About Our Firm


Greg Hamilton:
CPA, Partner
greg@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x21

Laura Phillips:
CPA, Partner
laurap@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x21

Jim Williams:
Financial Reporting
jim@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x33

Rose Lesniak:
Office Manager
cpa@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x21

Carolyn Moore:
Financial Reporting / Retirement Plan Services
carolyn@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x32

Dustin Orr:
CPA, Audit / Taxation
dorr@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x28

Stacey Phillips:
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation
stacey@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x31

Rachel Santana:
EA, Individual Taxation / Estates & Trusts
rachels@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x25

Laura Thompson
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation
laurat@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x37

Elvira Weaver
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation
elvira@hamiltonandphillips.com
813-689-7480 x23


Background

For years, Hamilton & Phillips, PA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Hamilton & Phillips, PA's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Hamilton & Phillips, PA is one of the leading firms in and throughout Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Fishhawk, Riverview, and has even retained clients in many other states and countries. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Hamilton & Phillips, PA is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Brandon's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Brandon. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Hamilton & Phillips, PA receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Greg Hamilton
CPA, Partner

Greg Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. Raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Mr. Hamilton obtained a BS in Mathematics from Grove City College and a BS in Accounting from the University of South Florida. Prior to opening his practice he served as a Staff Accountant at two Tampa CPA firms. His broad range of corporate experience and teaching expertise, as well as a being a business owner himself, makes him uniquely qualified to relate to his client’s needs and provide targeted business advice. Mr. Hamilton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and a Registered Real Estate Broker. Active in his community he served as President of the Brandon Rotary, was an adjunct Professor at the University of Tampa and a Major in the Army National Guard. Mr. Hamilton and his wife of 40 years, Kathy, have two sons who graduated from the University of Florida.



Laura Phillips
CPA, Partner

Laura Phillips is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has been in public accounting since 1986. Laura is currently the managing partner and is knowledgeable in many areas including non-for-profit audits, employer retirement plan administration, and corporate, partnership & LLC taxation.



Jim Williams
Financial Reporting

Jim Williams joined our firm in 2014.  He graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky with a degree in Accounting.  Prior to H&P, he worked with a CPA Firm in Cincinnati, OH for over 12 years.  Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf & tennis, traveling with his wife, and hoping the Cincinnati Bengals pull out a win.



Rose Lesniak
Office Manager

Rose Lesniak has been with Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. since 2003. Her skills as an office manager for more than 27 years with another company make her highly qualified for the roles she plays at Hamilton & Phillips, P.A.. When she isn't busy making sure things run smoothly in the office, she travels at every opportunity and spends time with her Yorkshire Terrier, Brutus.



Carolyn Moore
Financial Reporting / Retirement Plan Services

Carolyn Moore has been with Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. since 2005. Prior to her employment with Hamilton & Phillips, P.A., she worked in the accounting field for more than 15 years in various positions. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and long walks during her time away from the office.



Dustin Orr
CPA, Audit / Taxation

Dustin Orr is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. He joined Hamilton and Phillips, P.A. in 2010. He graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Accounting and Finance. He has also obtained an MBA in Forensic Accounting.  In addition, Dustin is also an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) with Investment Centers of America, Inc (ICA*).  to learn more click here www.focuswealthstrategies.com.  Prior to public accounting, Dustin worked in the retail and commercial sales industries. Outside of work, Dustin plays ice hockey, hunts, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful children.



Stacey Phillips
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Stacey Phillips has been with Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. since 2006. She graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Management and Accounting. She began initially processing personal tax returns and now prepares a large percentage of corporate returns. She is an avid hockey fan but also enjoys going to baseball games and traveling



Rachel Santana
EA, Individual Taxation / Estates & Trusts

Rachel Santana is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS which is considered elite status among tax professionals. She joined Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. in 1998. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting. Prior to working for Hamilton & Phillips, P.A., she worked as an accounting manager in the banking and investment industry. Rachel’s areas of expertise is personal tax preparation, entity creation including partnerships, LLCs and Corporations, and tax advising.  When her taxing days are done, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, watching football, and traveling.



Laura Thompson
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Laura Thompson was employed by Donald Pate, EA before joining Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. in 1997 when Don's firm was acquired by Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Accounting before earning her MBA from Samford University. After 19 years of living in the Tampa Bay area, she relocated to Texas where she continues to work remotely for our firm. Laura enjoys spending time with her children, reading, and walking whenever she gets the chance.



Elvira Weaver
Corporate, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Elvira Weaver joined Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. as an Enrolled Agent (EA) in 1997 when Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. acquired the company of Donald Pate, EA. She had been employed by Mr. Pate since 1991. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Florida with her husband and two young children in 1974. Now widowed, she enjoys reading, writing, movies, and spending time with her friends. Her short stories have appeared in various magazines.



*Securities, advisory services and insurance products are offered through Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), member FINRA/SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor, and affiliated insurance agencies.  Neither ICA nor it's representatives provide legal, tax, or accounting advice.  Persons who provide such advice do so in a capacity other than as a Registered Representative of ICA.  ICA, Focus Wealth Strategies and Hamilton & Phillips, P.A. are separate companies.