L. David Shear Children’s Law Center (Office)

Attorneys, social workers, and support staff at the L. David Shear Children’s Law Center of Bay Area Legal Services represent child victims of abuse and neglect ages 0 to 5, including older siblings; and children with special needs of all ages in the Hillsborough County dependency system. Learn more about the L. David Shear Children’s Law Center.

The Children's Law Center accepts Hillsborough County dependency court referrals from child welfare stakeholders (dependency attorney, case management, guardian ad litem, relative, non-relative, foster parent, etc.). For more information, please see Referrals to the Children's Law Center.


1000 N Ashley Drive 
Suite 518 
Tampa, FL 33602
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NOTE: No walk-ins. The Children's Law Center attorneys and social workers meet with their child clients in the community and generally not in the office.


Phone: 813.227.9050 
Fax: 813.252.3269 


Parking is limited. Call the office for more information.


Monday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

What to Bring

Any documents that relate to your problem.


Call the office for specific accommodations or assistance.

Client Complaints and Grievance Policy

If you have been denied services, have a complaint about the firm or your assigned attorney, follow the instructions in our Client Rights policy to have your concerns heard.

If You Live in Another State

The laws are different from state to state. Search for a legal aid organization where your legal problem is based or use one of these tools:

The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases in Hillsborough County. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your case.

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