Carrollwood and surrounding area residents do not have to travel far to get excellent legal representation; Bleakley Bavol & Denman is your local full service “AV” rated law firm (highest possible rating on Martindale Hubbell’s lawyer rating system) and is ready to help you, your family, and/or your business, no matter what your situation may be.

Bleakley Bavol & Denman, formerly known as The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm, recently revealed its new name, reflecting J. Ronald Denman as a named partner of the firm. Ron joined the firm in 2014 bringing a statewide practice representing contractors, manufacturers, carriers, individuals and families in commercial matters, construction disputes, employment, product, trucking, and premises liability matters. It did not take long for main partners Robert Bleakley and Chuck Bavol to take notice. “Chuck and I knew back in 2014 when Ron joined our firm that we had just gained a very talented litigator,” says Robert. “Ron’s dedication and the incredible effort and enthusiasm he brings to the table for the firm’s clients has far exceeded our expectations. This name change recognizes Ron’s significant contributions to the firm and the outstanding results he has achieved for our clients. Ron is a talented attorney whose national litigation experience allows him to handle the most complex legal issues.”

Ron Denman

Since joining the firm, Ron accepted the challenge of litigating some of the firm’s most complex commercial cases for many of its larger business clients. However, many of the most challenging (and rewarding) matters involve litigating to help elder citizens and their family members, who have suffered from fraud and exploitation in guardianship, trust, and probate matters.   In July 2017, Ron, along with partners Chuck Bavol and Grant Kindrick, obtained a record $16.4M verdict after a two-week federal jury trial in a guardianship matter, leading to an increasingly national reputation as a champion for the rights of the victim of the system.

The newly renamed Bleakley Bavol & Denman will continue offering the same trusted legal solutions, built over the past 18 years, in the areas of commercial, professional, employer, construction, and tort litigation, business and corporate transactions, estate and succession planning, and guardianship and probate matters. The firm, established in 2000, is known for applying its “big firm” legal experience while offering the personalized benefits of a boutique law firm, and is home to more than 15 attorneys well-equipped to meet your legal needs.

Bleakley Bavol & Denman is located at 15170 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. The firm is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with appointment times available outside normal office hours. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (813) 221-3759 or visit