Brian Motroni is a partner with Hunter Law, P.A., a law firm made up of some of the most dedicated divorce lawyers in Tampa and routinely recognized as the first choice of clients seeking the best personal injury attorney Tampa has to offer. As a partner at Hunter Law, P.A., Mr. Motroni brings a wealth of expertise as a Tampa divorce attorney as well as an accident, personal injury, and family law attorney.
Mr. Motroni, a graduate of Stetson University College of Law, brings more than 15 years of experience to his role as partner, and in that time he has become recognized as the personal injury lawyer Tampa FL residents most trust to consistently deliver the best possible legal resolution. The longtime resident of the Tampa Bay Area is also active in the community, serving in the role of mentor with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay while also supporting local education programs as well as efforts focused on raising autism awareness and promoting further autism research.
1. What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I absolutely enjoyed every subject related to matters of the law and government, but I was also very passionate about a variety of additional subjects, including English, math, and science.
2. What was your first job?
I learned about the benefits of hard work from a young age. My parents taught me that everything in life is earned. I began by buying my own lawnmower and mowing neighbors lawns at the age of 12. I also tutored other children in the neighborhood. From there, I went on to work in every department at a grocery store and then waited tables in a restaurant, all before the age of 19. I then worked as a law clerk while I was still an undergrad at the University of South Florida. Obviously, it was an incredibly valuable learning experience for a future attorney.
3. Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
While working on my Juris Doctor at Stetson after finishing up my bachelor’s at USF, I continued to work in a variety of roles relating to personal injury law, including, just for the sake of example, as a paralegal and as a case manager. I’m quite proud of the fact that even with the demands of a heavy academic and professional workload I still managed to earn my Juris Doctor with academic honors.
4. How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
Few lawyers have the benefit of starting out their career as a practicing attorney with such a wealth of prior experience in the field, so I was well ahead of the curve when compared to my peers. Law school really teaches you the theoretical approach to practicing law, but nothing compares you for being a lawyer like working in a law office. The perspective that it provided me helped me excel in law school as well.
5. Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
Everyone at our firm is extraordinarily passionate about the work we do for our clients, and that kind of atmosphere is enough to make every day of work pretty special. In my opinion — and I think my colleagues would agree with me wholeheartedly — the best days are always the ones in which we get to tell a client that we’ve reached a resolution representing the best possible outcome in their individual case. There are a few cases where the injuries have been so catastrophic and helping a family heal and return to some semblance of normalcy and balance is the most rewarding part of my job.
6. How do you keep yourself motivated?
When I meet with a client for the first time, the wide-ranging effects of the difficulties they might be experiencing seem almost palpable. Alleviating these difficulties caused by a stressful, injury-related circumstance is more than enough to keep me motivated and energized every time I walk through the doors of our firm.
7. What kind of business ideas excite you most?
There is nothing that can compare to an idea that genuinely serves the public interest in some way, shape, or form.
8. Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
No, at least not that I know of. Considering how many of our clients hear about us through word-of-mouth, I just can’t imagine that it would benefit us to consider doing anything too unorthodox in the future. Marketing as an attorney is unique in that The Florida Bar regulates a lot of what we can do, and that doesn’t necessarily leave the door open for unorthodox approaches.
9. What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Definitely the best day of my educational and professional career came when I found out that I had earned a full scholarship to Stetson University College of Law. At the time, they were only awarding two full scholarships per incoming class. Knowing what exceptional peers I had edged out to earn the honor made it all the more rewarding.
10. What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I’ve always believed that hard work pays off in the long run, but it’s all too easy to let doubt creep in from time to time. So I’d just share with myself that the hard work done today will indeed pay off in a multitude of ways and, upon looking back, will make all that work seem all the more worthwhile.