Attorneys

Hassell-Legal, P.A. includes attorneys specializing in different areas of practice.

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F. Bradley Hassell

F. Bradley Hassell graduated from Florida Technological University in 1975 with a B.S.B.A. in finance and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978. Mr. Hassell was a senior judicial research assistant for the Fifth District Court of Appeal before beginning his defense practice with the Smalbein, Eubank firm in 1982, and in 1988 became a founding member of the current firm. Mr. Hassell is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Aviation Law by the Florida Bar. He is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Federal District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, the Federal Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Defense Research Institute, Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association. Mr. Hassell specializes in the defense of personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases, insurance coverage questions and disputes, appellate practice and aviation law. Mr. Hassell enjoys an A-V rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

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Cynthia B. Beissel

Cynthia B. Beissel graduated from Mississippi State University in December 1991 with a B.A. in Marketing; in May 1995 she obtained another degree in paralegal studies and then graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in December 2002. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2003.  In 2003, Ms. Beissel began her career as a law clerk for The Honorable David A. Monaco at the Fifth District Court of Appeal. After finishing her clerkship with Judge Monaco, Ms. Beissel then became a senior career staff attorney for the Honorable Jacqueline R. Griffin at the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Ms. Beissel’s current practice includes: first and third party insurance disputes, general civil practice, the defense of personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases, and appeals.

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W. Ashby Underhill

W. Ashby Underhill is an Associate Attorney at Hassell-Legal, P.A. in Daytona Beach, FL. He practices aviation law and insurance defense. Ashby was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches Louisiana where he competed in College Rodeos in the Southern Central Circuit and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. Ashby graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida in 2010. During law school he clerked for the construction law firm, Hayter and Odom and was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Harmon Drew in the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Emily Wilkie Pribisco

Emily Wilkie Pribisco is an Associate Attorney at Hasell-Legal, P.A. in Daytona Beach, Florida and assists in the firm’s defense of insurance policy claims, vehicle accidents and general liability cases. Emily is a member of the Florida and Kentucky Bar Associations. She began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida and continued working in the governmental sector as an attorney for the Department of Children and Families in Daytona Beach, Palatka, and St. Augustine, Florida before coming to work for Hassel-Legal, P.A.

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Barbara Reid

Barbara Reid is an Associate Attorney at Hassell-Legal, P.A. in Daytona Beach, FL.  She defends insurance companies in automobile accident claims, property insurance claims and general liability claims. Barbara was born and raised in Altus, Oklahoma. She graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Italian. She earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2010, where she earned American Jurisprudence Awards in the area of Contracts and Equal Employment Opportunity. During law school, she worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Oklahoma City law firm of Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom, assisting attorneys in the defense of birth injury, medical malpractice and products liability actions.

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William Anderson


William Anderson grew up in Plant City, Florida. After high school he attended the University of Florida, where he earned a B.A. in English in 2009 and became a “Double Gator” in 2013 when he earned his J.D. While in law school Will was a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, which allowed him to compete nationally in written and oral appellate advocacy. Will interned with the Honorable Ashley Moody of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He was also a certified legal intern for the Public Defender’s Office for the Eight Judicial Circuit, which allowed him to practice law as a student. Mr. Anderson was admitted to the Florida  Bar in 2013.

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