Our Criminal Defense attorneys are both seasoned veterans, having served as prosecutors in the courts of Pasco County before becoming defense attorneys. We handle all types of Criminal Defense cases in the New Port Richey, Holiday and Hudson Florida area from traffic citations through and including the most serious of felonies.
Free consultations are always available for new clients. During that time the nature of the charge(s) and the complexity of the case(s) will be discussed. You will only owe us a fee if you decide to retain us to represent you. The amount of the fee is dependent on many facts and circumstances in your criminal defense case, but you will be quoted a reasonable fee during the free consultation. You can then decide if you wish us to handle your matter or not.
Tampa Bay area Attorneys, Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A., are dedicated to helping their clients achieve the desired outcome for their criminal defense case. Click the link below that pertains to your legal issue.
Our firm, located in Port Richey, FL, has been handling all types of personal injury and death claims since the law firm first opened in 1972. Our personal injury cases range from those valued in the thousands of dollars to those in the millions. Our client base is made up of everyday people who have met with a minor accident or a personal disaster.
We do not represent insurance companies! All personal injury and death claims are handled on a “no recovery, no fee or cost” basis. That means that if we don’t collect a settlement or judgment on behalf of our clients, they owe us nothing.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury incident in New Port Richey, Holiday, Port Richey, or Hudson, Florida, we understand what you are going through. The personal injury attorneys at Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A. offer free consultations to all clients in West Pasco County, Florida. Click on the link below for more information pertaining the legal information you are inquiring about.
Originally established in 1972, Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A. is one of West Pasco County’s most established law firms. Martindale-Hubbell, a nationwide lawyer ranking company, rated our firm AV for highest quality of work and ethics.
Craig Laporte has been practicing law, principally in the area of personal injury litigation since he graduated third in his class from Stetson University College of Law in 1983. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1975, he spent eight years as a deputy sheriff with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. He is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Brian Mulligan was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Florida, he attended the John Marshall Law School and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1996. He spent several years prosecuting misdemeanor and felony charges while working for the State Attorney’s office in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.
Frances Werner-Watkins is a welcomed addition to the firm of Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A. She comes from a family that has been and is still engaged in the building of Pasco County from its inception. Her family is one of Florida’s Pioneer families recognized by the State of Florida for being here for over 100 years. Her ancestry includes a long line of politicians, builders, developers and policy makers for the community.
We are pleased to welcome Brendan Gorman to the firm. Brendan is a graduate of Saint Leo University and graduated in the top 10% of his class at Barry University School of Law. Brendan is interested in giving back to the community and has an abiding desire to help people.
“After my wife and I were in an automobile accident, we immediately contacted Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins P.A. They made us aware of the Florida Law. They handled telephone inquiries from insurance and medical companies. When our family doctors would not treat our injuries, they helped us find a doctor. They helped us to receive a fair settlement so that we could recover the money we lost.
We have been unfortunate enough to need their services three times in the past six years. Each time their services have been very satisfactory and it’s reassuring to know they are there.”
“Craig Laporte went above and beyond for me and my family in our time of need. He was compassionate, empathetic, and always very helpful. Every time he worked with us, he was professional, knowledgeable, and very driven to do what was best for us. He personally saw to every aspect of the case to make sure nothing was missed. We are so grateful to him and his excellent staff for all of their hard work.”