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Margaret Hassan

Associate

Tampa Office

1410 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200

Tampa, Florida 33607

Telephone: (813) 286-8818

Facsimile: (813) 286-9998

E-mail: margaret.hassan@qpwblaw.com

Margaret Hassan is an associate in the Tampa office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mrs. Hassan focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, insurance and insurers, general litigation, and personal injury claims, with a specialization in worker's compensation defense.

Mrs. Hassan manages of all aspects of worker's compensation defense. She assesses incoming correspondence and medical records, to skillfully handle the filing of petitions for benefits, motions to compel, and all other necessary pleadings to guide a case through the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims. Her deep knowledge allows her to effectively evaluate the merits of workers' compensation cases, providing guidance and counsel to her clients through clear and strategic communication, detailed medical review, and meticulous litigation preparation.

As a skilled negotiator, Mrs. Hassan actively engages with insurance adjusters and opposing counsel to secure maximum case values for her clients. Her expertise extends to securing essential benefits such as Total Temporary Disability (TTD), Total Permanent Disability (TPD), Permanent Total Disability (PTD), and vital medical treatment for plaintiffs.

Mrs. Hassan is committed to serving her community by dedicating her time to Pro Bono work, specifically to the Bay Area Legal Services, contributing to the Family Forms Clinic. Here, she assists self-represented litigants in completing their family law forms and packets, empowering them to initiate cases or respond to pending matters.

Mrs. Hassan earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where she graduated in the top 5 of her class, finishing Magna Cum Laude. She also has her Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona and her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and has a license to practice real estate.

Beyond her practice, Mrs. Hassan is an avid traveler with a passion for exploring the world. Her international adventures have taken her to captivating destinations such as Brazil, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, including the vibrant cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She serves as a Province President for Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, overseeing school chapters throughout the state of Florida. She also enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play with her husband Mo, and most of all, fur parenting at home with her dogs, Roxy and Paco.

Professional Admissions and Associations

  • Board Member of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association
  • Board Member for WMU Cooley Law Alumni Association
  • Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member of the HCBA Young Lawyers Division
  • Member of the Federal Bar Association
  • Member of the Greater Tampa Realtors Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Alumni Association's Distinguished Student Award - WMU Cooley Law
  • Leadership Achievement Award - Student Bar Association 2022
  • Best Oral Advocacy Award - Melissa Moot Court Competition 2022
  • Department of Justice Honors Program Semi-Finalist
  • Coin of Excellence - Homeland and National Security Law Review
  • Victoria Cruz-Garcia Award - Tampa Hispanic Bar Association
  • Gerald Boston Memorial Award - WMU Cooley Law
  • Pro Bono Service Award - WMU Cooley Law
  • Presidential Management Fellows Semi-Finalist - U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Defense

Education

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D. (2022)

University of Arizona, M.B.A. (2018)

Purdue University, B.A. (2012)

Bar Admissions

Florida

Languages

Spanish

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