Arthenia Joyner

Of Counsel

A true groundbreaker, Attorney Arthenia Joyner was the first African American female lawyer in Hillsborough County. We at Vanguard Attorneys are proud to have such a distinguished Tampa personal injury lawyer on our team. Backed by more than 45 years of legal experience, she is well-versed regarding personal injury law and how to effectively protect the rights of injured individuals. Her zealous advocacy for her community is palpable when representing our clients.

Throughout her extensive legal career, Attorney Arthenia Joyner has received numerous accolades and has held public office. A current member of the Florida Senate, she also served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006. She is a strong civil rights supporter who has held leadership positions at all levels.

In 2012, Attorney Arthenia Joyner received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the President’s Award from Florida A&M University. She has also received the Planned Parenthood’s 37th Anniversary Roe v. Wade Choice Award (2010), Warrior For Women Award from the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (2009 & 2010), and the Florida League of Cities Planned Friend of the League Award (2012). She has also been honored as part of The Luminaries (2016) by the Junior League of Tampa and WEDU.

If you were recently injured by the negligent actions of another person, Attorney Arthenia Joyner can help you take legal action after evaluating your case during a free initial consultation. She will guide you through the entire claims-filing process so that you don’t feel stressed or overwhelmed by your current situation.


  • Stetson University, Honorary Doctorate of Law
  • Florida A&M University, J.D.
  • Florida A&M University, B.S.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National Organization of Elected Legislative Women, National Vice President
  • Women in Government, State Director
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Women’s Legislative Network of NCSL, Advisory Council Member
  • National Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar