Firm Overview

Cristal | Hanenian specializes in providing legal protection and defending claims exclusively on behalf of small to mid-sized businesses, large corporations, municipalities, school districts, insurance companies and professional sport franchises in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Liability, Insurance Coverage disputes, Wage & Hour violations, Labor & Employment lawsuits, Risk Management, Government Regulation and Stop-Work Orders as well as other related areas in the defense of Employers in Civil and Appellate Litigation. Cristal | Hanenian is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s prestigious Book of Lists as one of the top 25 Labor & Employment Law Firms in the Tampa Bay area. The Firm is continually recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s leading Labor & Employment defense Firms in the Tampa Bay Business Journal year after year. Ben H. Cristal and Keith M. Hanenian have partnered to bring over 44 years of combined legal expertise as experienced litigators, counselors and advocates. State and Federal laws often unfairly favor employees making the legal environment very difficult for Employers. The Firm is driven to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of the Firm’s Clients by helping them to break free from the constraints of government regulation and costly litigation which stand in the way of their growth, prosperity and success of their business.

In addition to the experience of the Firm’s founders, Cristal | Hanenian has assembled an aggressive team of litigators having years of success at trial, in the Appellate courts and in administrative proceedings throughout the State of Florida. However, winning does not always mean a favorable verdict in the courtroom. Successful litigation outcomes are often those that end the litigation as quickly as possible and at the least expense to the Client. The Firm always presents its clients with all available options as well as the anticipated costs of pursuing each one whether it involves litigation or out-of-court resolutions.

Cristal | Hanenian represents clients throughout Central and South Florida with offices in Tampa, Sarasota and Deerfield Beach. The attorneys regularly conduct seminars and training sessions for managers and human resource professionals as well as provide State Certified in-house continuing legal education for its insurance and broker clients.

Cristal | Hanenian has some of the most prestigious local and national businesses as clients. Our attorneys have helped to shape law throughout the State of Florida with favorable judgments and appellate decisions which has leads to a more favorable climate for business, industry and insurance risk throughout the state. The attorneys of Cristal | Hanenian are “on-call” for their clients who enjoy immediate access to their lawyers as well as staff whose focus is on providing outstanding customer service. Call one of our attorneys today and find out how your business can partner with Cristal | Hanenian to get the prompt advice and solid protection your business needs and deserves.