who have been injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Our civil law/personal injury practice is limited to motor vehicle accidents and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, injuries on the property of others, such as slip and fall accidents and injuries arising from negligent security and negligent maintenance of property, injuries caused by defective products, workers injured on the job, and insurance disputes with insurance companies. So it does not matter if you or your loved one is hurt; from a child injured on a playground or hurt on a city or school bus, we seek to serve ALL who has been injured and find themselves in need of counsel. We also represent persons who have been charged with criminal offenses.

For over 100 combined years, our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in auto accident settlement damages as compensation for accidental injuries and we have fought to protect the rights of those accused of a crime. If you, or someone in your family, has been injured and has suffered damages or death as a result of the negligence of another, we can handle your auto accident claim with the experience and professionalism that comes with more than 100 years of combined experience. At Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire PA., our lawyers represent only the injured in accidents and we NEVER represent the interest of insurance companies.

Insurance companies hire experienced adjusters and lawyers to represent their own interests. The insurance company will attempt to resolve the claim fast, and for the lowest amount of money. Often they will simply deny your insurance claim. At Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, our lawyers and staff of professional paralegals know how insurance companies work. We will protect your rights and aggressively pursue the justice and monetary compensation you deserve.

When you choose a personal injury or criminal defense lawyer at Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire you will be treated with the personal attention you deserve. You will not deal with answering machines or staff who try to take the place of your lawyer, but instead you will consult with, and have at your disposal, a professional staff and the lawyer handling your case. We recognize the importance of basic “customer service” and we are here to serve your needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Your case will get the attention you desire and expect from a legal professional

Criminal Defense Lawyers:
As Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorneys, our role is to aggressively investigate each allegation and protect the rights of the accused in each case we accept. Often, we can appear on your behalf in court and you do not have to attend. When you’re charged with committing a crime, you have rights, and at the Florida criminal defense law firm of Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire, our job is to Protect Your Rights!

Our criminal defense and personal injury practice is statewide, serving all of Florida. We have represented individuals and families from Tallahassee to Miami. We appear regularly in Hillsborough , Pinellas , Manatee , Sarasota , Polk , and Pasco County. We have also represented victims of auto accidents and personal injury, as well as those who have been arrested while visiting Florida for vacation or on business.

Our Tampa, Florida based personal injury and criminal defense law firm has five convenient locations in the Tampa Bay area, all with free parking, to better serve our clients. We meet after hours and on weekends to accommodate our client’s schedules and we routinely communicate with our clients. At Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, you will know your attorney and your attorney will know you. Customer service is a priority, so that you will always know we care about you and appreciate your trust in us.

About our Lawyers:
Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire is a leading Personal Injury Law Firm in with offices in Tampa, St Pete, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, and Plant City.

Our team of trained and experienced civil and criminal trial lawyers, and professional staff, will vigorously fight for your rights. A member of our staff is standing by to serve your legal needs.

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  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Cases
  • Construction Injury
  • Dog & Animal Bites
  • DUI Related Accidents
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • On The Job Accidents
  • Playground Accidents
  • Pool drowning
  • Product Liability
  • Public Transportation
  • Slip And Fall
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Unlawful Hiring
  • Wrongful Death
  • All Other Injuries


  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI – DWI Cases
  • Felony Charge Cases
  • Juvenile Chargers
  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • Traffic Citations
  • All Other Criminal


Mediation Services


Michael L. Kinney


Michael L. Kinney, admitted to the New Jersey Bar, 1945; admitted to the Florida Bar, 1955; admitted to the Washington D.C., District of Columbia Bar, 1955; admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1956; admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District and Southern District, 1956; admitted to the United States District Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981; admitted to the United States Tax Court, 1982; admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar, 1987.

Education & Associations:

EDUCATION: St. Peters Jesuit College (B.A.); Rutgers University School of Law (J.D.).

MEMBER: The United States Navy, Naval Intelligence Division (1942-1945), Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar, Pinellas County Bar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, The American College of Trial Lawyers; Federation of Insurance Counsel, Stetson University School of Trial Advocacy, The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases (1965-1985).

