Medically Aware To Fight For What's Fair

Medically Aware To Fight
For What's Fair

Medically Aware To Fight
For What's Fair

Personal Injury Attorney

Offices in Palm Harbor, Tampa, and St. Augustine


  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar = Expert Trial Lawyer

  • Registered Nurse = Medical Training to Maximize Case Value

  • Cell Phone = Every Client has Maryann’s Personal Cell Number

Maryann Furman is the ONLY board-certified civil trial lawyer and registered nurse in the entire state of Florida. On top of those impressive credentials, she gives each and every client her personal cell phone number 727-457-1903. There is just no one else like her.


  • As registered nurse, Maryann Furman has the medical education, training and medical experience to help you get the absolute top dollar for your injuries.
  • Being a registered nurse helps Maryann in so many ways including:
    • The ability to understand the medical records better than any insurance adjuster or defense attorney that opposes her;
    • The ability to understand her client’s injuries;
    • The ability to understand the medical records;
    • The ability to understand prior injuries and prior traumas and how the body can be hurt even easier than someone whose body has never undergone trauma;
    • The ability to understand pre-existing medical conditions that might effect current injuries;
    • The ability to discuss her client’s treatment with the medical providers to make sure that her clients are getting the best treatment possible;
    • The ability to attack, cross examine, and usually annihilate the doctors hired by insurance companies to say her clients weren’t injured;
    • The ability to have patience and understanding of her clients who are suffering from chronic pain and permanent injuries; and
    • The ability to use her medical background to argue the case medically and win her clients the maximum recovery!


  • The number 1 thing most clients complain about when they have a personal injury case is that they can’t get a hold of their lawyer.
  • Some victims of personal injuries who have hired big advertising law firms have never even met with their lawyer and have only ever spoken to paralegals, case managers or investigators.
  • Some lawyers advertise that they give clients their cell phone, but in reality it’s a phone taken home by a paralegal or case manager on nights and weekends.
  • Since opening The Nurse Lawyer, P.A. in 2012, Maryann has given each and every client her one and only personal cell phone number, 727-457-1903, and has posted it on her website.
  • It is important to Maryann that her clients know that she is available to them 24/7 and when her clients have a question, they can easily access their lawyer directly without having to go through any support staff.
  • It is the excellent client communication and the ease of being able to reach her, that makes Maryann so highly recommended by clients to their family and friends when they need a lawyer.
Civil Trial Board Certified

How many lawyers are board certified in Florida?

  • While most doctors are board certified, most lawyers are not. There are approximately 77,000 lawyers currently practicing in the state of Florida, and of that huge number, only 7% of Florida’s attorneys are board certified. Only 1% of board certified attorneys are women.
  • Before hiring a lawyer, you should look that lawyer up on the Florida Bar website, located at, and make sure you hire a lawyer that is board certified. The website will also let you know if that lawyer has any history of being disciplined by the Florida Bar in the last 10 years. Disciplinary history with the Florida Bar is an important thing to consider before trusting any lawyer with your injury case.

What is the Florida Bar’s lawyer certification program?

  • Board certification is The Florida Bar’s way to justify a lawyer as having “Legal Expert” status.
  • Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in a particular area of law.

What does it mean to be Board Certified?

  • Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in a particular area of law.
  • Being board certified means the Florida Bar considers Maryann Furman RN, Esq. an expert trial lawyer.
  • In order to become board certified a lawyer must prove to the Florida Bar that he/she as taken a substantial amount of cases all the way through a jury trial where the Florida Bar gets to review the results.
  • Additionally, the Board Certification Committee of the Florida Bar reaches out to other lawyers and judges that the lawyer has tried cases against and in front of to make sure that this lawyer is not only excellent in trial, but also that they practice with the utmost ethical standards.
  • If the lawyer can show the Florida Bar that they have the required experience, expertise and high ethical standards, then they are permitted to sit for a rigorous written examination.
  • Once becoming board certified, those lawyers now considered experts, must maintain nearly double the continuing education hours that are required of regular lawyers.

