O. Reginald Osenton -- Attorney Profile

O. Reginald (“Reggie”) Osenton is an attorney with 29 years of experience in a wide range of legal matters.  A native of Man, West Virginia, Reggie graduated from West Virginia University in 1986 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, and in 1989 with his juris doctor degree from George Washington University, a Top 20 law school.    


After graduating from law school, Reggie served as a senior tax consultant in the Washington, D.C., and Charleston, West Virginia, offices of Ernst & Young, the “Big Five” accounting firm.  He then served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Logan County, West Virginia, and then as the managing partner of Osenton & Adkins, LLP.    


Upon relocating to Florida, Reggie served as a member of the Tampa firm Wetherington, Hamilton, Harrison & Fair, P.A., then as the head of the Business Department of Pilka & Associates, P.A., of Brandon, before establishing Osenton Law Offices, P.A., in 2008.  In 2016 Reggie agreed to serve as City Attorney for the City of Port St. Lucie, rebuilding the City Attorneys’ Office after it had been depleted by his predecessor.  In 2018 Reggie relocated back to Tampa to be close to his family and reestablish Osenton Law Office.   In addition to other practice areas, Reggie has become a leading Florida probate attorney in Brandon and Lakeland.


Reggie is admitted to practice law in Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  In addition to all Florida state courts, he practices in the United States District Courts for the Middle District and the Southern District of Florida.   He is a member of the Florida Municipal Attorneys’ Association, as well as the City, County and Local Government Section and the Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar.     


Reggie served as town attorney for Man, West Virginia, and then as mayor of Mitchell Heights, West Virginia.  He is a past chairman of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the West Virginia State Bar, and was a member of the State Bar’s Board of Governors.  He is a past president and past secretary of the Logan Rotary Club, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Reggie is a graduate of the Class of 2000 of Leadership West Virginia, where he was elected Senate President.   


Reggie is a past president of the Brandon ‘86 Rotary Club and Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6890.  As an Eagle Scout, he served as Charter Organization Representative for Boy Scout Troop 11 and for Troop 1986.  He is a graduate of Leadership Brandon, and is a member of Baylife Church in Brandon.  


Reggie’s hobbies include scuba diving, skiing, golfing badly, and flying (a licensed pilot), as well as attending Tampa Bay Lightning games as a season ticket holder.  Perhaps an unusual trait for an attorney, he is an avid follower of NASCAR who attends several races annually.  Reggie resides in Valrico and has two children, his son, Ben, and his daughter, Lauren.