Open for Business!

Last Thursday, February 8, 2018, Dean Burnetti Law celebrated the official Grand Opening of its Brandon office with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  The event was attended by many of Brandon’s own business men and woman, doctors, lawyers, and the Honorary Mayor, Sue Burkett.  Mr. Burnetti gave a speech thanking the people of Brandon for allowing him to serve them, and the ribbon was cut.  The guests then went inside to inspect the new office and for food, fellowship, and fun.  Thank you, Brandon, for allowing us to be part of your community!

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Watch Out!

It’s “Tuesday Newsday,” the day when Dean Burnetti Law brings you news of recalls, legal or political events, or other important happenings…


Harley-Davidson recalls nearly 175,000 U.S. bikes due to potentially dangerous brakes

Harley-Davidson is recalling several hundred thousand motorcycles because the brakes have the potential to fail.

The recall, which is expected to cost the company nearly $29 million, covers CVO Touring and VSRC bikes equipped with anti-lock brakes for models manufactured between 2008 and 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems with the brakes after getting more than 40 complaints in 2016.

The problem is linked to the anti-lock brake system that can corrode and fail without warning. Usually, it’s either only the front or the rear brakes that fail. But in one instance, both systems gave out, resulting in a low-speed crash.

The trouble is originating in the brake fluid, which some owners apparently aren’t changing as often as required.  The old fluid then becomes contaminated by moisture and can corrode the anti-lock brake system’s actuator valves. If this happens, the valves won’t work.

Dealers will flush and replace brake fluid starting on February 12.

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Meet Theresa Green

If your medical malpractice or nursing home abuse case ever goes to litigation, there’s a good chance that Theresa will be the paralegal assigned to your file.  Theresa has worked closely with Dean since 2002 and has become an invaluable member of his team.  Theresa handles all types of litigation files, but she concentrates her focus primarily in nursing home abuse and medical malpractice cases, since those have extra deadlines and require specialized attention.

Theresa is experienced in taking cases all the way to trial, and she has a special knack for keeping the attorney organized, keeping the experts and other witnesses on schedule, and helping the client remain calm during the entire trial process.  Theresa works in our Brandon office.

In her personal life, Theresa has been married for 23 years, has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and has recently bought her dream house.  She loves God, her family, chick flicks, dogs, camping, writing short (and long) stories, and showing off her husband’s classic car collection.

Theresa is also one of the most compassionate souls you’ll ever meet.  She’s the type of person who would give you the shirt off her back – or the hair off her head – literally.  In fact, she recently donated 12 inches of her lovely hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis, and she even offered to cut off her braid at work so that the Dean Burnetti Law sign was in her photos.  What a sweet lady!

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Don’t Forget…

It’s Monday.  Welcome to a new week.  Today is the day for “Monday Ministry.”  Did you know that Attorney Dean Burnetti went to seminary before he was called to the legal field?  The following is a devotional given to you by Dean…


1 Corinthians 2:2 – “I made up my mind to pay attention to only one thing while I was with you. That one thing was Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.”

The words “Don’t forget…” is probably one of the most frequent phrases directed at me.


Our world is often filled with to do lists, tasks, memos, and checklists . All of these things are directed toward the goal that we not forget the things we have to do today and tomorrow, so that we stay on task.

However, I’m often amazed that these very same lists cause me to lose attention to the most important things in my life.  My relationship to and communication with Christ is often forgotten in the moment of my attention to the things of this world.

Last Friday, I walked into a hotel lobby where a deposition was to be conducted. As I looked around the lobby, there were at least a dozen young business people sitting on various lounges and chairs. I was looking to say, “Hello,” when I realized they all had their heads down while either texting or emailing on their phones. I might as well have been alone in the room.

It’s often difficult to break away long enough to talk. But our attention to Christ as believers has never been so important in the world we live in.

Today, pay attention to what’s important. Don’t forget to talk with Christ.  It will change your day.

Have a blessed day!

~Dean Burnetti

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It’d be hard not to laugh if this really happened…

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


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Second Verse, Same as the First

The following post was so popular back when we originally shared it in 2015, that we thought we’d share it again for today’s Throwback Thursday…

Double Take

When you come in our office, try not to be confused… Dean Burnetti is really NOT Christopher Walken.  Today’s Throwback Thursday features photos of a young Dean Burnetti and a young Christopher Walken, and while they are not actually related, don’t they look like they could be?

christopher walken

The REAL Christopher Walken

dean burnetti

Dean Burnetti a/k/a NOT Christopher Walken

To learn more about the REAL Dean Burnetti and not his doppelganger, please visit our website at

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We Have A Winner! (Actually Two)

The responses were overwhelming to the recent Dean Burnetti Law Charitable Foundation’s First Annual Scholarship Contest.  The contest was open to students registered at an accredited college or university, and the winner would receive $1,000 for submitting the most creative and original video on the topic of “The Dangers of Distracted Driving.”

The winning video was submitted by a two-person team of Kailey Rogers and Brandon Pak.  Both are students at The DAVE (Digital Animations and Visual Effects) School (a subsidiary of Florida Technical College).  Pak’s focus is on becoming an animation modeler, while Rogers’ primary focus is on animation rigging, though she intends to be an animation generalist, able to handle all aspects of the art.  Their video can be viewed on our website at

Dean Burnetti Law Scholarship Winner poses with check

Kailey Rogers poses with her winning scholarship award.

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