Manuel J. Fernandez


Manuel J. Fernandez, admitted to the Florida Bar, 1983; admitted, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Education & Associations:

EDUCATION: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (B.S. 1977); South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D. 1980) Recipient, David Donnelly Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding character, perseverance and legal ability.

Paul M. Boire


Paul M. Boire, admitted to the Florida Bar, 1984.

Education & Associations:

EDUCATION: Holy Cross College, Worchester, Mass. (B.A. 1968), Naval ROTC Scholar; Stetson College of Law, St Pete, Florida (J.D. 1983).

MEMBER: Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar, Pinellas County Bar, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Rob K. Roy


Rob K. Roy, admitted to the Florida Bar, 1992; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1994.

Education & Associations:

EDUCATION: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (B.S. with Honors, 1989); South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D. 1992). Member of The Order of Barristers, National Advocacy Honor Society.

MEMBER: Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar, Pinellas County Bar, “Eagle Member” with The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, member of the Board of Directors for The Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, former member of the Board of Directors for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Marcus Fernandez


Marcus Fernandez, admitted to the Florida Bar, 2008

Education & Associations:

EDUCATION: University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (B.S., 2004); South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D. 2008). ABA Law Student Division, Vice-Chair; ABA Standing Committee on Membership, Liaison; ABA Section Officers Conference, Member ; Corporate Counsel Review, Student Note Editor ; Garland Walker Inn of Court, Student Member; Certification in Transactional Skills

MEMBER: Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar, Florida Justice Association, and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer’s Association

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Personal Injury Law do you practice?

Our Tampa Attorneys Have Over 100 Yrs. Personal Injury Law Experience Representing: Automobile Accidents / Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Nursing Home Abuse, Dog & Animal Bites, Slip And Fall, or any other type of injury caused by the fault of another.

What is wrongful death?

Under Florida Law, when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, or negligence of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters, and the event would have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued, the person that would have been liable for damages had death not ensued shall be liable for damages as specified in the Florida Wrongful Death Act.

What About Injuries On the Job?

There are several types of benefits under workers compensation. These are medical benefits, temporary disability benefits, retraining benefits, permanent disability and death benefits. Medical benefits provide 100% payment of all reasonable medical charges caused by injury or occupational disease.

What Do You Do If You Are In A Motor Cycle Accident?

If a motor cycle accident occurs, state law requires that certain procedures must be followed. No matter who was at fault in a two motor cycle accident, both parties must stop at the scene. Make sure to exchange names and addresses and insurance company information. You should also call the police.

Do I Need Money for Costs To Represent My Case?

Many attorneys who handle cases on a contingency fee basis or by charging an hourly rate for their services require their clients to pay the expenses or costs of bringing the claim. However, we recognize that many people are unable to bear the costs of bringing a claim.

What is Negligence?

Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, that is, when you do something that a reasonably careful person wouldn’t do under the circumstances. Reasonable care on the part of a professional, like a doctor or lawyer, is recognized as acceptable if it follows the standards of practice in that profession. Otherwise, we need to look at the definition of negligence under the law.

What Is A Valid Slip N Fall Accident?

The area of law dealing with slip and fall accidents is known as “premises liability.” This refers to the responsibility held by the person or company who owns, maintains, or is otherwise in control of property. Private homes, government buildings, and businesses such as malls, grocery stores, hardware stores, discounts department stores, etc. are all “premises” where liability can arise from an accident.

What is ‘PIP’ Insurance?

“PIP” stands for Personal Injury Protection insurance. Florida law requires each owner of a motor vehicle to carry “PIP” or Personal Injury Protection insurance on their car as a condition of having a valid registration. The minimum coverage that must be carried to comply with the law is $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection and $10,000 of property damage liability.

What is Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

Uninsured or under insured motorist insurance is a type of insurance you can carry to protect yourself if an uninsured or under insured driver causes injury to you. In Florida, although each driver is required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance and Property Damage Liability insurance, there is no law that requires drivers to carry coverage for injuries they might cause.

What About Nursing Home Residents Rights?

Nothing is scarier than the prospect of placing a loved one in a nursing home or feeling that a loved one is being mistreated in a nursing home. Florida statutes guarantee special rights to all nursing home residents. These rights include the right to civil and religious liberties and the right of independent personal decisions.

