Personal Injury Practice – Direct Attorney Lines

Panhandle Area (850) 254-1171

South Florida Area (844) 469-6875

  • Wrongful death of a prison inmate
  • DRAM Shop-bar responsible for accident after serving visibly drunk patron who caused collision upon leaving
  • Trucking collision with a closed head injury/concussion
  • Motor cycle collision resulting in permanent brain damage
  • Other Motor vehicle collisions caused by: Defendant texting, under the influence, seizure
  • Injuries caused on Premises of Theater, National store chain, Apartment Complex, Hospital, Ice Skating Rink
  • Homeowner negligence: swimming pool injury
  • Elevator door injury
  • Life Insurance/Bad Faith/ERISA claims
  • Hotel Bed Bug Bite Claims

Van Ness Law Firm represents clients in Personal Injury matters and we have experience in multiple related areas to include Wrongful Death, Premises Liability,

Slip & Fall and Motor Vehicle Collisions (Auto/Trucking/Recreational Vehicles). Van Ness Law Firm, although based in South Florida, has Attorneys in the Panhandle and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. We are currently restricting our Personal Injury cases to the Panhandle of Florida and South Florida.

Main Office Line – (954) 571-2031


Brenda Carpenter, Esq. comes to Van Ness Law Firm after practicing Personal Injury Law in both Oklahoma and Florida. During her fifteen (15) years of law practice. . She is a graduate of the University of Southern Missisippi (BS 1989; MS 1996) and the University of Tulsa College of Law (JD 1999). After a Fellowship with the University’s Legal Clinic, she was an associate attorney at Riggs Abney, et al and Robinson Law Group, both in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The majority of her career has been as a solo practitioner representing clients in various types of personal injury and other civil matters.

You can contact Brenda Carpenter and our other Personal Injury Lawyers at