Warren names litigation, real estate lawyers to top state attorney jobs
Gary Weisman, a Tampa civil litigation lawyer, will be chief of staff for newly elected Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, and Rena Frazier, a Brandon real estate lawyer and unsuccessful candidate for the District 59 state House seat, will be his chief of policy and communications, Warren will announce today.
Warren, a Democrat and former federal prosecutor in Tampa and Washington, D.C., unexpectedly upset Republican State Attorney Mark Ober in the Nov. 8 election.
Weisman, 42, is a solo practitioner whose firm focuses on complex insurance-related litigation, according to a news release from Warren. He is a board member, general counsel and former board chairman of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay who has practiced law in Tampa for 15 years.
Frazier, viewed by many local Democrats as a potential rising star, lost to Republican state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Riverview, in the Nov. 8 election.
She’s a Hillsborough County native who has practiced commercial and real estate litigation law in Tampa for 12 years.
Warren has said he does not expect to enact large-scale turnover in the State Attorney’s Office, which has been run by Ober for 16 years.