What is Product Liability Law?

These type of cases will usually involve an item purchased by a consumer that has either malfunctioned or been designed in a negligent way. There are many issues involved in product liability cases that are unique to this area of law.

What if My Child Is Injured?

As a parent of a minor child injured by the negligence of others, you will have the responsibility to present the claim, as parent and guardian, of your minor child. The damages that are pursued in a claim or lawsuit involving a minor child are determined on a case by case basis.

Case Results

Burn Victim

$ 835,000.00
Auto/trucking accident

$ 725,000.00
Work related accident

$ 700,000.00
Motorcycle/trucking accident

$ 500,000.00
Auto accident

$50,000 – $300,000.00
Multiple settlements ranging from $50,000 – $300,000.00

Areas Of Practice

The experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire have over 100 years of combined experience in helping clients seek the damages they deserve in all personal injury related cases, wrongful death cases, workers’ compensation cases and nursing home abuse cases.

Our office also represents individuals facing criminal charges. We do so with the promise that our attorneys and staff will do everything possible to protect your constitutional rights and to provide you with personalized and individual attention. Facing a criminal charge can be very difficult and it is important that your questions and concerns are addressed.
Regarding our personal injury clients, we understand that these cases are very important because they deal with issues very personal to the client. A person’s health, physical fitness, ability to work and play are vital components in everyone’s life. Therefore, we make great efforts to maintain a high level of service.
An important responsibility that we have involves staying abreast of the laws of Florida dealing with personal injury cases. Matters dealing with Florida’s No-Fault insurance, the Florida Financial Responsibility Act, Florida’s seatbelt laws, laws of comparative negligence, joint and several liability, and permissive use are all important to any automobile accident case. Other cases deal with premises liability, nursing home abuse, security and safety issues, products liability and homeowners insurance coverage issues. Florida’s Supreme Court, our District Court of Appeals, and our Circuit and County Courts are constantly issuing new decisions that effect the laws of Florida. The Florida Rules of Evidence, the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure are also reviewed and effected on a constant basis by the courts of our state. Therefore, the attorneys of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire continually review recent decisions and publications in order to utilize the most current decisions to the advantage of our clients.
Our lawyers are proud members of several professional organizations that help us in maintaining a high level of service. Our attorneys are Eagle members and active participants with The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and are also active in the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. Continuing Legal Education is an important part of our practice, and our memberships in the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Pinellas County Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar help us stay current on the changing face of Florida law. Our attorneys have completed a number of seminars on a wide range of topics, including wrongful death cases, evidence, insurance disputes, personal injury protection, driving under the influence, criminal felonies and misdemeanors, bad faith in the insurance industry and many, many more.

Our attorneys have been honored to serve on several boards, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Our service to the Tampa Bay community has also included service on the Board of Directors for Tampa Catholic High School, sponsoring little league baseball teams, church organizations and events, and sponsorship of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Health Care Spotlight Awards.

For all of our clients we maintain a simple philosophy:

Customer service is as important in the legal profession as it is in any other industry. With this philosophy in mind, our attorneys and staff make special efforts to give our clients a high level of comfort and compassion. We strive to achieve this goal in a straight forward manner: We return phone calls. The attorneys meet personally with our clients. We take the time to answer questions and explain all aspects of our client’s case. We regularly review files and calendar dead lines so cases do not last any longer than necessary. We deal professionally with insurance companies, opposing counsel and the Court to ensure that our client’s case is being heard and properly evaluated. We treat our clients with respect and dignity.
In short, we recognize that the manner in which we treat our clients has a direct effect on our level of success. At Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, regardless of the outcome of any particular case, we want each client to leave our office knowing that we did all that we could to achieve the best possible result.

Contact Our Firm

In Writing:

Kinney, Fernandez, & Boire
P.O. Box 18055
Tampa, FL 33679


TAMPA: (813) 875-5445
St. Petersburg: (727) 576-5784
Wesley Chapel: (813) 715-0938
New Port Richey:(727) 846-1680
Plant City: (813) 757-1694


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