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consumer defense

Major financial institutions and banks, with their unlimited funds, political pull, and lack of empathy can be seen by the average Joe akin to gangsters, or effectively banksters. You may have spent or borrowed a bankster's money by either a credit card, a loan, a mortgage, or any other financial instrument. These bankster's may be suing you directly, or have sold of your account with thousands of others in a pool to some other institution that you have never heard of. These multi-billion dollar banksters likely did not have a human in which you could communicate with when you tried to express your side of the situation. They likely have already been reimbursed for a portion of your debt by their insurance provider, and received tax breaks for claiming it as a loss. There are many defenses to their claims, the banksters often take short cuts which become fatal to their action, and if necessary Bryan has access to the representatives of these banksters to negotiate down a significant portion of the debt, if the matter can not be dismissed.


stucco defect claims

Bryan J. Hamlin, P.A. represents homeowners and commercial property owners regarding issues related to improper and defective stucco installation on the exteriors of homes and businesses.

Stucco is a common exterior finish to Florida homes and businesses. It is part of the barrier to prevent water from infiltrating a structure and adversely affecting the interior of your home or business.

There are specific building codes and identified standards for properly installing stucco to the exterior of a structure. That stucco installation process requires a number of important steps, each of which is critical to ensuring that the stucco performs as intended and properly functions as a barrier to the outside elements.

Unfortunately, many builders and contractors completely skip some of these important steps or do not properly perform each of the stucco installation steps. Stucco is specifically meant to guard against rainwater and other moisture intrusion into your home or business. If your stucco was not installed correctly, your home or business may be subject to rainwater or other moisture intrusion, which can ultimately result in extensive interior damage to your home or business, including rotting wood framing, water soaked insulation, and toxic mold growth.

Although sometimes signs and symptoms of a stucco defect in installation are obvious, such as stucco cracking, stucco falling off, stucco pulling away from the structure (i.e., stucco delamination), and stucco discoloration, many times you cannot tell whether your stucco was installed improperly without having an engineering professional perform testing on it. Even if your stucco does not currently appear to be showing damage, if it was installed improperly, it may only be a matter of time before you begin having stucco problems.

Our firm works with engineering professionals who specialize in assessing the adequacy of stucco installation and the resulting damage from improper or defective stucco installation. These engineering professionals are able to determine whether your stucco was installed properly even years after installation.

We would be pleased to discuss your legal options with you regarding the stucco problems on the exterior of your home or business, and if appropriate, arrange to have the stucco on your home or business evaluated by a qualified engineering professional.

There are STRICT TIME LIMITATIONS within which you must bring a claim related to improper or defective stucco installation even if you do not currently see a problem. If you believe that your home may have defective stucco, do not delay.



criminal defense

Bryan J. Hamlin is not intimidated by a jury, and will gladly go toe to toe with the prosecution on your behalf. He has handled thousands of criminal matters, and has tried numerous cases in front of a jury with allegations ranging from misdemeanor driving offenses to felony murder. Bryan will leave no stone unturned in seeking the best possible result on your behalf.


nfa gun trusts

Bryan J. Hamlin is available statewide to service your gun trust needs, quickly, efficiently, and affordably.

In the state of Florida, individuals are legally allowed to own and possess short barrel rifles and shotguns, suppressors, and fully automatic firearms. However, certain State and Federal procedures must be followed, and ultimately approval must be given by the A.T.F.

Do not cut corners using a flawed trust for N.F.A firearm ownership. Using a traditional trust attorney, do it yourself gun trust online, or otherwise, may produce an invalid trust. You risk putting your desired trustees and heirs in a position where they have unlawful possession of these firearms, and your intentions are not secured.