Personal Injury Attorney Tampa Florida - Diaco Law


Joseph F. Diaco, Jr., Esq.

AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0

Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. is committed to helping injury victims in personal injury claims. Mr. Diaco began building a reputation as an aggressive advocate while litigating complex insurance cases early in his legal career beginning in 1995. For nearly 2 decades, Mr. Diaco has managed thousands of injury claims, deposed hundreds of experts (including doctors), and successfully handled dozens of jury trials Mr. Diaco grew up in St. Petersburg, and he graduated from Northeast High School in 1988. He earned a BS in Communications and a minor in Psychology from Florida State University in 1992. He also served as treasurer and President of Scalphunters, FSU’s largest student booster organization and remains a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Jay Diaco completed his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law in 1995 where he excelled as a member of the Stetson Trial Team. Mr. Diaco is the noted attorney of record for significant outcomes in wrongful death cases, aviation accidents, commercial vehicle injury claims, catastrophic injury claims, medical malpractice claims, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, complex product liability claims, catastrophic Worker’s Compensation cases and First Amendment cases. It is not uncommon to read the phrase “personal injury attorney” without possessing a solid understanding of what the phrase means. A personal injury attorney in Tampa, FL is a legal professional who provides representation to individuals who have been hurt as the result of the negligence of a company or person. The personal injury lawyer will be knowledgeable in, and have more experience in the area of law established to relieve people who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts committed by others. The lawyer will often work on legal matters involving a traffic collision, injuries suffered while at work, medical malpractice and a variety of other cases. Most importantly, the personal injury attorney will help you navigate through the rough waters after your injury has occurred.

Daniel S. Diaco, M.D., J.D.

Daniel S. Diaco, M.D., J.D. has joined his brother at Diaco Law after graduating first in the fall 2016 class at Stetson University College of Law,  Dr. Diaco is a board certified surgeon who has been actively practicing plastic surgery in Tampa for over 20 years.  Throughout his career, Dr. Diaco has worked as a medical expert evaluating the medical aspects of injury cases.  Now, he is able to use his dual degrees in medicine and law and his 25 years of medical experience, education and training to evaluate both the medical and legal aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice claims. Dr. Diaco has been an aggressive medical advocate for his patients for over two decades.  Now, he looks forward to being an aggressive and compassionate legal advocate at Diaco Law. Dr. Diaco graduated valedictorian from Northeast high school in St. Petersburg. He graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BS in Psychology.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine,  He completed his general surgery residency at Louisiana State University, and then finished his training in plastic surgery at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Diaco has also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at USF, a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is actively participating on the medical executive committees at multiple Tampa medical facilities. Dan earned his law degree with magna cum laude honors from Stetson University College of Law.

Scott A. Arthur

SCOTT A. ARTHUR joined Diaco Law as a partner in 2020. Previously, Mr. Arthur was a shareholder at Gunn Law Group, P.A., where his practice focused on representing policyholders and the injured in claims against insurance companies, including cases involving disputed insurance coverage and bad faith. Mr. Arthur has long been recognized by his peers as an expert in insurance law, having been named by Florida Super Lawyers for multiple years as a “Rising Star” in the practice area of insurance coverage, and more recently as a “Super Lawyer” in that specialty. He also has an “AV” Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. A first cousin of Joseph and Daniel Diaco, Mr. Arthur’s values center on the importance of family, and he works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of families whose lives have been upended due to catastrophe. Mr. Arthur has jury trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court, and has litigated hundreds of personal injury and insurance cases on behalf of injured victims and Florida policyholders who have been denied fair compensation. A local of the area, Mr. Arthur graduated from Largo High School in Pinellas County as the class valedictorian. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida, with honors, and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of The Florida Bar, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice in all federal district courts in Florida.