Free Consultations

After an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, or an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you will have many questions and want to know your legal rights. You may have been the victim of a crime where there was negligent security by company, or you may have lost a loved one in a wrongful death. Do you have a personal injury question or issue? The Nurse Lawyer, P.A., has answers and provides free consultations to let you know whether or not you have a claim. If you have a claim to pursue compensation (money) from the negligent person or company that caused your injuries, The Nurse Lawyer, P.A. can help you. Don’t worry that you can’t afford an attorney. You don’t pay us anything unless we get money for you. We have convenient office locations in Tampa, and St. Augustine, Florida. But we are not just Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and St. John’s county personal injury lawyers.

Maryann Furman
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We handle the following types of cases:

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accident
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trucking Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability Cases
  • Negligent Security
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Sex Trafficking/Human Trafficking Cases
  • Forklift and Heavy Equipment Accidents
  • Products Liability Cases
  • Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall
  • Negligent Hiring, Training & Supervision of Employees

When it comes to auto accident cases we handle everything from fender benders to roll overs. We handle rear-end accidents, side-swipes, intersection collisions, interstate or highway accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, wrong way accidents, SUV roll overs, bus accidents, taxi cab accidents, fatal car accidents, defective auto parts crashes and uninsured/underinsured motorists claims. We have staff that speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, Italian, Albanian, and French.

At The Nurse Lawyer, P.A. we carefully evaluate and investigate each accident case to see what caused it, because often times there are multiple contributing factors to a crash and multiple avenues to recover you money. We investigate how your crash happened, which may include investigating the scene of the accident, talking to witnesses, hiring experts, and researching and applying applicable laws, statutes and safety regulations.

For example we will find out:

Was the driver distracted by texting while driving, or driving while using a cellular phone?
Was the driver under the influence or DUI at the time of the crash?

  • Did any of the vehicles have defective car parts?
  • Was there a problem with the air bag deployment?
  • Was the car or truck properly maintained so that the brakes, steering, etc. were safe for roadway travel?
  • Did the condition of the road contribute to the accident?
  • Did the lighting conditions at that area contribute to the crash?
  • Was the driver working for a company at the time of the crash?
  • Did that company properly investigate before they hired that negligent driver?
  • Was the driver properly trained and supervised if he/she is a professional driver?
  • What are all of the possible avenues of insurance coverage that could possibly apply to cover the injuries?


  • Seek medical help immediately if you feel you need it.
  • Notify the police of the accident and always make sure a report is prepared.
  • Obtain as much information as possible about what caused the crash.
  • Take pictures of the cars, trucks or motorcycles involved in the crash as well as the scene around you.
  • Obtain the other driver’s name, address and insurance information.
  • Obtain the contact information of any witnesses and ask them to make a statement to the police.


You can recover money for your medical bills now and those to be expected in the future. You can recover money for your lost wages now, and those wages you won’t be able to make in the future. You can recover money for physical pain and suffering; mental pain and anguish; disfigurement; disability; inconvenience and the loss of the capacity to enjoy your life.

With my nursing background and extensive medical knowledge I am fully prepared to handle the mildest cases of whiplash and muscle strain, all the way up to the most serious and catastrophic injuries including broken bones, surgery, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, paralysis and even death. I will present your injuries better than most other attorneys who do not have the medical knowledge base that I have.

We take cases throughout the state of Florida including:

Manatee County, Sarasota County, Levy County, Duval County, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Pasco County, HernandoCounty, Alachua County, Baker County, Bay County, Bradford County, Brevard County, Calhoun County, Charlotte County, Citrus County, Clay County, Collier County, Columbia County, DeSoto County, Dixie County, Escambia County, Flagler County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Gilchrist County, Glades County, Gulf County, Hamilton County, Hardee County, Hendry County, Highlands County, Holmes County, Indian River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lafayette County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Liberty County, Madison County, Marion County, Martin County, Monroe County, Nassau County, Okaloosa County, Okeechobee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, Polk County, Putnam County, Santa Rosa County, Seminole County, St. Lucie County, Sumter County, Suwannee County, Taylor County, Union County, Volusia County, Wakulla County, Walton County, Washington County

Florida Counties

Contact my offices in Palm Harbor, Tampa (By appointment only), and St. Augustine (By appointment only) via email or telephone at 727-807-6182 for more information. I represent clients throughout Florida.

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